Anja and Charl’s luxe winter wedding at Vondeling vineyard near Cape Town oozes elegance and charm. At the vineyard there is a white fairytale chapel that combines old world charm with modern elegance — such a unique and beautiful place to exchange vows. Anja arrived at the chapel in a 1956 Classic Rover in racing green.

Anja and Charl chose to have a winter wedding. In keeping with the season Anja wore a white wedding dress with the most exquisite detail, including long sheer and lace sleeves, stunning scalloped edge train, eye-catching plunging lace neckline and sexy plunging back. The detail of this dress is so divine. To keep warm Anja wore a cute fur wrap around her shoulders.

Bride and groom kissing at Vondeling vineyard

Anja’s bouquet of beautiful luscious deep burgundy red, white and cream roses framed with eucalyptus contrasted her dress beautifully. Charl wore a complementing buttonhole with a deep red rose and sprig of eucalyptus, and he even matched his tie and socks with the deep burgundy red.

The floral arrangements in the chapel complemented Anja’s bridal blooms, and the reception tablescapes were elegant yet simple. Floral arrangements placed on round mirrors with candles in pretty cut glass votives added to the winter ambiance. Each place setting was laid with a silver charger and glass plate with a napkin wrapped with an elegant laser-cut paper design. The top table for Anja and Charl was set in front of the cosy fire with a long mirror adorned with floral arrangements and candles in tall class candlestick holders.

This vineyard wedding is so elegant and full of winter wedding must-haves. I hope you enjoy looking through these pretty pictures by Michelle Du Toit.

Wedding invitation and jewellery

Scenery around Vondeling vineyard

St. Clement's Chapel at Vondeling vineyard

Inside St. Clement's Chapel at Vondeling vineyard

Wedding dress with lace detail

Bride sitting on bed putting shoes on Bride putting earrings on

Bride standing in elegant lace wedding dress

Bride looking out of window Bride with hair down hairstyle looking down at bouquet

Bride wearing veil

Groom accessories

Groom putting on shoe

Groom sitting in chair by fire

Red rose buttonhole

Groom reading card from wife to be


Something Different

“Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives. Even though it was a very cold day, we would not have it any other way. We wanted something different so decided on a winter wedding.

Bride getting out of wedding car at Vondeling vineyard

Wedding harpist

Wedding ceremony in St. Clement's Chapel at Vondeling vineyard

Bride and groom at altar in St. Clement's Chapel at Vondeling vineyard

Confetti being thrown as bride and groom leave wedding ceremony

Wedding tables at Vondeling vineyard

Wedding table with winter floral centrepiece

Wedding top table in front of fireplace

Candles on wedding table Laser-cut wrapping around napkin

Winter wedding table number

“We would highly recommend getting a barista bar for a winter wedding and especially for destination weddings where the guests have a long way home.

“One of the best decisions we made was booking a caricaturist for the pre-drinks. We wanted to get something fun to keep the guests entertained while we were busy with our couple photo shoot. We also used it as the favours and our guests absolutely loved it!”

Coffee beans Bags of coffee

Wedding cake table

Wedding cake with large red floral topper Small cakes


Wedding canapés Wedding guests helping themselves to food

Wedding caricature

Bride in fur shrug with groom

Bride and groom in Vondeling vineyard

Bride's fur shrug

Bride holding groom's hand

Bride and groom in wedding car

Wedding car driving through Vondeling vineyard

Bride holding winter bouquet looking at groom

Groom holding bride's winter bouquet

Bride staring into camera

Groom at Vondeling vineyard

Bride and groom by tree at Vondeling vineyard

Bride looking over her shoulder

Bride and groom at Vondeling vineyard

Bride and groom walking through Vondeling vineyard

Photography: Bauermeister Weddings (formerly Michelle Du Toit)

Venue: Vondeling Wines, Voor-Paardeberg, South Africa

Flowers, Décor and Coordination: Heavenly Love

Catering: Rix Catering

Wedding Dress: Didi Couture

Groom’s Suit: Moi Styling

Hair and Make-Up: Maré Müller

Cakes: The Birdcage and The Velvet Cake Co.

Stationery: Lezaane’s Designs

Chauffeur: Danie van Rooyen of 1956 Today

Harpist: Jana van der Walt of harpNOTED

Barista Bar: Terbodore Coffee Roasters

Caricaturist: Theodore Key Illustration