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Jani van der Merwe

Married on Nov 23, 2019 in Western Cape


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Magical Moments


they say this is supposed to be your perfect day, so when I had spent many mornings in traffic day dreaming about the outcomes of the day, I never imagined that we would be blessed with my day dream come true,

the air , the smell, the slight breeze that moved through the trees, the way the sun fell in just the right way over us. it was perfect.

it is very difficult to capture my favourite moments, when we had a weekend wedding and our festivities started the Friday evening , Saturday morning some of us joined together for a trail run, then breakfast then I was kidnapped for the painting to commence :)

the ceremony, the live music, my best friend, now husband :) the promises we made and we danced until the DJ needed to go home. then proceeded wedding dress and all, to start another bonfire to party until early hours of the morning

next morning we had breakfast with 75 of our guests and cut the wedding cake...

the rest is history

a wedding like no other.. simple and real

The Honeymoon


West coast is very dear to our hearts, here we spent a few days at the sea. Kersbos will definitely see us again
We stayed at a place called Tumble-in which is a self catering apartment run by Sally.
Stunning little place !

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I am a very simple person, I am not fond of the frills , fancy or make up.

I didn't want to be uncomfortable at all, but I love the Boho look. so that was my goal.

Simple yet elegant.

My Hair and Make up was done by Lize Neill (Brackenfell)
My Dress was made by Lauche (Bettysbay)

My Shoes ( Superbalist online)

My Bracelet (made by Joani O'Connor)

The Venue

it is a beautiful venue in the mountains and can accommodate 120 people for the whole weekend !
best part of this venue, NO CELL PHONE RECEPTION so everyone is forced to talk to each other for a change
Stunning place - Stunning People (Aunty Anna is a gem) - Affordable price
My husband calls it ''one pot cooking'', as Kliplapa does everything for you - - food , décor, etc , all you need to do is pitch up with your outfit.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

This is a funny one, as I said .. I am plain and simple..
my mom and I spent a day at the spa 2 weeks before the wedding - BAKWENA , ZEVENWACHT
and being a fitness junkie I kind of just stepped up my game and followed a little more strict training programme 8weeks before the time.

Wedding Elements

Anel from Crei designs understood our picture, we kept is very local as my husband and I love to travel and discover our local towns and the karoo area
with the décor that's what we kept, natural wood, all greens and minimal ''out there'' décor , because neither him or I are like that

the Lapa was done up with lights, home made candles and greenery

Crei Designs

Crei Designs

"Crei" means "Create" in Italian, which is exactly what we do! We design and innovate.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

the guys wore natural colors,
Groom - Navy Blue Shirt / Coffee colored skinnies
Best Men - Light Blue Shirt / Coffee colored skinnies

Beautiful Bridesmaids

they wore Boho style dresses. I wanted them to stay with the natural theme. They wore green lace dresses and brown leather flat sandals

Dresses : Lauche (Bettysbay)
Shoes : Own
Bracelets : Hope Art Africa

Marriage Officer

The minister who married us, is a family Friend, Riaan de Villiers from the NG GROTE KERK, CAPE TOWN

My Captured Moments

Being in Robertson Area, we decided to keep all the service providers local,

Anthony (Tony Ross Photography) is such a nice guy! he did what we asked and my husband hates a camera, yet he got him to actually relax. we had so much fun , most of the photos I am laughing ! so that says enough

We wanted un edited, natural photos - and that's exactly what we got

and best of all is , we got it 3 weeks after our wedding !

The Wedding Planner

Planner ! what's that ? hahaha
My other half and I did it , with a lot of help from excel and a budget!

Wedding Transport

No transport required.

Food & Cake

The food was included in the package at Kliplapa

The wedding cake was a gift from my friend who attended the wedding

Wedding Stationery

Yay !
Anel is awesome and captured what we wanted to a TEE

Crei Designs

Crei Designs

"Crei" means "Create" in Italian, which is exactly what we do! We design and innovate.

The Reception and Entertainment

We had a good party, that's the way we wanted it
Sound and Lighting and music done by DJ KAT, Cornelius is a local DJ in Robertson.

Wedding Services Used

Crei Designs

Crei Designs

"Crei" means "Create" in Italian, which is exactly what we do! We design and innovate.