I am so excited about today’s wedding which comes to us all the way from Cape Town, South Africa. Annemie works for the incredible event design firm, Elsje Design, so when they mentioned on their blog about her upcoming wedding – I knew it would turn out to be a beautiful event. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by Elsje Designs website or blog – I would highly recommend it. The details that go into their weddings and events are sensational and I always feel myself gravitating back to their site for inspiration.
More from Annemie, the lovely bride….
Annemie and Mitch de Jager
got married on the 17th of January 2009 in Stellenbosch. The couple
met while still at primary school, and were also childhood sweethearts
– they still cherish the hand-written love notes that they exchanged
all those years ago!
For the last eight years, the
pair have been inseparable and when Mitch finally popped the question
in April 2008, Annemie literally jumped for joy!
Our save the date was foiled in silver, gold and bronze and hand stiched down the spine…
Annemie’s wedding gown was
created by Karen ter Morshuizen from Lunar Clothing. This floor-length
dress was made from white washed linen, with a pale silver lining and
matching belt made from frayed fabric strips and finished with
folded flowers made from tulle, linen and lace. The dress had a secret
feature – side pockets in which to keep her “something blue” vintage
handkerchief! The bride also wore a soft tulle veil from Lunar, and a pair of grey pearl drop
earrings borrowed from her mom.
The bridal party prepared for
the big day at the Beauclair Guest House in Stellenbosch. One
of the funniest moments getting ready was when the photographer asked
the three bridesmaids to pose for a picture perching on the edge of
the ball-and-claw bathtub – just as the girls got comfortable, the bath
started tipping over, causing shouts of panic and lots of giggles!
The marriage ceremony was held
in the Stellenbosch University Art Gallery, which started as a Lutherian
church in the 1920’s, and is now a lovely open white space used mainly
for student exhibitions. Guests were seated on white ottomans,
and Alwyn from Okasie styled two white trees with white linen strips,
creating an ethereal and wispy effect.
Order of service booklets were
designed and printed by Elsje from Elsje Designs, combining different
elements and information, from the history of the gallery to interesting
facts about Afrikaans wedding traditions, to make for one very interesting
Stay tuned for Part II of their lovely reception coming up next…
[Images c/o Lizelle Lotter]
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Today's post celebrates the meaningful details. The classical architecture of the location, paired with the elegant blush gown and rich berry-toned florals, beautifully reflect the sense of history created by the handcrafted wedding invitation suite, comprised of heirloom family love letters.