Villa Maison Noir Wedding in Hout Bay
Villa Maison Noir presented the perfect hideaway for Patrick and Caroline’s intimate destination wedding. This luxurious home is nestled into the mountains surrounding Cape Town’s Hout Bay. Architect, Paolo Deliperi, designed the spacious home with an eye to compliment the exterior surroundings. In essence, he incorporated natural light, water and open-air spaces, creating a sense of seamless indoor-outdoor living. Can you imagine a better place to get festive with your closest friends and family?
Caroline shares about their Cape Town Wedding
We are Americans who currently live in Ethiopia. But, we did not want to get married in either country so decided to have a destination wedding. We chose South Africa because of its natural beauty. We found our wedding venue online, and before seeing it, decided to take the plunge and book it. The risk paid off! Once we saw our wedding venue in person, we were elated! Maison Noir is even more beautiful than the photos! The actual home is stunning with beautiful and thoughtful details and is surrounded by the mountains.
Happinest Weddings and Bouwer Flowers teamed up to create an elegant leaf-lined table, laden with blooms, stone candle holders, rust coloured glass and lilac-grey napkins. They hung an incredible flower and leaf installation above the thirty-seater. It was without a doubt one of the most beautiful tables we have seen.
Slippery Spoon pulled out all the stops designing a seven course menu for the couple. What’s more, it was paired with some of South Africa’s most delicious and experimental wines. Being wine lovers ourselves we were very excited to see Testalonga’s ‘Baby Bandito Keep On Punching’ in the lineup.
One of our favourite courses was the “two day fermented petit pampoenkoekie doughnut”. This culinary delight was topped with a beurre noisettes frosting, lobster bacon brushed with home smoked maple syrup and dehydrated thyme confetti. To finish it off, a fermented tomato broth poured around the doughnut at the table. Sounds like a mouthful, tastes like one too!
Caroline and Patrick’s day was lavish yet simple, heartwarming yet fun. This was a celebration of love, of tight-knit community, food, wine and design. All the elements that make life beautiful!
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” – Eddie Cantor
Feels A Lot Like Love, Anchor + Bell
Wedding Venue: Maison Noir
Wedding Coordinator: Happinest Weddings
Hair + Makeup: Cecilia Fourie
Wedding Cake: Sweet Lionheart
Wedding Bouquet and Floral Styling: Bouwer Flowers
Caterer: Slippery Spoon