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Bernadine Swart

Married on Oct 7, 2017 in Western Cape


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Magical Moments


We got married in Paternoster 07/10 on the most perfect day. We shared our day with amazing friends and family. Our guests of honour our most priced blessing, our little son Merwe. He seemed to understand that he was part of something so amazing as he was blessed during the ceremony. Special request but practical as some of our family came from far. Would not have had it any other way. Everything fell into place as soon as we looked into each others eyes. Dariel's eyes would fill up with tears every time he looked at me in church and my heart felt like it was going to burst with all the love and happiness caught into. We lit candles of unity as a symbol of our love and lives becoming one. All the married couples had ro exchange wedding bands again as a symbol of their love and commitment. To our surprise a horse cart was organised to take us down to the beautiful beach to take our first pictures as husband and wife. The elderly man driving the cart gave us great relationship advise as he and his wife have been married 35 years. The setting was so perfect. We enjoyed an evening filled with love and laughter. The carrot-and-cheese cake, cake was amazing. So unique just like our relationship and future, Rich and sweet!

The Honeymoon


Yes we went on honey-family-moon. We spent a week in Struisbaai and drove out to Hartenbos, Mosselbay, Hermanus, Breda's dorp and a small little town called Napier. We were lucky to see some wild life along the way.

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My Special Day

A Greek look and feel. Everything fell into place as we believed it would. My hair was upstyled in a messy bun. Makeup was fresh with a smokey-eye. My dress was a mixture of lace, satyn and embroided flowers. Made by my MOM. One of a kind and so special as we worked on the design together. My shoes flat and comfortable yet elegant. My jewellery silver with a little bling. So lucky to have shared this amazing experience with my Mom.

The Venue

We got married at Paternoster Hotel in the West coast. Our guests booked at the Hotel and self catering cottages close by. Such a intimate little town. The beauty leaves you speechless.