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WEDDING BLOG

Bohemian Forest Wedding in South Africa

August 10, 2015 | nicole

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Bohemian and rustic romance have never looked so good together as in Pippa and Max’s forest wedding in South Africa. The celebration took place at The Glades, were guests joined the couple for an outdoor ceremony in the most incredible golden light. Before heading into their impeccably designed reception (the bride is a wedding planner!), Vanilla Photography captured breathtaking portraits of the newlyweds on a dock by the lake.

The Couple:

Pippa and Max

The Wedding:

The Glades, KwaZulu Natale, South Africa

The Inspiration:

As I am in the wedding & events industry it was quite tough picking a theme or colours as I want to do them all. After seeing the venue my ideas came to life… we wanted a very “boho, chilled, market, forest themed wedding”. The Glades is a venue that could offer all of this and what a venue it was! Our ceremony was held in the forest next to a dam which was just breath taking. Our family are car obsessed so a VW hippie van was arranged for the bridesmaids (my fav) and we used my Dad’s old Alfa for us. We had our pre-reception in a market style with small drinks and food stalls what guests could choose from, for example a coffee stall, g&t stalls and craft beer stand. Our inside reception deco was based on ribbons and colours! All the flowers were white but colour was brought in by the multi coloured ribbons on the roof. We also wanted lots of greenery and hanging items for the roof as it ties it all together. Wooden items, whites and colourful ribbons were used all over the venue.

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The Moments:

This is a tough question as we had the best time of our lives. We had a three day wedding as we had a pig spit the following day to see all the guests who traveled from far again. We would have to say our favorite moment from our wedding was the ceremony in the forest! It was so special as the scenery was beautiful, the trees were shades of green, yellow and red, we over looked a dam and it was just so peaceful. The excitement of seeing all the guests waiting for you is just the best feeling, then to see Max waiting for me down the aisle was even better. My dad handing me over to marry the man of my dreams… I think that is MY favorite!

The Couple Recommends:

We loved ALL the suppliers they really all worked SO hard to make our day very special! We would like to thank them SO much!!!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Vanilla Photography
Event Planning – The Perfect Proposal
Venue – The Glades
Catering – Aubergine Restaurant
Cake – Cakes Unlimited
Live Music – Zaffa Music
Hair & Makeup Artist – Nixon Makeup
Wedding Dress – Janita Toerien
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – PoetryJean Kelly
Groom’s Apparel – Hilton Weiner
Rings – Princess Diamonds
Transportation – Kombination

Congrats to Pippa and Max on their forest wedding in South Africa! Be sure to check out Jadine and Byron’s dreamy South African orchard wedding to see more of Vanilla Photography‘s stunning captures!

xoxoNicole

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5 Comments

  1. Awesome wedding photography. I like her hair style. You capture all photos very carefully.

  2. I absolutely LOVE this wedding…everything about it is perfect!
    Just a question regarding the caterers – Aubergine Restaurant is in Cape Town?
    I would like to know who took care of the market-style pre-reception food as this is exactly what I had in mind for my wedding?
    Thanks so much

  3. Actually very nice and creative wedding photo shoot in South African forest . Looks very gorgeous .

  4. Everything looks very wonderful . Thanks for sharing .

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