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Angie Petersen

Married on Aug 27, 2016 in North West Province

Damon and I got married (after elements and circumstances had let us down for long enough) on the banks of the Mooirivier at the Oudrift Riverside Lodge in Potchefstroom. Other than the venue, our DJ Sonic State Productions, the world's best videographers, First Kiss and my hairwhisperer friend, Stephan Pietersen (from The Senate) I had no vendors. I made all the stationary from the invitations to the table decor to the thank yous. I organised my own flowers, made my own decorations. I made my own overlays and wedding favours which were custom-made cd's with a HUGE mixture of all our favourite songs from when we were little. Engela Els made a double tier rich dark chocolate cake which I decorated. I did my own make-up and bought the flowers for my bouquet and that of my sister and Maid of Honour at Woolworths! I even customised my own shoes when I couldn't find any. My dress, when eventually completed, was falling apart and I had to redo the whole top including the back which as you can see must have been a nightmare but thanks to my mom and my aunt and a few nights with me sitting on my bed re-beading, everything got sorted in time. Everything went so beautifully that day (except the blaps with our entry and first dance songs) but my ONLY regret is that my husband was terribly sick but still swung me around on the dancefloor a few times, bless him! He was very involved in the planning where most men run for the hills. He sat and folded invitations with me and confetti cones. He made a barrel of popcorn for the confetti the night before. He even posed for photos with dresses for my sister to find the perfect one for her. Very dedicated! All the little things he does is the reason the tears flowed as much as the confetti that day. A day I will live again in a heartbeat. Our gorgeous video (thank you First Kiss) can be seen here.


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