Botlhale & Baikagile’s Vow Renewal

We are so excited to share our very first vow renewal with you. Botlhale and Baikagile celebrated ten years of marriage in September this year. The guest of honour look absolutely radiant in her asymmetrical, beaded dress. It is hard to believe she has been married for ten years! Botlhale is the owner of Cake Couture, so it’s no surprise that she made a deliciously moist “naked” cake for the big celebration.
For the decor they kept it classic and simple, opting for natural colours. Monaghen Farm in Johannesburg made the perfect setting for Botlhale and Baikagile’s outdoor renewal ceremony.Wesley Vorster was there to capture the joyous occasion.

What were the highlights of your wedding day?


Being with family and friends that have been great support throughout our ten years of marriage.

Any advice for brides-to-be?


The day goes by so quickly you have to enjoy it for what it is.

Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently?


I tried to do everything by myself, which got overwhelming towards the end. I would have gotten help earlier.

Did anything unexpected happen?


It started raining so everything had to be moved inside because it was all (ceremony and reception) meant to be outside.

Where did you get most of your ideas and inspiration from?


I got all my ideas from blogs.

Any hints for other brides on how to keep your wedding budget friendly?


Keep it simple.

Did your wedding preparations include any DIY projects?


We wanted it to be an easy, laid-back affair and wanted the decor to reflect it. We only used baby’s breath for table decor, and I baked the cake. To show our ten years in marriage, we had ten framed pictures of us hanging from a tree.

How does your wedding reflect your personalities?


Having been married for ten years we wanted our anniversary celebration to be simple and easy, which is what our relationship is like.