We really do live in an amazing country you know. And we really do have it all. Mountains, koppies, rivers, two oceans, a fat amount of wildlife. We’ve got the cheese route, the wine route, the whale route. We’ve got Joey’s, Durbs, PEEEE. And we invented the word: ‘lekker.’ What more could one ask for? We’re a tourism marketers dream. And in between all of that, sandwiched between Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch we have Babylonstoren. Nice spot. With a small, intimate garden that spans a mere 8 acres. They grow a few veggies and fruit in the garden as well. 300 different varieties to be precise. If you decide to get married at Babylonstoren like Stef and Faz did, then you can expect to walk about 3 kilometres through the garden as you have your photographs taken in 36 degree heat. It’s lovely. Pick a berry as you go. Spot bees. Go for a saunter around the prickly pear garden. By the time you’ve finished it could well be  past midnight and by then your guests would have buggered off, leaving you with a few half empty bottles of red. But thankfully that didn’t happen to us at Stef and Fazs’ wedding. We got back in time for a delightful sunset, donkeys peeping in at the reception venue windows (yes, you read that correctly), ducks sauntering around like they owned the place, a band doing its thing, and everyone in fine spirits. Out came the food – you guessed it – all homegrown at Babylonstoren. Except of course for the fillet – fillet trees have yet to be invented out in that neck of the woods as yet. And so the evening went along with plenty of wine, song and good cheer. If you haven’t been there yet, you MUST go. I’m really not a very good gardeny kind of person, but ja, interesting and different. And just plain lekker!

confetti sticks

Wedding hair and make-up

bridal make-up

Brides reflection in mirror

 

Cathbert Country Inn weddings with Warren Williams Photography

black and white brides room

Robyn Roberts wedding dress design

hayley goodrich bridal accessories

Just Jack wedding decor

Environmentally friendly wedding decor

Just Jack Warren Williams Photography

DIY wedding decor

garden-grown wedding decor

Crisp, clean wedding decor

Guests waiting for bride to arrive

Wedding accordion player

Fresh, crisp, delicious wedding canapés

wedding bashes, popular wedding drinks

Colourful wedding decor and treats

White wedding ceremony decor

laughing bride

beautiful bridesmaids

exchanging wedding rings

wedding ceremonies and ministers cape town

vows in winelands

Wedding at Babylonstoren with Warren Williams Photography

bridal couple first kiss

wedding ceremony

Wedding vows, Franschhoek

Warren Williams wedding photography

Group wedding photo, Babylonstoren

Wedding family photo

Bride and groom affectionate moment

Bride at horse trough

Babylonstoren garden, Franschhoek, Warren Williams Photography

Bride and groom countryside setting

 

Bride and groom relaxing in garden

wedding in cactus garden

Bridesmaids kissing bride

Stef and Faz, Babylonstoren, Franschhoek

Greenhouse at world's largest vegetable garden

Bride and groom at fountain

bride in wedding garden

Babylonstoren wedding

Hi-contrast bridal portrait

Friends laughing at wedding

photo booths for weddings

Cape Town photo booths for events

 

Summer evening wedding decor

wedding produce

Wedding cakes, Cape Town

Bride and groom wedding speeches, Warren Williams Photography

Black and white wedding photography

First Dance

wedding party