Being a photographer, you are privy to everything behind the scenes as well as in front of
the lens and magnifying glass of the most memorable moments and significant experiences
in others’ lives.
With six years of experience planning weddings; regardless of size from 50 to 500 guests,
regardless of the duration from one to five-day ceremonies; I still get emotional the
moment the bride walks to the top of the aisle. In that moment; the gasp of the room and
crystal-clear silence as we all witness and rise in awe of her arrival and start of a forever
union is a consistent reminder of why I am; the Limpopo Wedding Planner.
Limpopo is a truly beautiful, lush and luxurious place. Wedding venues are rich with culture
and warmth of Africa. Whether your ideal wedding is set in a natural lit green forest with
cool breezes or the international appeal of a vibrant African sunrise in the safari with earthy
tones and the smells of thatch; you are warmly welcomed by the local community to
celebrate your special day.
Limpopo is a constant break away from the hustle and bustle of city living; returning to
roots with a sprinkle of blueberries and hearty laughs with a craft beverage.
Mmmm; deep inhale, slow exhale.
As the bride takes her first steps down the aisle; this is the moment, I breathe for the first
time with confident acknowledgment that all is right and everything has fallen into perfect
place. I am so happy for the soon to be newlyweds, my new best friends.
Through the process of planning the perfect wedding; I have become so close with this
couple, their I do’s and I wont’s, their wish list and their bucket list; that I become so
invested in making sure their vision is achieved and as their best friend; will do everything
possible to ensure exactly that.
The untold secret; is that we all have a vision and idea of the perfect wedding day and
although I am confident in my skills and talent as a wedding planner, the ideal wedding day
is when you can enjoy all the imperfections.
I personally am yet to attend the perfect wedding. What every bride and groom are
unaware of is that as your wedding planner, I ensure that every mistake, delay or instability
is managed and mitigated, with grace and unnoticed.
This is the day where you are to be consumed by the love you have for one another,
surround yourself with those that are important to you and immerse yourself in the joyous
As your wedding planner and best friend, I shield you from anything that may trigger a
I am the best friend who makes sure you don’t have toilet paper stuck to your shoe, who
redirects your “party man” uncle from the bar, who invites the not so punctual family
members to take a seat twenty minutes earlier than the first speech, who distracts children
from sticking their cute little fingers in your wedding cake, who expedites meals from the
kitchen at the exact moment the grandparents are already asking about grandchildren, who
ensures the entertainment performs in accordance to your playlist and not their mood; all
the while wearing an effortless smile and softly nudging both bride and groom through the
run order of the day.
As the special occasion winds down, bride is reduced to flat shoes and a dance floor glow,
groom is relaxed with a proud glint in the eye, we are all reminded how time flies when
we’re having fun.
2020 shared some valuable insights that we must carry with us in 2021; spending quality
time with family and friends that add value and joy to your life is vital. We have learnt that
it’s important to keep your loved ones safe and each encounter is an opportunity to build
memories. My advice to you and any future bride and groom to be: is focus on what you
really want, what is honestly and truly important. Enjoy the planning stage of your wedding
day and share all the specifics with your new best friend: your Limpopo Wedding Planner.