Excited to share the Modern Minimalistic Winter Wedding of Frans & Tharine with you. This gorgeous couple got married on 6 July 2019 in Mpumalanga, South-Africa. Frans & Tharine first wanted a smaller intimate dinner for their wedding, which at the end turned out to be the opposite. They got married at the modern and industrial feel wedding venue, Smitsfield Wedding Venue.
This couple loves ice-cream and they got engaged while enjoying their favorite treat as well. For once they were focused on something else than the ice-cream. How romantic! Their wedding is so pretty. We love the feel of their wedding. Modern, but elegant and warm. The industrial feel of the wedding venue fits in so well with their decor choices.
Friends & family know that the two of us have a strong, powerful and unbreakable love for ice-cream. Having an ice-cream daily isn’t strange. So one day on our way to Frans’s parent’s house we made a stop at our all-time favorite ice-cream place, Royal Danish. Nothing strange – the usual, I order Copenhagen and Frans orders Dark Chocolate with extra milky bar sauce. We then sat outside and talked about each other’s day. Frans started scratching and fiddling around… after all the scratch & fiddle he got hold of the small navy box with gold lining. Tears started rolling out of our eyes. He grabbed my hands and started praying for us, our future and over me. When I heard “Amen” I immediately said… put it on my finger!!!!
Our hands were covered in melted ice-cream. For the first time in our lives, we weren’t so focused on indulging in our ice-cream but rather indulging in that unforgettable moment. The moment everything we waited, prayed and dreamed for is before us. Oh, and it tastes so good!!!
The story behind the Wedding Dress:
The Lord came and blessed me abundantly more than I could ask or think. He knew my situation and my heart. The dress I originally wanted, but couldn’t afford, was three times the price of mine. The one I wore on our wedding day looked almost identical (if not prettier) than that one. The ladies at St. Lorient spoiled me with a veil as well, I am them every thankful.
Favorite Wedding Memory:
There were so many special moments. But I must say the moment we shared our vows was unforgettable.
The Wedding Cake:
Our friends, Shaun & Melandri, spoiled us and said that they will make the cake for us as a wedding gift. It was so delicious that there was no cake left. It didn’t just taste so nice it also looked so classy & elegant – all-black frosting accentuated with a white orchid.
Wedding Colour Scheme:
Because we got married in winter we wanted to create a warm atmosphere and take them back to the 1920s. Black fur coats, champagne and a hint of burnt orange helped to create that feeling of royalty. I would say we got our inspiration from Jazz music… We wanted the wedding to look like the music made us feel. Opulence meet-free spirit and then coming together for wild elegance.
We actually planned to only do a small dinner at a restaurant and then to go overseas. But the Lord pressed on our hearts that we deserved to be celebrated. We then received money for the deposit on the venue and everything started to fall in place without pushing it. When we walked in the reception hall when visiting Smitsfield for the first time both of us started to cry. We just knew. And I must add that Marius & Helene also played a big role – they’re a lovely couple.
Clean cut – We did everything ourselves. So we wanted to make it easy but still elegant & stylish. We only had orchids on the table – simplistic yet striking. And we added some warm touches with the stationary and floral printed napkins.
Bali. We are not a Resort type of people. We are foodies. So we wanted to explore different places, cultures and of course restaurants. We didn’t plan far ahead. We booked through Bookings.com and tried to stay for two nights in one place and then travel again to the next to experience more sides and vibes of Bali.
Musical Choices at the wedding:
For our first dance, we danced on one of our favorite bands, Buena vista social club, a song named “¿Y tú qué has hecho?”. It felt like we were alone under the moonlight, dancing in the streets with a band playing at a small street cafe.
Wedding Service Providers:
Photographers: Dust & Dreams Photography
Hair: Wild Creations
Makeup: Rue Cambon
Cake: Shaun & Melandri
Dress: St. Lorient
Headpiece: DIY project
Decor: DIY project
Stationary: DIY project
Flowers: DIY project