Nattevalleij – Stellenbosch
Maggie and HP are such a lovely couple, and Maggie was the sweetest and softest person to work with. The way she appreciates the smallest of things, and really cherishes each person on her path, is so inspiring. Their ceremony and reception was on the Nattevalleij farm outside Stellenbosch. The venue creates a sense of nostalgia, and fills you with the desire to further explore the beautiful garden, old cellar and Cape Dutch manor house. The day was filled with special touches and DIY projects. HP and Maggie made the wine that was served at the wedding themselves! Maggie’s mom baked rusks that were put in the cutest thank you packages, along with coffee, a few Chappies and some Wilson toffees.
After the ceremony, they cut their Marmite-and-cheese wedding cake, lovingly made by Maggie’s mom. Guests indulged in the amazing bread table, and cold beer was served from the bar, constructed out of pallets. Old wheelbarrows and tin baths held icy drinks for the guests to help themselves. Lounge pockets were created with pallets and ottomans made by HP. The festive feel was pulled together by hundreds of meters of bunting in the trees, made by Maggie.
I loved the flower theme that came through in the bunting, cushions and bridesmaids’ dresses, complementing the beautiful décor and flowers, containing soft hues of different pinks, proteas and greens.
The team from Beanstalk Functions was lovely to work with while doing the on-the-day wedding coordination. They were helping to put the last details in place for the wedding and making sure the food went out at the perfect time.
One of my favourite moments was just before Maggie walked down the aisle. This emotional moment was filled with endless joy and excitement. Everyone had to fight back the tears that just wanted to roll. It went so quickly, but Adene captured these moments so beautifully and now we can experience it all over again.
Catering, Décor and flowers: Beanstalk Functions
Photography: Adene Photography
Videography: Jubilani Videos
Wedding Dress: CJA Haute Couture
Hair and Make-up: Skoonlief