Gerhard & Jana’s Organic Wedding Celebration

The very wistful and wondrous wedding of Jana and Gerhard took place at the iconic Babylonstoren on a fine spring day. Think fresh and raw as this wedding was a visual manifestation of bridal radiance and organic grandeur. Not only do we love Jana’s chic gown and soft wavy hairstyle, but her doting fiancé also looked dashing in his tailored attire. The décor was refreshing, wholesome and untainted, just as their chosen backdrop and gourmet menu. What’s not to love about a wedding that embodies the concept of less is more, where every detail exposes the essence of elegance and simplicity. Jenni Elizabeth was the privileged photographer who captured their special day.

Your story

We started our friendship during high school when we sat across from each other in art class. At University we started dating and enjoyed wandering through the mountain paths. One very windy Sunday morning in January we wanted to climb Lion’s Head before sunrise. With the wind hauling we decided to rather go for a run on the beach. We witnessed the full moon setting over the ocean, glowing in the waves. As the sky turned into an impressionist’s masterpiece of pink and orange, Gerhard stopped and asked me to be his wife. We thanked the Lord and started our exciting journey.
When Jana made her way down the aisle, I just knew that this was the start of something beautiful. – Gerhard

What was your most memorable moment?

Gerhard and I shared a very special moment, before we entered the reception venue to join our friends and family, there was a puddle of mud and Gerhard ‘swooped’ me up in his arms and carried me to the door.

Your best word of advice for couples who are planning their wedding?

Less is more. Don’t get stuck in too much detail, your guests don’t notice or remember all the detail. It’s much more important that you as the couple enjoy the day than pleasing your guests with little trinkets that took many nights to assemble.
… we love the outdoors and great food. Babylonstoren is renowned for their marvelous gardens and incredible food and having a backdrop of the snow capped Franschhoek mountains made this gorgeous venue even more exquisite.

Jana & Gerhard – Highlights from Hand Stitched Films on Vimeo.