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 or so 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 No more long, rambling ceremonies and outdated traditions, just a simple vow reading, maybe at sunset, surrounded by only those most special to you.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 you seven of the most beautiful places in the Cape Winelands, on Airbnb (that can all sleep at least 6 people), any of which would make the PERFECT backdrop to the intimate wedding of your dreams.
1. Farmhouse Villa in Stellenbosch with epic views
I could 100% live in this one forever.
2. Book an entire farm in Franschhoek
Say your vows next to your own personal dam on a gorgeous farm, walking distance from Franschhoek’s town centre.
3. Old Manor house in Stellenbosch
One word: OBSESSED. I would never leave.
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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!