Rachel & Sean

Nooitgedacht Wedding Venue | Stellenbosch

The way he looks at her just sums up everything I want to say about this couple. They are deeply in love and it was evident in every moment of their beautiful day.

It was an emotional moment as Rachel walked down the aisle, but I’ve never seen a father so pleased with the man he is about to give his beautiful daughter to. I think it’s because he too sees the way Sean looks at her.

nooitgedacht wedding venue stellenbosh photos

Nooitgedacht is one of my favourite wedding venues in Stellenbosch to shoot at. The people are so friendly, there is the most beautiful dog, and I’m always amazed at how different each wedding looks when I walk in.

This time I walked into a room filled with lush greenery and beautiful white florals. The room was lit with fairy lights and naked bulbs – it was the perfect warm atmosphere for the cool Autumn day.

I Do Box were the hands behind the stunning decor, flowers and coordination. I’ve know these ladies for a few years and I just LOVE working with them. Check out their online shop – they have some cute, custom wedding gifts and products.

Advice to Brides

Some of the best advise we took was to live in the moment as much as possible because the day goes by so fast. We have been blessed to have had our dream wedding and we wouldn’t change a thing.

 Tips and challenges

If you can afford it, invest in a wedding planner. It saves you a lot of time and energy. Do a lot of research on the said person. This is one of the most important days of your life and weddings aren’t cheap. Learn to say no to family requests. It’s your day, you will never make everyone happy so put you and your hubby first. Once you set up a date – first thing is to find your venue – everything else will fall into place once that’s out of the way.

Favourite Moments

– Seeing the venue again after so long (as we live in JHB) and seeing our dream wedding come true
– Seeing one another for the first time in the chapel and saying our vows to one another
– Sharing our first kiss as husband and wife and finally signing the marriage documents
– Throwing of the petals and being announced to the world as Mr and Mrs Testa
– Taking pictures with one another and having that moment for us to just be and live the moment
– Our entrance, the speeches, and our first dance

These two totally nailed it with their first dance! I mean…look at that!

Recommendations

I can really recommend our wedding planners from I do box. They were amazing and they’re lovely ladies to work with. Algria Ferrera – Best makeup artist by far! Our Videographer, Corrie, from Kikitography Motion was amazing and such a lovely person to work with. I would also gladly recommend our venue, Nooitgedacht. The people, their service, and food was just top class. We loved everything! Best wedding venue and catering service. And of course, Michelle, you made the entire process so easy. I felt natural and like I’ve always known you.

Wedding Planners, Flowers & Decor | I Do Box

Videographers | Kikitography Motion 

The Dress | Olivelli – Bride re-designed the top half

Makeup | Algria Ferreira

Sean’s custom designed suit | Tailor Me

Venue | Nooitgedacht