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Kelly Hobden

Married on Oct 28, 2017 in Western Cape

Our Beautiful magical day took place at Monkey Valley Resort in Noordhoek
The Weather was amazing and I got to marry my best Friend!


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Magical Moments


Walking towards my Husband to be was the most magical and epic day of my life, my husband and I have been together for 12 years and finally decided to tie the Knot.

We had the most amazing weather...overlooking Noordhoek Beach....the perfect day to be marrying my best friend and father of my son.....The most memorable moment was when I walked out onto the deck to marry the love of my life....seeing his face and huge smile of his face brought tears to my eyes....the way he looked at me like I was the only one on the deck...I was shaking and nervous but with my son at my side walking me to his dad made it so special and dear to us...It was everything I dreamed of and more......

The Honeymoon


Not yet, we decided to postpone to next year as my husband has just opened a new business....we will look forward to a little road trip in the new year to celebrate our marriage!

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My dress was absolutely beautiful, it was a corset with adjustable ribbon at the back and a train....felt like a princess
I have long dark hair which I left loose and straightened with a hair shoes were white and cork wedges that were amazingly comfortable...
I wore a blue and silver neckless which my husband had bought for me many years ago so it was very special to me, my mother lent me small silver earings which suited my whole outfit....and of course there was the garter which was nails and toenails were also painted blue as my husband has said numerous times how my blue eyes are one of his favorite assets :)

The Venue

We were married at Monkey Valley Resort in Noordhoek
Our ceremony took place on Crows Nest Deck and reception followed at the Tree Tops Venue
Some of our guests stayed the night at the resort and we stayed over in our Honeymoon Suite

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Leading up to the wedding....I had about 10 tanning sessions to have that tanned look on my wedding day....I had my eyebrows tinted and waxed including eyelashes....

Wedding Elements

The Décor was very rustic and earthy, my tables and chairs were all in white, I had white lanterns hanging from the ceiling of the venue as well as fairy lights...the venue itself is a thatch wooden building.
My flowers were a mix of various light and dainty flowers with my Centerpieces being Proteas...the natural South African look as we are proud of our heritage

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The Groom is a bluebelt in Jiu Jitsu and he has never worn a suit in his life so we decided that he should where his GI jacket for his attire with Black Jeans and a Grey Shirt....the attire was Smart/Casual, our son also wore his GI

Beautiful Bridesmaids

All my bridesmaids wore beautiful blue is one of my favourite colours and went with my whole look...each could choose the own type of dress as long as it was blue

Marriage Officer

My Marriage Officer was from Weddings Galore - Ewald, he really did an amazing job and the ceremony was short and sweet exactly how we wanted it

My Captured Moments

My Photographer was Johan Coetzee Photography and he did an amazing job capturing our special moments....the photos were an absolute hit with our family members....

The Wedding Planner

I had my sister-in-law help with setting up all my décor, flowers and cake and she was my MC, she was made for it, Roxanne really did a great job with everything and knew exactly what I wanted!

Wedding Transport

I drove up there myself as I got ready at the venue and the whole wedding was at the venue.....I had my other sister in law drive us down to the beach for photos

Food & Cake

The food was provided by the Venue itself (Monkey Valley Resort)
My Cake was made by Noleen based in Fish Hoek - Gorgeous Chocolate Rose cake
My cake topper was a jiu jitsu topper and made by Shirley based in Fish Hoek

Wedding Stationery

My Wedding invite was created on a website by myself
My Menus were created and printed by myself

The Reception and Entertainment

The party was incredible, we created our own playlist leading up the wedding of songs that represented our last 12 years together.
The DJ was my nephew Darryn and he did such a great job

Wedding Services Used