It was so special sharing this day with closest friends and family, and also having our dogs share it with us. Arriving and departing the church on the horse and carriage was a highlight. Although it was raining we decided to still do it!
The most special part was arriving and departing the church in a carriage with two beautiful Friesian horses. Although it was raining we still decided to do it and will never regret it.
We only had a few days off so we went to Botlierskop near Mossel Bay. The experience was amazing, all the activities, the spa days and the food was out of this world!
We only had a few days to take off so we went to Botlierskop near Mossel Bay.
The overall theme was African Safari. My dress was a full Ostrich feather skirt, which in could change into a shorter dress for later the evening. To bring in the something blue element i wore the moste beautiful hand made lingerie from Nette Rose. My earings were emeralds with an African flair.
We got married on our family farm Chamonix in Franschhoek. We had a three day celebration, we had Bottomless coffee band play on the Thursday. It was in the horse stables with a bring your own picnic and wine. On the Friday we arragned a girls spa day with bubbly, and the boys went on a golf day. The ceremony was in the NG Church on the Saturday and teh reception was in the MARCO POLO SAFARI LODGE on Chamonix. All the guests stayed on the farm so we everyone was nice and close. No one had to drive home.
I started working out not to loose weight for the wedding but for my overall well being, as i was not in a good soot at the time. It motivated me and by the time of the wedding i was comfortable in my body. Furthermore i didn’t do much just a good facial two days before the wedding. Went for a fresh hair cut and lay in the sun for a few days to get some colour :)
Everything was African inspired. We got married in my dad’s safari lodge so there were many animal trophies. We created a forest look over the dancefloor to create trees, the dancefloor was zebra print vinyl, and on the tables were only candles.
Hennie (groom) wore a tuxedo rented from Euro suit. We had a beautiful custom white shirt made for him by Frank Bespoke. The groomsmen wore matching all black suits with skinny ties.
They wore emerald green long dresses each in a different style and different material.
Yes, Janine Spies from JS customized events made sure everything run smoothly she was great!
My dad gave my a horse carriage, so we arrived in the carriage with two black fresian horses.
The guests were shuttles by Absolute transfers to and from their accommodation on the farm.
Lizel Burger, a family friend.
We had Andre Terblanche with a grand piano doing a dinner set.
Thereafter it was just good DJ music!
We didnt take dancing lessons, we just “winged” it :)
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