Latoya + Franco | 16 June 2018 | Heja Game Lodge

“My hope and my love, we will go for a while into the woods, scattering the dew and picking mushrooms from the fields, there we will vow to love, we will see the guinea fowl run for a spot in the sun; the buck calling for its final meal, little birds singing on the branches; the veld getting peaceful – another winter night to bring calm; and till death do us part will be our chorus – And “I do” the refrain.”

I just love this couple! They are super spontaneous, out-going and love love our Namibian Tourism Industry! And when myself and Latoya first met, there was an instant click and we knew we were suppose to walk this journey together. And we only had a month and a half for wedding planning. From the beginning to the end, and boy was it fun, exciting, adrenaline pumping to put together a dream come true… and it surely did turn out that way – if I may say so.

When the two of them came for their first consultation and said they want a nature experience but indoors and that is their only “must have” and we had to make a plan that will evoke the calm of the woods. Our heads went crazy and the ideas started popping. And we created true magic…

And our Namibian winter veld captured the “ I-Do’s” perfectly while the sun was setting in the west. The perfect ambience to show their eternal love for each other. An assortment of chairs and robust wood services made for perfect play on the theme making the ceremony light-hearted and relax. A rustic and robust palette wall enriched with a neutral floral piece with seasonal proteas made it come alive.

Drinks and canapes overlooking the ‘dam’ made for moments of laughter and fun while the couples ran off for an intimate photo session while the guest enjoyed the sun downers and being in one with earth and it’s lavish little moments.

The reception venue took the guest to a proverbial “Western Cape wood scene”

Dark greens evoked peace and tranquility while soft pinks and flowers created a playground for the senses, warmth, love and passion to live this life together and enjoy the fruits of belonging.

We were overjoyed with the outcome of this wedding as it ticked all the “we want” boxes – it created a warm atmosphere and furthermore created delight and lifted the elements of love by guest, family and friends

Thank you to our amazing service providers!

Venue: Heja Lodge (

Food & bar service: Heja Lodge (

Desserts: The Taste Academy (The Taste Academy)

Wedding planner and execution: Tamonika Events (Tamonika Events & Floral Expressions)

Decor and flowers: Tamonika Events (Tamonika Events & Floral Expressions)

Personal flowers: Tamonika Floral Expressions  (Tamonika Floral Expressions)

Decor photography: CreativeLab (

Wedding photography: Meraki Photography by Lourika (

DJ services: Nacio FineTune Barlow

Lighting enhancement: ConSoAV

Wedding cake: SugarCraft (