A pared-down wedding weekend in South Africa #Wedding Porn#africa#camping#DIY#diy invitations#handmade#simple wedding#small wedding#south africa#wedding weekend October 18 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Edré and Riaan are both down-to-earth folks and planned a similarly down-to-earth, small and simple wedding. They decided to hold the wedding on Riaan's family's land, Victorskraal, situated just outside Nature's Valley in the Western Cape. They decided, in lieu of having a honeymoon, to just extend the wedding to a weekend-long event and spend the extra time with family. Edré made the invitations, their outfits were bought in local shops, and the whole family pitched in with tables, chairs, tents, and setting everything up. The ceremony was performed by a close family friend, and his wife did the catering, which included traditional farm food and milk tart, koeksisters, brownies, cupcakes, and fudge instead of a cake. dna photographers perfectly captured the gorgeous scenery, which truly was the best kind of decor. This pared-down celebration is a great example of less is more. Edré bought the flowers the day before the wedding at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, just around the corner from where they live. Emma & Ted's vodka-soaked, playful wedding celebration In honor of Russian New Year's (the week between New Year's and Orthodox Christmas), we're having an Eastern European (aka Russian) theme week! Day 5... [more] The pair planted a tree on the Sunday to signify the start of their journey together. To see more of this sweet and simple celebration, head over to dna photographer's blog. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS "Will you be my bridal sidekick?" The DIY anti-bridesmaid boxes NEXT 'Stina & Graham's DIY country ranch wedding Toggle comments [ 11 ] Simply. Amazing. And lovely, truly lovely. Made me smile. Cheers! 6 agree Reply Soooo beautiful. I love this wedding. Intimate, personal, and so bountiful. And pictures are gorgeous. Weddings like this feel revolutionary to me. 2 agree Reply Thank you so much for featuring this gorgeous wedding! It must have been the most relaxed and non-traditional wedding we've ever shot! 2 agree Reply Love the braai! Love everything! SO great to see another chilled out South African bride 3 agree Reply I`m completely agree with Jamie Farmer, this wedding is just amazing! As for me, Africa is a place full of mystery, so now you can understand me.:)) 1 agrees Reply A koeksister sounds pretty good just about now. I love the tree planting 1 agrees Reply Woohoo! A South African wedding! And within a little bit over a month, another South African wedding will be on offbeatbride, just so btw… Love this, very relaxed! 3 agree Reply I am also soooo pleased to see another Offbeat South African bride on my favourite wedding site! Her dress is beautiful and the photographs are gorgeous. Congratulations to the happy couple! 3 agree Reply Just making sure you both know about our South Africa archive: http://offbeatbride.com/tag/south-africa 0 agree Reply Thank you Ariel, I will check it out 0 agree Reply It was truly an amazing weekend; exactly what we wanted. Thanks to our amazing family, friends and photographers…Des and Toni, you rock! Thanks to offbeatbride for featuring our happy day! 4 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.