Colorful Hindu Ceremony at Molenvliet

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I was overjoyed at the chance to paint a wedding at Molenvliet, with its lush lawns and beautiful landscape views. I looked forward to this wedding for a year and I was so excited when it finally rolled around.

The ceremony was outdoors, and the Helshoogte mountains were a gorgeous backdrop. When I arrived, the ceremony setup was nearing completion, with a breathtaking floral wall by Fleur Le Cordeur. 

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I set up at the back and began painting in the landscape. The ceremony was at midday and so I started painting around 7:30 am as this was a large canvas. 

 Soon the guests arrived, looking gorgeous in their saris and lehengas. I absolutely love Hindu wedding wear, I can't get enough of the beads and embroidery and sparkles! 

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The ceremony itself was beautiful, presided over by a renowned guru who explained the significance of each step of the wedding beautifully. The couple looked amazing and I loved seeing their excitement and happiness.  

 When the ceremony was complete the guests departed for lunch and I carried on painting so that I could set up the painting at cocktail hour.  

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 This piece turned out to be one of my favorites to paint, thanks to the gorgeous florals, beautiful outfits and old world chic paper parasols! Such a huge thank you to Melissa l and Timaran for having me paint your stunning day! 

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Vendors

Planning and coordination ~ Mon Amour Weddings

Venue ~ Molenvliet Oosthuizen Family Vinyard  

Florals ~ Fleur Le Cordeur

Photographer ~ Samantha Clifton Photography  (photos attached to this blog post were taken by me, but if you would like to see the rest of this wedding check out her beautiful site)