Today’s rustic South African farm-style wedding was held at Kliplapa, an interesting wedding venue featuring a rustic stone lapa – the perfect setting for Carine and Michael’s intimate celebration. Carine looked fantastic in her vintage-inspired lace Elizabeth Stockenstrom gown with three-quarter sleeves and open back. Pages from vintage books were used for confetti as well as to create fun origami birds. The reception tables were decorated with piles of old books, silver vases, glass pots, peach flowers and mirrored underplates. Photographer Marli Koen was there to capture the day’s details, which is great news for us as it means we get to be inspired by them too!
“We wanted our wedding to be warm, comfortable and cosy, and down to earth,” Carine tells us. “Everyone had to have a good time and and dance the night away. Some of the highlights for us were the live entertainment before the reception which created a cheerful atmosphere for our guests. We decided to make a weekend of the celebrations. Most of our guests arrived the night before, so a lot of the meet and greet took place then. By the time the wedding started, most people were familiar and comfortable with all of the rest of the guests, ensuring that no awkward ice-breakers were needed at the tables. The Master of Ceremony handled his duties flawlessly and made sure that I remained calm, collected and stress-free during the night’s proceedings. We ended off the weekend with Sunday breakfast at the venue, where we could say our final thank you’s and goodbyes before leaving for our long-awaited honeymoon in Spain!”