Die Woud – Caledon.
I met Leigh & Werner a little over a year ago. I was delighted to find out that Leigh shares my passion for horses and riding and when the time came to do their engagement shoot, she naturally requested we add her horse, Peanut as the main feature. Fiance Werner welcomed the idea of not having to feature too much himself. Since meeting these two, I really feel honoured to have walked this journey with them. Their wedding day was nothing short of spectacular.
We really wanted the wedding to not just be a singular day, but more of a weekend away for our guests, as we knew we would have a lot of guests from oversees and wanted to capitalize on time with them. So our venue search was focused on areas outside of Cape Town. Die Woud
was an easy choice – the moment we went to see it we knew it was where we wanted to get married. The main attraction (besides the breathtaking venue!!) was that Die Woud
offers pretty much everything in-house, so you don’t need to deal with a million other suppliers. Their food was incredible, their staff fantastic, and the venue coordinator, Leandre
is just amazing and made the whole process so easy.
actually made my matric dance dress for me 10 years ago! So I knew I wanted her to make my wedding dress. Cindy Bam
is incredible, not only did she make me a dress beyond anything I could have wanted, but she is just such a warm, wonderful person, too.
Cape Town Wedding Photographer.
Photography for us, was very important, as that is the one thing you have left after the wedding has come and gone. Landi and her second shooter, Ronel were fantastic! They were so discrete and not imposing at all. Most of the time we didn’t even know they were shooting -which, for awkward people like us is a big win! Landi, also was an immense help in setting up a timeline (and sticking to it) for our day. We would also like to thank Taun Healy from Blue Owl Media
for coming on board at the last minute to capture our day as well!
We organised both our Jazz Trio for pre-drinks and our DJ through the Shout Music Co
. We cannot even begin to recommend them enough! DJ AJ was fantastic, to the point that he was borderline harassed by guests when he packed up after 1am. Dan Shout
who runs the company was also so helpful and easy to work with, and it felt no effort at all and suddenly we had the perfect set up!
The most memorable moment of the day.
Leigh – it might sound a little silly in comparison to the other “big” moments of the day, but for the last 2 songs of the night, Werner and I were all wrapped up in a blanket and we danced together and watched as our friends were having the biggest jol, with so many smiling faces around us. It was was one of the only “quieter” moments we had together on the night, and it just ended the whole celebration off perfectly for me.
Werner – To be honest, the day went by soooo quickly! There were many memorable moments, however if I had to pick a single one it would have to be looking onto Leigh walking down the aisle. That’s the exact moment I realised “This shit is real”.
Leigh & Werner’s advice to other couples.
Food. Booze. Music. If those 3 things are covered, really no one besides you are actually concerned with anything else. It’s silly to say “don’t stress” because there will be stress at some stage of the planning / setting-up process. But, if you have the right support crew in place, it makes it so much easier. My bridesmaids and family really made a massive difference! Also, an on the day coordinator should be a pre-requisite, you don’t want to be doing anything on the day besides enjoying every moment.
Please do not copy, lift or screenshot from this page. A downloadable link to all photographs will be made available soon. Thank you to all service providers who contributed to this beautiful day.
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