Calm, spontaneous, easy going and so incredibly focused on just being each other’s made Chris and Annelie’s wedding day and planning process incredibly relaxed.(even though it was all planned in just 2 months, form half way across the world!)

We organised a gourmet braai  for the night before which gave the two families time to meet and mingle to the most glorious sunset! They had an early morning wedding which meant pyjama conversations in the kitchen over coffee and homemade muffins as the sun rose and the excitement filled the house.   (Annelie’s dad actually made  all of the muffins & macaroons used as guest favors & place setting – How amazing!

Having time to just be with each other is one of the most important elements of a small wedding and I loved seeing this unfold over the two days with this lovely family.

Chris and Annelie’s wish was to be among the trees with the people they loved the most as they said yes (and she said yayeee)  We brought this forest wedding wish to life with mix matched chairs, a ‘wild flower’ aisle and a handcrafted wooden arch (that her mom lovingly decorated)

From this early morning ceremony we stole the couple for some quick pics in the forest and then joined the family for a beautiful ‘reception’ breakfast in the sun room at Forest Hall Estate, which is such a gem of the garden route.

The wedding adventure continued as we piled into an old Land Rover and headed to Forest Halls private beach where we were able to keep Annelie and Chris out of the water for all of 5min! Man how incredible it was to see this new man and wife in fits of laughter playing in the Sea and just having FUN together!

Annelie and Chris I don’t think there was one thing that you two didn’t just roll with. Nothing seemed to trip you up or be a big enough problem to distract you from the reason behind your day. It was amazing to see and it really takes a special type of couple to act and react that way… So well done guys and thank you again for allowing me to be your planner, dress holder, beach playing, forest fairy, wedding creator!

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The amazing team: Gourmet Braai & catering – Greg’s Cookin | Venue – Forest Hall Estate | Photo wizardry – Niki M Photography | Hair & Make up – The Art of make up by Karin Chan | Mini forest Cake – Ginger Pops |Décor Hire – Events & Tents | Coordination, Flowers & Décor styling – Runaway Romance

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