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Charmaine Lebelo

Married on Sep 30, 2016 in Gauteng

We met one Saturday afternoon in January 2014 inside a Nando's restaurant. I had been working all day & I was so hungry that I decided to sit in and have a late lunch. He was in a business meeting. When I looked up from my plate, I met his beautiful eyes from across the restaurant. He was in a trance for a moment, then he waved. I smiled and got back to eating. Once he was done with his meeting, he came over to say hi on his way out and asked for my number. I asked him what he was going to do with my number because I was over Whatsapp texts that always start & end with "how're you doing?" He laughed and confidently said "I'm going to call you!" I gave him my number and a week later we went on a picnic date. That was the beginning of our wonderful relationship.

We chose Leopard Lodge out in Haarties as our wedding venue because it is just so unpretentious - what you see is what you get. It's set in the bush, and when you look across you see Haarties dam in all it's beauty. Behind you the Drakensburg mountains stand tall.

We got married on a warm Spring Friday afternoon and the weather did not disappoint. We had about 80 guests in total because we wanted a small & intimate ceremony with our closest family members & friends. Our decor comprised of white roses & tulips, with lots of candles and a touch of gold detail. My dress was custom made by Zodwa Bridal and it was an oyster duchess base with corded lace and an illusion lace back to die for. His suit was an elegant royal blue. Romance everywhere.

Our photographers were a team of two very professional ladies from Amoia photography and they captured some really beautiful shots for us.
Our beautiful decor was organised by Cafe Fleur and the cake by Johan's Wedding cakes.


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Café Fleur / Cor de Rosa

Café Fleur / Cor de Rosa

Café Fleur & Cor de Rosa is no ordinary flower shop – it is a hub of bridal activity & event planning.

Leopard Lodge

Leopard Lodge

Leopard Lodge is your ultimate wedding venue for weddings of up to 200 guests. Our team of wedding coordinators pride themselves in service excellence and will do all that they...