Babylonstoren is truly a place of beauty, nestled on the infamous Cape wine route in the Simondium area, the Cape Dutch farm is in the Drakenstein Valley en route to Franschhoek. What a venue to celebrate a wonderful international wedding at. Eliza and Jon decided that South Africa it was for their wedding day, and what a celebration it turned out to be. Guests from Australia, the UK, the States and pretty much all over the globe flocked in to share the love at their best friend’s union.

Eliza made contact with me through our common friend, none other than Mr Jonty Rhodes, who’s wedding I photographed just a little while back here in the fair Cape. It was a great match indeed. I found Eliza and Jon such a fun loving, easy going wonderful couple to photograph. Their friends, family and bridal party, all with beaming smiles on their faces from morning to midnight were an absolute pleasure for my non stop shooting Nikons.

A beautiful weather day with a crispy light breeze, lovely warming sunshine, a heart warming outdoor ceremony, a cool evening with a sky full of stars and a raging outside fireplace, tasty Babylonstoren meals and desserts in the white barn and a cover band that strummed out tunes to the crazy and yet very entertaining dance moves of all of the good wedding folk… what more can a Cape Town photographer ask for… well, there was of course the added bonus of an ever loving, romantic, smiling and super attractive couple to make my images just that much more picturesque. More images below, please feel free to leave comments.

A little more about Babylonstoren from their website… “Dating back to 1692, Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that boasts one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape. Beloved for its magnificent garden that is laid out over 3,5 hectares (8 acres), the garden is divided into 15 sections that comprise fruit, vegetables, berries, bees for pollinating, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze, ducks and chickens, and more. A secluded path runs along the stream where thousands of clivias flower in spring. The garden also boasts a plethora of trees of historical and botanical import. Every aspect of Babylonstoren – including the contemporary Farm Hotel & Spa, the Farm Shop and Bakery – are led by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden.”

Here are some of Eliza & Jon’s Suppliers and providers you should really have a look at:

Babylonstoren Event Manage - Tammianne Smuts

Wedding Venue - Babylonstoren

Eliza’s Wedding Dress - Watters Australia

Jon’s Suit - Tailor’s Keep - San Francisco, California

Rings & Jewellery

Musicians - The black Lapels

Make Up by Algria Ferreira

Rings & Jewellery

Food & Flowers

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