Fort d'Acre, Eastern Cape

There is something incredibly special about the notion when a couple decides to get married on a family farm. The first wedding I've documented was on the bride's family farm just outside Bloemfontein and I could hardly contain my excitement when Melissa confirmed they would like me to photograph their celebration on her family farm in the Eastern Cape.  We were welcomed with open arms and I was so touched when Mel showed us all the special places she and her brother explored as kids in and around their home. 

Her father converted the tractor shed into a warm and inviting reception area, perfectly overlooking the coast line and the magnificent sunsets.

Guests were ushered to the secret open air chapel in Land Cruisers and Safari trucks. The whole day was inspired by Serengeti Bush Camps and the reception area even showcased animal horns and two incredible Stag-horn Ferns which were locally sourced from their farm. 

The day started with incredible sunshine and no wind, but the rain clouds started rolling in from the coastline just after the ceremony. This did not add any damper on the mood as bonfires were lit, cocktails mixed to perfection followed by all the guests dancing the night away on a jam packed dance floor. 


Venue: Fort d'Acre | Decor + Lighting: EHire + Dynamic Events | Florals: Country Decor Specialists (Debbie Johnson + Lea Davies) | Wedding Cake: Pam Hare (Family Friend) | Wedding Stationary: Josie Gailey (Bride's Cousin) | Videographers: KovacevicBosch | Second Shooter: Kusjka du Plessis | Wedding Gown: Calegra House (Kobus Dippenaar) | Bridesmaids Dresses: Chanelle Wright | Gents Attire: HIS Apparel | MUAH : Iris Gomez



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