lianne & Donovan | Belair Pavilion Wedding Video

Lianne & Donovan | Belair Pavilion Wedding Video

How did you guys meet?

We met at the year-end function of our honours year at Stellenbosch.

Why did you want us to capture your wedding day? How do you think you’ll feel watching everything back in years to come?

You came recommended by our friend and photographer, Chrisel M., and when we looked at you work we were sold. We love your way of telling a story, and your artistic edge to it. The way you use music is so beautiful and special – we both love music so that was a big one for us.

I think we will feel so warm and happy watching this video one day. I believe there will be something new we spot every time, which we didn’t see the time before and it will be so special! It will be so interesting to see who was at the wedding and what everyone looked like “back in the day!”

Tell me about the proposal

We usually go away for his birthday weekend, because it’s in the middle of the year, mid-winter, so it’s a good time to go away.

That year we couldn’t go away for some reason and he said we should go away for my birthday weekend. I was born in Namibia and have always loved the bush and farm life, so we went to the garden route game lodge for the weekend.

He organised a picnic lunch for us up front. They took us in the game vehicle to a picnic spot under a tree and unpacked a blanket and food. I was ready to dig in when he stopped me and started with his beautiful “speech”…he then got onto one knee and proposed!

The rest of the weekend was so special as we only switched our phones back on on our way home from the weekend that Sunday to share the news with our parents and close friends.

What do you guys do for a living? How do spend your free time?

We are both in logistics. Donovan works for a courier company as a project manager, and I do the forecasting and planning for a pharmaceutical company.

Donovan likes playing golf or watching any kind of sport! I love sketching or doing something with my hands. We enjoy playing Padel with friends, cycling or going to the movies. We have wonderful friends who we spend a lot of time with as well.

Why did you choose the wedding venue? What was special about it when you saw it for the first time?

The gardens! We loved the outside area, and also the fact that you have the fire place at the back where people can sit around and chat.

The guys can also hit some golf balls from a spot which is a win! 😉

Tell me about the vision you have for your wedding. What experience do you wish to give your guests?

Fun, fun, fun! We would love for it to be a comfortable, relaxed and fun evening with good food and company. As it’s possible a time where a lot of people might be going on leave, we are hoping that people will be in a festive mood at the beginning of their December holiday.

I always imagine the outdoor wedding from Mama Mia as the ultimate wedding vibe 🙂

Where do you see yourselves in 10 years time?

Together! Our wish is to be happy in our jobs, with two healthy kids and a doggy to come home to! We imagine a lot of weekend lunches at our place with family and friends.

VENUE Belair Pavilion

PLANNER Trunk Events

MAKE UP Alicia Buckle

HAIR Sanmarie Botha

FLOWERS & DÉCOR My Pretty Vintage

VIDEOGRAPHY Gustav Franke Cinematography


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