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Astrid Schirduan-Manley (Schirduan)

Astrid Schirduan-Manley

Married on Mar 8, 2014 in Western Cape

Love is the greatest adventure!
David & I met in 2010 and our joined love for food, culture, dancing and travel united us from day one. What started as just being great company turned into a relationship after David and I took a trip together up the Garden Route to watch the Fifa 3rd place game in PE. David proposed to me on Valentines Day in 2012 in the Cape Town Aquarium - and so began our journey to become man & wife.

We both dreamed of having a destination wedding - and what better destination than the Garden Route(a trip down memory lane). We entered The Views Hotel & Spa and it was love at first sight (for David!). The venue gave us everything we wanted - beach ceremony, gorgeous views of the sea and enough room for 100 guests. The gorgeous glass fish chandelier mirrored our engagement proposal and e-shoot. Neither of us wanted an uptight wedding - so our love for travel was reflected in our decor with lots of mini globes, red flowers (red being the color of Good Luck in Asia) and a pinch of fun- Flowers4U in George did an amazing job. Our first dance was a combination of a Rumba and a Bachata to "Stand by Me" - I was wearing a Chinese dress which I owned since I had been 15 (it was meant to be ;) ). The weather held up for the ceremony but it started raining during our shoot, which meant we had to move it indoors. That however made for gorgeous unique photos- our Photographer Christelle Rall is amazing and our Videographers Liam Drake and Roice Nel - we can't wait for our video! Wilna Allpass did my make-up and hair and she was amazing - she brought out my natural beauty. A girl always knows when one has found the perfect dress - it's like finding the right man - you stop looking :) I purchased my dress from Freya Bridal and felt gorgeous in it all day long - the fit & flare made me feel like a mermaid princess.

I couldn't have asked for a more amazing day and truly felt like Disney's "Little Mermaid" with her "Happily Ever After" story becoming a reality.


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Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

Views Boutique Hotel & Spa

With the warm Indian Ocean waters playing at its feet, VIEWS Boutique Hotel & Spa is an idyllic paradise from which to unlock the secrets of South Africa’s famed Garden Route.

Wilna Allpass

Wilna Allpass

I am a qualified makeup artist based in George, Western Cape and I also do wedding hair styling for brides. I do location work in the the Garden Route area (Knysna, George...