One good thing that came from Covid-19 is that more and more couples are considering elopements as opposed to full-blown weddings. I love this. They have way fewer people, way less drama and not to mention they cost WAY less money. Imagine renting a big, beautiful house somewhere gorgeous, inviting eight of your closest friends (and/or family) to stay there with you, and spending an incredibly special weekend together, where you just so happen to get married too? I don’t know why this isn’t more of a thing because it sounds like absolute bliss!
You can still dress up, book a local photographer (like me! *wink wink*) for a day/afternoon/evening, hire someone to cater a special wedding lunch or dinner (or breakfast! When you do your own thing, there are no rules!), and make it memorable. Did you know you can get all the legal stuff out of the way by getting ‘officially’ married beforehand at your local home affairs office, for FREE (check out my blog post on how this works)? No more long, rambling ceremonies and outdated traditions, just a simple vow reading, maybe at sunset, surrounded by only those most special to you. Tiny weddings for the win!
I found nine of the most beautiful houses in the Cape Town, on Airbnb (that can all sleep at least 10 people), any of which would make the PERFECT backdrop to the intimate wedding of your dreams. (A few of them are relatively close to the beach, you can even consider making your way down at sunset and promising eternal love with your toes in the sand!)
1. Bali-inspired House that sleeps 12.
Who doesn’t love that boho-charm? Get a dress to match and this place will make for the dreamiest photos. This house is located in Kommetjie, so you could potentially have your ceremony inside the Slangkop Lighthouse!
2. Stylish and Modern Beach Villa that sleeps 10.
If you’re looking for something a little more modern and stylish. This house is close to the beach and has plenty of amenities!
3. Modern Home that sleeps 17.
This place (or places rather) is HUGE. You could invite even more of your loved ones and have your small ceremony under the trees in the garden.
Check out the rest of my recommendations below:
I have special rates for elopements, so if you’d like me to capture your intimate wedding (or help you plan it!), send me a message!