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Paula Smith (Solomon)

Paula Smith

Married on Apr 5, 2015 in Gauteng

We met in London and from day one I knew Colin was the one I would marry. After dating for a few months we both decided to move back to South Africa to be with our families. Our love for each other grew by the day and it wasn't long before we got engaged on the beach in Ballito.

We started planning our wedding and we both agreed that we wanted a relaxed, fun day with our closest friends and family. Hertford Hotel was the perfect venue with its picturesque gardens and English country feel. From the moment I woke up it was just the perfect day, having my hair and makeup done with my Gran by my side. Colin and I wanted our photos taken before we had the ceremony and that is one memory that is so special and I will never forget. To watch you husband to be turn around and see you for the first time with tears in his eyes just blew me away. Our photographer and videographer captured all the special moments and made it so much fun.

Overall we had fun as did our guests and it makes you feel amazing when your guests say its one of the best weddings they've been to. I think our relaxed, fun approach was the key and also hiring a photo booth which doubled up as guest entertainment and as our guestbook.

Before we got married I thought it was very cliché to say it will be the best day of my life but I can whole heartedly say it truly was the best day of my life and made all the planning, stress and tears worth it!!!


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The Hertford Country House & Function Venue

The Hertford Country House & Function Venue

The Hertford Country House & Function Venue is one of Gauteng’s best-loved wedding venues, offering you the peace and tranquility to enjoy your special day.