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Thamar Martin (Smith)

Thamar Martin

Married on Nov 14, 2014 in Western Cape

Memoir From a Bride:

To describe my wedding day in a few paragraphs could never do it justice - this incredible day moved something inside of me and touched my heart and soul in more ways than one.

As a little girl I never dreamt of a knight in shining armour and a wedding day radiating sheer elegance. Later when I met Michael, I realised even fairy tales have an element of truth. My knight exceeded all expectations of anything I had ever imagined and our wedding day really was the most exceptional day of our lives.

We got married on an overcast day in the middle of November. Our ceremony and reception was held at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate on the outskirts of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. As I took my father’s arm in the lane under the lavish green trees I saw my father’s tears, and I knew that there is no one else, other than the man standing at the end of the isle waiting for me, that loves me more. As we walked down the aisle the wind picked up slightly enhancing the pure emotion all around us. When I locked eyes with Michael I had never felt more safe and adored in my life – I understood the absolute beauty in choosing to dedicate your life to someone forever.

With the exchange of rings our labrador Mango Reign came running down the aisle with the rings around her neck which sealed our promise of true love and commitment. We were so relieved that Mango didn’t decide to go for a quick swim in the pond before.

Even the rain in the afternoon could not detract from our most extraordinary day – I got to marry my one true love – what more could any person ask for?

Some advice to all brides: be consciously present in every moment… your special day will be over before you know it. Luckily though marriage lasts much much longer…

Very special thanks to:
Liesel at Nooitgedacht Wine Estate
Kristi Agier Photography
Johann Latsky Multimedia
Cecilia Fourie Hair and Make-up
Robyn Roberts Bridal Wear
Debbie Henshelwood - Bridesmaid Dresses
Caroline at Divine Cupcakes Seapoint
LMH Productions - Wedding DJ
Palm Strings Orchestra


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Grandeur is back in vogue. Nooitgedacht Estate has specialized in exquisite, hand-crafted weddings for over 25 years.

Cecilia Fourie Hair & Makeup

Cecilia Fourie Hair & Makeup

I strongly believe each and every person should look natural, yet radiantly beautiful, this is accomplished by enhancing each client s natural features.