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A BOLD TWIST TO A WOODLAND WEDDING IN A TREEHOUSE!

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The words ‘Treehouse Wedding’ were enough to excite me, so when I saw just how cute and quirky today’s wedding was, I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys! Set in a quaint tree house situated on a 200 year old Yellowwood tree, this wedding is seriously giving a whole new meaning to the term woodland wedding, I mean how much closer to nature could you get?

Enjoy!

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Not long after setting the date, we began scouting out locations for our wedding. Zane and I have always had a keen interest in the outdoors so we were ideally looking for a venue where we could be close to nature. After many failed attempts at finding the venue we were hoping for, it was at a bridal fair that I met the lovely Kerry Austin, who mentioned to me that her venue was set in a treehouse and we were invited to Sunday lunch and to view the venue! From the time we entered the gates of this enchanting place, we were in awe of the beauty it held. It was like our fairytale had come to life! A drive up a dirt road through the hillside leads to the quaint bushbuck treehouse which is set on a 200 year old Yellowwood tree. When you enter the venue you can’t help but to be overwhelmed by the warmth and love of this place. The food was so humble, like mom’s delicious old recipes that leave you wanting more, and so we were hooked!

In the early stages of planning our wedding we had so many ideas of what we wanted but something just wasn’t working. As time progressed we realized that we didn’t want our wedding to look like a Christmas box. So instead we opted to go for bold rich colors that would pop against natural tones. We made the entire decor so it would be unique to us, including the initialed Z&S napkins, wedding post box and Seringa wood placemats. We also made our own personalized self-grown succulent and cacti favors, as well as the stationery and an initialed aisle runner. We even made the wood vine champagne flutes, cake cutter and the table place setting boards! We are influenced by so many cultures, religions and traditions that it was important that our whole wedding was an expression of us.

Super Suppliers – Photographer: Erna Loock Photography// Hair: Bianca Bernard – Marc Andrews Hair// Venue: Bushbuck Ridge// Cake: Sam Cumberland (Based on design by Ruelo Patisserie, Ontario)//

xxx

 

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