Monique and Kyle’s South African wedding is full of heartwarmingly personal details. The couple married on the bride’s father’s farm, with one of the most incredibly gorgeous ceremony views we’ve ever seen! You know how much we love layers and layers of tulle in wedding gowns… and Monique’s dreamy dress left us swooning over it. Thanks to the wonderful Lizelle Lotter for sending her pictures our way!
From the bride, Monique: Our style was very personal to both myself and Kyle, who was VERY involved! It was based around a classic Italian/French post-harvest street festival, as it was also the end of the Wine Grape Harvest on our farm, where we got married!
Guests had the dress code of: Brown and blush, flat shoes and a hat! Our general colour scheme was a theme of creams, greys, blues and browns. Adjectives to describe our day include chilled, comfortable, fun, funny, relaxed, enjoyable. We did the name tags, gift boxes, table seating, painted tables, bridesmaids, groom and groomsmen “brooches” ourselves! Also the wire hearts!
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Give as much work to someone else! Make sure they know what you want, as well as another informed person to check up on them. Then LEAVE it! Difficult, but just do it, because otherwise you will be so tired and stressed out beforehand. There are always a million things you remember last minute. So as soon as you can get the main things delegated, you will not be as swamped by it closer to the time. And VERY important… make sure you are nowhere close to anyone who can bother you a whole day before your wedding. I went to a spa the whole day and it saved my life!
First dance: Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours”
Wedding Vendors (Stellenbosch, South Africa):
Ceremony and reception venue: Kanu Vineyards / Wedding photographer: Lizelle Lotter / Wedding coordinator: Gerrit Snyman / Wedding flowers: Gerrit Snyman / Wedding dress: bespoke / Bridesmaids’ dresses: chosen by bridesmaids / Groom’s suit: Zara / Wedding music: Jesse Jordan / Wedding catering: George Jardine / Wedding cake: Sweet Cakes