Friday, 8 March 2013

WEDDING: Modern Farm Style Wedding

Almost a month ago Mr. F and I got married at the awe-inspiring Babylonstoren. We fell in love with the beautiful 300 year old Cape Dutch barns and the extensive veggie garden at first sight. On the day we had a massive family style breakfast in the morning and then I went off to be made up...


I got my beautiful dress made at Robyn Roberts Bridal. It was an unbelievable process consisting of 6 fittings and hand cutting and pinning sections of lace where necessary. Thanks Michelle for all your patience and care for detail.



My bouquet was put together by the talented team at Babylonstoren and it included jasmine, roses and little teeny tiny pumpkins, all in keeping with the farm vibe.


We treated our guests to lovely refreshing cordials, ice tea and lemonade with pretty grey stripped paper straws on the lawn before the ceremony. An accordion player provided light entertainment.


The girls arriving at the "chapel"...


We had a really sweet little ceremony in a completely white chapel like studio in front of a till paper backdrop lovingly made by mother. Here's me coming down the isle...


His first glimpse of me...and a kiss from my grandfather...



This is the part where we say "I do"! Our rings were kept safe in a ring bearers book that I made with an old book and some ribbon.


The bridesmaids...


The kiss...


Exiting the chapel we were welcomed by brightly coloured ribbon wavers instead of confetti...confetti isn't good for the resident ducks or turkeys for that matter. I also love the pop of colour they added.


We had a photobooth set up with an Instax camera and some fun props so our guests could make their guest book entries truly fun. Yip thats us getting in on the action...


Canapés and bubbles were served on the lawn as well as lawn games (like naughts and crosses) to keep guests busy whilst we were off doing our photos...




We had two group shots...one with all our guests...


And one with our family and bridal party...


Here are some of our gorgeous photos from in the gardens...










 These are my favs...in the glass house at a table just the two of us...



After our photos were done we had a delicious feast peppered with some excellent speeches and some unexpected guests. All the natural elements on the table were freshly plucked from the extensive veggie garden at Babylonstoren, including the massive rosemary bouquets hanging above the table.




The food consisted of stunning red, yellow and green salads as starters, gorgeous lamb and fish with plums for mains and a canapé style dessert served outside with coffee and limoncello.




Our unexpected guests...


We followed dinner with the cake cutting and our first dance...



The rest of the evening was filled with live music and an amazing fire dancing show. We had a gorgeous day enveloped in love, laughter and great company. And I wouldn't have wanted it any different!

Hope you enjoyed this peek at our big day!

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Thanks to all that helped made it possible:

Dress: Robyn Roberts Bridal
Photographer: Warren Williams Photography
Wedding Planner: Just-Jack

Invites, ribbon wavers, ring bearers book, boutonnieres, animal place settings, fan boxes, photobooth backdrop, coffee tables, white cubes, hay-bale cushions, mason jar lanterns and shepherd hooks all by Confetti Workshop.

Check out my Top 10 Wedding Tips here...

P.S: Mom you rock the mostest!!

6 comments:

Rihzia said...

Stunning, congratulations :)

Jaco van Loggerenberg said...

Loved this wedding! Congratulations Steff and Faz. It was great being apart of your special day. Lots of love.

Stephanie said...

Thanks Jaco! You did a great job of helping put all our ideas together PLUS you made the process fun too...bonus! Much love.

Stephanie said...

Rihzia...Thank you so much friend <3

veritaz said...

Very nice wedding and pictures! Looks like the couple had a great time.

Stephanie said...

Veritaz...Thank you so much! We had an absolutely AMAZING time...close friends, good music, wine and good food...everything one needs.

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