CAPE TOWN- South Africa has been in lockdown for 125 days, well over four months, which has impacted almost every sphere of life in one way or another. One in particular is the wedding industry as many engaged couples have had to postpone or cancel their weddings due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
A wedding venue in the Eastern Cape has recently launched a drive-thru wedding ceremony option where guests can watch the couple say their “I do’s” from their vehicles.
La Colline Event & Wedding Manager, Danike Wasserman, says since regulations do not yet allow ceremonies at full capacity they came up with a drive-thru Micro Wedding Package where between 10 and 40 guests will still be able to be a part of the couple’s special day.
D R I V E – T H R U _ W E D D I N G S We are excited to share phase one of our Micro Wedding options : Drive-Thru Ceremonies.Although celebrating love seems a bit different, we promise to still make it a memorable & special occasion!We offer 2 ceremony areas:Parking Area OR Grass Area These packages include everything you need to say "I Do!"10 – 40 guests capacityWe thank the below suppliers for assisting us with this shoot, you are all amazing & we couldn't thank you enough!- Dirk Moggee Photo l Video- Johan Wasserman Photography- Hoiden Bridesmaids – Elopement Bridal Collection- Hoiden Bridesmaids – Staff & Guest Masks- Iris Gomez Make-up Artist- Sprinkled – The Bakery – Wedding Cakeand lastly but definitely not the least – our couple : Jarryd Neale-May & Leze Hurter Neale-May, previously married at La Colline in 2017 & didn't hesitate to celebrate their love again!Do contact us for more information regarding our packages – firstname.lastname@example.org | 041 379 5548
Posted by La Colline on Thursday, July 23, 2020
“We understand that it is a niche market and not everyone will be open to a drive-thru wedding. However, we are excited to make our clients’ wedding day special & unforgettable, even though celebrating love seems a bit different in these times,” said Wasserman.
The wedding venue based in Port Elizabeth offers couples a scenic backdrop for the ceremony while guests in their vehicles can park either side of the aisle.
“We launched the drive-thru package on Friday with a styled shoot, collaborating with reputable suppliers in our industry. Since then, we have had an enormous number of enquiries and 2 bookings, within less than a week,” she said.
Social distancing is inherent to the concept of a drive-thru wedding, as all guests remain in their vehicles, except for the bridal couple and the pastor. Masks are mandatory for all guests and there is a limitation on the number of guests per vehicle.
Wasserman said the La Colline staff wear the necessary Personal protective equipment (PPE) when delivering food and beverages to the vehicles.
“The feedback that we received following our launch was completely unexpected and very positive. This made us extremely hopeful that there will be a sparkling light at the end of quite a dark four month long tunnel,” she said.
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