Cape Botanical Wedding I Vrede en Lust I Jamess and Josi

We've seen a lot of pretty weddings, in fact, we like to think that all the weddings we document are pretty weddings. But Jamess (yes, with two s's) and Josi's wedding blew our socks off.

We fell head over heels in love with the insanely talented Heike from Fleur Le Cordeur - and the killer job she did with Jamess and Josi's Botanical-themed wedding. Veggies under bell-jars, red onions spilling out of vases, mini-lettuce in sweet glass-jars and only flowers that bloom on vegetable plants, fruit trees and herbs were used. Look at those leggy leek flowers.

So today we're doing something somewhat unusual, dedicating an entire post to the details and decor of Jamess and Josi's beautiful wedding.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more of the wedding of the sweet couple that dreamed up this gorgeous wedding!


P.S The stationary complimenting these amazing arrangements was put together by the The Secret Diary team. :)


  1. Josi and Jamess, we absolutely LOVED designing your wedding stationery and working with both of you was such a pleasure. The flowers and decor look exquisite, what a perfectly beautiful vision you had. Cannot wait to see the rest of the equally STUNNING pics! All our love, Candice and the Secret Diary Team. :) xxx

  2. Wow Travis and Maike, what stunning stunning photography. Thanks so much for this dedicated blog, for the complements and just thanks for being so awesome. Seriously, it is weddings like this that makes count my blessings all over again!

  3. So beautiful - breath taking....

  4. Josi, I remember you describing this beautiful botanical theme in detail when you first started thinking about the wedding - it is so amazing to see it brought to life!! What a creative eye you have, absolutely gorgeous! Leigh xx

  5. I love visiting the Cape Winelands, the setting is so scenic and beautiful!

  6. Oh my gosh what beautiful images and a wonderful wedding setting. I have just discovered your blog and added myself as your latest follower. I would love to share some images from your blog on my own at some point if this is ok. I will look through your blog and let you know. Of course I would link back to you. Please let me know if this is ok, you can leave a comment on my blog or email me on:

    Lee ☺