Candice and Vink got married on the beautiful and relaxed Mayerskraal farm in Paarl. Matti from McLagan Photography was kind enough to share their gorgeous wedding photos, with us, and Candice and Vink answer some of our questions about their special day…

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Tell us about Vink’s proposal
Vink proposed at the foot of the Helderberg mountain (We met at Helderberg Res in Stellenbosch). He did part-time work in the vineyards there and said that he had to drop something off with the owner. He asked if I wanted to come with. He then said he wanted to show me the view. We were sitting looking at the view and he asked me to pass him the camera. When I opened the camera case the ring was there! Then he asked me to marry him!

What was the inspiration behind your wedding day?
We wanted a relaxed yet classy vibe. Nothing too over the top.

Was there a theme? If so, please describe it
Relaxed farmstyle… nothing too over the top

What were your feelings on the wedding day and how do you feel it went?
I was very nervous in the morning as it was pouring with rain! Luckily the rain stopped at about 12pm! Once the wedding started everything went very well. We had so much fun. I don’t regret anything from our wedding day. It was just perfect!

Any advice to other brides/grooms?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Things will go wrong, but chances are your guests won’t even notice! It’s not worth getting worked up about.

Service providers:
Venue: Mayerskraal, Paarl
Catering:  CJ Braaiworld
Photographer: Matti Mclagan
Florist & decor:  My mom, Bridget Hartley, and sister, Donne’ Hartley
Stationery: Own
Bride and bridesmaids’ dresses:Heléne Spies
Hair: Chanel Venter
Makeup: Simóne Matthee
Videographer: Scholtz Kitshoff
DJ / entertainment: Wynand from Your DJ
Dress: Heléne Spies
Cake: Flour Power Cupcakes

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