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Jenece Rowe

Married on Sep 10, 2016 in Gauteng

I would do it ALL over again - it was THAT perfectly incredible and amazing!

Our wedding planning journey was anything but uneventful. 5 weeks before the wedding, we had to consider cancelling our entire wedding due to an incompetent wedding coordinator. We were devastated as we had planned our dream wedding, which included tying the knot in a fever tree forest. 4 weeks before the wedding, we cancelled everything. At the same time, I went for my first dress fitting and it was a complete disaster. I cancelled the dress that I ordered and had to go dress hunting with 4 weeks to go...

Despite all the unforeseen events...

we knew that we were getting married on the 10th of September 2016 - come hell or high water!

Some said it was a sign, a bad omen...

We saw it as a bump in the road - something we could deal with together. By some miracle, we were able to find a venue that could accommodate all our guests for the weekend and managed to pull it all together with the help of Lesley Munday (In-house Wedding Coordinator for Thanda Safari). 3 weeks to plan something so special - I think that is one amazing accomplishment!

We still got our fever tree forest in the end...

Our ceremony was held atop one of the many rolling hills in Thanda (meaning love in Zulu), under a Marula tree (said to be a blessing in the Zulu Culture). Our reception was held in the perfect gardens of Villa iZulu and we had some of our photos taken in the fever tree forest :)

It turns out...

Everything really worked out the way it was meant to. We had all of our closest friends and family with us - only 26 of us in total - and we would not have had it any other way. Our weekend Wedding was everything that we dreamed of (and more!) - intimate, luxurious, romantic, classy and in the African Bush.

We had the time of our lives!

We partied until the early hours of the morning. Our guests were awesome! We did all we could to ensure they had the very best time possible! Good food, good music and lots to drink :)

My Husband, Daryl, is amazing...

He was very involved in all the planning - made it so special doing it together. Luckily we share the same taste - so choosing things was easy :)

I am so happy that he picked me...

To do life with, to laugh with, to love and to Marry! I love him more every moment :) I will be forever grateful that he made our dream wedding a reality. I am so proud to be his Wife xxx

Our Dream Team:

Venue - Thanda Safari [Private Game Reserve] | Flowers - Sue's Flowers (Durban) | Cake & Macarons - Sweetly Detailed | Groom's Suit & Groomsmen Pants - Frank Bespoke | Bow Ties & Suspenders - Fraai Meraai | Hair & Make-Up - Erin Smylie | Bridal Accessories - Lovisa | Photographer - Geneviève Fundaro | Videography - White Motion Films | Watch our incredible wedding video here:


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