February 22, 2020 Johan

Vean & Manzel Wedding at Zeekoe Lodge

The 22nd of February 2020 was any wedding couple’s nightmare with nature and all elements not playing along, but thru all of this, their love for each other shined thru.

This is something we never do but this couples review was so amazing and explained their day to a “T” and that’s why we decided to use their review on our website instead of writing our own story.

***** Their Review *****

Our Special Day started out PERFECT. Johan and team arrived (as confirmed) at exactly 12:00. I was running a bit late as is the norm with a wedding, and arriving on time put my mind at ease.

The clouds gathered and I still thought: “we’ll be fine”. At least we don’t have to stress about the heat.

The wedding was held at Zeekoe Lodge – Our dream! We’ve ALWAYS wanted to get married on the deck, overlooking the stunning river views. Johan brought two audio systems, one for the ceremony by the river and one for the reception held under a tent (reception-area). He specifically recommended this to make sure we have the perfect day, without the stress of logistical problems with regards to the sound.

The clouds gathered and by 14:00 it poured with rain! Non Stop! Speaker stands started to get wet, the tent started to flood…There was mud everywhere!!!!

And then……no power!!!!

Johan came to me and said “don’t worry” we’ll make this work! His re-assurance and ability to calm me down was of great help! He also reassured me that we can use the back-up batteries for the speakers for about 4 hours, before we’d have to connect to the generators. So with Johan’s help not only did we have a back-up Plan B, but a Plan C as well!

The ceremony was scheduled to start at 16:00. With all the rain we decided to have the ceremony and celebrations in the tent to try and combat the sudden downpour of rain. Guests got stuck on the gravel road, other guests were already seated and waiting for the festivities to begin. Johan and Casper played some music and did an excellent job of providing a good atmosphere with all the rain around us.

With all of the above going on we had to postpone the wedding with an hour! So with the ceremony now scheduled to start at 17:00, Johan had a full (ADDED) hour to keep everyone “busy”. At 16:50 it stopped raining the sun started to shine through the clouds, the power was back on and our perfect day, it would seem, might still be possible.

We made a rather quick decision to still have the ceremony at the river, and Johan had exactly 5 minutes to setup some sort of sound system (Microphones included) at the river. Getting out of the tent, setting everything up whilst taking on the flooded and muddy grass was something I did not expect to be even possible – not even considering we only had 5 minutes to do all this. Johan and Casper made it happen. We got married on the deck like we’ve ALWAYS wanted to. From there everything went on without any further hold-ups.

The atmosphere Johan and Casper created through their music, made our guests comfortable enough to take off their shoes, roll up their pants; dance and play in the mud soaked dance floor and tent like it was meant to be that way! Their music was enjoyed till 1:00AM before Johan and Casper started to head home 😋

From the bottom of our hearts we would like to say THANK YOU! You guys tackled the elements with us, improvised and made plans to make sure our special day remained just that: SPECIAL!!! Every obstacle and problem was met with a cool and calm collected professionalism and support!

You Guys ROCK!!! Johan & Casper walked MORE THAN the extra mile (in the mud)! We would recommend this power duo to ANYONE, who needs good entertainment & sound for any of their events!!