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Nicci Lopes

Married on Aug 6, 2016 in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Lopes Zimbali Wedding 2016

I think everyone's wedding day is the most magical day they will ever experience! so many emotions and so much planning that comes to an end on that one incredible day, which is the start of your journey as a married couple.

It was fireworks from our first kiss and we knew within the first 6 months that we had met the person we would marry! in 2012 we saw Zimbali for the first time and we fell in love and from then I had already started chatting to Christo the Wedding coordinator. Christo is a blessing in disguise, super organised and made sure everything was perfect!

I was very particular of what I wanted even though I actually had no idea or had not planned this since I was a little girl. I saw my exact dress at an expo in Pretoria and I jumped up and down like a little girl - it was probably the most exciting moment of the wedding planning. I pretty much used this as a gauge for every other service provider I had chose going forward and well it all came together fabulously!

A bit on how he popped the question,

It was old years eve 2014 and Mario suggested we do a picnic on the beach - it was actually where we had our first kiss - which I thought was very romantic. I had no idea of what he had up his sleeve, when we got there - I said to him "babe, this weather is really miserable we really dont have to picnic" but he insisted "lets just go for a little bit" we had some snacks and then while sitting he started getting sentimental and next thing I knew, out came this stunning ring in front of me! it took me by surprise and tears of joy rolled down my face - it was a definite yes!!!

I couldn't have asked for a better proposal, it truly was a memorable moment - it will always be one of the most special moments I have ever experienced.

I consider myself a lucky lady!

Service Providers

Zimbali Country Club
(Chapel Deck & Crowned Eagle restaurant)


Nicoles signature cakes

Sandy from Sweet P.

Captains lighting

Make up & Hair
The Durban Makeup Artist ( Camilla)


Dress & Veil
The designer guys


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Wedding Services Used

Unity Sand Kits

Unity Sand Kits

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