Obadia & Refiloe Wedding ~ Irene SAX Arena by van der bijl photography

18th Jun 2012 at 10:51 pm

Congratulations to the happy couple, you both looked amazing! From all at African Pride Irene Country Lodge

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Obadia & Refiloe Wedding ~ Irene SAX Arena

A wedding is the ultimate celebration and in this case, everyone was invited. Refiloe and Obadia were surrounded by hundreds of guests to share in their wedding day. Refiloe made her preparations at her parents’ home, which was overflowing with excited family members getting ready in every available corner of the house. Needless to say when Refiloe walked down the stairs in her wedding gown the whole bottom story of the house erupted in cries of celebration. We met up with Obadia and his best man at Irene Country Lodge.

The gentlemen were in good spirits and did a great job of striking a pose on the balcony. Refiloe arrived at the church in style in a classic Bentley, which also chauffeured them to Irene Country Lodge where we photographed the couple and their family. The setting was beautiful – autumn colours in the trees and a beautiful sunset over the lake.

So where do you find a reception venue to handle over 500 guests? The SAX Arena in Irene was the perfect solution, and the team at Papilio Designs created the perfect ambiance with cream and white florals and candlelight. Guests were entertained by an amazingly talented all-lady jazz band, the blues with a feminine touch – we loved it. Further entertainment was provided by the best man’s speech who had the couple in stitches of laughter. The couple’s first dance got the party started and everyone who visited the photobooth brought their sense of fun with them. When it was time to throw the bouquet the “single ladies” literally took over the dance floor and enthusiastically expressed that they were ready to “put a ring on it”.

We weren’t surprised to hear that the party carried on into the small hours of the morning. A romantic honeymoon in Europe for Refiloe and Obadia will serve as a well deserved rest after the festivities, we hope you have an amazing trip.