Relaxed South African Destination Wedding at Nooitgedacht Estate

March 12, 2017 | juliette

This wedding at Nooitgedacht Estate in South Africa is one of the most relaxed and natural weddings we’ve seen. So, imagine our surprise when we learned that the bride, Jeannine, lived in the United States and the groom, Daniel, lived in Barcelona while they planned this incredible destination wedding! The bride’s family has lived in Cape Town for generations, and she wanted to share her home town with their guests. They had an intimate garden ceremony followed by a modern, almost minimalist, reception in the grand hall (a former wine cellar) of the historic Cape Dutch winery. Julia Wade Photography captured not only all the beautiful details of the wedding day, but also some spectacular day-after photos of the couple at the bay.

The Couple:

Jeannine and Daniel

The Wedding:

Nooitgedacht Estate, Cape Town, South Africa

Dani is from Barcelona, and I’m from Cape Town but have lived in Raleigh, North Carolina for almost 19 years. It was incredible to see old friends and family from Cape Town and we were ecstatic to have Dani‘s family from Barcelona attend, as well as friends from the States and all over Europe.

Dani and I are both super relaxed and like to keep things as natural as possible. Our vibe was just that– relaxing, minimal (but paying attention to detail) and lively.

From the photographer: The bride was born and raised in South Africa, in a town called Hout Bay, about 30 minutes south of downtown Cape Town, where her family has lived for generations (and still does). That’s why we did a day-after shoot on that bay. I really wanted to give her imagery that told HER story of South Africa, as well as the beautiful dutch vineyard she married at the day before.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Julia Wade Photography
Event Planning – Nikki Potgieter
Venue – Nooitgedacht Estate
Floral Design – Opus Studio
DJ – Cape DJ’s
Invitations – White Kite Studio
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Lisa Brown
Wedding Dress – BHLDN


Congratulations to Jeannine and Daniel, and a huge thanks to Julia Wade Photography for sharing these gorgeous wedding photos with Junebug! If a relaxed vibe is your thing, you’re going to love this Sarasota wedding at The Devyn that perfectly nails relaxed elegance!

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  1. Oh my god, those flowers!

  2. Congratulations to Jeannine and Daniel, and a huge thanks to Julia Wade Photography for sharing these gorgeous wedding photos with Junebug!

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