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May 20, 2014

North Meets South: The Perfect Cape Town Weddings under a Bedouin Tent

What could be more romantic that getting married beneath a Bedouin tent in Cape Town?Image courtesy of Tentickle Bedouin Tents

Who wouldn't want to get married under a Bedouin Tent in Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world?

From the numerous picturesque wine farms, to the miles and miles of beautiful white beaches, to the unforgettable and unique game farms, Cape Town is the dream wedding destination for couples both locally and from around the world. Thanks to the style and sophistication of a Bedouin tent, outdoor weddings in and around Cape Town are unforgettable and stunning year round.

While Bedouin tents originated in North Africa, they have recently found a new trendy niche as wedding tents. Many of the modern stretch tent designs and forms originated in South Africa and have spread around the world as they steadily increase in popularity thanks to their price and versatility.

Say your I dos in a tent in the Winelands:

With easy access to some of the most beautiful and charming wine estates in South Africa, the Mother City is perfectly situated at the heart of South Africa's wine country. As the oak leaves begin to turn red, where better for an Autumn wedding than the stunning wine farms in Stellenbosch? Or the year round beauty of the classic Constantia wine estates? Or the ever parfait et fantastique Franschhoek?

A Bedouin tent gives a Winelands wedding a welcoming whimiscal feeling.Image courtesy of Tentickle Bedouin Tents

Amongst these wine routes you'll find many wine farms that cater to the most lavish or the most intimate affairs. While most trendy wine farms have their own range of Bedouin tents that you can use as a wedding venue, reception area or ceremony, if they don't have they should be always happy to allow you to have a stretch tent pitched on their premises as they cause no damage. Bedouin tents can also be shaped and designed in such a way that they can fit into any space or wedding theme, highlighting and accentuating the venue and your wedding's beauty.

Pitch your wedding marquee on the beach:

Many people come to Cape Town not just for the stunning wine farms, but for the endless miles of pristine white beaches and sparkling waters. These unspoilt beaches make our gorgeous hometown a hotspot for couples wishing to exchange their vows surrounded by the beauty of the beach and sea.

Beaches such as Llandudno, Langebaan, and Kommetjie are not only exceptionally picturesque, but are also the perfect places for beach weddings. Thanks to its limited parking area, Llandudno is perfect for intimate weddings - just be ready for wandering or lost naturists!

If you’re looking for an inexpensive wedding option, getting married next to the tranquil waters in Langebaan and have a sumptuous seafood feast at Die Strandloper restaurant. Or take advantage of the unique white Slangkop Lighthouse in Kommetjie for truly stunning pictures.

Like all wedding venues, beach weddings have their unique drawbacks: you'll need to sign the register under a fixed roof and if the wind comes up and you don't have a stretch tent to protect you from the wind and the sun, the biting sand can become a nuisance. The best time for beach weddings in Cape Town is between December and May.

Get your nuptials on in the wild:

While many people from upcountry might think that they have sole claim to game lodges and farms, there are plenty of game lodges and nature reserves close to Cape Town that are perfect for the ideal African nature wedding.

Tying the knot surrounded by nature is always popular, especially with international visitors, with many game farms offering accommodation and programmes specifically catering for wedding parties. Using a Bedouin tent not only increases the beauty and encourages a feeling of closeness with nature, but it also protects you and your guests from sun and heat. If you are looking for a combination of luxury and nature, look no further than glamping at some of our stunning game farms.

Sold on the tent wedding idea? We recommend:

Bedouin tents from Tentickle Bedouin Tents are the perfect wedding accessory not just because of their visual appeal, but because you can get waterproof and fire retardant tents to protect your wedding against whatever happens. Tentickle Bedouin Tents has years of experience helping couples and wedding planners create the perfect wedding all over Cape Town and the world with their unique stretch tents.

Find out more about bedouin tent hire in Cape Town and discover how a stretch tent from Tentickle will transform your wedding venue!

Kevin Myer is  lead copywriter at WSI Web Marketing and is currently hard at work writing a book about snails. Discover more about this quirky writer at wsiwebmarketing.co.za

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