Inspired by the charming farm of the private estate where their wedding was held, Clair and Shane tied the knot in a perfectly rustic celebration in South Africa. The raw, natural wooden accents paired with bright white furniture and table decor made for an elegant and airy look that brilliantly captured Clair and Shane’s laid-back spirit. Vanilla Photography so beautifully documented the carefully planned details, but we can’t get enough of the sweet moments captured as Clair and Shane said “I do” in front of their friends and family.
Clair and Shane
Private Estate, Kwazulu-Natale, South Africa
I loved the idea of raw, natural woods. I went for something simple and wanted the outdoor, relaxed feeling to come across. There was a touch of pastel, but very subtle.
I have two favourite moments and cannot choose between the two! My first one was the first moment I saw Shane. It’s a long day, we started getting ready at 8 am, so by 3 pm I was dying to see him. Shane races motor cross and he said he thought the biggest adrenaline rush he’d ever have would be on his bike, but he said seeing me for the first time, didn’t even compare. His heart was pounding. My second favourite moment was when the dance floor opened. Shane was nervous for his speech and I was a bit nervous for the first dance, so once those were both behind us, we could really relax and have fun with our friends and family. Shane and I always have a good party together.
The Couple Recommends:
Obviously Bron of Vanilla Photography — she makes you feel so incredibly relaxed. She’s fun, spunky and gets everyone into the mood. She was very professional and I liked the fact that we had a schedule which ensured the day ran smoothly. Another one was Hayley from a Pinch of Salt. Arranging warm fillet for 160 people can’t be easy. I loved the look and taste of the food. She came up with some lovely ideas, for example, mini Magnums for dessert, which went down very well.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Vanilla Photography
Venue – Private Estate
Catering – A Pinch of Salt
Cake – Celeste’s Baking
Videography – The Minerals
Invitations – Invitation Selection
Hair Styling – Solé Salon & Spa
Wedding Dress – Fabric World
Groom’s Apparel – Belle & Bravado
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Belle & Bravado
Who knew posting with cows could be so romantic? Thanks to Vanilla Photography for sharing Clair and Shane’s rustic 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 work!