Granny Mouse Country House Picnic Wedding – Adel + Drew.

One day not too long ago, Drew took Adel on a picnic and got down on one knee ….. she said yes, and what you see here today is their picnic themed wedding. They used their engagement as inspiration for their wedding plans and what a wonderful wedding it turned out to be. It was a perfect Autumn day at Granny Mouses Country House in the KZN Midlands when they tied the knot. Beautifully laid out tables sat in the shade under a giant willow tree on the banks of Lions River, guests enjoyed the most incredible picnic feast, a desert table groaned under all the delicious treats, soft jazz music wafted through the breeze, Adel looked like a princes in her swirly dress, family and friends loved, laughed and then lazed on picnic blankets next to the babbling brook. It really felt rather dreamy and a bit like a fairy tale!

Adel and Drew we so enjoyed your wedding. It was truly something special. Thanks for picking me!

And the credits in the Brides own words.

Byron proposed at a picnic, so that was the theme I designed the entire wedding around. The starting point was the venue, and as soon as we arrived to view Granny Mouse’s Country House we knew the willow trees on the bank of the Lion River was the perfect setting.Granny Mouse has a beautiful chapel with a view over the Balgowan valley and a spa that could handle the hair and make-up. They also designed and made the perfect picnic menu for us, complete with a dessert table that looked and tasted absolutely incredible.I designed and collected (and in some cases made) the décor and accessories over the months leading up to the wedding by scouring through numerous bridal magazines and wedding blogs. Most of the décor we brought over from the UK and that which we could not bring with us our coordinator Kate, from Main Stone Events, helped us to source.Venue: Granny Mouse Country House and Spa

Second Shooter: Tash Schoeman

Bride’s Dress:  Pronovias

Bride’s Jewellery: Swarovski and Jenny Packham

Bride’s Veil: Etsy

Groom’s Suit: French Eye

Cake: Zahera 076 602 5999

Wedding Coordinator: Main Stone Events & Décor

Jazz Band: Jazz Assassins

Made by the bride: Stationery, Groom’s buttonhole, flower girl and bridesmaids’ wrist corsages, post ceremony cookies and the table numbers


  1. Dile Seitz on June 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for a stunning day. These pics are absolutely beautiful – just like you!
    The Seitz’s

  2. Sharlene on June 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Beautiful photos! Love the addition of the carrots, left me wanting to scream “Wortels” instead of “Mielies”! 🙂

  3. Amy & Rob on June 18, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Wow Drews! What stunning photo’s/memories you have here! A beautiful day for a beautiful couple! So thrilled we got to share your special day with you 🙂 Loads of LOVE the Portmans xoxo

  4. Brenda Pratt on June 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Jacki – you have such a feel for the landscape of this country, and ‘place’ your subjects so perfectly. I dont think i’ve ever seen such a beautiful wedding dress, and you pics show the bride in all her glory. Well done.

  5. Yolande Snyders on June 19, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Gorgeous wedding & timeless images.

  6. Mikayla on June 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Amazing shots jacki! You always seem to capture the moment perfectly 🙂 Love the one of the marriage certificate!
    Very inspiring

  7. Adél Colyn Drew on June 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    These photos are stunning Jacki, thanks. They really capture the atmosphere from the day beautifully! I love the ones with my sister. Your photos make her look almost angelic! 🙂

  8. Charlene Schreuder on June 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I love this unique wedding celebration! A lot! Well done, beautifully captured, so glad you got that shot of the girl peeping under Adel’s dress – a moment that sums up little ones thinking perfectly 🙂

  9. LEONA COLYN on June 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Adel and Drew, this was truly a wonderful experience and a lovely weekend. You two make a perfect couple and I am wishing you all the best: : love, peace, happiness, good health, harmony —- may all your wishes come true and may you love one another FOREVER , grow old together and still be as much in love as you were on this beautiful day. The photos are WOW …well done Jacki. Love you lots and lots !!!!

  10. Tricia on June 20, 2012 at 8:32 am

    A posh picnic – what a wonderful idea! I love the bride’s dress.

  11. Kate Mainstone on June 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Wow – These pictures are stunning – well done!
    It was a unique day for a unique couple. Adel you looked amazing.
    All the best to the both of you, may you have a very happy marriage.

  12. Tessa on June 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Great pictures, great wedding and a perfect couple.
    May all your dreams and wishes become a reality.

  13. cara on June 30, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    What a fresh, happy wedding. You’re right, Adel – the Granny Mouse chapel is a perfect venue. I like the literary theme throughout. It was the table numbers that caught my eye, but then Jacki your ring shot on the newspaper showing the date that pulled it together. You never cease to amaze me Jacki! I say it every time, but I I mean it each time: So very well done!

  14. Melanie on July 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Left devoid of oxygen after seeing these pics! Was wondering if it were possible at all to capture the sheer poetic beauty of the day, but Jacki you achieved it! Adel, you are the epitome of gobsmackingly beautiful bride! I loved everything about that day!

  15. carol drew on July 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    wow I am thrilled that you two had such an amazing day-I saw Tarryn had a tear I would have dripped if I had seen such a beautiful and happy couple .All our love -here’s hoping you battle it out together for a lovely long life together .
    lots of love
    Carol and Terry

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