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Quick Option Mini wedding in our garden (Alternative to Home Affairs)

This is a much more dignified alternative to getting married in court (at Home Affairs) and takes place in our garden or on our verandah (weather permitting)in Ballito (View gallery here). For the couple who want a short yet special ceremony, quick, inexpensive but classy experience and don't want the indignity of being married at Home Affairs. This includes vows, ring exchanges and a relaxed yet meaningful ceremony with 8 guests attending. Duration approx 20 minutes.  You have the option of including extras, for example a Scottish Piper, makeup artist, photographer etc for an additional fee.  

Call 079 887 0236  or request a quotation here.


Twilight Mini wedding in our garden

Founder of Hatches Matches & Dispatches Fiona Bowden has a distinct love of ambiance and as such offers couples the opportunity to be married in an enchanting atmosphere in her garden in Ballito during twilight.   Available only in our garden, or, subject to weather, on our covered verandah in Ballito with a MAXIMUM of 12 guests, two of which should act as legal witnesses – strictly by prior arrangement. Casual, relaxed, short but meaningful ceremony in a beautifully lit garden setting. Truly memorable.

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Classic Weddings

The Classic wedding is a more traditional type wedding. In modern days couples have opted more and more to have their classic weddings at wedding venues instead of in churches.  We have married couples on Game Farms, beaches, in barns,  forests, you name it!  We offer the legal-only option, the mini ceremony, the full ceremony option as well as the non-legal option for couples who elect to get legally married overseas and still have a ‘wedding’ in SA. View the gallery here

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Private Weddings

A wedding in the comfort of your own home or a secluded venue of your choice. Either with or without a small ceremony. Many couples choose this intimate wedding style today.  We offer legal-only, mini ceremony or full ceremony options.  Tailor-made options also available.

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Quick Legal Registration Only

You don’t need a wedding ceremony to be legally married in South Africa. Or perhaps you have already had your traditional wedding but not yet concluded the legal registration. We offer quick registrations at our office or alternatively if you are being married by someone who is not registered with the department of Home Affairs we can travel to your wedding and take care of the registration during or after the ceremony.  This option offers no ceremony, ring exchanges, vows or other extras - strictly limited to declarations and signing of register, all concluded in less than 10 minutes.  

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Our various wedding services include, but are not limited to, the following:

If you don’t see an option you like here, talk to us - we tailor-make all of our services to suit our client’s needs.

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Mini wedding ceremony at your venue

For the couple who want a short yet special, quick, inexpensive but classy ceremony and don't want the indignity of being married at Home Affairs. This includes vows, ring exchanges and a relaxed yet meaningful ceremony of approx 10 minutes.  Often combined with an unregistered celebrant who conducts the sermon then hands over to us for the traditional and legal aspects of the ceremony.

Call 079 887 0236  or request a quotation here.