Yes, we went to Patenoster in the West Coast. We stayed at the Strandloper Boutique Ocean Hotel. It was just amazing.
I kept it as natural as possible.
Hair & makeup from Leane Professional Makeup Artist.
Wedding dress from Opari.
Shoes from a local designer in Namibia.
Earrings, bracelet and neckless from Untold Jewellery. Made by Andeline Wieland in Namibia.
Hairclip, my "something old" a gift from one of my bridesmaids.
Garter made in Germany and printed with our names and the date.
In George on a family farm called Houtbosch.
I did not follow any special routines, in general I live quite healthy and natural.
I wanted the look as natural as possible, as it was in the barnyard.
We build the chapel and ceremony seating with logs from the farm.
My parents brought the Pennygum all the way from Mpumulanga, a whole trailer load full. We picked the Fynbos and Pampas grass on the farm.
Friends and family came to help set-up the venue in the week prior to the wedding. We had so much fun!
Rentals came from Elite Hire and Flowers for You, both providers are based in George.
Service staff were students from NQtac Cape Hotel School.
A friend made 100 origami birds and the hung all over the chapel and the barnyard.
Guest seating "card" and thank you gift was locally Namibian hand made. It was a Makalani seed with a leather strap and key ring with each guests name engraved into the seed.
The groom wore an olive green suite imported from Dubai, with a champagne colour silk tie, hessian pocket square, the burgundy flower boutonniere borrowed from a friend.
The groomsmen had burgundy velvet home made bow ties with a brown button and burgundy suspenders.
The bridesmaids had burgandy silk dresses, it had an A-line and French sleeves. We got them from Opari.
Their "bouquets" was also hand made by myself. It was a ring made with 2 coconut buttons with a pearl in the middle.
Earrings were made by "Vagary" a Namibian hand made earing company.
Pastor Anton Meiring - from Bloemfontein. He is like a second father to me, I grew up together with his children.
Ruan Redelinghuys from Ruan Redelinghuys Photography. He is just amazing! He made us feel so comfortable.
No, it was a small intimate wedding, both my husband and myself are in the hospitality industry, hence I did most of the planning myself. My aunt, on whose farm we got married, ensured that all the operations ran smoothly.
Myself and the bridesmaids arrived at the ceremony on a farm tractor and trailer. The seating was made with haybales and covered in burgundy material.
The catering company was Amaqueta Foods, Chef Chris van Wyk. Amazing 3 course plated meal.
The wedding cake was assembled from cheese. The cheese came from Cavaleri Foods in Nelspruit. Chef Chris assembled it. We cut the cake after the ceremony. The guests enjoyed the cake together with Port and a fine harvest table spread while we had our portrait photos taken.
Sound and lighting was provided from DJ Mickey. He really kept the party going!
We did not take dance lessons.