Dreaming about a Cape Town Elopement? Cape Town is South Africa’s most popular wedidng destination, along with our world-famous Winelands. If you always wanted to get married somewhere beautiful and have thought about going to the Cape Winelands some day, we have something very special for you: Combine these two amazing experiences into one unforgettable, incredible Cape Town Elopement day in South Africa!
Elopement location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Elopement length: 5 hours
Meeting point: At the client accommodation or elopement venue
Participants: 8 guests can join apart from the couple
Cape Town Elopement Experience: Getting ready, first look, ceremony, sunset photo shoot, romantic dinner
Sightseeing: Cape Town winelands
Climate: Mediterranean climate: Winter with moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather. Summers are hot and dry. The weather can be unpredictable in the Cape, so make sure you have something warm to wear and something to keep you dry during your Cape Town Elopement, just in case it rains. It can also get quite hot in summer, so swimwear and cool clothes are necessary. The sun can also be harsh, so a high SPF sunblock is essential.
Available: All year round
Recommended months: October to April
Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone
Your Cape Town Elopement Host
My name is Louise and specialize in Cape Town elopements and destination weddings to South Africa.
I love to visit the Cape, particularly Cape Town and the Winelands. It is such a beautiful area and there is always something interesting and fun to do and so many great wine farms to visit. As a setting for an elopement, it’s breathtaking and unique.
My philosophy is that a wedding is about the marriage and you sharing your love and commitment and making promises to each other. Your elopement should be a fun, stress-free day that you will remember for years to come. All you need to do is arrive and have a good time during your Cape Town Elopement. I take care of the planning and management for you. I also work with the best people who share my philosophy and who are fun to work with.
My go-to Cape Town Elopement photographers are Andre & Selma, a dynamic married couple who love photographing weddings. They are creative and energetic and so much fun to work with! With a slightly off-beat, sometimes alternative approach to their work, they intend to look beyond the ordinary and create something extraordinary.
Your Cape Town Elopement Itinerary
The exact times of your Cape Town elopement itinerary depend on the time of the sunset. These are rough time estimates for your Winelands Wedding Package in South Africa.
3:30 pm – Start getting dressed and ready for your Cape Town Elopement ceremony later in the afternoon. This will include hair and makeup for the bride(s) as well as quick solo photo shoots for the couple while getting ready and before the ceremony. Allow 1,5 hours for this.
5:00 pm – We’ll start with a first look so that you can see each other looking amazing and ready to get married.
We will then move to the ceremony area. The marriage officer will perform your Cape Town elopement ceremony. Once done, you will toast each other with a cold glass of local bubbly.
5:30 pm – We then do the newly-wed couple shoot in the area
7:00 pm- Once the sun has gone down, we will return to the farm or your accommodation, where you will sit down to a romantic South African style dinner for two.
Comments about your Cape Winelands Wedding Package
Your Cape Town Elopement is carried out under all weather conditions, even if it rains, though we will have to move the ceremony inside.
We can adapt the timing of your Cape Winelands Wedding program– we can make it longer, shorter or split over two days, to increase the amount of time to take couple’s photos.
You are welcome to extend your stay on either side of your Cape Town Elopement day, at your own cost. You are also welcome to invite guests, at your own cost.
The exact Cape Winelands Wedding Package price is subject to rules of the chosen wine farm/accommodation. Please inquire before making a reservation.
Our experience, company and suppliers we work with are 100% LBQT friendly… it’s a non-negotiable for us! We have planned Cape Town elopements and performed marriage ceremonies for a number of same sex couples. We believe that love is love!
Comment on legal marriage:
In South Africa, legal marriage is possible for foreigners.
What is included in your Cape Winelands Wedding Package
Full Cape Town elopement planning and management, including sourcing and managing suppliers.
Planner and supplier travel and accommodation
Helping to choose and book a suitable setting for your Cape Town Elopement (I recommend a few towns and vineyards you can stay)
Photographic documentation of the couple getting ready, the ceremony and a newly-wed couple shoot after the ceremony. This will be between 4 and 5 hours, and you will get a minimum of 250 digital, edited images within 8 weeks of your elopement (photographer dependent)
Marriage celebrant to conduct the ceremony
Bridal bouquet of local, seasonal flowers
Hair & makeup for the bride
Bottle of South African bubbly
What is not included in your Cape Winelands Wedding Package
Travel to and from the Winelands area and your accommodation/wine farm
Couples’ and guest Accommodation during your Cape Winelands Wedding
Food and drinks
Extra flowers, décor and furniture for your Cape Winelands Wedding
Travel and wedding insurance
What to bring to your Cape Town Elopement
Your wedding outfits
Flat shoes are recommended for your outdoor Cape Town elopement wedding, but you can alternate with heels if that works for you.
Your wedding rings
We can discuss other needs such as music and special touches
How to prepare for your Cape Town Elopement
You will need to fly into the Cape Town International Airport. We can arrange a transfers from the airport or your accommodation in Cape Town to the Winelands for your Cape Town Elopement, for your own account.
There are a few car hire companies at the airport, should you wish to hire a car for self-drive. It is quite easy to get around if you have GPS.
Before you arrive, we will discuss your travel plans in detail and make arrangements for meeting that will suit your itinerary.
We recommend booking a wine tasting tour to a few wine farms in the area. If you are in Franschhoek, we recommend the Wine Tram. This is apart from your Cape Town elopement but we recommend it wholeheartedly.
The weather can be unpredictable in the Cape, so make sure you have something warm to wear and something to keep you dry, just in case it rains during your Cape Winelands Wedding. It can also get quite hot in summer, so swimwear and cool clothes are necessary. The sun can also be harsh, so a high SPF sunblock is essential
Add-ons to your Winelands Wedding Package
Guests (up until 8 persons) can come at 200 USD extra charge to your Cape Winelands Wedding (Joining the wedding as guests, from the ceremony onwards. Food and drink not included)
Guest Hair & Make-up 200 USD
Videography during your Winelands Wedding, 5 hour coverage 1500 USD
Flower Crown 70 USD
Additional Photography per hour 300 USD
Additional couples photo shoot in a different setting, such as Cape Town starting at 500 USD for 3 hours
Sourcing of extra suppliers such as musicians, cakes etc for your Cape Winelands Wedding – 120USD per hour. Supplier cost not included
Accommodation and tour company scouting – 100 USD per hour