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Janri Joyce du Plessis

Married on Nov 11, 2017 in Northern Cape


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Magical Moments


That incredible moment when our eyes met as I was coming down the aisle.
Our first dances as husband and wife was another incredible moment that I wish I could relive.

The Honeymoon


We did go on honeymoon.
My very secretive husband managed to keep the honeymoon destination a secret until the Sunday morning after the wedding when we started our journey.
We first drove to Johannesburg stopping over in Parys for one night, then flew to Zanzibar for an incredible 7 day breakaway.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I went for a down to earth, rustic look.
My wedding dress was champagne colored, layered with net and ligth cream lace made by Eulogeo Zeloo Couture.
I wore pearl accessories and cowgirl boots by Westernboots SA.
My make-up were very natural with my hair in a soft curly up-do with wax flowers in it.

The Venue

We got married under a gazebo next to the Modderrivier on Memory Fields Guest Farm. (The same place we go engaged a year earlier.)
The reception was held at the reception hall at the same venue.
Some of our guests stayed over at the venue and the others stayed at a neighboring game farm.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I stuck to my usual beauty regime at my favourite salon, Finishing Touch, having IPL laser, sunbed sessions and getting my nails done.

I added facials to the schedule, but had them well in advanced.

I also got highlights from Scissor Talk hair dressers but tried to keep the length of my hair as best possible.

Wedding Elements

We had a DIY wedding with minimally rented elements. The things we did rent was for decor use and was rented from the venue itself.
The décor was rustic themed using soft pink green and lots of wooden elements.
The flowers were mainly pink proteas and roses with succulents and a lot of greenery in different shades.
With that we used a lot of candles, oil lamps and fairy lights to create a soft lighting atmosphere.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom wore a stone suit by Eurosuit with a white shirt and a tan brown leather belt, tie and shoes.
The groomsmen wore camel Chino's with white shirts and tan brown belts, suspenders and bow ties.
Juandré's best man made all the leather accessories by hand.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids wore full length, dusty pink dresses with soft pink lace on the bodes. All the dresses were the same colour, but I allowed every girl to pick her own style.
Juandré's mom from Z4You klere reeks made all the dresses for us.

My Captured Moments

The special moments at our wedding were captured by Marleen and Rojeanne from Stroopsoet.Fotografie. They really pride themselves in capturing moments as they happen rather then trying to create them, which made our whole bride and groom session a quality time session of having fun together rather than working to pose for nice photos. Carel from 1988 Films captured our day on video.

The Wedding Planner

I did not have a wedding planner but rather a DIY wedding.
On the day of the wedding the venue's coordinator assisted with keeping everything on track.

Wedding Transport

As our ceremony and reception was on the same farm and so close together, we had a donkey cart to move between the two parts of the venue. It also fitted into the rustic theme of the wedding.

Food & Cake

We had an amazing three tiered cake bake by Wilhelmina Thirion Garcao from Mudcake in Bloemfontein. The first was vanilla with white chocolate icing, the second was red velvet with cream cheese icing and the third was chocolate mousse cake.

The Reception and Entertainment

The party at the wedding was great fun and we danced late into the night.
We took dance lessons for our first dance, just to make sure we wouldn't be too stressed and forget to enjoy it. Eventually the dance was an amazing and memorable moment.
We had a local DJ from Kimberley play. He read the guests very well and everyone really enjoyed the party.

Wedding Services Used

Stroopsoet Fotografie

Stroopsoet Fotografie

Stroopsoet memories with a creative and passionate heart.



Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.



Based in Bloemfontein, Mudcake specializes in cooking services, from cooking classes, cakes for every event, to catering in the privacy of your own home

Memory Fields Guest Farm

Memory Fields Guest Farm

Memory Fields is a place we created, inspired by dreams and memories. It is rustic, warm and we are here to help create your own memories.

Eulogeo Zeloo Couture

Eulogeo Zeloo Couture

Yolande Kruger and Jolandie Coetzee; Specialising in Elegant Evening & Bridal Haute Couture.

Western Boots SA

Western Boots SA

Westernboots SA imports Genuine Leather Cowboy Boots form the USA, for all those who have a little bit of Cowboy in you. These are quality shoes and brands that is known worldwide

1988 Films

1988 Films

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Cape Diamonds

Cape Diamonds

Cape Diamonds has been the first choice for thousands of individuals looking for a unique diamond ring or wedding band