Beautiful real BERTA bride Claudia and Bruno are a match made in heaven. We loved the excitement and happiness through their photos on their wedding day and just knew she is our spotlight bride! Claudia wore BERTA Style 16-23 which looked perfect on her! A fully floral applique gown with a fitted bodice and ball gown style skirt. The floral and hints of beading on the dress really translated so perfectly with the look of her wedding.
The beautiful Delaire Graff wine estate in Stellenbosch in Cape Town was the perfect location for their special day. Claudia was originally born in South Africa to Italian and British parents and Bruno is from Brazil so the wedding was a beautiful mix of many different cultures coming together.
“With so many people travelling from all over the world, we wanted everyone to have properly met before the big day so we started on the Friday night with a welcome drinks reception at Bartinney Wine and Champagne bar, an all-day BBQ / Pool party at Zorgvliet Wine estate on the Saturday and then the wedding on the Sunday.” – Claudia
How it all began..
“Bruno and I met whilst we were both working in Africa for Barclays, he was based in Mozambique and I was in Johannesburg on a two year assignment from London. We got engaged on a small island off the coast of Mozambique called Bazaruto, Bruno proposed whilst scuba diving! It only seemed natural that we would want to get married in Africa.” – Claudia
The wedding day..
“In terms of the wedding day…my three best friends and I stayed in the presidential lodge the night before and despite all the best intentions to get plenty of beauty sleep we all ended up finally going to sleep post 3am which meant we were all nursing slight hangovers over pre-wedding jitters! The day itself was simply spectacular, my favorite moment was walking into the reception with Bruno surrounded by an African dancing tribe!”
The perfect BERTA dress..
“In terms of my dress, I must have tried on over 50 dresses by the time I booked my appointment at The Wedding Club in Knightsbridge. I had specifically booked during the BERTA trunk show and had such high hopes when I arrived that this could be the one. The moment I put on the dress I completely and utterly fell in love with it! It was the first time my best friend Charlotte shed a tear from seeing me in a wedding dress. I went for a simple two tier veil with crystals dotted all over and for shoes I wore Jimmy Choo, a beautiful present from Charlotte for the day though I did change into a pair of Sophia Webster ‘Wifey for Lifey’ flats in the early hours of the morning!”
We wish this gorgeous couple many years of happiness and bliss!