a charming cape town wedding

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Mariah sent over the sweetest wedding photographed by Kate McLukie. Her friends, Jess + Caleb were recently married in this pear orchard outside Cape Town, South Africa.The bride wore a simple gown with a leather belt and a lace veil. The wedding procession included a pony, ribbon wands, tambourines and a violinist! After the ceremony, the couple went for a canoe ride around the pond.

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I love the twig chandelier! The tablecloths were handmade by Mariah and friends out of butcher paper and included stamped phrases like "share a pear with a friend". The names of each guest were handwritten on the tablecloths.

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On each table sat a glass jug of organic pear juice and wine as well as boards of cheese, herbs, figs, nuts and bread.

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The brides father made a tepee for guests to hang out in on a little island in the middle of the pond and they even had a bonfire after it got dark.

C&J_Sami DIY wedding_039What a thoughtful and festive wedding! Congrats to the lovely couple. See more photos here and thanks to Mariah for sending this my way. See full credits below.


Concept & Design: Mariah Breitenberg and Jess Pedersen
Styling & Execution: Mariah Breitenberg and Amy Ellenbogen
Flowers: Amy Ellenbogen
Photography: Kate McLuckie 



  1. this has to be my favorite wedding i have ever seen. so effortless and beautiful, a total inspiration.

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