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Real Wedding: Nadine & Andrew – Rockhaven, Elgin

Nadine and Andrew are quite possibly one of the coolest couples I have ever met. Not only do they live in California, USA (a pretty cool place in its own right) but they also work for pretty impressive companies. Andrew works for a division of NASA and Nadine started working for Facebook shortly before the wedding (wow!) Impressive, is it not? The cool thing though is that these two brainy individuals don’t think this it is that impressive at all. They are very down-to-earth and humble about it all.

I was awed by how this couple continued, throughout the planning process, to stay true to who they are and what they truly wanted their day to be. In his very first email, Andrew said that they wanted their South African Wedding to be a fun and relaxed get together for their global friends and family. They liked the idea of doing things a little different and didn’t want to sweat the small stuff.

It also became apparent that these two loved doing outdoor sports together, therefore they wanted to incorporate a very natural, almost forest feel into their décor. Personally, I feel that when you look at the images below, which were beautifully captured by Jani B Photography, you will agree we nailed this one on the head.

One of the highlights of this wedding (for me) was when one of the guests came to me shortly after entering the barn to say that he could guess the theme “Magical Forest”. He was quite right!

Another guest also came to me to say that the roof reminded them of Harry Potter’s Dining Hall Roof with all the light and candles drifting in the room. As a big Harry Potter fan myself, I took it as a huge compliment. I must admit this day did have a magical feel!

P.S. Keep a look out for a picture of me with the couple.

Venue | Rockhaven Farm | Photography | Jani B Photography | Flowers | Paradiso Flowers | Lighting & Roof Installation | 4EveryEvent | Entertainment – DJ | Legacy of Sound | Hair & Makeup | Candice Leigh Hair and Makeup

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