This Western Cape Desert Elopement is Stylish, Rugged, and Stunning

September 13, 2018 | Junebug Weddings

The rugged landscape of Cedeberg, South Africa was the perfect backdrop for the high-fashion bridal style featured in this desert elopement inspiration shoot. There were not one or two but five couture wedding gowns designed by Janita Toerien, ranging from sexy sheath dresses to romantic ballgowns to edgy sequined stunners! The planners at Nu Experiences and florists at Wildeflower rounded out this elopement inspiration by creating the coziest picnic-inspired sweetheart area, complete with antique rugs, throw pillows, and succulents, and an intimate ceremony location set up with pampas grass, dried palm fronds, and a geometric wood backdrop from Happinest Décor rentals. Claire Thomson Photography could not have captured the juxtaposition between the rugged landscape and stylish fashion of this desert elopement more perfectly!

The Talented Team:

Photography – Claire Thomson Photography
Event Planning – Nu Experiences
Floral Design – Wildeflower
Hair and Makeup Artist – Marnel Toerien
Wedding Dress – Janita Toerien
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Janita Toerien and Wildeflower
Rentals – Happinest Décor
Models – Shane Burnell and Sinead Christy Malan


A big thanks to Claire Thomson Photography for sharing this stylish desert elopement with Junebug! Love the unique fashion featured in this elopement shoot? You’ll love the fashion choices in this classy cool Moss Denver wedding!

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