As a little girl I always wanted to get married under the stars. And I was lucky enough to get my wish! We got married next to the ponds, in front of the historical cellar on Groot Constantia Wine Estate and had the reception in the garden of my husband’s parents’ house which is also on the estate. It was the DIY garden wedding of my dreams!
It was a team effort to pull this wedding off. We had no planner to help us. My bridesmaids and I spent many weekends making the décor for the wedding and my dad helped with all the woodwork. He built the dance floor, the bar, the ‘LOVE’ sign and did all the lighting for the reception. My husband’s parents prepared the garden by planting beautiful flowers and maintaining the lawn. There was not a blade of grass out of place. Our friends and family chipped in wherever they could.
We did not want a tent or floor on the grass, so it was as natural and rustic as it could be. This theme carried through into the décor. We just wanted our guests to have a great time. We had a historical house in the background, all our closest friends and family around us and we each married the person of our dreams. It was a day we will never forget!