Jana and Bernard’s Western Cape wedding was perfectly intimate. Having a small guest list, they hosted their wedding at Neo Venue, which was perfect for cozy vibes with the mountains on the horizon. The inside of Jana and Bernard’s reception space was transformed into a floral paradise with the most perfect whimsical blooms by Liezl Kotze Floral Art. As the sun set, the space was warm and romantic with a fireplace and candles throughout the space. Jana and Bernard’s wish for a relaxed and fun wedding day is so evident in the images taken by Dearheart Photos.
Jana and Bernard
Neo Venue, Wellington, South Africa
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We wanted a day that we would both enjoy, which inevitably meant that it would be laid back, less formal and small. We focused on the things most important to us: celebrating our happiness with friends and family and enjoying a cool, rainy winter’s day with good food, coffee, wine and a fireplace.
Processional – Portuguese Love Theme by Cairn String Quartet
Recessional – Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance – Stuck on You by Meiko
The Neo Venue space was perfect for what we had in mind – laid back, a good size for a smaller wedding, a great view over the mountains and an awesome fireplace.
Our advice would be to not sweat the small stuff and to only focus on the things that are important to you – let the money and time go there. Honestly, even if everything isn’t perfect (odds are, it won’t be), it will feel perfect. Also, remember to enjoy all the other special times besides the day itself.
The whole day was so memorable – from the dinner with friends the night before to the breakfast the morning after at the B&B where many of the guests were staying – was very special. Ultimately, the time we spent and the memories we shared with the guests and our families made the day. Our smaller guest list (and having our wedding planner there on the day!) made it easier to spend time with all the guests and have different groups in our lives come together.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Dearheart Photos
Event Planning – Kraak
Venue – Neo Venue
Floral Design – Liezl Kotze Floral Art
Catering – Slippery Spoon
Cake – The Birdcage
Makeup Artist – Algria Make-up Artist
Hair Styling – Jeanette Genis Bridal Hair
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Rings – Dear Rae
Rentals – Baie Goeters
Favors – Honest Chocolates
A big thank you to Dearheart Photos for sharing Jana and Bernard’s big day with Junebug! If you couldn’t get over the florals in this wedding, then this K. K. fon Stricka villa wedding is full of eye candy for plant lovers.
What a stunning wedding. The rich red wine colour of the flowers is so unique and eye-catching. Absolutely love the delicacy of her dress, as well – the textures play well with the flower arrangement. It all has such a seamless theme and such a tender warmth. Thanks for sharing!
Love the design of this wedding! And that cake…. Absolutely stunning!