We got married at Assegaai Trails which is between Grahamstown and Kenton On Sea in the Eastern Cape.We choose this venue as we were looking for a rustic wedding out of town on a game farm as we both work on a game farm. It was a truly amazing wedding venue. They have a small chapel on site. All catering is done on site. They is a lovely hall for the reception and you can ask for it to be draped. There is also accommodation available at the Centre for guests and there is also self catering cottages. The setting is absolutely stunning.
I had one bridesmaid who was my maid of honor. She wore a champagne colour wrap around dress. We got the dress from our Bridal Shop called Blushing Bride designs in Port Elizabeth.
Our marriage officer was Pastor Justin Nadora from The Word Of Truth Christian Fellowship in Port ALfred
We used Andrew Elliot who is a well know photographer in our area. He takes the most amazing photographs and spent the day at the wedding venue with us. He met with us before the wedding to discuss what we wanted on the day. My Uncle Richard Alexandre used his drone to film some outside footage and a gopro to film in the church. So we have our day nicely captured.
We did all our own planning. We also had alot of help from Sheila Riddin from Assegaai Trails. Who gave us alot of tips about what to do when. As they did all the food, accomodation, some of the decor, place settings alot of the planning was done by Assegaai Trails.
As we spent the weekend at Assegaai Trails in the self catering accomodation we were already on site so didn't need to go far from the bridal changing rooms to the chapel. To get to the chapel we used my cousins car (who was also my maid of honor) which was a Mercedes.
At Assegaai Trails they use a caterer called Bev Francis. We started off with snacks after the wedding while the photographs were being taken then we had a buffet style meal for our main course followed by our wedding cupcakes for pudding.
Our Wedding Cake was a small cake on a wooden stand with cupcakes for everyone. The cake cake and cupcakes was made by a local lady from Port Alfred called Rudi Riddin.
I designed my own wedding invites and stationery with a little help from my dad. We had the menus and church hymn sheets printed at a local printing shop. We sent out email wedding invites that was linked to a website that i designed myself.
We had an amazing party with a DJ called The Soundfactory. We had asked them to play till 11;30pm but at that time everyone was still having a good time so we carried on dancing till 1Am when the DJ needed to leave. As the guests at the wedding were mostly family and some close friends we all had a wonderful evening together. I never stopped dancing the whole night. Byron and myself never took any lessons we just practiced a bit before the time. We choose the music that we new everyone would like. We also choose special songs for the Father daughter dance and Bride and Groom dance. We played a game in the night where the master of ceremony asked questions and we had one of each of our shoes in our hands and held up the person shoe who the question related the most to. We also had a little bit of a twist to the Bride and Groom dance. So the evening was amazing, stress free and enjoyed by everyone.