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The Venue Fontana Wedding – Brigitte + Kyle

A couple of days after Brigitte and Kyle’s wedding the KZN Coast flooded and by flooded I mean that storm drains burst, roads had to be closed and houses were washed away. Things could have got very messy on their big day but luck was on their side and the only negative effect the threatening weather had on the proceedings was that their ceremony happened in a tent and not on the Umkomaas river bank as originally planned.

Their wedding took place at The Venue, Fontana which is on a beautiful farm on the South Coast of Natal. I am sure that this bash will be remembered by many of the guests as THE wedding of the 2016! The decor was truly something out of this world and the term total flower fest comes to mind when I caste my mind back to the magic that was created by Paul Mann and his team from Functions for Africa! Every last detail was considered from the elaborate menu created by Andrew Draper through to Brigitte’s bespoke Casey Jeanne gown. It was a classy affair that ended up in an enormous party. What I so loved about this wedding was watching just how much fun Brigitte and Kyle had with their nearest and dearest. Kyle also wrote the most incredible poem and delivered it to Brigitte during his speech. I have heard alot of grooms speeches in my time but his is definitely in my top 10!

Brigitte and Kyle thank you so much for picking me to capture the fairy tale that was your wedding day. It was such a pleasure to work with you both.

And now for a few words and the supplier credits from the bride.

Our wedding day was an absolute fairytale . A huge thank you to Paul Mann and his dream team for planning and co-ordinating every detail and for making our dream a reality. Paul, Ross and their team had everything planned and taken care of, we basically just had to be there on the day. Mara Fontana, your venue is beautiful. You were absolutely amazing. Mara made us feel so at home and nothing was too much trouble. I would also like to Mention Andrew Draper, from Food by Andrew Draper, who did our catering, the food was amazing. We had such fun celebrating such a special day with our friends and family.

Venue: The Venue Fontana www.the

Second Shooter: Liz Donnell

Wedding planner: Paul Mann from Functions for Africa Tel 031 205 2211

Decor: Paul Mann from Functions for Africa Tel 031 205 2211

Flowers: Paul Mann from Functions for Africa Tel 031 205 2211

Catering: www.

Hair: Lindsay Nixon

Make up: Lindsay Nixon

Brides Dress: Casey Jeanne

Brides shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaids dresses: Michelle Pace Tel: 083 232 7109 Email:

Groom’s Suit: Suit Yourself

Cake: Sue Throssel

Music: Graeme Bailey Tel: 0848112729

Videographer: Dane Forman Tel: 082 605 3037

Priest: We got married legally before the big day. A close friend of ours performed a short ceremony for us on the day.

Rings: David Batchelor, (031) 205 8088,,


  1. Delia on September 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    So amazing! Your work is just fantastic Jax! Well done!

  2. Sharron Van Schoor on September 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Wow!!! stunning photos Jacki!!!!

  3. Carien Moller on September 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Exceptional as Always! Wow Jacki you blow my mind every single time!

  4. Debby on September 6, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Wow I see what you mean about the flowers!!! Awesome shots Jacki , gorgeous and wow what a big party .

  5. Natalie Martyn on September 7, 2016 at 7:41 am

    That pic of them kissing at the altar is SO hot!

  6. Tricia on December 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Pure class, and those flowers – exquisite!

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