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Ray Bester

Married on Oct 23, 2021 in Eastern Cape


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Magical Moments


Our day was everything and more that we, I, could've ever wanted. as a little girl I did not dream about every little detail of my wedding. the only wish that I had was to get hitched to the love of my life on our family farm.

when my dad gave the "go ahead" our dreams started to fall in place. as the farm is not a set wedding venue and my parents are "off the grid", meaning; no Eskom power, water from the mountain and no cell reception and the farm is +- an hour from the nearest town, Steytlerville, it was quite a mission to get the whole wedding in motion. this is why our day was so truly very special, all our loved ones made the day precisely as I, we, dreamt it would be. my father literally moved grounds, built a roof, and my word so much more, and this in one of the Karoo's worst droughts ever.

we got married in my mothers garden, all the guests camped in tens provided on the grounds and we danced the night away under the breathtaking starry night. most of our providers was friends and locals offering to help.

it was just perfect.

The Honeymoon


The significant other surprised me with a week after in the Garden Route.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

dress: Eulogeo Zeloo Couture
hair and makeup: Kayleigh Stopfoth
jewellry: Yellow by Jesley and Loved by Elli
tuxedo: The TUX Tailor
ties: Slater and Dutch
flowers: Alicia Dirkse van Schalkwyk
planning: my mother, and Talitha Cronje
food: The Soul Food Kitchen Steytlerville
hats: Simon and Mary
photographer: Mintea photography
website: Anina van Wyk
Stationary: Celeste Swart
music and entertainment: Horison music band
accomodation (glamping): U2Camp
rings: Riaan van der Wersthuizen

The Venue

we got married on our family guest farm, Hadley, Steytlerville in the Eastern Cape. we provided tented accomidation (glamping) for our guests catered by U2Camps. the absolute BEST.

Wedding Elements

flowers done by Alicia Dirkse van Schalkwyk

My Captured Moments

Mintea Photography

The Wedding Planner

Talitha Cronje, an absolute gem

Food & Cake

the Soul Food Kitchen from Steytlerville

Wedding Stationery

website: Anina van Wyk
Stationary: Celeste Swart

The Reception and Entertainment

music and live band: Horison