Almarette and Rigardt Visser experienced a magic forest wedding when they got married at Die Woud Wedding Venue close to Caledon on a spring afternoon last year.
Almarette wanted their wedding day to be a celebration with family and friends, and that’s exactly what they had. ‘It was one of the best days of our lives,’ she says about their big day.
The couple met eight years ago during a weekend away with mutual friends in Kleinbaai – and the rest, as they say, is history.
‘I am not a romantic person at all, and Rigardt is well aware of that,’ Almarette says when she starts talking about the day the couple got engaged. Almarette says Rigardt knew her well enough not to make a big public scene when he asked her to marry him.
‘We got engaged one afternoon after work. Rigardt visited me and as I was on my way to the gym, he popped the question. It was perfect.’
Almarette knew there was something special about this venue within the first few moments of seeing it. The setting was ideal, as this Overberg wedding venue is only 113km outside Cape Town. This was the place where she and Rigardt would start their new adventure together.
The bride looked beautiful in her chic long-sleeved dress from Charlotte Francina Designs. She didn’t have a clear vision before her dress was made, but Charlotte knew what she liked and didn’t like, and produced the perfect dress to suit her personality.
‘I love the colours navy blue and gold, so it wasn’t difficult deciding on the colour palette for the wedding-venue décor,’ says Almarette.
The only décor request this bride had was having a lot of candles on the table. The rest of the décor decisions were left up to Mabel Steenkamp, a flower, décor and event stylist from Die Gieter. And wow – the décor and wedding were simply stunning!
PHOTOS: Aglow Photography
Photographer: Aglow Photography
Second photographer on the day: Angelique Smith
Wedding coordinator: Lizelle from Penny For You
Stationery: Maché Hopkins
Flower arrangements: Mabel Steenkamp from Die Gieter
Bride’s hair and makeup: Anne-Mart Hair & Makeup
Bridesmaids’ makeup: Jonetha Beauty and Make-up
Wedding cake: Krummels Sugar Art
Catering: Di Doms from Plum Kitchen
DJ: DJ PG Sounds
Groom’s suit: Tommy Hilfiger
Wedding dress: Charlotte Francina Designs
Bride getting ready: Wildekrans Wine Estate
Live entertainment: Aston Music