Jan-Jan and Lara… Where do we start? One of the most [in love] couples we have ever worked with.
Their love for LIFE and for each other overwhelmed us since the very first day we met with them! With both of them being in a corporate profession we knew that they would know exactly what they want for their wedding day. I remember so well from the first meeting we had with them we were inspired to do something totally crazy for this couple! So…we requested Lourensford to close their lane of trees for the whole day as we would like to create a magical fairytale between those lovely trees. Yes, we decided to host the dinner under the gorgeous oak trees with just one long table surrounded by MASS lighting… We wanted to keep the surprise element at all times so we decided to make use of different areas on the beautiful Lourensford Estate.
Guests arrive for a very romantic ceremony in the lane where the couple stood under a giant wreath. Behind them we built a wooden wall so that no-one can see the elegantly set table they will be seated at later in the evening… From the lane of trees guests were ushered to the polo deck where no one other than Karen Zoid did a private solo performance. To top this off our groom, Jan-Jan, took the mic and sang beautifully to his lovely bride. Of course tears were flowing but so was the champagne! Stir Foods had live stations on the deck and served sundowners as pre-snack. Finally the sun set and the guests could see the lights being switched on in the lane of trees. They were ushered to this magical setting in the lane of trees… BREATHTAKING and crazy. We had SO much fun!!! To top everything off…the after party was in Lourensford’s main hall. With confetti bombs, white modern furniture and neon lighting everyone danced the night away! Jan-Jan, Lara and their families will always have a special place in our hearts. They became friends even if we don’t see each other that often.
Thank you for allowing us to go crazy, Jan-Jan and Lara! And thank you for inspiring us with your love for LIFE and EACH OTHER…
Photographer: Inecke Photography
Venue: Lourensford Estate
Wedding dress: Kobus Dippenaar Atelier
Hair & Make-up: Helga Strydom
Flowers: Die Gieter
Catering: Stir Food
Lights & Furniture Hire: In And Out Events Hire
Staffing: Shake and Serve
Draping: To-Nett’s Florist Hiring & Decor
Pre-drink entertainment: Karen Zoid
DJ: DJ Chopper (SA)
Wedding cake: Chocswirl