This week we feature the yellow summer wedding celebration of Roxanne and Bragan as they tied the knot at the idyllic Langkloof Roses Estate in Wellington. The scenic backdrop along with the couple’s guest list of 40 close friends and family, not only made the day intimate and utterly personal, but also allowed for a relaxed ambience with heaps of heart-warming D.I.Y. appeal. The entire wedding party joined in the festivities and stayed over on the farm, so in essence this was one happy wedding weekend, captured by the Shoot & Create Photography.
Bragan and I met in our home town when I was 17, I had an instant crush. Being best friends for nearly 2 years we fell in love and it was fireworks from there on. I later moved to Cape Town where Bragan asked me to marry him very casually one evening at home, knowing I hate being in the spotlight. It was very intimate and special.
We both love the book called “Le Petite Prince” by French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I based the complete feel of the wedding on this book, using quotes and hints of colour. Some of my stationery was D.I.Y from The Pretty Blog, I also browsed a bunch of weddings on the Pretty Blog. Also Pinterest, a girl’s best friend and worst enemy, as too many ideas can confuse you, when planning a wedding. My advice being, stick to a theme and once decided, move on.
One thing I am very happy about is that I didn’t spend a fortune on my wedding dress. It had a lace overlay bought from a local vintage store in Long Street Second Time Around. I had my friend who studied at Elizabeth Galloway’s sew an inner for the dress and do some alterations in a week. Don’t spend too much on your shoes as you will kick them off by 9 o’clock. Rather buy 2 pairs of shoes, 1 for your photos and some flat pretty pumps for the after party.
My most memorable moments include: my groom saying his vows, very detailed and carefully and of course being called Mr. & Mrs. The time spent together while we had our couple portraits taken were magical, and the speeches written by our dear friends and family were so special
I have many creative ‘fundi’s’ in my family and they all loved pitching in and helping out. My grandmother sewed our table runners, and my mother-in-law made meters and meters of bunting. We had a few more D.I.Y projects, such as the order of service poster my bridesmaid designed instead of individual order of service booklets for each guest. Some of my stationery was D.I.Y from The Pretty Blog, except my invitations from Seven Swans, they were a wonderful investment.
We both love the book called “Le Petite Prince” by French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I based the complete feel of the wedding on this book, using quotes and hints of colour.
We both grew up on a farms, with lots of space and trees. We had many endless adventure-filled days as children. So getting married, surrounded by nature was an obvious choice. We chose branches, twigs and natural elements as our “flowers”, and combined it with tweed and burlap table cloths, and added we added a quirky chevron detail here and there to brighten the room. I think my own love for design and décor is was reflected in our big day.