Today’s real wedding comes from Carly and Shaun, who chose a vintage farm theme for their celebration. An old gramophone,birds and bunting, together with lots of quirky details made this wedding unique and fun.
From the bride:
Being from a small “Plattelandse dorpie” in the lovely Free State, we wanted a whimsical vintage, farm style feel, also incorporating a birdie theme throughout our wedding.
The venue was a rustic Free State sandstone building. Farm landscapes and surroundings, complimented the soft lace and vintage elements.
I searched high and low for service providers with a creative twist. My ideas were realized through working closely with the amazing service providers listed below.
The invites started the whole process. Staying away from the usual formal wording we opted for a quirky rhyme on a postcard, to set the tone for a fun wedding!
Each guest received a newspaper before entering the chapel filled with fun reads; our engagement story, the menu, the program for the day, seating plan and even a crossword puzzle and Thank you notes.
Strands of lace were hung from beams in the chapel to create that vintage feel while an old gramophone played background music from the 1950’s
After the ceremony the guests enjoyed a spread of various cheeses, homemade breads, jams and fruit under an old tree while we continued playing the vintage music.
Hay bales were used for seating and a photo booth with props was set up to entertain guests while we were doing our couple shoot.
Instead of the normal welcome drink, our guests were treated to a candy floss cocktail with a sparkler, This was set alight and we were greeted with a burst of sparkle upon arrive at the reception.
The hall was decorated with bunting, fairy lights and birdcages, made by street vendors, were used as table centrepieces
For placemats, I used scrapbooking paper in different designs. As guest favors, my aunt made the napkins with our monogram and together with this each guest received a small cookie, designed in the theme of the wedding.
The dessert table was a hit with everyone. Designer cookies in shapes of birdies and birdcages were hung from branches above the table.
What a perfect day, we had so much fun and the guests loved it as much as we did!
Venue: La La Nathi Guest Farm, Harrismith, Freestate. http://www.lalanathi.co.za/
Photographer: Simply Me Wedding & Lifestyle Photography, Pretoria. http://simplyme.co.za/
Stationary: Invites and newspapers. Madre Kohn Creative, Cape Town. http://www.madrekohn.co.za/
Dress: Elizabeth Stockenstrom, Cape Town. http://www.
Cupcakes and other sweets and treats: Karen @ Mrs Mouse, Harrismith.
Jewellery: Anina @ Lilly Blue. http://www.lilyblue.co.za/
Designer Cookies: Krummels Kuns Koekies, Hermanus. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/
Decor: Retha’s and Brides own