My husband and I had the privilege to marry on my parents' farm where I grew up, outside Paternoster in the lovely West Coast, on 20 December 2014. It felt like a fairy tale. It was rustic, romantic, whimsical and intimate and what made it even more special is that we and my family did everything ourselves, from the snacks before the reception to the decor! Only the DJ, caterers and cutlery were hired.
The vases for our flowers were buckets that the calves used to eat/drink out of, so it had the real rustic feeling to it. Coral pink Barberton daisies, which are my favourite type of flower ensured for just the right amount of colour pop in between the succulents and neutral colours.
We used my dad's wheel loader to tie white painted branches hanging out of the barn's roof (beams) to tie the lanterns (china balls) to. We had bales stacked and tractors parked on the sides of the barn and some bales inside to sit on and as decoration. We also used wheat ears as decoration in places.
We had my two nieces and nephew as flowergirls and pageboy. They were so cute. Our aim was really to have fun and have a comfortable wedding, we even did our own little fun dance to break the ice. My dress didn't have a corset and was soft and flowy and had the whimsical feeling I was looking for, plus it was super comfortable to dance in - perfect!
My mom spend the whole year planting seeds and watering the garden! Even though we had almost 100 guests the ceremony felt so intimate and magical where we held it in the garden. With the two singers' beautiful voices setting the mood, the wind blowing softly, with birds chirping and even a lizard (as we heard afterwards) creeping from under the rocks now and again, was absolutely breathtaking!