South African Beach Wedding

Beach Weddings

There are really no words to describe the feeling we get when we come across a wedding that’s so stunningly personal and… perfect. Kobus and Lynette’s wedding, shot by welovepictures, is one of those weddings, beyond a doubt. I mean really, how could a wedding ceremony on the beaches of South Africa be anything but perfect?

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From the bride, Lynette: We envisaged a relaxed and fun filled festival celebrating first and foremost our love and commitment to one another in the presence of God, our family and friends. When Kobus and I went venue hunting we fell in love with the simplicity and honesty that the “Strandkombuis” venue reflected. We immediately knew that all we wanted for our wedding could be achieved here.

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We used bunting, beach games, signage, fairy lights, candles in jam jars and beautiful table stationery to help create the fair/festival feel. To help everyone to get into the festive spirit we used our favourite drink – tequila – as welcoming drinks! The colourful bunting spanned around the tented roof created a joyous expectation and a welcome entrance to the more earthy beachwashed-wood interior of the venue.

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The theme for the wedding was “Kaapse Liefdesfees” (The Cape Festival of Love) as the wedding was being held in the Cape. The color scheme represented the immediate surroundings each in a special way: teal = fynbos flowers, brown= earth, red = love & blue = sea.

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Most of our decorating was handmade. DIY projects such as table runners and the flowers were arranged in 9 canned fruit jars piled in old coke cola crates per table. Each guest name was then stitched to their napkin with a funky material button. Driftwood and candles in canned fruit bottles completed the décor which subtly enhanced the basic character of “Strandkombuis.” Each guest also received a CD that we compiled of our favorite love songs along with a printed material pouch of farm coffee.

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View all images from this wedding HERE

Wedding Music:
Wedding song for ceremony: Suikerbossie – Traditional Afrikaans song
Reception Entrance: “I’m Gonna Be (500 miles),” The Proclaimers
First Dance: “Book of Love,” Peter Gabriel
Father/Daughter Dance: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Jason Castro

Wedding Vendors (Yzerfontein, Western Cape, South Africa):

Wedding Venue: Strandkombuis / Wedding Photographer: welovepictures / Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids’ Dress: House of Fashion / Wedding Shoes: Trenery / Groom’s Suit: Hilton Weiner / Groom’s Shoes: Hugo Boss / DJ: Cape DJs / Wedding Cake: Nelle Cakes / Wedding Invitations: Seven Swans

12 comments
  1. elizabeth

    stunning! i love her dress and the color scheme.

  2. Jen @ Bijou Bride

    Agreed. This wedding is perfection. Love the colors, table set up, paper products, her hair… everything!

  3. jen

    her dress is adorable! Love it all.

  4. sarah donovan

    This is lovely, love the “paper bag” style paper used for various paper goods.

  5. Hannah

    I love her Here Comes the Bride sign! How did she make this? I’m wanting to do a similar thing for our wedding fair signs.

  6. Half Orange Photography

    So pretty! Can I go to South Africa now, please? Loved her dress and the perfectly celebratory and casual feel of this wedding.

  7. lydia {ever ours}

    love the bunting flags on the cake!

  8. MoniQue

    Soooooo proud of my country right now!! :) I think our SA brides, venues and amazeballs photogs meet international standards (if not totaly beat them) in uniqueness and flair!! GO SOUTH AFRICAN BRIDES & PHOTOGS!! :D

  9. Bloomington Wedding Photography

    What a beautiful wedding! We’re fans of the cake and the gentle, warm nature of the ceremony.

  10. Jim Unger

    Can’t believe I missed this one – beautiful!!

    Thanks!!

    Jim Unger

  11. Emily Rolfing

    What a lovely wedding. I love all the sunny and bright details. She was a beautiful bride!

    Is there any way you could share with us where they found those amazing grey striped blankets? They looked wool. I would love to find something similar for an upcoming shoot. Thanks so much!

  12. Mariette vd westhuizen

    Amazing!!!!!

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