Bride preparing
Marianne & Pepler had their stunning wedding at the breathtaking Vrede and Lust just outside Franschhoek. One of my favourite venues in Cape Town its always nice to be back working here.
Confetti Group of people

How did you guys meet?
We met in 2007 in a bar in Amsterdam… We were both there with mutual friends to watch the Rugby Worldcup, and although I’m not the biggest rugby supported, I had apparently screamed so hard that it was impossible for Pep to miss me!!!  Since we had mutual friends, we occasionally bumped into each other after that first meet and we both knew there was something there, but things were a little complicated at the time (although that didn’t stop him from flirting with me, haha)! Eventually things fell in place 3 years after we met and we started dating – poor guy had to use all the tricks in the book, but I’m so glad he did, because I cannot imagine a life without him in it…Since 2010 we are joined at the hip!!!!
Couple having a moment Couple in vineyard

Some Trivia about you guys?
We never go to sleep before waving to each other – it’s just a little thing we do every night before we turn off the lights! …and then that thing they say about opposites attract – that’s a pretty summed up description of us!!!
Couple walking Couple standing

Service Providers:
– Venue: Vrede en Lust
– Dressmaker: Maggie Sottero
– Hair and make-up: Iza Cloete Hair & make-up
– Flowers: Varsliefde/Mariette Loubser
– Wedding planner – Elzahn le Roux (Vrede & Lust), and Lené Price (Authentic Planning)
– Gemini Design (stationery) 
Nightshot sunset


One wedding tip that you can give other wedding couples: 

Get a makeup artist that reminds you to brush your teeth!!!!! With a dentist waiting for you at the end of the isle, that’s definitely not the least important part of the day!!! 

Also, remember that you have hired your service providers because it’s their job – they have done a hundred more weddings than you, so listen to them and take their advice to heart. We had to plan our wedding from overseas so we had given our vendors some input on what we imagined our day to be like, but we also trusted them from thereon…so…we only saw the whole setup of the décor, the flowers, the lights etc. for the first time when we walked into the venue/reception, and everything was perfect!!!
Fun group photo
To see more photos from the wedding please click here!