13 . 09 . 2014
THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
The deal is sealed. I am now officially Adele Blaha! September 13th was an amazing day. It is funny how people give you so much advice prior to your wedding day…. like to eat enough beforehand because you won’t have a chance to take a bite of your meal….to make sure to stop and look around you every half hour and take in the beauty of the day…. to be prepared for at least three things to go wrong during the night because it is bound to happen and to just laugh as they come… to relish in the moment because it will be over before you know it……… well YES. I realized everyone knew exactly what they were talking about! I wish that day could have lasted all week.
From the very beginning of our engagement Antony and I talked about how we wanted our wedding to be one where every SINGLE PERSON we ever loved and cared about could be with us to celebrate. We wanted to have the biggest party of our lives…. surrounded by all the people we loved. Well it was that and more.
It hit me as I STOOD there on the alter, hand in hand with my “almost” husband, how incredibly blessed I am. To look around and see the face of nearly every true friend I have ever had, to have the support of 4 of the most amazing women standing up beside me, to see family who had travelled from near and far to be with us, to have parents who have shown me nothing but love, and to look into the eyes of the man I knew would stand by me forever, in sickness and in health, till death do us part…. (gulp). It is a bit hard to explain in words the depth of love I felt that day, but it is something I will never forget.
I wanted to share a HANDFUL of my favourite pictures from the day. Shot by Anri. The wedding and reception were BOTH held at La Petite Auberge in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. We had everything vintage with an apple green and cream colour scheme. And although it was the middle of September, the sun decided to shine on us. Everyone looked absolutely amazing!! Our family & friends are the most BEAUTIFUL people we know. How we love them!!!
* Wedding Planner: Lana Stroebel * Photos: Anri Prinsloo Photography *My Dress: Duduta, New York, USA * Antony’s suit: Queenspark * Bestmen Attire: Woolworths * Bridesmaids Infinity Dresses: Wedding Connexion Boksburg * Venue & Food: La Petite Auberge * Flowers: Flowers by Vidette * Laser-Cut Badges: Katoetergoete * Make-Up: Brigitte Kind * Nails: Amanda Smit * Hair: Esmerilda Mulder * Cheese Cake: Maria Lambie, The Cheesecake * Music: Craig (DJ Slash) Esterhuizen * Stationery & Favors: Simply Favors by Brigitte * Wedding Officiant: Pastor Warren Graham