The couple chose to host their 110 wedding guests at the Country Club of Johannesburg in Auckland Park. They fell for the venue as it is a beautiful old building with a colonial feel to it. The reception was held in the Rainbow Room, so called as it is in the shape of a rainbow.
As soon as they arrived to view the venue, Carien told Phil it was the one. It reminded them of the hotel in Victoria Falls from their engagement trip, so it was truly special to get married there.
The couple released Chinese lanterns, and gave their guests fortune cookies as favors, to fit in with their ‘Lucky in Love’ wedding theme. The room was decorated with emerald green and sapphire blue details, and the tables were named after the couple’s favorite wines. All the guests enjoyed a delicious buffet meal, before partying to the sounds of a DJ.