A South Africa Wedding | Barne and Sybrand's Beautifully Romantic DIY Nuptials Photos by |Kikitography Location |du Toits' farm, near Rustenburg, South Africa
This week I'm so excited to bring you our very first South Africa wedding! From the start our featured couple, Barne and Sybrand didn’t want a formal
wedding, but instead a casual celebration of their love. While getting married on a farm is not out of the ordinary, this couple made this event super unique by tying the knot in an airplane hangar decorated with fairy lights, gold glitter jars, succulents, old family wedding photographs
and natural wood products. Most of the decor was DIY by family and friends giving it a perfect romantic and vintage feel. This wedding definitely defines the phrase 'less is more'! Special thanks to our new friends at Kikitography for this gorgeous submission. Enjoy!
How They Met
"Sybrand and I met at the end of our matric year leading to the December
holidays. There was a lot of flirting going on throughout the vacation. I never
thought I’d ever say this, but that year I wished the holidays would end just
to see Sybrand again. We started University together and quickly became good friends and without
even realising it, built a relationship that would last forever. After seven years of happily dating Sybrand popped the question, making me
the happiest woman alive!"
"I love lace! All I wanted was a lace wedding dress! So I think like
everybody else, I went to my good friend Pinterest and searched. I came
about amazing designs, making it almost impossible to choose ONLY one! With much difficulty I selected three designs and went to see my designer, Christelle Louws of Novacouture. We discussed my style, what type of dress
would suite my figure and then combined all the elements from the three
different dresses that I liked into my wedding dress. It was such a pleasure working with Christelle, what a talented designer
she is! I loved all of my dress and if I had to choose all over again, I would
do it exactly the same."
The South Africa Wedding Ceremony
"Our ceremony was held in the veld between Karee trees with the calming
sounds of nature in the background. Each of our guests were asked to bring their own blanket to throw over
the hay bale seating to sit on during the ceremony and afterwards donated the
blanket to charity by leaving it in a basket. It was so special to us that my mom made the Hessian aisle runner and my dad
welded the iron stands for the proteas and cut the wood decor blocks. What topped it all was Sybrand and I were blessed to have our good friend
marry us, with a special message carried over with much love."
"Now, this is especially where I called in the creativity and skill of
all my family members and future in-laws, who each played a significant role in
realizing our dreams! My mom baked the wedding cake, my dad made all the wooden slices under the plates
and wood logs, my sisters shared their creative ideas (and some decorative
items from their homes) and my husband, brother, brothers-in-law and
future in-laws made it a reality. My bridesmaids and special family friends
helped with the arrangements of the flowers and final decor touches. The day of the wedding the hangar not only looked spick and span, but
was also filled with laughter, family, great friends and lots of love."
"My favorite moment was - and I now pronounce you husband and wife. It was such a blessing and absolute privilege to have had all our
dreams comes true, confessing our love before God, friends and family."
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