Winelands picnic proposal
On the 22nd of June 2022, this lovely couple got engaged.
To respect their privacy we will keep their names “undercover”. 🙂
He wanted to plan something very special for his future wife-to-be. We love our clients when they know what they want, he chose Jordan Winery from the start. He loved the look and feel of this wine farm. They wanted to explore the Winelands and enjoy a day in the sunshine. They were incredibly lucky as the weather played along and they had a warm winter’s day.
Jordan winery is situated in Stellenbosch, they offer lovely picnic spots for these special moments. From the Jordan hillside vineyards, one has spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay, and Stellenbosch. The venue offers wine tastings, dining experiences, luxury accommodation, and much more. We love this venue as they are very accommodating to our client’s requests. A Winelands picnic proposal is always a great idea.
On the day, the fabulous couple arrived, we led them down to the dam area where we had decorated their picnic spot. We added in a special “marry me” sign which was VIVAHA.
“Vivaha (marriage) is perhaps the most important samskara. Traditionally it was the only rite performed for women, and for men in the fourth varna (shudras). A couple would stay together for life or until the husband took to the path of renunciation. Divorce was not allowed, and those who left their partners were often ostracised from society. Matches were usually arranged by the elders and based on astrological principles. Despite modern attitudes towards this practice, evidence suggests that these marriages worked relatively well.”
*In Indian philosophy and Indian religions, samskaras or sanskaras (Sanskrit: संस्कार) are mental impressions, recollections, or psychological imprints.
**Shudra, also spelled Sudra, Sanskrit Śūdra, fourth and lowest of the traditional varnas, or social classes, of India, traditionally artisans and labourers. The term does not appear in the earliest Vedic literature.
After some celebrations and bubbly, Jodi took over and they enjoyed a couples shoot on the property.
We congratulate them and wish them all the happiness as Mr & Mrs.
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Photographer: Jodi from Fable of Hearts