07 Mar Bohemian Celebration: Kalmoesfontein, AA Badenhorst Wines
Hidde and Alicia chose the amazing Kalmoesfontein on the AA Badenhorst wine farm as the backdrop for their eclectic, Bohemian style wedding (and it was a match made in heaven!) Can we just talk about the venue for a second? Rustic, but SO divine, there is beauty and detail wherever you look. From the rich array of plant life (anything from vineyards, to fruit trees, to prickly pear) to the curated collection of taxidermy and old school posters and art against the walls. It is an absolute feast for the eye in every direction.
The tables and chairs that are included in the venue hire paired so well with the Bohemian decor and it really just felt like everything were pieces of the same puzzle that fit together brilliantly. We loved playing around with the colors Alicia chose and we even brought some of Hidde’s Dutch heritage in with a few Delft items. The florist used a lot of different textures on the tables and it was a smorgasbord of pure delight to look at. It sang a Bohemian rhapsody without all the old cliches and looked surprisingly fresh at the same time.
The glorious circular arch that was created for the ceremony fought (and lost, in the end) an epic battle with a gale force wind that decided to crash the party, but it didn’t really feel like a loss because the scenery more than made up for it. The Bride’s dress was also a total show-stopper (by our favorite New Zealand designer!) and she looked like an absolute Bohemian queen walking down the aisle.
Guests enjoyed a six course dinner, each course paired meticulously with wine and ended it all off with the Capertif that Kalmoesfontein is famous for. The whole day was a celebration of love, friendship and family.
Planning and co-ordination: Blank Canvas Event Design
Stationery: Lezanne’s Designs
Food: Slippery Spoon Kitchen
Dress: Rue de Seine
Hair and make-up: Corle Barnard
Live band: Jenny and the Jameses