Wedding in the Drakensberg Mountains

Dan and Lana’s Drakensberg wedding was the culmination of months of big dreaming, hard work and ‘all hands on deck’.  An invasive wattle forest was cleared to build an amphitheatre overlooking the dam and Drakensberg mountains beyond – a view as grand and expansive as love should be. It’s hard to believe that this ‘wedding venue’ was actually Lana’s family’s holiday home.

We loved Dan and Lana’s sincere and true love, and the incredible connection they shared with their family and friends. There were many tears and an equal amount of joy.

We have said it before, but this is the reason why more couples should say “I do” in the wintertime. There’s nothing quite as romantic as fires, large glasses of gluehwein, misty mountains and a warm embrace.

Dan and I chose a winter wedding, to embrace the cold day enjoying the comforts of fires, blankets, a warm lunch and sweet malva pudding.

A big part of our wedding was the location, we wanted to have it in the berg on our family farm – a very special place with lots of meaning. With only five months before the wedding there was lots of work to do. With huge family support and lots of hard work, our special ceremony location was grassed and ready for our big day. We wanted to share this spot with others and so we intend to turn it into a wedding venue for many more special days. The décor was very simple, it was more about the view of the misty mountains and being in this special setting. – Lana


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Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Celtis Cottage
Wedding dress – MonBon Couture by Monique Nunes
Hair – Artisan Hair  (Nicolette Wilson)
Caterers – CHC Catering