Wednesday, 9 July 2014

happiness is...

sam, jeaques and sebastiaan's story is one of lots of hope and eventual happiness. and one that is very close to our hearts.


featured in this month's issue of taste magazine, sebastiaan's name-giving ceremony that took place in april on kalmoesfontein was a beautiful celebration of love and laughter.


as sam says in her column "cornelia has referred to their farm as the place where love and hope merge. and so it was on the day of sebastiaan's feast."


cakes by close friend cara brink mans / the smiling birthday boy



a choir from neigbouring anne pienaar school sing a song they wrote for sebastiaan. sam and jacques had requested that in lieu of gifts guests donate to the school instead. 


callie and his southern smoker provided pulled pork sandwiches. 



get the july 2014 issue of taste magazine to read the full story and see more beautiful pictures. it is jam packed with other lovely things too!

Monday, 7 July 2014

xo xt xo


in april xanthe and timmy tied the knot on kalmoesfontein. enjoy their lovely pictures!






 




Friday, 27 June 2014

classy clarisse

our friend and partner in special events clarisse celebrated two years of her business with a video about what she does.

we have collaborated with her numerous times over the last 24 months and are proud to have some of that work feature in this video.

you can watch it by clicking here.
for more info, visit her website www.clarissecoetzee.com

tips for planning your event



this cream chandelier from garden bleu is a great gift for a happy couple. why not buy a stunning piece de resistance, use it in the decor on their big day and give it to them as a present afterwards.


     hanlĂ©'s younger brother hendrik (then only 14) made the wedding cake for their 2nd ceremony. allowing a family member or friend to help out on your big day is a love-filled way to cut cost and make your day even more special! the cake may be somewhat lob sided, but it is rich with love... 



Friday, 30 May 2014

from london with love

jackie and etienne live in the uk and  booked kalmoesfontein for their wedding without having ever been there. the first time they set foot on the paardeberg property was a week before their big day.

with the help of their family, local friends and de liefde's services they hosted a beautiful celebration in the late swartland summer.


























Monday, 10 March 2014

Summer stunner


hosted on kalmoesfontein in december, the lovely and talented bride lauren did most of the styling and decorating with a few friends and husband-to-be gene working hard for this beautiful wedding.




















more pictures on the photographer's blog.