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Andrew and Mante

How did your love story begin?

We met through a mutual friend and became friends. We enjoyed taking hikes together going to the movies and taking sight seeing day trips. We became best friends and over time we realized we were falling for each
other. We decided to start dating and after 6 months we were engaged :)


Tell us about the proposal...

He proposed while we were on our first holiday together in Fiji. We were taking a walk along the beach and watching the sunset when he dropped down on one knee. I was totally surprised and extremely excited, definitely the best holiday ever.

How did you find the planning process?

Being in New Zealand and planning the wedding from a distance was stressful at points. Our wedding Co-ordinator Chelsea at Warrens-Stone Weddings was amazing she really helped to bring our dreams to reality.

Where did you draw your planning inspiration from?

A blend of Instagram and Pinterest. We both wanted a modern wedding with a boho minimalist feel. I love
pastel colours and Andrew wanted to incorporate some greenery. Between the two and the fairy lights we ended up with the most dreamy decor thanks to Chelsea and Denise of N Concepts and Designs.

What was the most memorable and special part of your wedding day?

The whole day was just beautiful. Celebrating the day with all our friends and family from around
the world was the best part of it all.

What was your wedding theme (if you had one) and why did you choose it?

Not really a theme so much as an inspiration. It was Modern Boho Minimalist and shades of pastels.

What was the inspiration behind your wedding dress as well as the bridesmaids' dresses?

The dress I picked is a dress I fell in love with when went dress shopping. I loved the mermaid fit and the train. The bridesmaids dresses were a variation of a mermaid fit as well. Each bridesmaid picked the top variant for their dress. My maid of honour picked her own design in the same shade of the other girls dresses. I wanted them to glow, they all looked gorgeous.

Your décor and flowers: Do you have a specific reason why you chose what you did?

I just love pastel colours. I find they create such a fairytale calming ambiance.

What song did you choose for your opening dance and why?

Our first dance was to “Make it to me” by Sam Smith. Andrew and I believe that the entire universe conspired to bring us together. We both moved to New Zealand alone from the UK and South Africa respectively around the same time. We had no friends or family in New Zealand but just felt a push to move here. We didn’t quite know why or whether we would stay until we met each other. The song perfectly captures our journey to love. Our first live concert watched together was Sam Smith we love him.

What is your favourite, will-never-forget memory of your big day?

Finally being at the altar hand in hand.

Any advice for other brides-to-be/grooms-to-be who are busy planning their big day?

Remember why you started and remember that it’ll all be worth it at the end of the day.

Did you go on honeymoon and if so, where did you go?

No not as yet. We hoping to go on one in the middle of 2020.


NConcepts and Designs

NConcepts and Designs

Created by the innovative and forward-thinking Nico Laubscher who celebrates 26 years in the wedding and event planning industry.

Cavalli Estate

Cavalli Estate

The Cavalli Function Venue is a Green Star rated building conveniently on the R44 highway nestled below the majestic Helderberg Mountain.

Duane Smith Photography

Duane Smith Photography

“I’m so moved with how each wedding has its own heartbeat , and I get to be part of that beat”

Warren-Stone Weddings

Warren-Stone Weddings

At Warren-Stone Weddings we pride ourselves in tailoring unique celebrations with the highest level of personal and professional service

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