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Our Wedding Day

my fingers are hovering over the keyboard and i’m just sitting here thinking, how do i begin to describe this day? our wedding was held on a fruit farm about 2 hours from Cape Town, and the weather was cool and overcast: just perfect for us. it was the best day of our lives, and it was indeed the Best Day Ever.

the week leading up to the wedding was a mixed bag of emotions: excitement, nerves, laughs, occasional stress… but most of all a lot of love. our friends and family literally made our wedding day, everyone pulled in to help – be it with the flowers (thanks Amy), the decor, the tables, the cakes, printing menus and name cards and signboards, standing on ladders tying things up so the wind didn’t blow anything away, bringing me hayfever pills at 7am on the morning of the wedding (thanks Jess), making enough coffee that everyone was buzzing (thanks Pete). it meant so much to us that our favourite people were involved, adding their own special touches, and that our wedding was such a team effort.

it was very important to us, from the get go, that everything would be kept very simple with few frills and that the focus of the day would be about celebrating with our loved ones. our photographers, Rebecca and Bruce from Love Made Visible, really captured that feeling in their beautiful photos. you can see some more here.

my only advice to anyone planning their wedding: don’t stress the small stuff, and savour every single moment. it goes by SO quickly. people tell you that, but you won’t realise until you’re truly IN it.

photos: Love Made Visible. my dress: Jessica Harwood of Take Care. Anton’s suit: Spaghetti Mafia. venue & food: Olive Rock. flowers & co-ordination: Amy Ellenbogen. flowers sourced from: Cape Fynbos. laser-cut table numbers & best day ever sign: Artymiss. make-up: Claire Ellenbogen. hair: Kate Brand. cakes: Jené Steyn & Jessica Shepherd. cupcakes: Lady Cupcake. coffee cart: Seattle Coffee Company. music: Dario Leite.  hiring: Something Different. stationery: me. wedding officiant: Marius Brand.

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117 Comments

  1. Wow. That’s astonishing. I love your dress, so simple and yet so beautiful. The photos are just perfect. I wish you a lifetime of love together.

  2. Magnificent, Miss Moss! So beautifully captured. I am incredibly happy for you and hope you and Anton have thousands of days that are serious contenders for your first Best Day Ever. X

  3. Liam Anthony says

    Cannot begin to describe how amazing this is!! You looked angelic and every inch of your wedding was captured so beautifully.

  4. Oh my god, so beautiful – everything from the landscape to your dress and all the photos! This post almost made me cry due to all the emotions. Love it!

  5. beautiful! love your stationery and all the little details. Really looks like the best day ever! congrats!

  6. Congratulations! Looks like a magical day, I love the theme and the beautiful simplicity of your day. Wishing you both happy days ahead! xx

  7. WOW!

    Such sweet sweet love! So happy for you :)

    It looks like the most incredible day! Love made visible know just how to capture the essence of a day. I feel like I was there!

    Congratulations again! xxx

  8. Vanya Du Toit says

    Oh my goodness Diana, I don’t even know you but that had me in tears! (and some of my colleagues too…) So, perfect, you can just feel the love.

  9. Wow, Diana. I second what Vanya du Toit already wrote: Even though I don’t know you personally, seeing your beautiful wedding got me very emotional. It truly looks like you had the best day ever. The setting and landscape are breath-taking. I wish you both a life filled with much love and happiness.

  10. for the first time ever, a strangers wedding photographs made me cry.
    although you are not a stranger as i read your blog every day and followed your honeymoon on instagram.
    it really is beautiful and just absolute perfection.
    exactly what a wedding should be.
    i could see and feel all the love.
    i truly wish you a lifetime of happiness and just the best memories.
    you guys truly are special, thank you for sharing this most amazing day with us.

  11. Congratulations! Looks exactly like the perfect wedding. You all looked so beautiful and elegant. Couldn’t of done it better myself. All the best for your life together x

  12. The word that comes to mind when I look at this is honest. No frills or clutter just pure honest love, happiness and beauty. magnificent.

  13. Thank you for sharing this wonderful day. The natural beauty of this special day is so evident in your photos. I only know you through your Pinterest site, but you always bring a little softness and sanity to fashion world and beyond.

  14. OMG, Diana, what beautiful pictures!! They do transmit good vibes! Everything looked really nice, very natural!
    I wish you guys all the best, lots of love!

  15. Simply beautiful!! Brings back sweet memories of our wedding day. You’re right, it’s all about the people you love the most in this world and getting them together in one place. It’s also great having friends and family chip in with the flowers, cake etc…it makes the process more enjoyable, personal and intimate. Lovely!

  16. It’s hard to pick a favorite thing, but I think it’s your dress. SO GORGEOUS. But man oh man, everything is SO beautiful.

  17. Oh my goodness. What a way to start the day. Thank you for sharing. You two look so smitten and happy. It brought tears to my eyes and gave me a tickly nose. All the best to you two and congratulations. –Aya

  18. Rosalinda says

    Congratulations!

    Beautiful photos of a magical day.

    All the very best, and thank you for sharing these images.

  19. If my pictures turn out half as good as these I will be happy. What you all were able to capture…Beautiful day. Randomly stumbled upon your words and pictures…so very glad I did.

    Sincerely,

    Tish from Luv and Kiwi

  20. Thank you for sharing the photos of your beautiful beautiful wedding! What visual treasure of what looks like a most sincere and joy-filled day. And your stationery looks super! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness, mountains, celebrations and fireworks in your hearts.

  21. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! It looks like the perfect day….perfect setting, perfect food, decorations, and, of course, Bride and Groom. Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us! It’s very inspiring!

  22. Wow, your wedding was stunning. Of course, I expected nothing less from Miss Moss, but wow, it was even more gorgeous than I would have imagined. I’m glad it was the best day ever.

  23. So moving and inspiring! Congratulations! It’s sure is the best day ever and the landscape amazing! I wish you a happy life together! Greetings from Greece! ♥

  24. hey,
    I don’t usually comment your blog even if it’s tremendously, but this time I had to. I think that most of the time people forget the essential during a wedding : it’s a love celebration. And yours seemed so true, so simple, beautiful and breathtaking.
    Congrats.
    Love,
    Louise

  25. What a lovely day. The picture of the wonderful elderly couple watching the crowd and sipping at a drink and at good memories… I love it. It touches me very deeply. Thank you for sharing!

  26. I usually don’t cry over these things. Especially when I don’t really know you. But that just brought tears to my eyes. Just so lovely.

  27. diana this is all such a wonderful wonderful wedding! every moment seems to be captured so beautifully and you look stunning. congratulations again for you two!

  28. Wow! I have to add my comments to the many others. Ive seen tons of wedding pics. on the net. Many from your best of… posts but none have given me such an emotional reaction. Its like the 2 of you were in this beautiful bubble. Your photos are stunning. Congratulations! I wish you and Anton a lifetime of love & happiness.

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  30. I saw many posts of wedding but yours was absolutly one of the best. Exactly how I want to look like my day. Congratulation I wish you both all the best.

  31. what stunning photos, what a lovely lovely wedding.
    i wish you and Anton a lifetime of joy and good health.

  32. Dear Miss Moss! These are the most beautiful wedding photos I´ve EVER seen.
    Congratulations! I´ve postet seven of your published pictures on my blog for my unwedded friends as an inspiration. I hope, you don´t mind, there´s a link to your blog too. I really like to read your articles with always beautiful pictures. I wish you many happy days with your charming husband.
    GOOD LUCK!
    Zuzana

  33. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your special day with us. It really looked like the BEST DAY EVER. A stunningly beautiful wedding, from the flower and cake details, to the wedding invitations and bridal dresses. It’s been a treat to follow your blog for visual inspiration, and your wedding pics are certainly no exception!

  34. This is amazing! Your photos and the day look perfect! I LOVE your dress and how you styled the entire wedding party!
    Great job!
    Just found your blog and loving it already

    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  40. gosh, diana, this is FUCKING PERFECT.

    tearing up, and loving it all, and i am not usually that kind of girl.

    love, love, love.

    just A M A Z I N G.

    go you two xxx

  41. Congratulations! You guys look stunning! Great photography and I definitely could feel the emotions flowing out of the photos :)

  42. Congratulations on your beautiful day Diana — the photos were filled with so much emotion and love. Thank you for sharing and wish you and your husband all the best!

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  44. Miss Moss congratulations your day looks so beautifully perfect and happy :) Your dress is just divine, as are your bridesmaid dresses! I particularly love the one with the shorter lace overlay… Would you mind telling where that one is from?

    Thanks and congrats again! X

  45. I don’t know you personally, but it has been a long time since I follow your blog. It is strange but I got very happy for you reading this post. Loved your wedding so much, really beautyfull. Wish you all the happiness in the world! Besos desde Barcelona

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  47. what a GORGEOUS and lovely day you two had! Congratulations!!!!
    I was wondering if you would mind sharing where your bridesmaids found their dresses. they’re all stunning and I’m looking for something similar for my sister’s wedding.

    Lovely website!
    xo.frances

    • hi Frances – they were all from different retailers. Zara, Top Shop, Etsy and the 5th one was handmade. this was last eyar so i doubt you’d find any of these dresses. btu you’d easily be able to find something similar if you search for short cream / white dresses online.

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