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Llewellyn & Sandra’s Kimberley Wedding

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Kimberley Wedding.

Llewellyn & Sandra had a beautiful and unique Kimberley Wedding reception. Read their story below:

How did you meet and what drew you to each other?

We actually met at Scarlet Room, a small intimate lounge bar in Bloemfontein. It was complete serendipity as he was out with a friend for a quick after gig drink and I was out with friends from work. As fate would have it they knew each other❤️
From the get go we were just strangely comfortable with each other, it felt as though we have known each other our whole lives.

Was your wedding affected by Covid-19 and how?

Luckily for us Covid didn’t have an effect on our special day as we wanted a small intimate wedding, and our venue only allowed for a small group of guest.

Who did your hair & make-up and how did you find them?

My hair was done by Ilze van der Walt at Verfraai salon and my make up was done by Micayla.
I was extremely happy with both my hair and makeup, it was perfectly done, Definitely ticked my Pinterest boxes and I felt like a absolute princess!

What made you choose your Kimberley Wedding Venue?

So our friend Wilhelmina had a agreement from forever that she would be the chef for his wedding. Sooo when she moved to Kimberley, the only option was to have a “destination” Kimberley wedding.😉

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?

Bride: For me it was definitely seeing my now -husband once I got to the end of the church aisle, he looked so handsome and his smile said everything.

Groom: Definitely the butterfly feeling meeting each other in the church, Landi our Wedding Photographer caught the moment on film and the fact that there were no doubt about the person I am about to spend my life with.

Tell us something funny/unique about your wedding weekend.

Something funny for me was that we were both so “kinderlik opgewonde” that during the church service we were giggling and I just could not stop smiling from ear to ear.

How did you experience your Photographer’s service?

Our Wedding Photographer, Landi from Organictales has a very comfortable feel about her, which meant we were immediately comfortable. She guides you regarding poses and that helps allot especially if you are not a “photo-shoot” couple. Because my husband and I like a little bit of a more silly side , she really captured us as a couple.

If you could change anything from the day, what would it be?

Literally nothing, even though it was a chilly-ish day and was raining like crazy at the end of the night, our day was absolutely perfect. It was everything we wanted and more.

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Where did you go on honeymoon and what made it special?

My husband is a adventure photographer ,so on the Sunday we left to shoot Freedom Circuit at Underberg. It was a privilege to be able to spend a week together in a car😬 Later this year we will go on a official Honeymoon.

What advice would you give other couples still in the planning process?

Do what you want to do! It is your wedding. We didn’t ask for allot advice as we wanted our day to reflect us, also we had amazing friends that became our vendors. We also didn’t have allot of input on the food or the decor as we completely trusted our vendors and we were extremely happy with the result. They captured the exact idea we wanted and everyone had a amazing time at our wedding! A Definite perfect day to remember.

 

Service Providers:

Bride
DressLeehra Bridal 

HairVerfraai Salon

Make upMakeup Artistry by Micayla

Brides NailsCreative Nails

Brides GuesthouseOleander Guest House

Bridal gift – Pearl earrings –  Carins Jewellery Design

HankerchiefEmbroidery Unlimited 

Rings Bride and Groom: Allan Robb

 

 

Groom
Suit The Modernist Taylor Made

TieKnotted Ties 

SocksSea Panda Apparel

Grooms GuesthouseAt Athens Guest Rooms

Groom giftMen Leather Toiletry bag Theron Theron Designs

 

CateringWilhelmina

Venue – Jungnickel Guesthouse

Decor – Nigel Londt

BandKaroo Music

Neon LightHelgard Projects

Church – NG Church Newton

Photographer – ORGANICTALES

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Rhodes Wedding – Peet & Patricia

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Rhodes Wedding.

When you travel past Barkley-East on a gravel road of about 120km, you get to a quaint little town called Rhodes.  Definitely a tourist spot to add to your bucket list.  But, when you keep driving through Rhodes that same gravel road will take you over one of the highest passes in South Africa.  From there you will witness the most breathtaking views you can imagine.  And right at the bottom of the Naude’s nek pass, I found myself on a beautiful farm about to shoot a wedding.  Read their story below:

Tell us the story of how you two met?

We met each other when I came to visit his sister who was a school friend of mine, but Peet was very shy so we didn’t really talk much.  We eventually reconnected and started talking to each other during my first year of University and as they say – the rest is history.

How did you decide on your venue:

The farm is an extremely special place for both of us.  To us, there is no place more beautiful on earth and we really wanted to share our love for this unique spot with all our friends and family so they could also share in our fondness of it. It’s the only place we ever want to be.

Were there any funny moments that took place?

On the wedding day, we had quite a bit of rain which created some muddy and slippery driving conditions on the farm roads.  Since we were getting married in a forest, the road up to the ceremony area was also quite slippery.  When the bridesmaids arrived, their vehicle completely slipped and got stuck.  It took an army of men to literally push and pick up the girls Fortuner and turn it the right way around again.  What an adventure!

If you could change anything on the day, what would it be?

We wouldn’t change a thing.  Everything turned out perfectly.  In the morning when it started raining, we just kept praying for it to clear up before the ceremony, and what a beautiful miracle when the rain stopped long enough for us to have our beautiful forest ceremony.

 

What advice do you have for other couples planning their wedding?

It’s really important to try and enjoy every moment of the process.  Try not to stress about everything.  Remember you have friends and family who can help so don’t be afraid to delegate some of the smaller tasks to them to help you.  Don’t take everything on yourself.  And again – just enjoy the entire process.

Service Providers:

Photographer:  ORGANICTALES
Videographer: GO URBAN
Dress: Bridal Emporium
Make-up: The Beauty Room – Cheron Lisher
Hair: Jean-Marie

Video by GO URBAN FILMS:

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Landtscap Wedding – Rése & James

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Landtscap Wedding.

How did you meet and what drew you to each other?

When a mutual friend of ours showed James photos of his girlfriend (now wife) with friends, James immediately asked out about the one friend – Rése! His now wife, being the good friend that she is, then immediately sent Rése a picture of James and said you need to meet this guy – only problem he stays in Port Elizabeth. But our friends decided we need to meet and all of a sudden we were added to a whatsapp group called “That Awkward Moment” and our friend left the group right after. We chatted for a month before we actually met for the first time – and the rest is history.

What drew me to James was his infectious laugh, his kind demeanor, patience and that he is taller than me. James being handsome does not hurt either!

What drew me to Rése was her beauty, similar interests and ideals. The clincher was that she is an avid sport watcher! No guilty feelings to watch sports all day!

Was your wedding affected by Covid-19 and how?

We got engaged on the 27th of September 2019 and set our initial wedding date for the 22nd of August 2020. When the level 5 lockdown was implemented and not knowing how long it will take for restrictions to be eased we decided to rather move our date to 22 May 2021. With us both being in separate provinces we did not see each other for 6 month due to level 5 and level 4 lockdown restrictions (Rése was in Stellenbosch and James in Johannesburg). We have always done long distance, but those 6 months really tested us and I think made us realise even more that we want to be together forever. One thing that the postponing of the wedding took away from us was the opportunity to have our grandmothers witness our special day. They would have loved to celebrate the day with us.

What made you choose your venue?

We want a venue that was close to Stellenbosch, and spectacular views for the winelands and caters for all weather conditions – seeing as we wanted a winter wedding. Landtscap ticked all those boxes! With lots accommodation in the surrounding area, a 180 degree view that includes Simonsberg and Stellenbosch mountains, a fireplace to keep our guests warm until late at night – what more could we ask for!

Tammy and her team helped make sure that our dream wedding could become a reality! All our guests were in awe about the amazing view and food provided by Two Chefs Catering.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?

James memorable moment – Seeing Rése walk out of the building. She took my breathe away and that image will be ingrained in my memories forever!

Rése memorable moment – Seeing James stand there in his suit looking super handsome. Another memorable moment was that at James’ request we had to walk into the reception area on a song choice he made – and that song would be Meisie Meisie by Kurt Darren. It was hilarious and the guests did not expect it at all and loved it!

How did you experience your photographer’s service?

I have known Landi since 2008 when we met each other in Monica Ladies’ Residence at Stellenbosch University – and when she started doing wedding photography professionally I told her she will be my photographer one day. Not even an hour after we got engaged I told Landi to keep her weekends open in August 2020. Throughout the whole Covid-19 date change and timelines having to get adjusted to comply to lockdown regulations – Landi always stayed positive and helped to make the logistics of the event run smoothly. Throughout the day Landi made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and we had lots of laughs during the couples shoot. If you naturally look happy in the photos it shows in the photos and Landi brings that out in all the people she photographs.

 

Where did you go on honeymoon and what made it special?

We had an action packed 2 week long local honeymoon. We first went to Thronybush Game Lodge (https://www.thornybush.com/lodge/thornybush-game-lodge/) for 4 nights. With international tourists not being able to come to South Africa we got an amazing deal, where it was all inclusive (except for drinks) and we went on 2 game drives each day. We had amazing sightings of the Big Five and rare animals – like wild dogs on the hunt and lion cubs playing in the river bed.

After that we road tripped down to Umhlanga and stayed there for 2 nights in a lovely AirBnB overlooking the ocean. We enjoyed the warmer weather and James even had a swim or two!

After that we spent 4 nights at Bushman’s Nek Berg and Trout Resort. We went hiking, Rése had her first fresh snow falling experience and had to build a snowman – and we tried to go up Sani Pass by making use of Sani Pass Private Tours (https://sanipassprivatetours.com/sani-pass-tours-private/). Greg our guide was so knowledgeable and tried his best to get to the top but no cars could make it up to the Lesotho border due to the heavy snow fall.

We did a lot of driving and it felt like we needed a holiday after the honeymoon – but travelling local just reminded us of all the beauty we have in South Africa and that we have so much exploring left to do!

VIDEOGRAPHY: Hendrico Bekker Films

Service Providers:
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Venue: Landtscap
Flowers and Decor: Bouwer Flowers
Catering: Two Chefs
Photographer: Organictales Photography
Photographer’s assistant: Ronel Strauss Photography
DJ: COMPACT SOUND
Suit: GD Suits
Wedding dress: The Wedding Boutique
Bridesmaid dresses: Hoiden Bridesmaids
Stretch tents: Cape Tents
Lighting: Sitting Pretty
Lawn games and golf: Lawn Games 4 You (https://lawngames4you.co.za/)
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