What’s bigger than a wedding? A BABY! With Fix announcing her pregnancy recently I felt it the perfect time to keep celebrating and let you all gain a little more insight in to the radio DJ extraordinaire. And what better way than through another special moment in her life, her perfect farm wedding!
- Date: 6th January 2017
- Location: Barkly East
- Venue: Glenyle Farm
- Number of guests: 150
Roxy: Why did you decide on the venue you chose?
Fix: It is one of Orrock’s family farms that he was brought up on so it was sentimental to him. Plus the area is a gorgeous hidden secret in South Africa.
Roxy: What look and feel were you going for with your decor and overall mood of the wedding?
Fix: I wanted to keep everything simple and minimal since Glengyle Farm is absolutely gorgeous. With the gorgeous garden that Orrock’s Gran has been working on for over 50 years, we decided to keep to the colour white with a touch of blue. All decor was simple and very ‘Farm Smart’.
Roxy: What flowers did you use?
Fix: White roses and beautiful blue flowers from Orrock’s Grans garden.
Roxy: Are there any other special décor elements you used/created?
Fix: Orrock & his friend Brenton made an amazing LOVE sign from plywood that stole the show.
Roxy: Tell us about picking out your dress? What did you wear and what inspired it?
Fix: My dress was made by Gert-Johan Coetzee and my cape was made by Suzaan Heyns. I wanted a dress that wasn’t your typical wedding dress and I managed to find a cross between sexy & ethereal. My husband had a custom-made suit from Alexander Suits and he wanted a suit that fitted his personality as well as the farm Smart theme. His lapel pin was made from flowers from his Grans garden.
Roxy: How did you get ideas for your wedding? Did you have a coordinator or was Pinterest your best friend?
Fix: I definitely used Pinterest just to explain my idea to my coordinator and my mothers. My mother in-law is a DIY/Interior decor genius and my mother does events in the Eastern Cape so everything came together beautifully.
Roxy: Tell us about your bridesmaids/groomsmen’s outfits?
Fix: I fortunately had one bridesmaid, which made my life easy because I trusted her choice. She ended up wearing a Gert Johan Coetzee design. The Groomsmen wore shades of blue suits complimenting the Groom and my Bridesmaid.
Roxy: How did you pick your photographer and/or videographer? Was there a particular style you were looking for?
Fix: We wanted to go local with most of our suppliers as the community of Barkly East are mostly friends/family.
Roxy: Tell us about the menu.
Fix: We wanted hearty soul food so our food was probably our biggest expense. From traditional Samp & Beans to Glengyle Lamb on the spit.
Roxy: What did you do for a wedding cake?
Fix: We had a 3 tier double chocolate fudge cake covered in white chocolate Lindt Lindor balls which was made by Lindt Master Chocolatier, Dimo Simatos (who also joined us on the day).
Roxy: Is there a particular moment that stands out from the day?
Fix: Being at the alter with my husband in tears. Poor guy was so emotional, he had me in tears.
Roxy: How did you feel when you saw your husband for the first time walking down the aisle?
Fix: Absolutely amazing! Just seeing him living his best life had me living my best life!
Wedding planner/coordinator: Bella Viedge (family friend in Barkly East)
Venue: Glengyle Farm, Barkly East
Catering/Food: Lizbe van Syl (French trained Chef from Barkly East)
Decor: Me, my Mum Pumeza and my Mother-in-law Debbie & Bella.
Flowers: Debbie, Cath (Aunt) & Bella
Dress: Gert Johan-Coetzee & veil cape from Suzaan Heyns
Hair and makeup: Morag Steyn
Cake: Lindt Master Chocolatier, Dimo Simatos
Photographer: Clayton Mesie and Abby Houghton