Melanie and Tetlo are a fun-loving couple with a unique style all their own! Their wedding day was a celebration of food, family and fun which you can clearly see in these photos by Chelsea Elizabeth Photography who captured it all so perfectly! Melanie and Tetlo chose to have their wedding at Imagine Park at Alpha Resource Center, a private outdoor space which complimented their love and appreciation for natural beauty and rustic elements. The bride's DIY flower arrangements in mix and match vases, along with potted plants and succulents used as centerpieces gave just the right amount of color and style to enhance the already beautiful landscape.
The intimate ceremony was set in front of the greenhouse which is flanked by an abundance of lush green trees and plants. The decor was minimal in order to preserve the venue's rustic, earthy appeal. Guests were greeted with glasses of champagne as they waited for the bride and groom to arrive. During the ceremony the couple performed a traditional planting ceremony to symbolize how they will nurture each other and the love they share in the years to come.
After the ceremony the couple along with members of their families joined together to perform a traditional Botswana wedding dance as they made their way into the reception. Their VERY grand entrance was followed by the couple's first dance together as husband and wife.
Once it was time for dinner guests feasted on a delicious BBQ buffet from Simply Marvelous BBQ followed by as assortment of desserts including a traditional wedding cake, homemade pies and a variety of fresh baked donuts. DJ Kacy Wilson kept the party going late into the night with a fun mix of dance tunes suited perfectly for this family affair!
Thank you to all the talented wedding and event professionals who made this day so special!
Venue: Imagine Park at Alpha Resource Center
Coordinator: Gatherings for Good
Catering: Simply Marvelous BBQ
Rentals: Amigo Party Rentals
Vintage Rentals: Otis + Pearl
Photographer: Chelsea Elizabeth Photography
Hair/Makeup: La Rouge
Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes
Pies: Simply Marvelous BBQ
DJ: Kacy Wilson
Lighting: SPARK Creative Events
Image: Kacie Jean Phototography
Brenda Cali is a professionally trained Wedding Consultant and plans a variety of social and corporate events.