A pared-down wedding weekend in South Africa #Wedding Porn#africa#camping#DIY#diy invitations#handmade#invitations#simple wedding#small wedding#south africa#wedding weekend Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Oct 18 2012) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits 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. Related Post 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... Read 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. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS "Will you be my bridal sidekick?" The DIY anti-bridesmaid boxes NEXT 'Stina & Graham's DIY country ranch wedding Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] Simply. Amazing. And lovely, truly lovely. Made me smile. Cheers! Reply Soooo beautiful. I love this wedding. Intimate, personal, and so bountiful. And pictures are gorgeous. Weddings like this feel revolutionary to me. 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! Reply Love the braai! Love everything! SO great to see another chilled out South African bride 🙂 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.:)) Reply A koeksister sounds pretty good just about now. I love the tree planting 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! 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! Reply Just making sure you both know about our South Africa archive: http://offbeatbride.com/tag/south-africa Reply Thank you Ariel, I will check it out 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! 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.