Something Special Western Cape

Here you will find products and services that do not fall into the normal wedding categories. I hope you find your ‘Something Special’ here. To list your product or service here, please email [email protected].

Men's Wedding Suit

Staghorn is an authentic, traditional Scottish and Irish wedding attire from Africa’s top KILT-MAKING and KILT HIRE store. Wedding outfitting is our speciality. With over 140 outfits available in our KILT HIRE Section, we cover a wide variety of tartans and sizes from kiddy to XXL in various combinations from casual to formal. Each fitting receives the personal attention of owner (and kilt and sporran-maker extraordinaire) Will Carter who promises a seamless (bad pun) easy kilt hire experience.

Our KILT-MAKING workshop offers a complete one-stop bespoke service with hundreds of different tartans available in 100% pure new wool from Scotland’s leading mills. Established in 1994, we export our world-class hand-crafted kilts and sporrans around the globe. Staghorn offers in-house skilled bespoke tailoring of jackets, lady’s kilted skirts, tartan waistcoats and much more. We also offer a bespoke tartan design service and we have a fair number international brand and family name tartans to our credit.

Excellent service, excellent price, and a superb bespoke product! Thank you for the magnificent kilt you produced. My husband wore it with pride at our wedding. Superb quality and workmanship. Definitely, highly recommend Will and Staghorn no matter where you are based. – Chantal Ann McDougal

John Murray Dance Studio specializes in social Ballroom, Latin American and wedding dance choreography. We work with wedding couples on a daily basis and choreograph your opening dance to your special music, making it as easy or fancy as you like with exciting variations to blow your audience away! The opening dance is custom designed to suit each couple. We also cover the important table to dance floor procedures that every wedding couple should know, how to present the bride, as well as father-daughter and mother-son dances or the entire wedding retinue.

Your private lessons can be booked with one of our friendly instructors at a suitable time for you between Monday and Friday 13h00 to 21h00. We recommend starting early, it takes longer than people think. Our 10-hour package is the most popular wedding dance option. We want you to feel comfortable dancing your steps and look awesome on the dance floor, which takes a little time to round off and perfect. We also recommend learning one or two of the other fun social dances to enjoy during the rest of the evening.
Your dance journey with us is a fun and rewarding process, spending quality time together as a couple and building memories to last a lifetime!

The studio is welcoming and modern with friendly teachers and all amenities. There is also a dance shop to purchase wedding dance shoes and dance attire for ladies and gents. Located at Somerset Mall, Somerset West with 24/7 secure parking. Click here to see more.

We went to dance classes for our wedding. A beautiful routine was worked out for us to our song of choice. Our instructor, Charmaine, was very professional yet casual and made us feel relaxed and confident with a 3-minute routine, within 6 lessons. All their instructors are filled with passion and enthusiasm which is visible from the moment you walk in. We even learned a different dancing style to expand our repertoire for our wedding evening. I would highly recommend John Murray Dance Studio for anyone wanting to learn how to dance in general or for a specific event. – Carl du Plessis

 

They say the cello is the most moving instrument in the world. Following in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Princess Meghan, cello has become a top choice for weddings. South Africa’s leading electric cellist Carol Thorns takes this instrument to new heights. Her worldwide performances include opening for Vanessa Mae, performing for J Lo and sharing a stage with John Legend.

Carol’s solo album Fireflies in The Rain was nominated for a South African Music Award for Best Instrumental Album and her show Red Cello Electrified was awarded a 4 out of 5 star rating at the biggest Arts Festival in the world, The Edinburgh Fringe.

Through her company Red Cello, Carol has created a series of extraordinary electric string concepts and collaborations that are now popular across the globe: The Bubble (Giant Inflatable Sphere), The Galaxy Dress (LED Dress), CODA Africa (Afro-Fusion band) and Rosanthorn Trio (All-girl electric string trio). These magnificent Red Cello acts have featured at international celebrity weddings but are equally fitting for intimate lockdown events (for only 4 people). Click here to see more.

A huge thank you for creating the perfect atmosphere at the beginning of what was a spectacular evening. It is always such a pleasure to work with you – Edith Venter

firetribe

Based in Johannesburg and Cape Town and can travel locally and internationally. Our professional and versatile Fire Performances can be adapted to suit the available space and budget of any event. We also offer intimate, interactive experiences with fire for our audiences as well as custom made fire sculptures for those who’d like to see their name, logo or initials in giant, fiery lights. Our LED Performances make use of ‘pixel’ technology that can display high resolution images, logos and patterns through the movement of our props. These LED shows can be choreographed and the equipment fully synchronised to the music thus creating a dramatic, futuristic performance.

On Saturday, 7th March 2020, we held our Annual Grand MET Benefit at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek in support of the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy (NPO). It was an absolute pleasure working with Caitlin and the Fire Tribe Team. Selah and Duncan were the two fire dancing performers on the night and they took the event to the next level with their exciting, jaw dropping performances and memorising finale. Our guests absolutely loved them! Thank you to Fire Tribe for making our evening so exciting and adding even more crazy/fun theatrics to the overall atmosphere. I can definitely recommend using Fire Tribe. So professional and easy to work with, before and on the night! – Tarryn Corlett

AV Lighting and Special Effects

Add bubbles to your baby shower. Fountains of sparks to your first kiss. A bed of clouds to your first dance. Celebrate under a shower of confetti. Illuminate your wildest dreams with special effect lighting. EventFX can make it happen.

We add the lighting, sparkle, sound, scents and other special effects to make your memories and photographs that much more spectacular. Our signature flame-free Sparkulars are the safest, simplest way to have spark fountains at your wedding and add memorable golden magic to first dances, grand entrances and aisle walks.

Creating the perfect mix of special effects magic for your wedding event takes more than just choosing items from a catalogue. That’s why we work with you to bring your imagination to life, from start to awe-inspiring finish. Our technical support is backed by a wealth of experience and passion to ensure seamless delivery on the big day. We have the imagination to dream it up and the technical expertise to make it happen.

Such a professional company and I love working with them. Professional, quick to reply and they provide a seamless service. Their Sparkulars are top quality and really make an event! – Louise Day

Yellow Lemon Photobooth is an open concept mobile photobooth that prints out an awesome set of 3 or 4 pictures instantly. The booth is equipped with a Canon camera for high-quality photos; and a canon selphy printer that prints out high-quality strips. Not only are they constantly on the lookout for props that make for a great photo; they are open to requests for themed props should you have the need. They are perfect for every and any event to create amazing and fun memories to cherish forever. Your fridge is to be decorated immediately. The printouts are customized by adding a logo or wording to the design.

What started with one Woman’s idea of intuitive entrepreneurship, turned into another’s dream and thus Yellow Lemon has been making memories and building an identity within itself since 2016.

Yellow Lemon Photobooth’s mission is to walk away from every event having no doubt that the guests had 200% more fun than what they anticipated to have. They are a very easy-going company that will go to infinity and beyond to ensure that you are happy with them and their services.

Just wanted to send a big thank you for AMAZING service at my wedding.I would recommend you guys any time and any day. Thank you once again for capturing some awesome memories. – Melissa Adams

You’ve been dreaming about this day… You’ve been planning for months! Your venue is secure, your food is going to be amazing, not to mention the wedding cake. The flowers are looking phenomenal, and at last, you even got the seating sorted.

Your fiancé is looking handsome in his suit and your dream wedding dress is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen. The photographer is ready to capture your beautiful day. But how to keep your guests entertained when you go take your pictures? Or how to get the two new families to break the ice? We will make sure your guests are taken care of, having fun and that they will not stand around waiting for you – taking all the unnecessary pressure off you.

Choose between blackjack, roulette or the famous Texas Hold’em poker – or take them all! Our trained croupiers will explain and entertain. We will plan gaming time around your schedule for the day. And how beautiful will you and your future husband look on the personalized funny money?? Click here to see more.

Incredible service delivery from gaming events! From the contact and prepping of the event to the actual event it was everything and more, they product and party the supply is well worth it and the croupiers make your event that much more fun! Would definitely recommend 10 out of 10! – Ross Mc Clatchie

men's wedding suit

Myself and my Austrian partner, Patrick are the Co-founders of a leather goods and accessories brand called WEEF. WEEF launched in September 2016 and specializes in handmade leather goods for gentlemen. WEEF brought back the gentleman’s leather necktie, leather bow ties, leather suspenders and leather pocket squares – all handmade in Cape Town, South Africa and currently exported to the EU, UK, Dubai, Japan and USA. WEEF is received as a high-end Gentleman’s lifestyle brand that aligns itself with like-minded gentleman-influenced brands and customers.

WEEF sells Timeless Leather Statements that last for years to come – it’s not just another product, it’s a timeless investment. Manufacturing all happens in Cape Town, South Africa and we always have stock in Graz, Austria which is central Europe. It takes 1.5 hours to make 1x Handmade Leather Tie and each product is signed and numbered by the leather craftsman, making each product special and one of a kind. Each tie is also hand-packed in our special craft boxes, making our products the perfect gift!

We love our ties you made us so that we would like another two please! – B Randall