The Modern Cape Town Rooftop Engagement of Juan & Tahlea

We are doing the happy dance!  Super excited about today’s engagement feature.  We feature the Modern Cape Town Rooftop Engagement of Juan & Tahlea.  This lovely couple got engaged on the rooftop of the Klük CGDT building on Breë street in Cape Town, South-Africa.  Cape Town is the perfect location for proposals.  Their engagement shoot was on the rooftop of Greenwich Square, De Waterkant.  With its historic buildings, gorgeous views and surrounded by mountains and the ocean.

They got engaged on Saturday, April the 13th, 2019 after being together for two years.  Their engagement story was captured by the talented ChelseySelby from Chelsey.  This engagement session is definitely a source of inspiration for couples planning their engagement shoot. We love sharing engagement stories on Vivacious Wedding Blog.

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The couples engagement story:

It was our second anniversary, to celebrate I had planned a normal dinner date at a restaurant that was next door to a building where I could take her to the rooftop and propose. I’m a photographer so I told her that I should take some photos of her in the city streets as the sunsets. So at the end of dinner, I had the “sudden” idea to see if the dress shop was open, I explained to her that I knew the owners through working with them a few years back, so we might be able to take photos there.

Meanwhile – they were obviously closed, the owners were actually overseas, but I had organized with the lady at the shop to gave me the keys to the place, I then found someone to pretend to be working late at the shop and let us in and go to the rooftop.

The lady lets us in, I’m acting surprised and ask if we can go upstairs, she obviously lets us go up, then as we go up the last flight of stairs Tahlea notices all the candles, lights, rose petals and starts to realize what’s happening. I had set up a frame for everything and a Persian carpet. The sun had gone down but the golden light was still hitting the buildings.

I got down on one knee. I told her that this decision was the easiest decision I’ve ever had to make.

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The engagement rings:

I’d come across this beautiful quaint jewelry store in Woodstock a few years ago called Dear Rae. I fell in love with the stunning pieces they housed as well as the lovely ladies that worked there. I knew that my dream engagement ring was going to be different so naturally it made sense to involve Dear Rae in the process. I’d been gifted with two rings by Juan from Dear Rae so entrusting them with “the” ring wasn’t even a question.

At the beginning of 2019, Juan had set up an appointment with Dear Rae to chat about engagement ring options. I went in knowing exactly what I wanted but somehow Juan and Ceceila had convinced me into choosing a diamond instead of a gemstone. So much for being different (haha). Ceceila respectfully told us that there are more to diamonds than just the white and black as I thought. She began telling us about the “salt and pepper” diamond which intrigued both Juan and I. After showing us, we knew. It was beautifully unique and very much us.

It’s a salt and pepper oval mixed cut diamond, in a bezel setting round profile band, portrait format. 18 ct yellow gold.

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Engagement shoot location:

Tahlea had just finished studying and got a job, she studied far from the city and hated it. We both wanted to be closer to the city. When she was looking for jobs she was mostly just getting offers in terrible places. She eventually got an incredible offer from a fantastic company in De Waterkant

So my thought was that I wanted to propose on a rooftop in town, somewhere nice and also central so that it would leave a very happy memory in a place that she would pass often, a piece of the city that would forever belong to us. So I chose a rooftop on Bree street. I knew the owners of the building, it’s a very popular dress shop – I had met the owners through work, so Tahlea didn’t know them at all, which meant it would be a complete surprise. It’s also one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

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Wedding date:

Our wedding will take place on March 2020. Our perfect wedding would simply to have our closest family and friends together to support and celebrate our union.

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Article Credits:

Photographer:  by Chelsey
Cafe location: Honest Chocolate
Rooftop location:  Klük CGDT