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Melissa Hector

Married on Oct 20, 2017 in Western Cape


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Magical Moments


The highlight and most memorable moment of our wedding day was hearing my husbands vows to me. We decided to write our own vows which I think was super special. Also just seeing how happy and beautiful all our guest looked to celebrate and share our special day, definitely will never be forgotten!

Without the help and support of our parents, their partners, siblings and close friends, this day would not have been so special and even possible. We are so grateful to each one of them!

The Honeymoon


We spent the night at the venue's cottage which was absolutely beautiful and nice to just finally take a moment and play over the wonderful and exciting day. We received a gift from my brother in-law to go to Avalon springs for a few nights after the wedding night. This was so wonderful and relaxing! We are hoping to go on a big honeymoon next year.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My look was sort of classic and elegant.
Makeup by Shelby Souma +27619662142
Hair by Ingrids Hair Studio Heathfield +27217128168
I had a tea length wedding dress made.
My shoes were from Superbalist Daily Friday range: Charcoal silver sparkly 12inch heels
Lingerie white and peachy flesh by Bra's n Things Cavendish
My Jewellery was very significant to me, I wore my very first pair of earring I received from my Husband a few years ago, they were diamond infinity dangling earring. I lost a Diamond and had it repaired for the wedding day. I also had on my Pandora bracelet that he bought me last year. Very plain but beautiful. My flower vine hair piece was from Lovisa Cavendish.

The Venue

We got married at Suikerbossie in Hout Bay, absolutely stunning. The staff were super awesome and literally coordinated the day, we didn't have to worry about anything - they made us feel very special and at ease.
Most of our guests Uber'd as we did not have overnight accommodation.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I stress eat so there was no dieting for me but did some home yoga.
Nails and feet done by Robyn-jade +27728648024
Had my usual wax, thread and facial treatments by my beauty therapist Meenakshi Beauty Parlour
Went to have a teeth polish at my usual Dr Van der Ross in Wynberg

Wedding Elements

Tall vintage candelabra's with candles and a huge flower ball in the middle with roses, carnations, lisianthus all in peaches, pinks and whites with some Pennygum. Beautifully done by my husbands Stepmother Patricia Hector.
M & C marquee letters at the sweetheart table with candles and more flower balls.
My cake had flowers, cake stand and violette candles.
A kiddies table with wedding colouring.
And a chill out lounge area close to the bar.
We had very cool herb pots as 'thank you favours' done by my Father in-law George Hector.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom had a tailor made grey suit, white shirt, darker grey and white stripe tie and pocket squares by Twill with tan belt and shoes by David Jones.
The groomsmen had hired grey suits, white shirts with soft peach stripe ties and pocket squares by Twill with tan shoes and belts. The ring bearer matched with a grey bow-tie.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids had on peach tea length skirts with sparkly silver tops which I had made and sparkly silver shoes. The flower girls matched with peach lace flower headbands.
Makeup by Shelby Souma +27619662142
Hair by Ingrids Hair Studio Heathfield +27217128168
I got all inspiration from Pinterest.

Marriage Officer

Our marriage officer was Paster David Russell +27767560995. We met with him a few times before the wedding which was really cool as he got to know us and the ceremony was quite intimate. He also helped and guided us to our journey.
We also attended engagement encounter through my Catholic Church which really helped us with our preparation into marriage.

My Captured Moments

Our photographers (Tash photography +27828965827 and Nicole Abbott +27822992929) are absolutely amazing. They are two fun ladies who knows how to make you feel comfortable. We had a few photo-shoots with them prior to the wedding which was very cool so we prepared well together before the big day.
We did family and bridal party pictures on the lawn and a couple session in the beautiful forest at Suikerbossie.

The Wedding Planner

I planned my own wedding from the word yes, it was very exciting. I got all my inspiration from Pinterest.

Wedding Transport

Charcoal Silver Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé - So super classy.

Food & Cake

The food was prepared by the venue Suikerbossie which was divine
The cake was made my Hazel Dippenaar 27845558976

Wedding Stationery

Blooming Wonderful ( for our invitations and stationary
Function Decor Hire ( for the candelabra's
Flowers for Africa ( for most of my beautiful flowers
The Candle Factory Shop Kensington ( for all my candles
The Little Rustic Place Chantal van der Merwe for wooden boards

The Reception and Entertainment

We practised dancing at home and decided to do the old school bluez.
DJ and lighting Eddy Meyer and Adrian Morris

Wedding Services Used



Suikerbossie Restaurant in Hout Bay offers the bridal couple an all-inclusive package.