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1981: Princess Diana got married, and my love for all things wedding was born. I loved the details, the dress, the flowers… everything about it. After many successful Barbie weddings, I took a break from my career as a wedding planner, grew up, and took myself off to university in Stellenbosch, where I fell in love with everything the Cape has to offer. Now I’m based in London, with a day job in publishing and a major blogging habit. I still have a passion for wedding details, and I love seeing amazing design and clever ideas, especially when these combine to create something truly personal and special for a couple.

Cap Classique came from having seen many of my friends over here struggle to find information on the net to help plan their weddings at home, and also a desire to promote South African venues and suppliers, which I think are some of the best in the world! I’m passionate about the Cape, and very proudly South African.

So why Cap Classique?
Cap Classique is the SA equivalent to French champagne, a sparkling wine made using the Methode Champenoise. In other words: Celebration – South African style!

The blog focuses on weddings and service providers from Cape Town, South Africa, but I take inspiration from all over the world. If you’d like me to feature your wedding or service, or if you’d just like to say hello, please get in touch! I’d love to hear from you.





PS Want to know more about me? You can find out some of my favourite places in Cape Town right here.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. Abigail Nurse permalink
    9 May, 2010 11:07 pm

    This is fabulous Man! You are so tallented! Seriously this is awesome!

    Love you

  2. 12 May, 2010 10:08 am

    Thank you for the links! I like your blog!

  3. Nikki permalink
    28 July, 2010 6:04 pm

    LOVE your site. Well done my friend.

  4. 6 August, 2010 1:38 pm

    Dear Gaby
    Thank you so much for the link to my webside….
    Its a big privilege to be part of your site….
    I love your work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • capclassique permalink*
      9 August, 2010 9:34 am

      Hi Alicia
      My pleasure – thanks so much for stopping by the website and for the compliments! Hope to feature more of your work in future!

  5. 19 August, 2010 10:17 am

    Dear Gaby

    I just wanted to thank for your link to Clouds Estate. When you’re in SA again, come and see us – we would love you to visit.


  6. Kath Briggs permalink
    30 August, 2010 9:37 am

    Absolutely love this site!! It’s beautifully done and offers all the inspiration and info one needs in one place – keep up the good work!

    • capclassique permalink*
      5 September, 2010 7:34 pm

      Thanks Kath!😉

  7. 1 September, 2010 1:53 pm

    this is the first blog i’ve read based in south africa! VERY cool! you’re blog is simply amazing!!

    • capclassique permalink*
      5 September, 2010 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much!:)

  8. Nancy Nigro permalink
    6 September, 2010 8:22 pm

    What a fab wesbite! WOW!!! You weren’t kidding when you said you liked to blog xxxx

  9. 20 October, 2010 8:13 am

    Wow amazing blog… I would love to send you some of my photos…. maybe I will:)

  10. 23 December, 2010 10:29 am

    Your blog is gorgeous, we’ve added it to our favourites list! We’ve also featured (and credited and back linked to you) one of your inspiration boards on our own blog
    Much love and admiration from Australia XO

  11. 31 January, 2011 6:53 pm

    Very refreshing! Love your inspiration in Princess Diana and a good ‘ole fairytale wedding.
    Keep blogging!

  12. 30 March, 2011 9:37 am

    Hi Gaby!

    Thanks so much for your link to Edible Art Cakes!! :)
    Love your blog!!

  13. 8 May, 2011 10:58 pm

    Thanks so much for your link to Edible Art Cakes!! Love your blog!!

  14. 11 August, 2011 2:16 pm

    Hi Gabby

    Just received an inquiry that mentioned your blog, so I thought I would take a look and say thank you for the link to Capricorn Music. As service providers we really do appreciate the exposure. Great to see your passion and enthusiasm for weddings turned into something that helps the Cape become the best wedding destination in the world!!


    • capclassique permalink*
      15 August, 2011 9:37 am

      My pleasure John – glad you’ve had referrals, you always come highly recommended by my brides!

  15. 3 September, 2011 9:35 am

    stunning blog! very stylish and a true feast for the eyes. well done, Maria

    • capclassique permalink*
      4 September, 2011 10:49 am

      Thanks Maria!

  16. Nicola permalink
    19 December, 2011 12:21 pm

    Gabs there are no weddings in the colour scheme hot pink, red and orange. Is that SO 2004?! : )

  17. 8 January, 2012 8:18 am

    Love your blog, very creative and stylish!!!


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