Real Weddings | Cape Town, South Africa

Nicholas and Stasia’s story goes back to high school where they had known of each other but had no romantic spark. They were reunited when Stasia was 17 and Nic’s best friend was helping tutor Stasia in math. Naturally, Stasia and Nic saw more of each other and they began to have feelings for each other when they shared long chats on Clifton Beach and Nic would walk Stasia home each evening. By the end of the winter vacation, they realized there was something between them and just like that, a seven year love affair was set into motion.

Having dated for such a long period of time, they shared every milestone together: Stasia’s matric dance, Nic’s 21st birthday, graduations, home purchases, and family celebrations. Their courtship was a magical whirlwind of a romance so it’s only fitting that on the most romantic day of the year, Nic would pop the question. On Valentine’s Day, he got down on one knee, ring in hand, surrounded by rose petals in their bedroom, and asked Stasia to be his wife. As if a ring wasn’t enough, he presented a Yorkie puppy and storybook about them. Gush!

In usual Nic and Stasia fashion, the proposal was followed by a celebratory l’chaim with close family and friends at the couple’s home to toast to another happy milestone together. A few days later they set a date and got on with planning their big day. Originally, the couple aimed to say “I do” in Italy at a Tuscan Villa, but it meant that Granny Yetta, Stasia’s paternal grandmother, wouldn’t be able to come and in the battle of location vs. family, family wins.

We love to see beautiful weddings that honor timeless love between the couple and their families through Jewish traditions and meaningful moments.

Mazel tov, Stasia and Nic!

Ceremony Venue – Great Park Synagogue
Photographer – Mario Sales
Rabbi – Ryan Goldstein
Floral Design – The Bloom Room
Decor – Trendy Settings
Entertainment – Zenith Band
Wedding Dress – Abigail Betz
Groom’s Suit – Fabiani
Makeup – Mac Cosmetics

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  • Nelly says:

    What an amazing wedding!! The couple is gorgeous. Love :)

  • jenny says:

    My wedding day was almost a disaster thanks to SA’s answer to Vera Wang – Abigail Betz. 1 bridal ‘gown’ frock and 5 bridesmaids dresses were only ready for collection on the morning of my wedding. Abigail’s workmanship is the worst I have ever seen, having bought creations from Andre Croucamp, Hip Hop, Jenny Button, Marion & Lindie etc etc. Abigail should not be allowed to trade until she has sorted out her business and private life. Until then, she will continue destroying bride’s dream. Bride’s be ware. Use anyone else, except Abigail Betz – that’s even if you can get hold of her. Doesn’t return calls, doesn’t respond to text messages, doesn’t respond to voice messages, doesn’t keep her promises. Abigail Betz deserves no bride’s business. Unethical, unprofessional, uninspiring, unreliable, unreasonable, unprepared, untrusting, untruthful, untruthful, untruthful. There are incredibly creative bridal gown designers who will do an amazing job in making your dream come true. It just musn’t be Abigail Betz. Trust me.