We chose to get married in a Forest setting at Haycroft Country Farm. We wanted to keep it natural and whimsical at the same time, so we opted for a minimal decor look with just a few dream catchers hanging between the trees and a beautiful bohemian rug at the altar. I made a giant dream catcher for the backdrop of the altar.
For my dress, I wanted a big dress that didn't look like a puffy princess ball gown, so I opted for a layered dress. 50 meters of material went into the making of my dress, and a young designer in Durban made it for me. It was a different dress, but it matched me perfectly! I felt beautiful in it!
My dad passed away when I was younger, so my 22 year old brother walked me down the aisle. He was so proud to do that for me, and that was something that made the day just that much more special to us.
Our ceremony was beautiful, short and sweet but beautiful. We planted a "love tree" during the ceremony that we are now keeping in our house so that we can watch it grow, like our marriage. Before we said our "I do's", there was a bumble bee flying around my flower crown, which lead to my husband and I doing a lot of ducking and diving, it gave everyone the giggles, but again, it was so unique and special to us to break away from the cookie cutter ceremony.
The weather that day was looking dreary but amazingly it held up just in time for the ceremony and pre-reception to take place. And then at about 5pm the heavens opened and it rained so hard that even the speeches had to be paused every now and then! During our speeches, my husband sang to me which resulted in me doing "the ugly cry"! He sand "Say you won't let go" by James Arthur. It was absolutely perfect. For the "Father Daughter dance" I danced it with my Mom x
It was a beautiful day overall, I wouldn't have changed a thing! My husband was breathtakingly gorgeous and I had never seen him look happier and more in love with me. I married my best friend.