Industrial Wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa: Willeen + De Wet

South African City Wedding

Today’s industrial handmade wedding comes to us all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa and we’re just loving its creative + stylish vibe! Willeen + De Wet handcrafted lots of fun DIY elements for their day, which they say contributed largely towards the excitement and anticipation of their celebration. So sweet right? And likely so true!

Their wedding was beautifully captured by photog, Hilde, of Wednesday and October at the industrial venue space Arts on Main. Willeen shares, The diverse and creative environment of in the inner city inspired us a great deal. In this environment we felt free to be who we wanted to be as a couple. Photographs of my grandparent’s weddings and their style also made a lasting impression on how we envisioned the day.

gold detail dress

gold earrings

We’re pretty in love with Willeen’s gorge gold-sleeved wedding dress by Retha Snyders!

bridesmaids in hats

 bridesmaids hats

The bridesmaids wore Retha Snyders, too, and how adorable do they look in their hats?! These hats were found at a trader in Pretoria, South Africa, but you can shop more of our faves in the guide below!

groomsmen

South African City Wedding

garland chandelier

South African City Wedding

The day’s design was a collaboration of dear family and friends coming together to help bring Willeen and De Wet’s vision to life.  From the decorated suspended hoops and all the floral arrangements to colorful paper triangles for confetti, stationery, table lamps, and the caramel popcorn, we say this couple + their community of loved ones really pulled off a beautifully executed day!

South African City Wedding

South African City Wedding

South African City Wedding

South African City Wedding

confetti exit

We always love a good confetti exit!

Retha Snyders Dress

South African City Wedding

South African City Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

When we wandered off from the festivities for a while simply to enjoy a precious moment alone with a good glass of wine.

South African City Wedding

South African City Wedding

South African City Wedding

Guests dined in this fun, industrial space on palette tables topped with simple, stylish decor.

South African City Wedding

South African City Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Although it gets stressful at times, try to enjoy the wedding preparations- it is valuable time with your loved ones. Make a conscious decision that you won't get upset about arrangements that does not go according to plan- you are uniting with your best friend and it will be one of the best days of your life!

photography: Wednesday and October // planning + design: DIY/Bride // venue: Arts on Main Johannesburg, South Africa // wedding dress + bridesmaid’s dresses: Retha Snyders // bridesmaid’s hats: hats were found at an informal trader in Pretoria // makeup: Odette Kruger // hair: Inge Leonard // cake: Moemas Bakery

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