MR & MRS KING |makiti muldersdrift weddingJuly 8, 2014

posted in Real Weddings

Carla & Mickey’s turquoise and red vintage travel themed wedding was awe-inspiring! There were so many thoughtful elements added to each part of their wedding day. I adored the vintage suitcases, the gleeful bunting, the chalkboard messages and all the little details that added to their travel theme. Carla & Mickey tied the knot on the 3rd of May 2014 at Makiti Wedding Venue in Muldersdrift. It truly was an Autumn wedding – Makiti’s gardens were covered in leaves and it made for some lovely photos! These two make a stunning couple and that dress with its long train looked AMAZING!

How did you meet?

Carla: “Mickey was living in Pretoria and became friends with my sisters who studied at UP. I was living in Port Elizabeth at the time, which is where my family is from. In 2009 one of my sisters got married and had her wedding in PE. Mickey was the MC and i was the bridesmaid. We met when the wedding party went out for cocktails a few nights before her wedding. My sister and her husband were only married for a year before they were in a car accident and her husband passed away, so our story of how we met is very special and bitter-sweet to us both.”

What was your favourite part of your wedding day?
Carla: “Walking down the aisle and seeing Mickey cry.”

What was your wedding theme?
Carla: “After four years of long-distance dating, which involved plenty of flying / traveling / packing, we thought it would be quite fitting to somehow bring that element to the wedding. Our invites were airplane tickets; we used chalkboards to make signs like ‘boarding gate’, ’emergency exit’ and ‘pilot lounge – business class’ (with mustache straws to create that business feel); our confetti holders were made from old maps & we put the confetti in an old suitcase; we put our table plan in an old suitcase and then we made a theme table with a big map canvas, airplanes, globe etc.”

Any advice for brides & grooms?
Carla: “Don’t drag the evening out with all the wedding traditions. Do your speeches, starters, and then get all the other things out of the way so that after the main course you can cut the cake, open the dance floor and start partying at 20:30. We got so many compliments from our guests!”

Congratulations Mr & Mrs King! We are so grateful to have shared your cherished day with you ūüôā

Video credit: Designer Videography – Salome van Duyker @ Designer Videography, South Africa

 Ceremony & Reception Venue; Catering; Tiffany Chairs; Wedding Coordinator: Makiti Wedding Venue in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa

¬†Bride’s Dress: Imported from China via DHGate

¬†Bride’s shoes: Forever New

 Groom & Groomsmen Outfits: Eurosuit

¬†Bridesmaids’ Dresses;¬†¬†Confetti Holders; Burlap Table Runners; Burlap Napkin Rings; Burlap Flower Holders; Flags; Ring Pillow & Boutonnieres; Wedding Favours: Madri Smith (bride’s mother) –

 Bridesmaids Accessories: YDE

Cake: Stephne Rauch –

¬†Flowers: Makiti’s In-House Florist, Ananda Janse van Rensburg –

¬†Hair: Dorothy King (groom’s mother)

 Make-up: Ayanda at MAC make-up in Centurion Mall

¬†DJ: Makiti’s in-house DJ, Winston

Stationery: Karin Smith @ Pistachio Designs

 Rustic Underplates & centerpieces: Alet Wessels @ At Hire Decor

Suitcases, Easel & Ladder: Moi Decor

Table Numbers & Gifts Bags: Flower Spot in Woodmead, Johannesburg

Airplane Bookmarks: CNA

 Confetti: Scatterlings Fynbos Confetti