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Zarina Richardson

Married on Jan 23, 2016 in Western Cape

Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, LOVE gives us a fairy tale.

I'm living proof that fairy tales do come true.

I met the love of my life rather late in life, long after I dared hope that I would get another go at love and happiness. But Simon was so worth the wait.

Our wedding day was perfection, in spite of a few minor glitches, not least of which was a frantic trip to to the bridal shop on the day to sort out something dress related, literally hours before walking down the aisle. I truly cannot remember any other time that I felt more beautiful, more adored, more special, in such exquisite surroundings, with all the people I love and care about most in the world, in one room. It was EPIC. We laughed, we cried. The excitement was palpable, the love visible and the day exceedingly memorable, forever etched in my heart and mind.

We are incredibly blessed that our life together reflects the beauty of our special day... we live it every single day in word and deed, everything just seems to fit, like we were always meant to be as one.

Thank you for voting, your support is much appreciated and best of luck to all the other gorgeous brides.

"Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favourite"

Service Providers

Christelle Rall Photography

Marius van Rensburg, MvR Films

Gerrit van Niekerk, Duke & Duchess

Mark Lawrence, Dream Wedding DJ's & Caricaturist, Martinus van Tee Illustrations

Wedding Cake
Cakes by Wade

MUA & Hair stylist
Marlinette Newman, MarliMake-up

Ballroom at the One & Only Cape Town

Nobu and Reuben's @ One & Only

Luvo Ntezo @ One & Only

Wedding Coordinator
Bride assisted by Madre Vermaak,
One & Only

Tania Kherekar, M&M Designs

Deborah Lewis (friend of the bride)

Wedding Favours
Karen Richardson (mother of the groom)

Lifelong friend, Pastor Glenn Robertson

Wedding Window

Bride's dress
Designer Demetrios Cosmobella from Weddings by Design

Bridesmaids & Flower Girl dresses
Bride & Co

Tribe maids dresses
Forever New

Wedding Jewellery
Hayley Goodrich Bespoke Jewellery Designs

Grooms attire
Hugo Boss


Voting has closed for Bride of the Year 2016

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Wedding Gallery


Wedding Services Used

Marlinette Newman - Makeup Artist & Hairstylist

Marlinette Newman - Makeup Artist & Hairstylist

With over 10 years experience in the Wedding, Fashion&Beauty Industries. Flawless but natural is her trademark, making you feel relaxed, gorgeous, confident and camera ready

One&Only Cape Town

One&Only Cape Town

An extraordinary place to say "I DO"

Weddings By Design

Weddings By Design

Weddings By Design is a unique dynamic company that turns dreams into reality. Our business vision is satisfied clients who promote our business and reasonable prices so that m...

Caricatures by Martinus

Caricatures by Martinus

Martinus van Tee is a Cape Town based entertainer who specialises in classy, super fast caricatures at weddings.



Bride&co is your one-stop wedding and evening wear retail store.

Christelle Rall Photography

Christelle Rall Photography

As a photographer, she loves the challenge of capturing each wedding in a unique and creative way.