The story goes that if it rains on your wedding day you will have a blessed wedding and it sure did rain on 29 February 2020. But no amount of rain was going to stop Marli and Jan-Louis from becoming Mr. & Ms. Bezuidenhout.
The couple decided to tie the knot at Clivia Lodge with its beautiful gardens next to the Vaal River. Unfortunately the weather didn’t allow the couple to get married next to the river under but luckily there was a plan B and the venue arranged for the couple to get married inside the reception all.
After the service the skies opened up allowing the couple to have their photos taken in the garden that looked crisp and clean after all the rain.
Throughout the night Mr. & Ms. Bezuidenhout’s love for each other was evident and every special guest could see that this couple shares a special bond that will last a lifetime.
We at Vaal Wedding DJ would like to thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day.
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!!
Friday the 20th of December 2019 marked the day that Gustav and Natalie became one and they chose to celebrate this special day with friends and family at the ever so lovely Pont De Val situated next to the Vaal River and Vaal Wedding DJ was chosen by the couple to be their wedding DJ’s for there special day. As the couples went to have their first photos taken as Mr. and Ms. Aspesberger their guests enjoyed canapés on the lawn overlooking the Vaal River. Upon entering the reception hall the guests stood in awe admiring the stunning décor that included lovely Protea flowers, glass vases, and candles that helped to create a very romantic feel. The love the couple shared was evident thru out the night as they danced the night away with their friends and family.
Saturday 14 December 2019 Vaal Wedding DJ had the great honor to be the Wedding DJ at Pieter and Nadia’s wedding at the beautiful Vintage Yard.
Upon entering the reception hall one could see that everything was perfectly planned with a vintage feel that was clearly visible through the table settings. The tables were decorated with old books and strings of pearls that finished off the vintage look.
After the service that was held in the chapel next to the river, the guest enjoyed canapés and drinks on the island while the couple had their special day captured on camera. From there the guest went up to the reception hall where all the formalities took place and dinner was enjoyed before the party started and the guests showed off their moves.
Saturday 23 November 2019 the rain came down like confetti from the sky as Riaan & Richenda pledged their love to each other at the lovely Pont de Val with its Southern France flair and architectural style next to the Vaal River.
While the new Mr & Mrs. Mulder went to have their photos taken by the talented husband and wife team from Stephanie Grace Photography the guest enjoyed canapés while being entertained by another husband and wife team from Akoestiek.
The reception hall was decorated with style and glamour and created a romantic ambiance with candles on the tables and fairy lights hanging from the ceiling.
We are not sure if the couple got the moves or if they had dance lessons but their first dance took breaths away and this was the start of what was a memorable evening and we at Vaal Wedding DJ are glad that we could have a part in making this happen for this stunning couple.
Bona Bona Game Lodge is set in the North West Province of South Africa and right here under the African sun was where Nicolas and Emily declared their undying love for each other in front of friends and family and we at Vaal Wedding DJ had the great honor to be their wedding DJ’s for the day.
They said their I do’s in the chapel with picturesque views of the Game lodge. The reception room had equal stunning views and was tastefully decorated with stunning proteas and other flowers in the table centerpieces.
Bona Bona Game Lodge prepared a feast of note for the couple and their guests that were soon followed by the couples first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Roux on the ever romantic song “Can you feel the love tonight” by Elton John.
2 November 2019 Doesn’t only mark the day that The Springboks won the world cup but also the day that Kobus won the biggest prize of all, as on this day he made Alicia his wife in front of all their closest friends and family.
The service took place outside in a forest where everyone was seated in the shade of the lovely big trees and the sound of the leaves filled the air as the wind blew threw them.
Their intimate and casual “Boere” wedding was planned to the T by the bride. From her hand made decor to the reception layout, all by the bride and her family. The “Boere” theme was pulled through from sheep on the spit to the dancing being outside on the “stoep” of the reception hall where the guests partied the night away.
On 26 October 2019, Carla & Dylan started a new adventure together as Mr. and Mrs. Elbert at the ever so stunning Benedetto On Vaal Venue and we at Vaal Wedding DJ had the privilege of sharing this special day with the couple as their wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies.
Everything was planned to a tee with lovely decorated tables with red roses and candles to enhance the romance and love that filled the air. The bride and groom are truly blessed with great friends and family that were there to spend their special day with them and danced the night away with the couple.
Every wedding we do as Vaal Wedding DJ is special to us and Christo and Lerize’s wedding on the family farm was no different. The venue, as well as the church, just screamed elegance with flowers and décor done by Sweet Pea Flower And Décor. The main table floral arrangement was out of this world and a conversation starter of note.
The menu was a true reflection of farm living with Sheep on the spit, chicken pie, vegetables, etc. And then came the true South African deserts which included Koeksister, Carrot Cake and Melktert (all family recipes). And in true form, the dance floor was packed with guests dancing the night away, and we enjoyed every minute of it.