From the very begging of their planning process, Kat & Cobus knew exactly what they wanted their elopement celebration to be…AND that eloping was 100% right for them!

It’s always such a joy when this happens, as many couples doubt their decision to elope or be pressured along the way to fit into a more traditional wedding mold & guest list. So yay you two for kicking that to the curb!

People actually thought they were kidding when they told them they were eloping because of their totally cool, calm & collected approach to it all.

It’s no surprise then, that we chose a really cool blue, grey & copper color pallet for this shadowy forest ceremony, with hints of the more wintry burgundy for Kat.

The couple had a relaxed morning getting ready together on the edge of the tree’s & when they were ready quietly slipped into the Knysna forest for their beautiful vow exchange & marriage ceremony…it was like we were the only people on earth, it was so secluded & serene.

Their reception table was set up on the lawn of their Forest edge cabin & was filled with their favorite foods, served in their favorite ‘picnic platter’ style!

The best part of this celebration was hearing these two laugh (Kat has this infectious giggle that lights up everyone around her), seeing them so happy & connected was so special. Guys you are so creatively brave & trusting. Thank you for trusting me to bring your forest picnic elopement dream alive

Much love

Dream Team

Photographer Charlie Ray Photography | Accommodation Forest Edge | Venue SAN Parks | Hair & Make up The art of Make up by Karin Chan | Floral clip & Necklace Botany & Bloom |Pastor The Lovely Chris | Marble Mini Cake Lisa Jerling | ‘We Eloped’ cross stitch  Sweet Sarah Jane | Planning, styling & flowers Runaway Romance

Comments (2)

Estefania Romero

December 20, 2017

This is so so so so so gorgeous!!!!!


    Rebecca Kooiker

    December 29, 2017

    Thank you so MUCH! Seriously appreciate this coming from someone who has seen and photographed so many amazing wedding days! x


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