Bosjes Wedding Cape Town – Tam + Dale

My jaw literally dropped open as I got out of the car and my feet crunched along the gravel towards the venue!

My first thoughts were …. ‘Gosh this chapel looks like a space ship floating on water’

*If you’re the architect I’m very sorry for this thought. I know you were actually inspired by Psalm 36:7 and not Alien 4. This was just the first thing that came to mind! I actually think you are a genius and I so appreciate the organic nature of the flowing lines and the engineering feat that must have been required to make this incredible building

I’ve seen some pretty unique places to get married in my time, but nothing quite like Bosjes! It’s alot smaller than what one expects from photos but that doesn’t make it any less impressive! I circumnavigated the whole building, and then the grounds with all the beautiful gardens, water features, distinctive buildings and awe inspiring views and was well and truly blown away by the attention to detail that had gone into creating this wonderful celebration of aesthetics!

Of course Tam would have chosen this venue to say her I do’s! Tam was never the bride to get married somewhere conventional!

I met Tam a few years ago when I photographed her good friends wedding. I knew right away that she was a special one who lives life in her own way! Tam is a go getter who seems to make the impossible seem effortless! This is why I think that Bosjes fits her so well! It is a building which defies gravity, exudes beauty in a distinctive way and it leaves an impression on anyone who knows it! Much like Tam!

Tam and Dale met through a professional dating agency. She was the only date he ever had through said agency, and so whoever put these two files together got it right! They are absolutely perfect for each other! They must have been clinking champagne in that office when they heard that their match made marriage!

Tam and Dale thanks so very much for picking me to capture these memories for you! From the crazy gale force winds, to the top hat, to the purple chapel to the dessert first starter, your wedding was one for the books and I love how you made it your own!!!!! Thanks for picking me!

In case you are wondering Bosjes is in the Brede River Valley just two hours outside of Cape Town

Huge thanks to Linda Vos for coming to help with the photobooth and staying until the very end! I appreciate you so much!!!

Second shooter and Assistant: Charne Wessner

Photobooth and Second Shooter: Linda Vos

Venue: Bosjes https://bosjes.co.za/en/home/

Wedding planner: Tam runs her own event agency (www.idna.co.za) so there was no way she was hiring a wedding planner. She’s a self-confessed control freak

Decor: Various. I couldn’t find any one company with everything we wanted so we curated it from different sources, places etc.

Retyre designs: The cool pink ottomans made from recycled tyres  https://retyreddesigns.co.za

Goeters: Tables, chairs, cutlery and lounge furniture https://baiegoeters.co.za

TMN Décor: Hanging bulbs, fairy lights, and lounge chuppahs. https://www.tmnentertainment.co.za

Sitting Pretty: A whole bunch of extra stuff http://www.sitting-pretty.co.za

Flowers: Fleur le Cordeur https://www.fleurlecordeur.co.za

Hair + Make-up: Alicia Buckle http://aliciabuckle.co.za

Brides Dress: Veil Bridal Couture, Pronovias https://veilbridal.co.za

Bridesmaids dresses: Forever New

Stationery: Special thanks to my best friend and maid of honour Jeni who owns JAW Design https://jawdesign.co.za – our wedding stationery was beautiful!

Groom’s Suit: Tailor Me http://www.tailorme.co.za

Videographer: White Lines https://whitelines.co.za and amazing drone footage from Breadbin Productions: www.breadbinproductions.co.za (Thank you Garon)

Priest: Reverend Stephen Nicholson stevenic1@absamail.co.za

DJ: DJ Rene Kollopen http://www.chillifunk.co.za which was a gift from my special friend Bee who owns Production Hub – an amazing production and entertainment company!

Lighting/Sound: Special thanks to Gunther and MGG Productions http://www.mgg.co.za

2 Comments

  1. Seanne on March 21, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Soo very beautiful and just enough je ne sais quoi to blow guests away. A beautiful love story so true and real.
    Events at its simplest yet most unique.

    Absolutely love the venue.



  2. Tricia on April 2, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Mind. Blown! What a unique venue and what wonderful images the couple have to remind them of their special day.



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