Bulawayo Home Garden Wedding Steph and MaxSunlit, rose-shaded vows, surrounded by loved ones and the history of their families

How special to be married in your grandmother’s garden (Steph) where your parents were also married, have dinner at and dancing two doors down in your parents back yard (Max) – and have your wedding photos taken on a wild piece of land bursting with indigenous trees and grasses, just two blocks from it all! Steph and Max’s families came together in spirit – and geographically!) to pull off a beautiful homegrown Bulawayo wedding – complete with bridal prep in a golden oldie Suburbs home – (yay for “broekielace”, oregon pine floors and those famous Bulawayo crazy-high ceilings).

The day before Steph and Max’s wedding I went scouting for photo spots and managed to find a beautiful clearing in the middle of the bush which I think is used as an outside natural church on weekends. The spot was just so sweet and perfect – with so much soul. After spending some time here we spluttered along in the landcover to the next door golf course where there was time for a waltz in the dusk and some mindful breaths of the crisp Bulawayo autumn, and then it was back to the merry cheer of the evening part of the celebrations. And oh was it festive! Fairy lights to make your heart twinkle, beautiful speeches – lots of laughs, lots of tears, a picture-perfect first dance and a roaring Hora complete with sparklers. Everyone jam packed the dance floor from the second it opened and judging from the spirit of things when I left – one massive party ensued.

Thanks Steph and Max for trusting me with documenting your beautiful wedding day – I so enjoyed it and I hope these photos capture the magic! Xx

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Thanks to the wonderful team of family, friends and service providers who put it all together!

Venue: Ceremony – Winsome and Dave Einhorns family home – 60 Townsend Rd Suburbs, Bulawayo (Stephs grans garden. Steph’s parents got married at this house 40 years ago!) Reception – Merv and Shuna’s home – 56 Townsend Road Suburbs, Bulawayo (Max’s family home) 

Wedding Officiant: Barbs Falkiner (friend from Chamonix, France)

MC: Mark Einhorn (Stephs cousin) 

Best Man: Olivier Van Hove 

Pole holders: Mike and Jen Einhorn, Merv and Shuna Herscovitz 

Caterer: Kerry and Leroy Wallace, The Shop Cafe, Harare, coordinated by Kate Burt (Max’s cousin) 

Flowers: Lyn Rawlins 

Sound & Live Music: Groove 365 (Bulawayo Band) 

DJ: DJ Frank 

Band/Singer: Groove 365 

Cake: Ashleigh Einhorn (Stephs sister in law) 

Make Up: Kerryn Lane, Core Beauty 

Hair: Tammy Mcgregor (Bulawayo) and Mark Querl (Head Lines, Bulawayo) 

Dress: Anna Campbell 

Bridesmaids dresses: Shona Joy from Coco and Lola Bridesmaids (Perth) (@Cocoandlolabridesmaids) 

Brides robe: Plum Pretty Sugar (Instagram and FB – @plumprettysugar )

Groomsmen bowties: Freelance Bow Ties (Instagram: @freelancebowties) 

Wedding Bands: Max’s was from Steven Anderson Jewellers (Instagram: stevenandersonjewellers) and mine was my great grans wedding band (My grandfather’s mother ring on my dads side)

Blue wine glasses –  Hire Society (Harare) Instagram and FB – hiresocietyzim

Dance floorPristine Event Rentals (Bulawayo) (Same name on FB and instagram) 

Gin Bar – Dayne Pigors from The Barn (Bulawayo) 

“We would just like to thank ALL our friends and family for helping out so much with our garden wedding and making it possible. It was the most magical, special day for us both.” Steph and Max

 

 

 

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