Botanical Wedding Venue Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch has all the elements needed for an amazing wedding – the scenery, the culture, the romance, not to mention excellent food and wine! It is no wonder getting married in Stellenbosch is on the top of many brides’ requirements. In fact – there has been a big increase in both local and international couples choosing to say “I do” in this historic little town.
With its rolling hills, lush vineyards, and oak-lined streets, Stellenbosch is an excellent backdrop for a rustic botanical themed wedding. Botanical-themed weddings are becoming quite popular, and are a great alternative for brides looking for a more natural or minimalist look.
A benefit of using a botanical theme is that is so flexible. You can go vintage, woodland, tropical, or even Mediterranean. For a wedding that is held in Stellenbosch, a vintage botanical theme would be a perfect fit.
The Wedding Invitations
Set the stage for your theme by sending out botanical-themed invitations. If you are DIY-ing your invitations, you can use vintage botanical prints as a base. You can also look for designs on Etsy that you can purchase.
The Wedding Location
Choosing a venue with plenty of botanical elements sets the scene for the theme right away, without having to bring in your own décor. A vineyard, a country garden, or even a building covered in ivy are great backdrops for a botanical theme. Damarakloof (near Stellenbosch) offers both a lush landscaped garden and a vintage rustic barn – both excellent bases for a botanical theme.
When holding your wedding in Stellenbosch, it is important to keep the time of year in mind. Spring and summer are ideal times for a botanical wedding as the area will be full of lush greenery.
Create focal points
If you will be saying your vows under an arch, decorate the arch draped leaves or vines. You can also decorate doorways in a similar manner to carry through the theme.
Bring the outdoors in your Botanical Wedding Venue in Paarl
If your ceremony and/or reception will be held indoors, bring the lush greenery indoors. Greenery can be cascaded from the ceiling, tied onto the backs of the chairs, and placed along the table. You can also display greenery in pots around the room. For place cards write the guests name on leaves using a gold marker.
The food and drinks
Carry the botanical theme through to your food and drinks. Fresh, plant-based ingredients and edible flowers and a great touch. Stellenbosch wedding venues are known for providing excellent food, and they will be able to pull this off successfully. A signature cocktail – such a mojito – adds some fun.
Even your wedding cake can be decorated with greenery.
Baby succulents or potted herbs are fun wedding favours that fit the theme. Other options are handmade botanical soaps, wildflower seed packets, or plantable cards (the paper is eco-friendly and has seeds inside).