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WEDDING BLOG

Wedding Ideas: South Africa Wedding

Rustic South African Farm Wedding Overlooking the Drakensberg Mountains

January 7, 2018 | emy

Claire and Marc’s South African wedding was held on the groom’s family farm that has been in the family for generations, the perfect setting for a large and inclusive celebration focused on simplicity and fun. The outdoor ceremony overlooked the Tugela River and the misty hills of the Drankensberg Mountain Range, simply decorated with a rustic ceremony arch to highlight the surrounding beauty. The reception was held in a bespoke marquee in the garden of […]

Eclectic South African Wedding at Francines Venue with a Touch of Moroccan Influence

December 19, 2017 | colleen

With wide open space, mountains on the horizon, and the feeling of a backyard dinner party, Francines Venue was the perfect place for Blanche and JP to become husband and wife. Their easy-going, DIY wedding had many bohemian and romantic elements from homemade bouquets and flower crowns, Persian rugs, and greenery wreaths hanging around the ceremony and reception space. Both in custom pieces, Blanche designed her wedding dress with Annelize Scheepers and JP was rocking a hand-tailored suit […]

Tropical Meets Traditional Western Cape Wedding at Glenbrae

November 19, 2017 | emy

After moving to New Zealand from South Africa eight months before their wedding, Monique and George relied on the support of their families, fantastic vendors, and the understated elegance of their venue Glenbrae to create a beautiful and unique setting perfect for a social celebration planned from several thousand miles away. The indoor-outdoor space offered a stunningly peaceful forest ceremony, spectacular vineyard views, and fashionable reception space. Décor designed by Saffron Events featured a timelessly […]

South African Bohemian Festival Wedding at Mofam River Lodge

November 4, 2017 | emy

When Tarryn and Bruce moved to Dubai six months before their wedding it seemed their DIY dreams of a relaxed bohemian celebration were dashed, but with plenty of help from family, their festival-inspired Mofam River Lodge union came together beautifully. The lodge featured riverfront views and on site accommodation for all of their guests, perfect for a tranquil, three-day fête in a stunning setting that encouraged their guests to explore the rustic teepees and laid-back […]

Showstopping Wedding Gowns from South African Designer Jeannelle l’Amour Bridal

October 28, 2017 | emy

This stunning styled bridal shoot by Michigan Behn Photography showcased just a couple of gorgeously intricate wedding dresses by Jeannelle l’Amour Bridal, paying homage to South African design and architecture in this peach and green inspirational series at Essenwood House. Each gown features modern silhouettes with adventurous and ornate detailing. Undeniably feminine with subtle design and opulent fabrics and beadwork, the plunging necklines, low-backs and well-constructed illusion netting would suit any bride in search for […]

Colorful DIY South African Wedding at Lunikhy Game Farm

October 13, 2017 | emy

Robyn and Jeremy, a couple of adventurers who love the outdoors and nature fell in love with raw and vibrant Lunikhy Game Farm – the perfect venue for an outdoor ceremony full of natural beauty and a tranquil atmosphere. Floral design by Flower Child created the bride’s explosively bright bouquet and floral headband that inspired the color palette of the entire wedding. Navy blue, orange and copper with reds, yellows and greens echoed the rustic […]

Intimate and Unique Slangkop Lighthouse Wedding in Western Cape, South Africa

July 17, 2017 | gabby

Shanleigh and Simon’s lighthouse wedding is sure to have you grinning from start to finish! Both the bride and the groom are photographers by trade and lovers of the ocean, so they knew the nautical, intimate vibes of a wedding inside of a lighthouse would be perfect for them. Wanting to keep the details of their nuptials simple and sweet so they could focus on the intimate moments of their day, the couple opted for […]

This Boschendal Estate Wedding Nails Old Hollywood Flair

June 26, 2017 | gabby

Zoe and James’s South Africa wedding blends old Hollywood details with the natural elegance of the Franschhoek Valley! The couple lives in Australia but went on a recent trip to James’s native country of South Africa and fell in love with Boschendal Estate‘s gorgeous vineyards, classic architecture, and mountain views. Zoe and James chose a floral design with an emphasis on natural greenery to complement the area’s scenery, and made décor and fashion decisions based on their love […]

DIY South African Greenhouse Wedding at Rosemary Hill

January 10, 2017 | gabby

Rita and André are self-proclaimed Jacks of all trades with specialties in blogging, wedding photography, and graphic design, so it’s only natural that their own wedding knocked it out of the park! The couple worked together to design all of her wedding’s décor, florals, and super fun paper details like a seating chart and very personal table numbers. The couple chose Johannesburg-area venue Rosemary Hill for its stunning ceremony greenhouse and rustic reception area that they polished […]

Copper and Rose Gold Wedding at The Stone Cellar

August 27, 2016 | gabby

Simone and Greg’s copper and rose gold wedding is the ultimate modern rustic wedding inspiration!The couple kept their wedding’s color palette clean and minimal with ivory, sage green, and tons of metallic accents to complement The Stone Cellar‘s organic and relaxed vibes. Simone’s fresh bridal look was complete with a sweet A-line gown from South African designer Anna Georgina and an incredibly natural flower crown! Page & Holmes Photography expertly captured Simone and Greg’s day with gorgeous […]