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Rustic Family Built Ranch Wedding Day In South Africa

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You know a wedding day will be jamb packed full of love when it takes the whole family to put it all together. This rustic family built ranch wedding day in South Africa not only had cousins and close friends stringing lights in trees but the brides uncle built the tent style chapel that she and her now husband exchanged vows under! Awwwwwww! This sweet wedding is full of heartwarming moments and gorgeous details you just have to see to believe. 

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From the Bride: Our wedding day was absolutely perfect it would almost be impossible to describe. I always dreamt of getting married on the farm I grew up on. We exchanged our vows surrounded by horses and seeing mountains in the background, creating the perfect atmosphere. We were hoping for the perfect sunset to take pictures but we got the opposite. The rain stopped just long enough for Marné to take spectacular photos of us!

We have the most wonderful families and friends that made this day possible. The church was built by my uncle just for our wedding day. We had no wedding planner, my mother took on that role, and to be honest, I don't think anyone could have done a better job. The flowers, mostly picked out of the garden, mixed with beautiful cymbidium orchids were arranged by my mothers aunt and cousin to decorate the tables. There were cousins, uncles and aunts setting tables and doing all the last minute things before the guests arrived.


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For the reception in the garden, we put up a huge tent on the lawn, decorated the trees with fairy lights (with help from cousins and my ''husband to be'' climbing trees!) and lit a few fires to create a fairytale like atmosphere. We had the best food, prepared by M&E Catering, our guests couldn't stop talking about the great food! While dancing the night away I realized that, not everything went the way I planned, but it couldn't have been better. For the perfect wedding I suggest that you have your family around to help out, and that you have a wedding that lasts a whole weekend, because, time flies when your having fun!


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