Marcel & Jen du Plessis wedding, Mont Rouge, Tulbagh

What a lovely couple these two make. When Marcel first asked me for a quote to be their DJ I saw pictures of him on facebook, and in each and every picture he was holding a beer in his hand. When we met for the pre-wedding interview, he drank a couple of beers. While my wife and I was busy setting up our system on the morning of the wedding, he arrived with his groomsmen to check on proceedings and guess what, they were all having a beer. I don’t think I ever saw him without a beer! And Jen just looks on and takes it in her stride with that beautiful smile on her face.

Mont Rouge, being a rustic venue, can become anything depending on how the venue is decorated. For this wedding the word “elegant” springs to mind. Beautiful white flowers with white linen and white crockery certainly set the scene for this wedding with the (unofficial) theme of “around the world”.

Flowers at the ceremony

Pastor Geoff led the ceremony by the stream running through the farm and to the delight of all those present they said their respective “I do’s”. Roxy and Andrew also did some readings for the couple.

After signing the register in the hall the couple were blessed with confetti, and then joined the guests at the lapa for pre-drinks and a harvest table to get something in their tummies.

Eventually the guests made their way to the hall where the seating plan informed them at which of the many cities or countries that Marcel had visited they should be seated. Marcel and Jen in the meantime were whisked away by their photographer for some last “golden hour” photo’s.

Seating Plan

Upon entering the hall the guests were greeted by the elegant white tables with personalised seating cards.

Elegant in white
Bridal table
Thailand in white

As could be expected there was no shortage of wine and beer, and everyone joined in the spirit of the proceedings as per the instructions from Mistress of Ceremonies Sandi.

The new Mr and Mrs du Plessis joined the guests in the hall and cut the wedding cake on their way to be seated at the centre of the bridal table.

Toasts by Jen’s dad Mark and maid of honour Sandi was followed by the famous Mont Rouge buffet, after which best man Sean did the last toast before Marcel said his “thank you’s”.

With little left in the way of ceremonial proceedings, Jen and her dad took to the dance floor for the father-daughter dance. Marcel claimed Jen from her dad to show that he can also dance, and halfway through the song he invited the rest of the guests to join in.

Dancing continued for a while until it was time for the tossing of the bouquet and garter, and then it was non-stop dancing and singing until 1’o-clock. I maintain that it is really easy to DJ for people who want to party, and this crowd once again proved me 100% correct!

Marcel and Jen, thank you so much for having us at your big day – it was really special to be part of it. We wish you all the best in your marriage and future endeavours in a cold place far from home – and wherever you may land up after that! DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’

Guests dancing and singing and dancing and singing and more dancing!

Youtube Playlist (all videos)

DJ Gert with Marcel and Jen
DJ Gert with Marcel and Jen

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