Our wedding included a manageable amount of D.I.Y. detail. Enough to have everyone feel part of things, but I didn’t want anyone having to work too hard in the days leading up to the wedding, preferring to relax and spend quality time together eating, laughing and enjoying the lovely wines from the Tulbagh valley. We made the feather place settings the Thursday night in front of a roaring fire at the Tulbagh Hotel, and spent the Friday morning hanging bells, writing chalkboard menus en arranging decor. My mother and sister-in-law made the beautiful flower wreaths and I designed all of the stationery and invites.
The rest was left in the capable hands of Karen, from Roodezand and Anli Wahl, who did the flowers.