Our wedding was definitely one of a kind. The concept was based on the idea of a bohemian festival, in celebration of love. Our aim was to create an environment for our guests in order for them to feel free, like they would in their own space. The ceremony and reception was held at the same venue. Each guest received their own take away box, filled with starter snacks to keep them busy and full while we went to capture our special day. The band Sublime got the party going with their live music, while our DJ performed a few sneaky tracks at the latter part of the evening, singing and dancing on the dance floor. There was a beer and gin station, a bubbly cart and drinks galore. We had 7 different food station, each with a few meal options on the menu. Namely Good Old South African, Portuguese, Little Italy, Asian Stop, Fish and Chips, Salad Bar and for dessert there was a Waffle Station where guests could create their own as the desired. Guest could freely choose of the variety of what we offered them. The seating was informal. Small tables, bigger round tables, cocktail areas and the most comfortable option was to pick a lounge pocket to chill at.
We did not go on a honeymoon. We have been living together for four years and just bought our first house in July 2019. We also have a beautiful 2year old boy that requires our attention and love, as well as a stepson (of the bride) that stays with us every weekend. We will however take some time in 2020 to go away and spend some quality time together as the Da Silva's.
The entire wedding and the bridal look was based on a bohemian "feel".
• Photos by: Morne Marias - email@example.com
• Dress by: Carol McLennan (bridesmaid’s mother)
• Shoes: Flat sandals from Aldo and converse for all the boys
• Lingerie: Bras & Things
• Hair by: Heleen Van Zyl Zeeman (cousins wife)
• Flowers by: Annemarie Liversage Le Roux
• Wedding Coordinator: Cindy Potter Du Toit & Charine Botha (mother of the bride)
• Make-up by: Blusch Professional Makeup by Mariette
• Décor by: Cindy Potter Du Toit & Charine Botha (mother of the bride)
• Catering by: Rooi Kombuis, Toitnette Du Toit
Rietvallei Wine Estate, Robertson
The manor house on Rietvallei, which was for many generations the home of the Burger family, has now been beautifully transformed into the Estate’s new venue for offices, tastings & functions. The classic, modern-country style house with its thatch roof, has a warm and comfortable ambiance, which was carefully preserved in the renovation process. Rietvallei cherishes generations of family heritage, and guests can now sit on the porch and taste a glimpse of the Burger family tradition, while enjoying delicious award- winning wines.
With a medium-sized indoor area which flows out on to the spacious porch and luscious lawn, all overlooking the beautiful garden and breath-taking views of the Langeberg mountains. Another feature is the cosy lapa, fitted with its own bar and fire-place.
They can accommodate up to 70 guests indoors and 200 guests on the lawn area. The outside veranda area can be closed with a tent or marque, enlarging the entertainment area and providing cover for bad weather.
Being completely honest. I had no beauty regime leading up to the wedding. I wanted to feel and be as natural as possible.