Joubertsdal – Swellendam
Anné and Herman’s wedding was beyond stunning! The decor and flowers where so rich and dense with deep, beautiful colours. Their friends and family really pulled together to make this happen – wow, what a talented group of people! Excellence and attention to detail were evident in every small touch, and it was significant to see just how special a wedding can be when a family collaborates. The food was also done by a friend of theirs and the waiters were the staff from her parents’ guest farm, Skeiding. The lounge furniture on the big porch was also from their farm. Her mom made their carrot and macaron wedding cake and guests indulged in this delectable creation. The two things that had such a lasting impression on me, were the closeness of their family and friends and their ability to have so much fun together!
The wedding took place at Joubertsdal, situated outside the town of Swellendam. The view of the Langeberg mountains will make you pause for a few seconds as you take it all in. A few other highlights were the stylish gin and sangria bar with dry ice steaming from two gigantic glass goblets, the lively marimba band, sabrage at the dinner speeches and the massive cheese table that appeared by the dance floor later in the evening.
Some of Anné’s clever little wedding hacks were to split the speeches into two sets; one during canapés and the other just before dinner. She also repurposed many of the elements, like the flowers in the chapel which were later positioned on the porch steps, and the under plates which were later used to plate the dessert on. For confetti, guests were handed wooden rods with long ribbons that they could wave as opposed to rose petals. I thought this was such an original idea, and no cleaning was required afterwards!
Anné & Herman, it was a delight to be part of your wedding day. Anné, you are a ray of sunshine! I am grateful to have been your work colleague for about 2 years and to have had the privilege of doing your on-the-day coordination.
Photographer: Christelle from Local Truth
DJ & Sound: Just for You, Charles (083 490 6788)
Marimba Band: Ilitha Lelanga
Flowers: Done by very talented family and friends
Stationary: A combination of the bride herself and Simoné Snyman (072 414 1245)
Golden arch on the gift table, Jenga, basket lights: Muse Decor Hire
Green glasses and dinner candle holders: Function Hiring 4u
Blue under plates and dessert bowls: Downings
Easels, table numbers, ice buckets: La Flor Events
Catering: Manna Crodini, Monika (082 412 8745)
Coffee Station: Clock Peaks Coffee Roasters
Macaron Wedding Cake: Anne-Lizé Uys from Skeiding Guest Farm
Wedding Dress: Lauche Fourie (082 783 5783)
Bridesmaids Dresses: Margot Molyneux
Groom’s leather tie: Wanderlust Leather
Bride and Bridesmaids earrings: Lichen and Leaf
Make-up: Janelle Uys
Bridesmaids Sonvanger T-shirts: Flink