Garden Route

Stefano & Chanel – Tsala Estate Wedding, Plettenberg Bay

Tsala Estate Wedding

Tsala Estate Wedding

Stefano and Chanel’s Tsala Estate Wedding is one for the books.  To begin with, it was elegantly designed by top Garden Route wedding planner, Weddings by Marius.  Hence the look and feel for this wedding is timeless with touches of glam.

The couple married a year before their Tsala Estate wedding celebration to ease the process of emigrating to Australia.  Before their Plettenberg Bay wedding celebration, the couple happily fell pregnant with their first. Therefore, we did an intimate maternity shoot the morning of their wedding celebration. Thus allowing the radiant mama-to-be to glow in front of the camera.

Wedding Chapel in the Forest

A Tsala Estate wedding is characterized by the quaint forest chapel situated in the indigenous Knysna forest.  Generally, this wedding chapel has loads of character, but this was further enhanced by the most amazing flower decorations, done by local flower experts, Ecozest.  Next, a short and sweet ceremony followed with beautiful moments and promises.  After this the guests were treated to delicious canapes at the Zinzi Restaurant. In addition to the natural beauty of the venue, the photo opportunities were endless.  From the beautiful mature trees with their autumn leaves to the evergreen gardens of the estate.

Not even the cold and chili weather could dampen the spirits of the guests.  There was a warm reception followed with a delicious plated 3 course meal, paired with South African wines.  Consequently, I must recommend Zinzi restaurant’s food and staff as one of the best experiences.  In accordance to this seasons’ tradition of informal speeches, the couple had only one speech by the groom.  Stefano & Chanel opened the dance floor to a sea of smoke and lovely music followed by DJ Mickey.

In conclusion, A Tsala Estate Wedding is always associated with good food, good wine, beautiful surroundings, and next level professionalism.  You cannot go wrong with this Garden Route wedding venue.  I started some of my very first weddings at this estate as far back as 2006.  And it still is one of my absolute favourite wedding venues around.

This wedding won an elopement wedding award on WPJA!  

In the couple’s own words:

“I went through a long list of photographers for my wedding in the garden route, also baring in mind that I would’ve flown the best one to my wedding if need be. I found Christelle on the internet and had a look at her profile I was in absolute awe that such an incredible photographer resided here in South Africa and close to my venue! She was truly incredible to work with capturing every part and moment of our wedding day. It was so much fun working with her and getting in the best couple shots! She creates an incredible story with her pictures. We are very grateful we found her!”

x Stefano and Chanel x