Tom and Elara got married earlier this year at the beautiful Vrede & Lust Estate. This couple came all the way from London to tie the knot in South Africa where the bride’s family is originally from. Who can blame them for wanting to travel to our scenic country for their wedding celebration? Having a…

The third and final day of Nitya & Faheem’s celebration took place at Cavalli Estate & Stud Farm. They could not have asked for a more perfect venue for their wedding ceremony and reception. The traditional indian ceremony took place next to the beautiful dam with a view over the iconic Stellenbosch mountains. The party…

The second day of Nitya & Faheem’s 3-day wedding celebration took place at Spier Wine Farm where all the guests were staying for the duration of the festivities. Since the previous evening’s cocktail event had the guests up late, for most guests the day was kicked off with a midday picnic on the scenic Spier…

We recently had the exciting experience of planning the wedding of the fabulous Indian couple Nitya & Faheem. Their guests flocked to Cape Town from all over the world to celebrate the union of this couple. And boy did they celebrate! While all the guests enjoyed a stay at Spier Wine Farm just outside of…

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” NELSON MANDELA   The Annual Ubuntu Awards recognise South African citizens who embody principles of Integrity, Passion, Patriotism and Humility. 2018 marks the centenary of the first democratically elected President. Therefore this year’s theme was Honouring Madiba – a global champion of human rights, peace and reconciliation. Another…

On 19 May the most anticipated, talked about wedding of the year 2018 took place. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their vows the whole world was watching. After months of speculation about what every element of the wedding would look like – the dress, the flowers, the guests, just to name a few…

This year the Marriott International Convention found its way to Cape Town. Hence the Sorrento Team found themselves working with the Westin Hotel to create two unique events. The first was a simple, elegant cocktail party with a local twist. For the following day’s event we went all-out. The whole lower level of the Westin…

After years of planning and months of anticipation; Cape Town finally saw the launch of the CTICC2. It is a beautiful multi-level, multi-functional space. It creates huge opportunities for very unique and extraordinary events. Other words that come to mind when attempting to describe this exciting new venue is contemporary, comfortable, elegant, forward thinking and…

As tradition holds, there was again an influx of couples getting engaged during the summer. It is full steam ahead for planning their weddings. Naturally we have done our research on what the trend forecast is. Here are a few of our favourite trends the world will be seeing more of in 2018.   1.…

The current water crisis is top of mind for every Capetonian these days. As a community everybody is pulling together, sharing their water-saving tips in an attempt to defeat the dreaded Day Zero. As an events company who does all our flower designs in-house, water is a crucial part of our day-to-day activities. Since the…

Rhino Africa is one of those rare companies with an amazing company culture. This is one of the many reasons we always love working with them to throw an end of year party that will put a smile on any employee’s face. This time the festivities took place at Mondiall Kitchen & Bar. It was…

As one of Cape Town’s best florists, we take certain steps to ensure that we only deliver top quality flower designs. We love supporting local farmers and wholesalers by buying local and seasonal flowers. When the flowers reach our emporium we keep them cool and well nourished until they are delivered to your doorstep. We…

Hopefully you have seen the previous blog post with our beautiful furniture offerings. The great news is that we now have even more to add to that collection! As a top events company we take pride in not only staying on trend, but being trend setters. We want to ensure that our clients can host cutting edge…

There is a new kid in town! The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence have recently opened in the heart of the city, making Cape Town another 5-star hotel richer. Sorrento Events teamed up with the hotel to throw a launch party that had everyone talking. Guests were welcomed in the foyer with an artistic performance…

Cape Town is the ideal location for your destination wedding. This wonderful city of ours has a lot to offer. Mountains, ocean, wine experiences – there is an assortment of possible adventures at your fingertips. The city not only boasts with beautiful views and the finest hotels and venues, but also with highly acclaimed wedding…

We are so fortunate to have a Sorrento Events team based in London. This is our secret weapon when it comes to staying ahead of trends and styles. For this reason our team was to be found at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this past week. As the world’s most prestigious floral event, there was…

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Cape Town Centre has a truly unique interior design. The iconic pattern designs transports you back to the Roaring 20s. When asked to design the décor for a dinner we need only look at the venue itself to find inspiration. In true 1920s style, we opted to use bold black…

Designing the perfect event is about the whole package. This includes venue, catering, entertainment, flower designs and lighting. This also includes furniture. In fact, furniture plays a key role in this. Not only is it the décor element that catches one’s eye first, but it also contributes largely to the comfort of your guests throughout…

Every year the Jazz Festival just gets bigger and better. 2017 was no exception. We found ourselves privileged enough to have a part in this iconic event yet again. The Cape Town International Convention Centre contracted us to design two spaces around the theme “Metals”. Our objective was to create trend setting spaces within this…

Family roots lead this British couple to have their wedding at the beautiful Spier Wine Estate on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Francois van Tonder, the founder of Sorrento Events, met up with Annie & Jamie in London, after which our team in South Africa dove into planning their wedding. Many skype meetings and e-mails later,…

A traditional wedding was never an option for this young couple. As per the current trend, they chose to forego the typical sit-down dinner at the reception, rather creating beautiful cocktail areas and chill lounges where guests could easily move around and enjoy the party. But Katherine and Jon-Leslie went one step further and also…

Celebrity Chef Paul Hollywood is visiting Cape Town! Britain’s favourite baker is venturing across the globe as he explores the baking heritage of cities worldwide in the second season of Paul Hollywood City Bakes. Of course South Africa’s stunning landscapes, lovely local produce and dynamic baking scene made our country an obvious choice to include…

Valentine’s Day. The day when everyone wakes up and smells the roses.  We all know that this is the day when you celebrate love with your partner. You treat and appreciate each other. We all know that on this day you see an overflow of red, pink, heart-shapes, chocolates and flowers. But I am willing…

October is Breast Cancer Month and Sorrento Events will be donating R25 to PinkDrive for every flower bunch or gift hamper purchased from us.   Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer detected in women all around the world. However early detection can make a world of difference. About 90% of patients survive for many years after…

Sorrento Events was featured in Shimmy Beach Club’s magazine, the summer 2015/2016 edition. For this feature the team let their creative juices flow to create an inspired styled shoot. Working hand in hand with Shimmy Beach Club and renowned photographer Micky Hoyle, we were able to bring to life these amazing images.      …

In our last blogpost about event trends, Francois (our grand-mama of sorts) described his love for Old World glamour, an international trend some say have been inspired by the period drama Downton Abbey. This week, we discuss the small details you can add to your event or celebration to make you feel like Lady Mary…