The venue is truly magnificent and to do it fair justice we took a paragraph from their website which we hope they don't mind us quoting here.
" The Babylonstoren garden is at the heart of the farm. It was inspired by the Company Gardens of the Cape, where for centuries ships would replenish with sweet water, vegetables and fruit at the halfway station between Europe and Asia. It also hales back to the mythical garden of Babylon.Spanning eight acres, the Babylonstoren garden is formal in structure. Every one of over 300 varieties of plants in the garden is edible and it is grown as biologically as we can. Fruit and veg are harvested year round for use in our restaurant. The garden is divided into fifteen clusters spanning vegetable areas, berries, bees, indigenous plants, ducks and chickens and includes a prickly pear maze. Gravity feeds water into waterways from stream into the garden as it was done for 300 years."
words taken from the Babylonstoren website.
The couple are beautiful, kind hearted people. The best kind. They chose a magical venue but had a simple wedding there. The scenery may have been epic but the wedding itself was toned down and scaled back to just a few very simple, eye catching elements. Bunches of fragrant rosemary hung from the rafters of the old cellar, white napkins were simply placed unfolded on the table, in a kind of organic way. Fitting for the farm. Minimal arrangements of artichoke flowers and cabbage leaves in large vases were spaced far apart along one long table, where the guests feasted on fresh produce pulled from the soil beneath them.
This wedding had room to breath.
It was as weddings should be. Simple, beautiful & full of joy. A grand feast with loved ones and a bit of dancing at the end.
It was wonderful to photograph. Thank you Janina and Lean.
this is a big one guys, a feast, we couldn't help it. :)
You captured the magic! Thank you, thank you, thank you :)ReplyDelete
absolutely magical <3ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the honest-to-goodness of this wedding, the love, the laughter. Awesomely captured as always!ReplyDelete
I don't have any words!! Absolutely breathtaking. Too much beauty to take in. Brilliantly captured.ReplyDelete
So real yet so perfect. <3ReplyDelete
Truly Stunning!!! Beautiful people, beautiful setting, beautiful decor and captured so well that I felt like I was there! (maybe I wish I was there!)ReplyDelete
this is the MOST beautiful wedding I have ever seen, the bride is captivating.ReplyDelete
I don't know these people but I know the place - and felt I had been at the wedding - how amazingly 'connected' were the pictures? well doneReplyDelete
So mooi!!! So anders!!! Pragtig!ReplyDelete
A Wedding in vogue. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
overwhelmingly moving. magical pictures.ReplyDelete
Beautifully captured - speaks a thousand words.ReplyDelete
Holy cow! Tooo beautiful!ReplyDelete
Soo beautiful,the photographer really catches the feeling of the place and people in this wedding and also have the eye for details. Congratulations,good work.ReplyDelete
Such awesome pics and such a beautiful couple! Love the simplicity and style of it all.ReplyDelete
incredible work yoh!ReplyDelete
Hi there, these photos are so beautiful, they capture the atmosphere of this wedding perfectly! Could you let me know - do you have any info at all on where the bride got her dress? I really love it and am looking for something similar.ReplyDelete
Janina's dress is from a local South African designer called Abigail Betz :)ReplyDelete
absolutely stunning!!! made me smile a full smile and even shed a half tear! WOW! )))ReplyDelete
Beautiful wedding! Can anyone tell me who did the lighting for the wedding? The outdoor dance floor is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Hello! The lighting for the wedding was done by Something Different. Link: http://www.something-different.co.za/ReplyDelete