What could be more blissful than a picnic on a bright Summer’s day? And as the weather in South Africa is notoriously glorious in December that’s exactly what Steven & Demi chose to do for their wedding. The venue was Solms Delta Wine Estate in Franschhoek.
“In our hearts we really wanted to create a relaxed atmosphere at our wedding”, explained the bride. “A place where people felt free to kick off their shoes and be themselves. This definitely gave a sense of freedom and fun to our wedding. It was not a stiff, pretentious event but rather a special and ‘real-deal’ celebration of our commitment and the value of others in our lives.”
Demi went for a simple, elegant and almost innocent bridal look. I adore her long flowing hair, fuss free and minimal make up and carefree wedding gown. She wore ballet flats to begin with but for most of the day she ran around bare foot. “I ran around in bare feet all day which was one of my favourite parts of the whole wedding”, she continued. ” Steven said he best moment was seeing me walk down the aisle.”
“My bridesmaids and I spent the year sewing 120 metres of bunting”, Demi concluded when I asked about the homemade décor “My mom made our ‘las-lappie’ blankets. We used tins, prettified with material and ribbons as holders for straws and cutlery. We bought many glass jars in different shapes, sizes and colours from hospice shops to put our flowers in . We also had games for our guests to play while we were having our photos taken.”
Beautiful, simple and inspiring. Thank you to Steven & Demi for sharing with us today.