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Caught up in love in the Franschhoek Valley

I’ve been in the wonderful wedding industry for the majority of my adult years and to be honest, one could probably get a bit blasé about people getting married now! I mean, you get engaged; you sort out all the masses of paper work, book the dream venue and send out the invites. (Okay, this is a little overly simplified but you get the just...
Styles shoot: Foraged Florals

The Western Cape  has been battling a drought for the past couple of years. Along with the drought comes a few challenges for brides-to-be in planning their wedding as certain types of flowers are not available anymore. So a team of talented (I'm biased) wedding vendors got together to do a styled shoot based on saving water and the beauty...
Real Wedding: Helen & Jason – Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

The Creation Events team loved planning the destination wedding of Helen and Jason at the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Estate.  Established in 1692, Spier is one of South Africa’s most historic wine farms – with a long, proud legacy. Today, Spier presents itself as a modern, conscious energy, focused on art and healthy living. ...
Real Wedding: Mandy & Jovan – Rockhaven, Elgin

Mandy & Jovan are an amazing couple who clearly respect and love each other very much. There wedding day was a family filled event that overflowed with love and special moments. Rockhaven was their venue of choice and it did not disappoint. They were blessed with a beautiful summers day to celebrate their union. I coordinated the event on...
Real Wedding: Connie & Ricky – Olive Rock, Wolseley

As suppliers we often have a little bucket list of venues and suppliers we all secretly wish to work with.  I recently saw a photographer advertising a 20% discount just to shoot a wedding at his favourite new venue.  Creation Events was therefore, super excited when Connie and Ricky contacted me to be their wedding planner.  Not...
Real Wedding: Kate & Charles-Eric – Rockhaven, Elgin

Kate and Charles-Eric planned their South African Wedding all the way from Australia.  They chose the beautiful Elgin Valley as their destination.  Elgin is a small farming community close to the town of Grabouw which is surrounded by the most beautiful apple and pear farms the Cape has to offer.  As Kate (originally from the...
Real-Wedding: Lizann & Darren – Strandkombuis, Yzerfontein

Lizann and Darren were referred to me by the owner of a venue in the Overberg, which I have worked at before. Upon receiving Lizann’s enquiry email I knew right there that I had to do their wedding. You see, this couple chose the little town of Yzerfontein, along the Western Coast of South Africa, as location of their destination wedding....
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?...
Real Wedding: Amy & Ashley – Lothian Vineyards, Elgin

I often tell people that I am so blessed to always get the most amazing couples to work with, Amy and Ashley were no exception. Amy and Ashley contacted me shortly after they got engaged and while they had started the venue hunting process, have they not booked a wedding venue yet. As an entrepreneur in the process of starting up a second...
Real Wedding: Elizabeth & Lee – Rockhaven, Elgin

A real winter wedding at Rockhaven. Elizabeth and Lee's day felt rather enchanted with the misty backdrop of Rockhaven Estate and magical lighting within the venue. Lee is British and Elizabeth is American. However, met each other in Cape Town through mutual friends. Elizabeth owns a very successful computer programming school in the...