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Edré and Riaan are both down-to-earth folks and planned a similarly down-to-earth, small and simple wedding. They decided to hold the wedding on Riaan's family's land, Victorskraal, situated just outside Nature's Valley in the Western Cape. They decided, in lieu of having a honeymoon, to just extend the wedding to a weekend-long event and spend the extra time with family.

Edré made the invitations, their outfits were bought in local shops, and the whole family pitched in with tables, chairs, tents, and setting everything up. The ceremony was performed by a close family friend, and his wife did the catering, which included traditional farm food and milk tart, koeksisters, brownies, cupcakes, and fudge instead of a cake. dna photographers perfectly captured the gorgeous scenery, which truly was the best kind of decor. This pared-down celebration is a great example of less is more.

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Edré bought the flowers the day before the wedding at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, just around the corner from where they live.

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The pair planted a tree on the Sunday to signify the start of their journey together.

To see more of this sweet and simple celebration, head over to dna photographer's blog.

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Comments on A pared-down wedding weekend in South Africa

  1. Soooo beautiful. I love this wedding. Intimate, personal, and so bountiful. And pictures are gorgeous. Weddings like this feel revolutionary to me.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring this gorgeous wedding! It must have been the most relaxed and non-traditional wedding we’ve ever shot!

  3. I`m completely agree with Jamie Farmer, this wedding is just amazing! As for me, Africa is a place full of mystery, so now you can understand me.:))

  4. Woohoo! A South African wedding! And within a little bit over a month, another South African wedding will be on offbeatbride, just so btw… 😉

    Love this, very relaxed!

  5. It was truly an amazing weekend; exactly what we wanted. Thanks to our amazing family, friends and photographers…Des and Toni, you rock! Thanks to offbeatbride for featuring our happy day! 🙂

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