Donovan & Emma’s Farm Fête

If you love romantic, vintage-inspired weddings (and I think deep down inside we all do), then you are going to adore this country wedding. Donovan and Emma got married on one of the oldest farms in the Tulbagh area, some of the buildings in the picturesque town date back over 250 years.
The history surrounding the farm inspired their wedding, and they reflected this in a number of the wedding elements. They used the wedding stationery to set the scene and created a  farm style feast reception. Emma looked breathtaking, and extremely happy I might add, in her Maggie Sottero A-line dress and mantilla veil. Nikki Meyer captured this intimate celebration.

Their story


Donovan and I met through a mutual friend and, although it sounds like a cliché, we felt like we had known each other our whole lives. We could talk for hours, our record was a 13-hour Skype call, and we immediately found values and interests in common. During a surprise weekend away in the Cederberg, under a 250-year-old fig tree, Donovan popped the question.

What were the highlights of your wedding day?


The highlight for me was all of the light-hearted laughter and the overwhelming feeling of love. The stress just melted away as jokes induced fits of belly laughter and tears. It was wonderful to see our friends and family, and of course my groom, filled with so much happiness.

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


My endless supply of inspiration was Pinterest. I created boards for each aspect of my wedding and filled them with inspiration from my favourite wedding blogs (The Pretty Blog, Style Me Pretty and Snippet & Ink).

Did your wedding preparations include any DIY projects?


I attempted a few DIY projects during the wedding preparations and one of the biggest was the Limoncello favours (an Italian digestive that we fell in love with on a trip to the Amalfi coast). I brewed the lemon concoction using a traditional Italian recipe and let it ferment for six months before bottling and labelling it with my own specially designed tag.