Right on the edge of one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa and my home town Plettenberg Bay is this phenomenal venue; the Plettenberg Park Hotel. I just needed to share this wedding’s epic location so as to set the scene before I could continue telling you about this wonderful couple’s love story.
Andries & Marga are probably the sweetest and kindest couple; their respect and love for each other is evident in every little thoughtful gesture towards each other and the people around them. I found this quote online and with the overall theme of the wedding being fynbos from the beautiful floral designs to the wonderful reading the marriage officiant did. It just came together for me about the kind of love these two shares:
I cannot live without your love, with you I am strong. Like fynbos firmly rooted to this earth
Marga would describe her own bridal style as timeless elegance. From the classic A-line shape and timeless lace detailing on the dress, a simple elegance is achieved in Marga’s bridal look.
If we were in England I would have compared Marga’s natural beauty as that of an English rose but our local equivalent is even more perfect; the blushing bride. Full of laughter throughout the day she just absolutely glowed with the love and happiness this moment was for both her & Andries.
He makes me feel like the most beautiful woman! He is very respectful and he will do anything possible to make sure I am safe and loved. I feel special and a lot loved for! We are comfortable with each other and we bring out the absolute best in one another. – Bride Marga
Love is in the Details
The Style factor was not to be forgotten on the groom’s side. With a leather tie and a brand new watch from his wife to be Andries looked very dapper as he made his way to the altar.
I was super excited and knew that this was the beginning of our journey together. It was perfect and I could not wait to start planning our lives together- Groom Andries
A glimpse at the festivities
One part of the ceremony that stood out for me was definitely about how fynbos needed to burn once a year to germinate again and like any relationship I’m sure these two will go through ups and downs, but knowing them I can only see it making them stronger for it every time and just deepening this love they already built on such a solid foundation.
The reception. This is where Marga and I wanted to be comfortable and enjoy every second with our family and friends.
Behind The Scenes
WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:
Venue: Plettenberg Park Hotel
Make Up By : Debbie Jean
Videography : Schoeman Films
Dress by Rina de Jager
Flowers by Pippa’s Flowers
Second Shooting by Angelique Smith
Drone Imagery by Sharyn Hodges