Our dream was to have a beautiful 'bush wedding' -lasting a whole weekend - and that's exactly what we had!
We fell in love with Lapeng Lodge and knew it would be the perfect venue to get married- the open bush, majestic mountains and lush vegetation welcomed not only our guests, but some beautiful wildlife and birds too.
Our family and friends arrived in full force on the Friday. The guys played golf while the girls set up and had some drinks beside the pool. That evening, despite a huge thunderstorm, we enjoyed a delicious bush braai for dinner.
This was the perfect start to a weekend of festivities.
We woke up to the most spectacular day: the air was crisp, the sun was shining and we had an incredible view of the Morone Mountains..what a beautiful day to say 'I do.'
We loved every minute of getting ready- The boys spent the morning swimming and socialising with some of our guests while the girls started off with a cloche covered breakfast and proceeded to sip on champagne while glamming up.
The thatched open-air chapel over looking a little waterhole, where a Pied Kingfisher darted for fish, was a picturesque backdrop for our ceremony...
Everything ran so smoothly- love and laughter surrounded us, the kudus didn't eat our flowers, and the clouds rolled in, cooling the earth, but the rain stayed away.
After the ceremony, while our guests started on the canapés, we were 'whisked away' in a Land Rover, to find the perfect spot for our photos. We were able to get the most incredible pictures on the farm- and had such fun with our bridal party. The proteas and other indigenous flowers which we used in our bouquets created a contrast like no other with the colours that surrounded us.
'Best Day of My Life' was the song which played as we entered the reception venue. The fairy lights and floating candles lit up the room to create the most romantic atmosphere. This, did not, however slow down the party vibes, as everybody was in high spirits and ready to celebrate...
And the rest was history- a weekend in history which we will never, ever forget.