I have SUCH a lovely farm wedding to share with you this afternoon! First of all, it has the kind of spectacular mountains and veld setting that makes my South African heart sing, and the kind of details that makes my wedding blogger eyes glitter! Perfectly mismatched (and stylishly neutral) bridesmaids, burlap runners with custom stamping, proteas, succulents and little wildflowers in milk bottles and vintage South African brand tins, kraft paper flags, a swishy lace wedding dress, and a thousand fairy lights twinkling against the night sky. Rustic farm wedding perfection. The photography glory today is shared between the lovely Kim Tracey, who took the images on behalf of Rensche Mari (who also did all the post production in her trademark, beautiful style).
We were in Hatfield Square, where one of our mutual friends introduced us. We only started dating a few months after being friends.
It was perfect! On our five year anniversary, Tiaan took me to the Drakensberg, where we had a picnic next to a dam and he popped the question and partied the night away.
We are a very relaxed couple, so we wanted a relaxed setting for our wedding. We chose our venue, the Gourmet Shed, because of its setting with the mountains and beautiful views. We didn’t have a specific colour scheme or theme, but chose natural colours and rustic decor.
All the cans on the tables came from my mom’s house, and everything else was made by my friend Nadine Minaar.
We chose to have wildflowers on the tables and in the bouquets for a relaxed atmosphere.
The search for the dress was difficult as I didn’t know exactly what I wanted. Eventually I found my dress at Enzoani Blue, and it was perfect.
My most memorable moment was definitely when I saw I saw Tiaan standing at the end of the aisle with tears in his eyes, but at the same time he was smiling.
We decided to have the best of both worlds, so first we went to Malta (a small European island) and after that we went skiing in Avoriaz, France.
Advice for Future Brides & Grooms
Get married as quickly as possible because the longer you take the more problems you’ll come across!
You can see more from this wedding on Rensche Mari’s blog.
Venue & Catering: The Gourmet Shed |Photography: Kim Tracey for Rensche Mari | Decor: Nadine Minaar | Flowers: Ansie Truter, Flower World (+27 83 447 2371) | Invites & Stationery: Nadine Minaar & Anelia du Plessis | Lighting: Sefudi Tent Hire | Dress: Enzoani Blue | Hair & Make-Up: Noleen Pienaar | DJ: E&N Musiek