Beloftebos, Stanford

We are all familiar with the phrase, 'Love at first sight'... Well that is exactly what Marc experienced when he first saw Estee, who walked into the optometry practice he was working for, to do a standard eye test. The clever chap he is, he prolonged a standard eye test of 15mins to almost an hour, trying and spend as much time with this beauty as possible and eventually getting her contact details. A while later and with a lot of pursuit from Marc, the two started dating and the rest as they say, history! 

Marc is a super romantic guy, and even the plans for their proposal weekend, was planned with so much care. You can read more about it here. He clearly has only eyes for Estee , no pun intended ;) 

After a few years, they took the plunge and both moved to UAE to pursue their respective careers abroad. Being surrounded by sand dunes, and missing the various landscape South Africa has to offer, they could not resist to select the utterly romantic forest venue, Beloftebos for their celebration. Estee looked like a ethereal forest princess in her elegant Alexandra Grecco wedding down (I adored the soft flower details on the bodice) and they said I Do under a magical tree canopy. 

The set the tone of a summer festival, being serenaded by the folk-duo Bottomless Coffee Band, snacking on delicious seasonal canapés, clinking glasses of bubbly and dancing the night away surrounded by endless fairy lights and a massive party on the dance floor. Here are some of my favourite  


Venue: Beloftebos | Flowers: Special Events | Wedding Stationary: Fleur Design Studio | Decor + Lighting: Urban Tonic | Sound + DJ: The Wedding Guys | Ladies Prep Space: White Water Farm | Canape Hour Entertainment: Bottomless Coffee Band | Wedding Gown: Alexandra Grecco (Dubai) | Bridesmaids Dresses: Pilgrim Clothing | MUAH: Algria Ferreira + Jeanette Genis | Second Shooter: Dani of Koa Photography



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