Shaun and Tess’ wedding decisions were centered around the groom’s wish to exchange vows at his old school chapel in the countryside. Hoping to find a reception venue that could match up to its rural charm, the couple decided the rustic feel of The Glades Farm in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa fit their wedding design perfectly. Spending a lot of time exploring the beautiful forest that surrounded their reception, Kate Martens Photography was able to capture enchanting photos of the newly married couple.
Shaun and Tess
The Glades Farm, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
The inspiration for our décor theme was easy. Shaun always wanted to get married in his old school chapel in the countryside, so finding the venue for our reception was narrowed down to the Midlands. As one of our old family friends had converted an old barn into a wedding venue, the choice was easy. The rustic, farm style feel was the perfect fit for the classic country theme that I had always dreamed of.
Ooh that is a tough one! We loved every minute of our special day. Some of my favourite moments would have to be walking down the aisle and seeing my soon-to-be husband for the first time. Walking in to the reception, with everyone smiling, clapping and welcoming us as the new Mr and Mrs McGee. Having all our friends and family share our special day with us was the BEST! Wouldn’t have changed anything.
The Couple Recommends:
Everyone we worked with were amazing and I would recommend them all! A special mention must go to the incredibly talented Kate Martens. Not only did she capture our day perfectly, but she was amazing to work with. Gaby from The Glades was amazing and played a special part in ensuring our day was perfect.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Kate Martens Photography
Ceremony Venue – Michaelhouse Chapel
Reception Venue – The Glades Farm
Catering – The Fat Aubergine
DJ – Pierre the DJ
Makeup Artist – Laura Halgreen
Wedding Dress – Carol Palmer