· By Team PLEASE
Please Founders Mira and Greg got married a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share some of the love.
If you’ve read about us, or the feature on our Pleasure Guide, you’ll know that Greg and Mira started this company not only as business partners but as an engaged couple.
Well it was just a couple weeks back, the beginning of November when spring had sprung, that they tied the knot, said their I do’s and smooched under the Chuppah.
The big day took place over a couple of days out in Stellenbosch, at a spectacular venue overlooking the mountain range which looks more like a painting than real life.
It was incredibly important for the happy couple to create a feeling of togetherness, tradition and community in the most personal and meaningful way they could. Being very involved in all aspects of the planning, they added their personal touch to as many things as possible.
Mira and Greg held a traditional Jewish ceremony officiated by Mira’s brother, creating a truly intimate setting, bringing family and friends on to the Chuppah to bless them, expressing their own vows and stomping on the glass of course.
Greg walked down the aisle to ’Don’t worry, be happy’ and “Seeing a sea of colour as I walked down the aisle, with people we love and those who love us was such a light and over-joyous moment I will never forget”.
A champagne tower was essential while the Hora’s - traditional and absolutely chaotic dancing - would be the wedding planner's and many others favourite part of the entire day.
Once Chef Ollie had everyone’s bellies (the hasselback potatoes were the winning dish by far, according to Greg andplenty others) completely satisfied after a family style setting, the bride and groom each spoke from the heart and brought their friends and family to tears, so we heard.
Mira & Greg’s first dance was to a disco track and dancefloor would open and progress down into ‘The Blue Room’ where ‘The Happy Couple’ (they’re also DJ’s, of course - follow them on soundcloud!) would play a love-set of their own, not before having a ‘tirama-mousse’ for dessert - a dish they created consisting of their 2 favourites - tiramisu and chocolate mousse.
The party had to continue with a day off in between as they hosted a pool party 48 hours later on the same property at the villa across the way. “A day to fully relax, release, dance, laugh and cry. Our closest friends played incredible sets, some swam, others learned Hula routines. And the heavens opened just as it came to an end, escorting everyone out in the most enchanting way. It was a magical day from beginning to end.” as Mira described it.
A wedding will always be one of the most special, important and memorable days for a couple, but everyone who was there felt the magic and felt the love.
A true celebration of love. As it should be.
Mazal Tov to Mira & Greg, The Happy Couple and the Founders of Please