Marcela & Keith-Patrick

Elgin Wedding at Rockhaven

Keith and Marcela chose to have their destination wedding here in Cape Town at the beautiful Elgin Valley wedding venue, Rockhaven. Keith is a former professional tennis player who relocated to the beautiful Miami. This is where he met his beautiful Brazillian bride, Marcela. They were so blessed to have Keith’s sister, a professional wedding planner from I do box, help with the planning of their big day. It can be pretty stressful for any bride planning their wedding abroad, so having a planner on the other side is a must.

Personal Details I loved

Marcela had a small photograph of her late-grandmother pinned on her bouquet. A beautiful way of keeping her close to her heart and in her thoughts on the day. I also loved the custom perfume Keith had made for Marcela at LeLabo, Paris. He even named it after his bride. So romantic!


During the exchanging of the rings, Keith surprised his bride (and everyone else) with another diamond ring! Marcela’s reaction was priceless.

The proposal

Keith proposed to Marcela in the most romantic location while on holiday in SA. They were staying at the breathtakingly beautiful Tsala lodge in Knysna. After riding on elephants during the day, they had dinner at the lodge on a private tree top balcony overlooking the sunset.

Bride’s thoughts

“I was totally spoiled! Because I had Keelyn who took care of everything for us! She made it extremely easy. We had a few discussions over the phone about what I liked, how I pictured the day etc. I was totally confident in her and letting her take care of things were easy. She did an amazing job! It was so exciting to seethe wedding venue 5 days before the time and to see all the ideas come together!”

Flowers & Styling | Lush Flowers & I do box

Coordination | I do box

Stationery | Lara Friday Designs

The Dress | Merlili Bridal 

Makeup | Algria Ferreira

Hair | Jeanette Genis

Venue |Rockhaven (Elgin Valley)

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