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Gerrit & Carlien’s Modern Vintage Wedding

July 22, 2011 by
We’ve come to the end of another pretty-filled week and we are ending on a high note. Today we share the wedding of Gerrit and Carlien Mostert. They celebrated their big day at the historic Langverwagt farm. We just love this venue, it’s got a lot of character.
Carlien and Gerrit’s wedding was filled to the brim with little details, and we are totally gaga over the rich reception decor. The coloured glasses and the textured tablecloths give such an opulent feel. A big thank you to Wil Punt from Peartree Photography for sending this wedding our way.
We met at university, I accidentally broke his computer and he asked me to go see a movie with him, we saw Star Wars … What a cliché, I know!

Please describe the proposal. Did you suspect anything before he popped the question?


We went together to pick out the ring, so yes, I was aware that it was coming sometime in the future. When I came home from school he had bought my favourite flowers and asked me down on one knee, that night he took me to Pigalle in Cape Town, my favourite restaurant. We celebrated in style.

What was the highlight of your wedding day?


The whole day was fantastic. I never stressed for a second because I knew everything would be perfect. However, the highlight for me was the ceremony. I loved the traditional aspects and modern twists and the fact that we got to say “I do”.

Most of my inspiration came from bridal magazines and ideas from my wedding planner and mother.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Paul van Zyl Coordinator: Agape weddings (Valery) Décor: Okasie Dress: Paul van Zyl Flowers: OkasieHair: Institute Aesthetic (Somerset-West) Make-up: Dawid (Institute Aesthetic) Photographer: Peartree photography Rings: Daneel Diamond Manufacturers (Stellenbosch) Shoes: Nine WestVenue: Langverwagt, Kuilsriver

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3 Responses to “Gerrit & Carlien’s Modern Vintage Wedding”

  1. Nadia July 22, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    What a stunning wedding! And such a cute couple!

  2. Chantelle July 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful wedding. I’m desperate to find out where the ceremony seating arrangements came from… hired or provided by the venue? I’d love to have the tiffany chairs and benches for my outdoor wedding too!

  3. Tanya Coetzee August 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Wow, what a beautiful wedding!! Great ideas!! Who did all the decor? I think the bride and groom also looked amazing! Love her dress

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