“Love is support. Love is adventure. Love is laughter. Love is friendship.

Love is what brought us all here today.”

There is a special type of couple who is drawn to the forest for their wedding ceremony. The thinkers, the poets and the romantics!

Lauren and Rollan are all of these things and more.
This was a relaxed day of preparation as everyone chipped in to set up & create this intimate forest celebration.

The couple shared an intensely beautiful and inclusive wedding ceremony in their sea of trees…touching on lessons and points from their friends and family that they want to include into their marriage.

I had the most fun creating a bright color burst of a reception table, using collected tins, jars and beautiful colored candles.
As the sun set this small group had a braai together, tried to crack the couples ‘how well do you know us’ cross word, danced under the stars and belly laughed around the bonfire.

Lauren and Rollan this was one of the most easy going, deeply real and ‘made to fit’ celebrations I have been honored to witness. Thank you for reigniting the flames of romance and true love for me!

The incredible hands & hearts behind this day:

Some of my favorite elopement Photographers Charlie Ray |Forest venue MTO Forestry Eco Tourism Tsitsikamma | Reception venue and Accommodation Misty Mountain Reserve | Hair and Make up Debbie Atkinson| Stationery designed by the bride who does freelance Wedding work BTW | The ceremony center piece macrame ETSY | Acoustic guitar and musician Jovandre from Tsitsikamma Adventure | Wedding planning, Flowers and Decor Runaway Romance

Comments (2)


February 23, 2018

Wow, how incredibly beautiful! Congratulations for a long & happy life together.


    Rebecca Kooiker

    February 28, 2018

    We couldn't agree with you more Becki!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and share some love with us and the couple x

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