Merle & Eugene / Emily Moon, Garden Route

Merle & Eugene / Emily Moon, Garden Route

I Vow to love You

Videographer: Missing Piece Films
 Claire Nicola
Venue: Emily Moon
Coordinator: Tanya


I could go on for hours talking about this wedding. So many things stood out for Missing Piece Films, the amazingly beautiful and handsome bridal party was one, the couples personalised and heartfelt vows another. Providing something unique always works and in this case Merle’s sister, actually sang to the wedding couple at the reception. The romantic, charming location was perfect for a wedding at Emily Moon River Lodge in Plettenberg Bay. It’s kind of rustic but sophisticated. The venue is set on a mountain side, in a secluded forested area overlooking the Bitou River away from the well-known part of this South African coastal town. So the darkness is broken by the warm glow you get from their lanterns and candle light – more romantic and gorgeous wedding than this is hard to come by.

Emily Moon River Lodge is a small country hotel its décor focused on rustic, but comfortable. It’s a place filled with treasures collected by the owners from their travels all over Africa, Asia and Polynesia. Most of their rare finds are destined for Amatuli Artefacts, their eclectic trading store in Johannesburg but some find a home at the Emily Moon River Lodge. It’s a romantic location for any weekend getaway so consider making this your destination wedding venue of choice. For the more active it also offers a myriad of sporting and cultural activities and is in close proximity to the Plett winelands.

The owners, Emily and Harry’s great African romance touches the hearts of all who visit the river lodge. Their love was forged in the heart and wildness of our great continent and continues today on the banks of the Bitou River over every glass of red wine shared under starry skies, and in every heart-warming toast and “I do”.

As a lodge, renowned restaurant and wedding venue, holding your wedding at Emily Moon means you have the luxury of getting ready, tying the knot and dining, all in one of the most romantic locations. Picture a river winding through a beautiful valley, a romantic reception under the sun or the stars and a luxurious honeymoon suite waiting. Feast in style and remember your special day in Africa forever.

Enjoy viewing Merle and Eugene’s wedding film highlights which captures the heart and soul of this magnificent destination.