Traditionally Easter weekend is a very popular wedding weekend and this year was no different. After covering weddings on the Thursday and the Friday our two super troopers, Elandi and Jo-Lizna jetted off to Johannesburg and then travelled to Hartebeespoort dam to cover Rhulani & Nhlanhla’s wedding at Red Ivory Lodge.
Red Ivory is one of our favourite Venues in Gauteng. Set high up on the Magaliesberg, it overlooks the lush landscape of the Hartebeespoort Dam and surrounds. The venue has all the facilities, including a stunning chapel en a luxury bridal suite for preparations. It is the perfect all-in-one venue that allows you to do the preparations, ceremony and reception on the estate.
Rhulani describes her vision for the wedding – I think they pulled it off perfectely!
We wanted the overall look and feel to effortlessly reflect our love for nature and timeless things in life, yet, creating a sophisticated ambiance adorned with elegance and style. I personally LOVE flowers, especially the Hydrangeas, Tulips and the Phalaenopsis Orchids.
The wedding was attended by 300 guests, flying in from all over the country to attend the lavish affair. Rhulani was dresses in a beautiful gown by Pronovias Barcelona, jetted in all the way from Spain.
I fell in love with the dress the very moment I laid my eyes on it – The lace was uniquely and perfectly scattered all over the dress, and for me, that was the perfect gift with a ribbon on it, I simply could not resist.
Nhlanhla’s suit was specially hand crafted by Augustine – Made to Measure. They hand picked this well-known tailor for their reputation of offering bespoke luxury garments for all occasions.
The touching ceremony was conducted in the chapel on the Estate and it was followed by a very romantic couple photo shoot in the Red Ivory Grounds. Thereafter they moved into the stunning reception hall with its breathtaking panoramic views. The decor was done by Magical Occasions. One of the highlights of the day was the the gift from their parents – a flashy new BMW for the newly married couple as gesture to express their love to them.
The videographers on the day was Hauke Digital Productions.
Photos by Elandi Coetzee & Jo-Lizna Botha
If you liked this wedding at Red Ivory Lodge, then have a look at a few others that we have covered at this awesome venue in Hartebeespoort Dam.
Keep an eye on our blog for a full wedding venue review of Red Ivory Lodge that will be posted soon.