Being engaged almost 2 years , it was worth the wait because my entire wedding planning took 2 years. All I can say is WOW! The experience of planning my own DIY wedding was absolutely a dream come true for me. So let me start with my decor, if I say I did it all I am not kidding you. From the rosegold sequin table cloth hiring @Table Cloth Hiring; underplates and centre wooden stump I arranged from Tzaneen for a tree to be cut to pieces; ceramic vases I travelled to Krugersdorp to buy 20 vases from Merav; 40 Votives hired and The lawn games from a company in Benoni; Flowers were picked up the the Thursday before the wedding at Flower Wholesaler on Atterbury road Pretoria. Brides table decor was hired from a family member ; Ivy was provided by her which we collected the Thursday morning before the wedding.
So to clear this out, every decor piece was individually ordered, made and gathered till the last Thursday before our wedding. We traveled 300km with my Bride team to go and setup our venue @Lapeng Guest Lodge Steelpoort Limpopo, with flowers that was stacked to the roof in the Land Cruiser, and a trailer loaded with all decor, ivy and draping etc.
Thursday afternoon when we reached our destination we immediately started to do the flower arrangements. The Friday morning I started to do the layout of the tables how things are going to be setup up, and the big job was getting the overheads up over each table and in order for that to be done we had to hire scaffolding. The overheads was decorated with ivy and the hung by the Biride Team.
After I rearranged the Reception area with help from the Bridal Team, we head off to the Chapel. Starting decorating the Chapel at friday afternoon then guest start arriving for our weekend Wedding.
Lapeng Guest lodge is an amazing venue for a Spectacular classy wedding. We brought the whole bohemian vibe to Lapeng and the guests were stunned!!!Included in the package were a Buffet the Friday Afternoon for all 56 guests who could sleep at the venue, Saturday Morning a Buffet breakfast was prepared for all guests and Sunday morning breakfast was included for all who stayed at the venue. Our total guests were 80 people most who traveled from Pretoria. A weekend wedding is something I would highly recommend because it is really worth your money and time!!!
I married the love of my life and every little bit of blood ,tears and sweat was worth it, if I can do it all again I would change nothing!!! I had amazing people who helped me all of my suppliers they are the best!!!
My photographer were just amazing @The Pink Flower Production they are the most comfortable "hippie" people and I after 26 quotes I received I am extremely happy with my chosen photographers.
My Wedding dress I bought from Eurobride in Pretoria, and "OH MY WORD" what a dress, one of a kind "Blingy" Bohemian dress.
I really hope that the Panel of SA Wedding see how remarkable our Wedding day was, I wish every bride her dream come true wedding , every Woman deserves to feel that special and beautiful.