Alice and Brett – Kwazulu Natal rural farm wedding
Alice and Brett’ wonderful rural farm wedding was started many years ago when they met by chance on an airstrip in a remote area of East Africa. After many months of “wondering” about each other they met up again in a pub by pure accident … the rest as they say is synchronicity. They are currently based in, Papua New Guinea and due to the fact that the wedding was to take place on Brett’s Grandmothers farm on the south coast of KwaZulu Natal, Timeless Weddings was their chosen supplier that would help them bring their dream day to fruition.
Alice’s brief was to keep everything simple but stylish, and since the garden setting on the family farm was so stunning, we advised to keep the decor fairly simple so that it would add to rather than detract from the country setting. Being in the middle of the hot and humid Natal summertime, the set up was not always plain sailing, with lots of last minute changes caused by torrential storms that warranted some concern and meant that plans and timings had to be adjusted accordingly – but this was all in a day’s work for the experienced team at Timeless Weddings.
The ceremony took place in the little church in Sea Park along the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal, which Brett had attended since Sunday School days which was very meaningful for the couple. From there the guests ventured up to the family farm where they enjoyed snacks and cocktails on the farmhouse verandah prior to moving through to the Bedouin marquee for the wedding reception
Timeless Weddings brought in a Bedouin style marquee that was supplied by James at KZN Tents. All the tables were set up on one side of the marquee with the dance floor, lounge and bar area taking place in the other end – this created a very informal but social set up for when the dancing started, which is exactly as Brettt and Alice had envisaged.
The flowers were a selection of groupings in three different glass vases interspersed with with white lobelia in terracotta, and with moss pots running down the length of the tables This was finished off with low candles in glass votives to add to the ambience in the evening. It was an unusual combination but came together beautifully, to create a glorious setting for the wedding reception. The flowers were artfully created by Vanessa who brought Alice’s ideas to life. Bronwyn from Ivy Events assisted with the decor, set up and lighting and the ambience at the wedding was testimony to the fact that it all worked to perfection!
Hendrik from Cakes Devine was tasked with creating Alice’s dream cake – this was no small undertaken given the fact that it was a chocolate cake that had to be set up in a marquee in the middle of the KwaZulu Natal summer. In order to preserve it as best as possible, it was delivered as late as possible for the set up. It certainly proved to be as delicious as it looked and smelt.
Sean from Sound Mechanix was a friend of Brett’s for many years and was tasked with getting the guests bopping – which he most certainly did till the early hours of the morning. The wedding was creatively captured by Wade from Ocean Driven Media, who was challenged by the weather during the creative shoot, but still managed to capture all the magic of the day.
In conclusion, it was a most beautiful day and Timeless Weddings was lucky to be part of it. Surrounded by family and close friends that celebrated their future happiness – we wish you all the best as you both set to soar with a bright future together!