Inge and Christopher’s South Africa wedding was gorgeously inspired by France and all the beauty that the region of Provence holds. Taking place in the bride’s father’s vineyard, the warmth, happiness, and joy are just overflowing, and Hannes Uys Photography captured it all beautifully! Inge is here with us today to share some insight into her wedding planning:
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
I think the biggest help were the wonderful people in my life- firstly my mom who can do everything made my table runners, chair decorations, bridesmaid dresses, the list goes on and on. My cousin who was also my maid of honor made my invitations, program, name cards etc. My aunt made my cake, and my other aunt did all my catering. Even my brother helped, making lemonade and sweets for my sweet table! I know this sounds like a DIY wedding, but I was very lucky to have a family of professionals that actually do all of these things for a living.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
The most important thing for me when it came to picking people to work with was personality. For example my photographer, Hannes Uys is such a creative, fun person and easy to get along with.This is important because your photographer is with you the whole day. And his work speaks for itself.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I love France, and that was our honeymoon destination, so naturally I got some inspiration from that. My venue suited the style, so the theme was vintage/Provence. I got loads of ideas from pinterest, and my table names were French words that I love!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
My favorite thing about my wedding was that my dad build my venue. He started building the venue a few years ago as a business, but only finished it in time for my wedding. I got married in a vineyard which my dad planted. He built me the longest aisle, and I loved it. We mixed up the daughter and father dance by starting with butterfly kisses and ending with Beyonce’s single ladies LOL. All the while dancing on a dance floor surrounded by water. I am so proud of my dad for building the beautiful Bell Amour, and I hope the venue does very well.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
I would tell brides to just do whatever they want, it is your day after all. If you want to dance to Single ladies with your dad, do it!! Don’t sweat the small stuff!! Enjoy every moment and make a conscience decision to do so.
It looks and sounds like every part of Inge and Christopher’s wedding was so much fun! And I absolutely love the table names and the florals- gorgeous don’t you think?
Inge was inspired by her favorite country, France, for a great deal of her decor. Are any of you drawing inspiration from a place like France for your own wedding?