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The Wills’


This one was a little different, from running around making sure other couples had had their perfect day, it was our turn to celebrate OUR wedding, in a venue that we had built with our own bare hands from the ground up. When we first got engaged our friends often asked us if we were going to get married at KirstenVale or if it was going to be too stressful? Our response “well duh!”. We had the most surreal day surrounded by our family, friends and fur creatures. Our team was absolutely incredible and took the reins giving us the opportunity to relax and enjoy our day to the full. We chose to have our wedding under the acacia trees, followed by delicious canapes and garden games at the reception venue lawn, a scrumptious family style potjie feast prepared by my very special and talented sister who owns Chef n Thyme (how lucky am I!), heartfelt speeches and A LOT of dancing. We topped the weekend of festivities off by taking advantage of the public holiday and had a relaxed day at the river where we were able to spend some quality time with friends and family that had travelled from far. It was so special for both of us to not only celebrate our marriage, but to also share the KirstenVale journey with our nearest and dearest.

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WHAT the COUPLE had to SAY:

So I am not usually one to write “articles”, bomb social media with 100s of pictures or be biased in regard to venues, service providers etc, but I need ro make an exception today. Kirstenvale Wedding Venue…we have been waiting months to perform at this brand new bush venue…following Kirsten Cole and her soon to be husband Matt Wills on social media platforms, from a DJs perspective, we had certain “expectations”….so…here we go. You drive into a perfect “hideaway” in the bush, thinking that you have taken a wrong turn to Kruger. Upon entering this “amazing” venue, I was met with a family of zebras at the gate. What an unexpected surprise! Everything about KirstenVale is amazing. This venue was designed for the perfect event! From the different ceremony areas with decks, rivers, views of dams, bushveld and game, to the incredible hardest working team I have ever had the pleasure of working with! I was met by a big warm smile, greeted by warthogs saying hi, introduced to the team and shown around the venue, and I am just a service provider! The interior….the massive bar…the dance floor… the hospitality…the blood sweat and tears it took to build the old boma into this breathtaking venue! Dear Kirsten and Matt. I am going to say this with confidence. You are going to wake up one morning and you are going to be the most sought after wedding venue in KZN with a 12 month waiting list! Your venue is amazing . You and your team are amazing. What an honour for me as a professional DJ to have been invited to perform at my first event there! I wish you, Matt and your incredible team all the very best for the future that awaits you! Wedding couples out there. Do the best thing you can do for your most special day and pay Kirstenvale a visit. It’s the best decision you will ever make!

Durban Jocks

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