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Johan & Danni – A Touch of Boho

July 5, 2012 by
As a late afternoon treat we bring you Danni and Johan’s laid-back wedding. Danni describes their big day as “festival like”. Sounds good to me! The two tied the knot in January this year at the beautiful Molenvliet Estate in Stellenbosch. Both Johan and Danni are nature lovers.

So for their big day they opted to say their vows in a “secret forest”, and celebrate under the stars afterwards.We’re loving all the handmade touches, Danni’s beautiful dress and of course the bridal party’s gorgeous outfits! The wonderful Wesley Vorster was behind the lens.

Their Story


We met when we were both students. Johan had planned to propose to me when we were snowboarding with my family in France; he bought a temporary ring because my designer friend was in Germany at the time. He carried the ring along the entire trip, but never popped the question. A few days after we were back in SA we were on our way to watch a concert, this is when he surprised me with a picnic on a little secluded hill overlooking the sea. There he proposed and told me the story. When I asked why he never did it in France, he said, “Well, because we are sea people,” which made it truly special. A few months later he surprised me again with a gorgeous engagement ring that looked like a little branch wrapped around my finger, amazing!

What was the highlight of your wedding day?


The outdoor reception under fairylights and stars made an amazing atmosphere, especially with the gypsy jazz music playing in the background, we could not have asked for better weather, we are truly blessed. As a side note, I also loved, loved, loved the pretty surfboard my man gave me as a wedding present!

Did anything unexpected happen at your wedding?


Well, I was going to walk down the aisle on the instrumental version of Eddie Vedder’s Hard Sun, which was the first song Johan had ever played me, but then as a surprise, our very talented friends who played the song had tweaked it a bit to make it sound amazing and very unique, we both loved it, we both cried!

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9 Responses to “Johan & Danni – A Touch of Boho”

  1. Christy-Lee July 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    amazing! amazing amazing! Wedding and photography is simply just…AMAZING!

  2. Sandra (Simply Peachy) July 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    I love a gorgeous boho wedding! This one is a stunner! Absolutely love the decor.

  3. Hermien July 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Wat ‘n pratige egpaar! Die dekor is verfissend, aards en besonders. Ook die beligting (kerse in glasflesse) is so oorspronklik en gepas.

  4. Abi Gilbert-Green July 10, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    Gosh… this wedding is filled with such boho loveliness – absolutely stunning! Love the decor and the bouquets – gorgeous.

  5. Carina July 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Beautiful pictures!

  6. philippine wedding July 17, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    Wow, Gorgeous wedding and beautiful images…Love It..

  7. Kathy July 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Just gorgeous!

  8. Gail Hunt December 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Wow! What a gorgeous, fabulous wedding! I love love love the poles with hanging lights. I have a big question! I am using birch poles over the tables. The tables will sit on grass at a friend’s backyard. How did you keep the poles you used vertical?
    Thanks!

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