Soft Natural Colours for an Organic Inspired Homemade Wedding: Matt & Lauren
Another day and another beautiful wedding feature on Want That Wedding! Today’s super gorgeous couple had an organic inspired, homemade wedding at the family holiday home and Lauren’s mum even made her gorgeous beaded wedding gown. It’s soooo pretty.
I adore the super soft and neutral colour palette chosen by Matt & Lauren and the stunning images captured by Fiona Clair. Beautiful images, beautiful couple and such a beautiful day! Congratulations.
Words by Lauren. Images by Fiona Clair Photography
We married in Stilbaai, South Africa, the ceremony was at the family holiday home and the reception was at Olyven Houdt Farm Restaurant. Lauren’s father grew up in the area so we have always holidayed there and it naturally became a special place for us as a couple.
My Mum enjoys sewing so she made my wedding dress and veil using a pattern from Odette Gomes – I wanted a simple dress. I loved the colour and the bead-work, it really fitted in with the natural beauty around us.
For the wedding scheme we wanted soft, neutral colours and for everything to look as natural as possible. We didn’t stick to specific colours or styles, we chose little bits of different styles that we liked.
The idea was for the beauty of the place we got married in to be the hero, so keeping it simplistic helped to achieve this.
My Mum also made the pretty white bridesmaid dresses using a vogue pattern.
My father walked me down the aisle to Ben Howard, Old Pine.
We chose to use Fynbos for decoration as it grows naturally in the area. The piece above our heads at the Ceremony had flowers from the garden. We wanted everything to look as natural as possible.
Matt and I met 6 years ago in Cape Town. Matt proposed on a surprise weekend away to Orange Grove farm which is in Robetson (small town outside Cape Town).
We wanted our wedding to be as easy-going as we are, the idea was a day to celebrate our love for each other with close friends and family.
We couldn’t have asked for a better person to capture our wedding. We love the way Fiona Clair uses light, we just adore her work!
Walking into the Reception, being announced as a couple, along to “Black Keys – Everlasting Light” was such a memorable moment.
We mostly used fynbos to decorate the ceremony and we didn’t need to do too much for the reception – the venue was beautiful all on its own.
However we made our own centerpieces and added some succulents as well as lanterns on the tables. There were some small touches we added just to bring a bit of both of us through at the reception.
If you could impart any words of wisdom to future brides planning their wedding day, what would they be?
Try to plan as far in advance as possible, it prevents last minute scrambling, but inevitably this happens anyway. Know what you want without being too fussy, it will just stress you out.
Also remember that only you know exactly how the day is meant to play out, so if something doesn’t go to plan on the day don’t stress, nobody else will even know.
credits / photography: fiona clair photography