On entering Rhebokskloof, we instantly knew that this would be the place where we wanted to get married one day!… I loved how the season’s natural palette complimented Rhebokskloof’s landscape in Autumn.”
Tell us a bit about you and James as a couple and your personal love story.
We first met at a friend’s wedding where James was one of the groomsmen and I was a bridesmaid! As I walked down the aisle and made eye contact with the very tall groomsman, something magical happened. We only saw each other once after the wedding as James moved to New Zealand for a year. During that time, we wrote letters to each other which eventually turned into long telephone and video calls.
God prepared us both during that time as we grew closer to each other and Him. James flew back to South Africa on New Year’s evening to surprise me and after a few days, we started dating. Today, we are happily married and still can’t believe that this fairy tale is our personal love story.
What made you decide to have your wedding at Rhebokskloof out of all of the wedding venues in the Western Cape?
We were in the season of our relationship where both of us were ready to get engaged. One day, on impulse, we decided to drive out to Paarl. On our way back, we saw the sign for Rhebokskloof Wine Estate. On entering Rhebokskloof, we instantly knew that this would be the place where we wanted to get married one day! Before getting out of the car, to ask reception about their wedding packages, we already knew in our hearts that this would be the place.
That Sunday at Rhebokskloof, we made up our minds on the wedding date. Our engagement would only follow a few weeks later!
Let’s talk about your autumn wedding colours and theme. We see lots of deep oranges and reds with an Autumn palette. What was your inspiration behind these?
As we got married in May, I decided to use Autumn colours as inspiration for our May wedding. I loved how the season’s natural palette complimented Rhebokskloof’s landscape in Autumn.