Warm and Natural South Africa Wedding at The Greenhouse Café

August 26, 2020 | riley

The minute we saw Eliné and Hein’s natural wedding at The Greenhouse Café, our jaws dropped. One look at these photos captured by The Geldenhuys, and you can see the love these two have for one another. Eliné–who planned the wedding herself–wanted something classy yet warm, which she achieved using terracotta colors, an abundance of candles, hand-dyed cotton napkins, hand-picked pampas grass, and beautiful floral centerpieces created by The Bloom Room. Every detail complimented the organic rosemary farm flawlessly. So get those Pinterest boards ready because this is a destination wedding you will not want to forget!

The Couple:

Eliné & Hein

The Wedding:

The Greenhouse Café, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Wedding Day Surprises

One of my friends had an illustrator in the US draw a picture of my dad and me as a gift—my dad passed away seven years prior to my wedding). When we were still getting ready, she came into the room and gave me the box to open with the drawing inside. It was a beautiful moment where I could feel him there as part of my day. I’ll forever be thankful for that.

How They Personalized the Ceremony

Hein and I picked all the pampas grass on the arch in the field over weekends, and it was a beautiful symbol of marriage being a labor of love that creates beauty to the world. The dried grass and the greenery together symbolized that through all seasons, the most important thing is our unity with each other and with God.

The Couple’s Most Memorable Wedding Moment

My husband and I are both Christian and had two of our best friends lead the worship at our ceremony. As two very emotional people, we really dove into the depth of the worship. I believe it was just a natural response to give honor and praise to God for such a holy day and that we got to be with each other forever. It was just beautiful. We laughed and cried and felt all the feels, and so did our guests.

Wedding Advice from the Couple

You do you. Don’t try to please other people with their idea of how your day should look, but instead follow your heart. It’s your big day, and you should get to choose every detail.


The Wedding Team:

Photography & Videography – The Geldenhuys
Venue & Catering – The Greenhouse Café
Floral Design – The Bloom Room
Cake – Louise Artistry
DJ – Sonic State Productions
Live Music – Clarice Pieterse
Invitation Design – Brinck Creative
Makeup Artist – Skulpted by Kai
Wedding Dress – Estelle Visser Designs
Rentals – Bride in Bloom
Illustrations – Happy Lifelines


Congratulations to Eliné and Hein on their warm and natural South African wedding at The Greenhouse Café! And thank you to The Geldenhuys for sharing it with Junebug. To see more South African destination wedding inspo, check out Sonette and De Vries’ Terracotta and Pampas Grass South African Wedding at Bordeaux Game Farm!

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  1. Great Post!! Absolutely amazing.

  2. Gorgeous, love this wedding.

  3. So fun, love this wedding.

  4. This wedding was so beautiful on so many levels. The way it was shot gives all the warm feels…so stunning!

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