Talk about a romantic affair! We’re smitten with Victoria and Marc’s timeless wedding at Bosch Hoek in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The couple hired planning rockstars from Oh Happy Day to help them create the day of their dreams complete with decor from The Wedding Table and House of Hudson. Victoria wanted her bridal look to resemble her daily look of “glowy, bronzed, and fresh.” Her clean, modern White Lilly Bridal dress and Jimmy Choo shoes were the perfect mix to pull off the essence of everyday simplicity! Get ready to fall in love with every photo Vanilla Photography captured of this sweet day at Bosh Hoek.
Victoria & Marc
Bosch Hoek, South Africa
I can honestly say I had the ‘dream team’ in terms of vendors. They have all worked together countless times so really just made the day so seamless. Every single one of them were extremely professional and worked their magic to perfection. I really felt very lucky to have the team that I did.
My dress was clean and modern and I wanted to make up to resemble the usual look I go for on a daily basis; glowy, bronzed and fresh. My make up artist had her work cut out as she got quite the comprehensive brief, but she nailed it. Accessories wise – I kept this minimal too with pearl drop earrings only. My shoes were nude Jimmy Choo heels.
Wedding planning advice from the bride: I loved the planning process and loved being involved it it from start to finish. A big factor in enjoying this process was having the planning team I had (Oh Happy Day). They took any unnecessary stress off me and thought of things I could never have done on my own. I think it’s important to decide what is important to you as a couple from the get-go, and stick to prioritizing those things throughout.
I can honestly say that every element of the day was so incredibly memorable for us; from walking down the aisle and greeting our guests at canapes to the photo shoot (which was such a fun time with our bridal party and time alone as a couple) and speeches and the celebration that followed. You will never feel that sheer amount of happiness and love in one day and being surrounded by everyone we loved was just unforgettable.
Bosch Hoek is a place I have grown up visiting and is close to my hometown. I knew I didn’t want a traditional wedding venue and wanted to be able to build our day from scratch. Bosch Hoek allowed for this and their beautiful surroundings and accommodation made it feel like the homely wedding we wanted.
The theme was classic, timeless, modern and fresh and we steered clear of anything too rustic, vintage or cluttered. We chose to personalize the day with my favorite scents from Jo Malone. We chose a scent combination and used candles down all the tables and in the bathrooms. Scent is so important to me and I loved the special touch this added, and my guests loved it too.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Vanilla Photography
Event Planning & Floral Design – Oh Happy Day
Ceremony Venue – Michaelhouse
Reception Venue – Bosch Hoek
Catering – Delish Sisters
Live Music – Dave Starke
Videography – The Minerals
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Blend Make Up
Wedding Dress – White Lilly Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS
Groom’s Apparel – Tiger Of Sweden
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Woolworths
Decor – The Wedding Table, House of Hudson
Cheers and congrats to Victoria and Marc! We’re thankful Vanilla Photography shared this inspiring and timeless day with Junebug. Loving these vibes? Be sure to check out this dreamy, natural, and intimate South Africa destination wedding at Natte Valleij.