ROBYNN & NEAL AT WHITE WATER FARM (2016)

Why is the first wedding of the year always so extra special? Perfect timing! At the beginning of the year minds are open to change, new beginnings and possibilities. Not unlike the mindset of a couple about to exchange marriage vows: A brand new chapter begins… Happy 2016! 

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On the 9th January, Robynn and Neal chose to celebrate their magical journey as husband & wife together with friends and family at the beautiful White Water Farm near Stanford (Kleinriver Valley), 145km from Cape Town International Airport. This first wedding of 2016 was also the first big wedding held at this historic location with magnificent mountain views. Happy beginnings all around!

Top wedding singer duo Ike Moriz and Willie van Zyl live in Stanford White Water Farm 2016 swing jazz latin music band entertainment

Top Wedding Singer DJ welcomed the arriving guests in the opulent gardens of White Water Lodge with a mixture of uplifting classical and light lounge music as well as especially chosen songs by the bridal couple & wedding guests. Wedding guests had sent their favourite wedding songs in the invitation RSVPs - always a great idea!

Top wedding singer duo Ike Moriz and Willie van Zyl live in Stanford White Water Farm 2016 swing jazz latin music band DJ corporate

After a short champagne meet and greet in the gardens, guests took their seats on white church benches in the shade of magical old trees. Here officiant Andred of ‘I Do Weddings' married Neal & Robynn in a very uplifting and inspirational ceremony - to much applause. 

Top wedding singer duo Ike Moriz and Willie van Zyl live in Stanford White Water Farm 2016 swing jazz latin music band DJ

The wedding party including the freshly married couple then moved into the beautifully decorated main reception area (flowers & wedding coordination by Sylvia Strausswhere TopWedding Singer Duo Ike Moriz (vocals) and Willie van Zyl (sax/clarinet) had just started playing to welcome everyone for pre-drinks & canapés. 

Top wedding singer duo Ike Moriz and Willie van Zyl live in Stanford White Water Farm 2016 swing jazz latin music band

Soon after photographer Carmen Visser had brought back the couple from a photo shoot on the picturesque farm it was time for the 'first dance' to the sound of a French version of “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” (listen to Ike’s 2011 CD “C’est Si Bon”, #14). Guests soon joined in. The main live entertainment of the wedding had begun.

Top wedding singer duo Ike Moriz and Willie van Zyl live in Stanford White Water Farm 2016 swing jazz latin music band robynn and neal

The TWS Duo performed a very ‘danceable’ selection of melodic crooner classics from Ike Moriz’s jazz/swing/latin CD releases including many original compositions like Love Swings (brand-new iTunes CD 2016) and some new smooth jazz/pop arrangements throughout the wedding reception dinner.

Top wedding singer duo Ike Moriz and Willie van Zyl live in Stanford White Water Farm 2016 swing jazz latin music band corporate

Watch Willie van Zyl playing a smooth “Autumn Leaves” version during main course:

After dinner the dance floor started filling up to the duo’s sounds of more modern pop and rock songs - seamlessly moving into dance favourites played by Top Wedding DJ till late at night. The party ended on a high note with all guests on the dance floor dancing to the couple’s special 'song of the day' “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

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