Babylonstoren, Paarl

Gareth and Paula met per chance at a garden party hosted by one of their friends in Ireland. Soon after they started to date and realized something special and that they'd love to spend their lives together.

How did these two decide on South Africa for their elopement? Gareth grew up in Southern Africa and with great excitement convinced Paula, that they should plan a holiday to Cape Town. After a lot of persuasion, she agreed and it was during this holiday in 2016 that they fell in love again, not with each other per say, instead with the beauty of the Winelands and the landscapes of Cape Town. 

Inevitably, their relationship led to a proposal and the adventure of getting married started. As guests at plenty a wedding (even being part of bridal parties) these two decided that they want to avoid any wedding stress and opted to elope and Cape Town made another appearance in their planning. 

A few weeks into assisting to plan their dream elopement,  they decided to fast track their date from 2020 to Dec 2019 and that Babylonstoren would be the perfect garden backdrop for their special and intimate vows. Just the two of them, they said I do and we enjoyed a sunset adventure together; 


Venue: Babylonstoren | MUAH: Estelle Pretorius | Wedding Gown: Jenny Packham



Cape Town, South Africa  |  |  @marlikoenphoto

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