What more do you need for a down-to-earth, farm style wedding in the Lowveld? A glass chapel in a eucalyptus forest, of course! This unexpected treasure imbues the ceremony area with fairytale charm, creating the perfect setting for tying the knot. Steve and Ilse’s ceremony was blessed with a smattering of rain, just enough to fill the air with that heavenly scent of freshly dampened earth. Everything about this wedding was natural and charming, with a gilding of elegance. The raw wood tables were left bare but adorned with a selection of cut glass and ceramic vases filled with pink roses and an assortment of white flowers and greenery. A wedding at Cabbage and Rose isn’t complete without Frieda’s culinary skills. She produces delectable “plaas kombuis” food and the guests feasted on the simple, full-on-flavour dishes with a distinct, South African touch. If you aren’t already dreaming of a farm wedding under the African sun, delve into these dreamy photos taken by the ever so talented Mila Photography and fill your heart with fynbos and forest romance.
We were friends for a while but we were both too shy to make a move. But when Steve finally told me how he felt it was worth the wait.
Steve took me on holiday. We were at Richards Bay. He bought a pizza and bottle of wine and we found a nice spot next the sea. Then he went down on one knee, which was a big surprise for me.
Cabbage and Rose Country Venue. We wanted a venue that was already beautiful. We fell in love with the place. Michelle Erichsen, the owner, and Frieda Nel, the caterer, are a remarkable team.
I loved the bicycle wheel with the flowers in the chapel.
I was very lucky. I found it in the first shop I went to which was Ever After Bridal Wear. It’s a Maggie Sottero dress.
I had two bridesmaids and two flower girls.
We were standing in the glass chapel when it started to rain suddenly. It was just a quick shower and then the sun came out.
Delegating tasks to people so that you don’t have to do everything.
Advice for Future Brides & Grooms
Don’t forget what it is all about. Enjoy the journey, it goes by so quickly.
You can see more from this wedding on Mila Photography’s blog.
Venue & catering: Cabbage and Rose Country Venue | Photography: Mila Photography | Flowers & décor: Cabbage and Rose Country Venue | Cake: Cabbage and Rose Country Venue | Bride’s dress: Ever After Bridal Wear | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Spree | Groom’s attire: Eurosuit