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Megan van Eeden

Married on Nov 11, 2017 in Gauteng

That perfect photo moment by Lizmarie Richardson

Dancing with the Love of my life

1st song Mikki Ekko- Pull me down.
This was such a special song as it was the same song he played whilst proposing to me on the10/02/2017

Table setting @ the opulent Bellgables Country Restaurant

Watching daddy read my letter just before walking down the aisle

This was such a tear jerking moment.

Sealing the deal

My most fantastic bridesmaids

Daddy daughter dancing

Adore him

Final dress fitting at Bridal Alchemy dress designer Lizette Ducan

The pure joy i feel in my heart is indescribable

Big brother

He is a happy man

The boy's are back in town...


Train for days.

Putting on my something borrowed

Gorgeous earrings from my sister in law Liana Auret.

Joshua our little ring bearer

Joshie bear was such a good boy he was so responsible with our rings...we are very proud of you Joshiebear.

Quick cool down before meeting the man whose name I will be taking

The Best Worst Dj's in the World- King Pies

Mommy in law and her gorgeous boy

Extra special garter made from my Nana's lace

Pure Opulence at Bellgables Country Wedding

Gorgeous most beautiful Mommy

Cheeky little Dear future husband dance

Family is everything

Scrumptious cake made by my Emma Field-buss

MC John Raath & Bouquet designer Kathy Raath

Just hanging around

Dress change for partying up a storm with my besties


Mommy and Daddy of the Bride

Embracing the moment

Aggy in her traditional outfit

Wave and smile

Handsome host and owner and wedding co-ordinator of Bellgables

Precious moments like these will be a memory for lifetime

Precious moments like these will be a memory for lifetime

Showers of petals

Dylan working his Magic

Enjoying getting ready



Just being a little silly

Wonder women

Girls will be girls

This precious girl is also a soon to be bride

Especially made for my guests by my Bu

Leandra looking stunning as always

Initialed soaps by John and Kathy

Can you find it??

Blushing bride


Welcome to my Gatsby wedding

Our dearest friend and Pastor Robert Genheimer

Check them out

All smiles on this day

Gorgeous little Meggy bean flower girl

Blush pink Gatsby dress by Lizette Duncan @ Bridal Alchemy

Emz doing all the dirty work


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Magical Moments


A very special moment in my life was spending the last few moments with my precious daddy right before he gave me away to the Love of my Life.

I wrote him this letter and watched how the emotions began to flood my daddy's face. This is definitely a moment that will be cherished for the rest of my life:

You may be giving me away today but I will always be your little girl. I loved you yesterday I love you still always have and always will, today a bride tomorrow a wife your little girl for all your life. You are everything a little girl could ask for the woman I am today is because of the unconditional tender love you've shown me every day of my life. Because of your love I have become strong and confident in who I was and what I could do with my talents, my opportunities and my dreams. You have shown me through your own actions that a man can be strong and resilient but have the tenderness of heart to be kind, and gentle to those he loves, for this I am so thankful for it has given me standards from which to build my own relationship. No matter where I go or what I do there will always be a part of you in my heart. No matter how old I am I will always need my Diddle. I love you beyond explanation Thank you for making this dream day possible for all the hard work and sacrifice I don't think that G and I will ever be able to find the words to explain to you exactly how grateful we are and what this means to us.Daddy you are such an incredible man- and you have given me that most amazing Christ filled upbringing that is priceless, you have taught me to be a strong independant woman, you have given me so many opportunities in life to become the best person I can possibly be. I love you Daddy.

Another incredible moment was walking down the aisle my heart thumping so hard i could feel it in my throat, looking left and right, seeing all the people we love so dearly right there with us. Slowly walking to my Hubby to be I was fighting back the tears of joy- only because I wanted a clear view of the man that was soon to be my Husband. When daddy place my hand in Gerhardt's something happened inside- my stomach began to to flick flacks, my mouth went dry and everything inside of me wanted to hold him close- hug and kiss him. The excitement was out of this world.

He locked eyes with me and gave me his warm knee melting smile...and that was a moment that will be burnt into my memory for a life time.

The Honeymoon


We were blessed with the most incredible honeymoon. A 5 day cruise on magnificent MSC Simphonia from Durban to Pomene Mozambique. We had the most fantastic trip right from the get go.
Not only is the ship absolutely exquisite but they had the most fantastic and entertaining 5 star crew.
We met some new friends who where so delightful and gave us all the tips and tricks to optimize onnour holiday and have the best cruise we could ever dream of. The weather was slightly choppy and it was a but unfortunate that we were unable to disembark in Pomene. This just gave us extra quality time to just love and appreciate each others company.
We had so much fun- the excitement did not stop. we did everything from Shows in the evenings to disco foam parties during the day.
I loved every second!

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

A tapestry has been woven ! A dream has come true !
Lizette Duncan, an amazing designer has created THE dress amongst dresses... a magnificent masterpiece of blush Russian satin hand cut and sewn with individual pieces of lace strategically and beautifully positioned on my dream dress, with a unique, sensational train of blended ivory and blush bon bon.
A classic one of a kind, timeless wedding gown that I was soooo proud to wear.
My wonderful Nana gave me a beautiful piece of Brussels lace, which Lizette hand sewed into a one of a kind garter.
To top it all, My darling lizette provided me with a second lace gown which i was priviledged to wear during the latter part of my reception.
Lizette, you treated me like a princess, from day 1.... an amazing bond has been forged !
Thank you for your patience and top notch treatment - making my vision, and dream an incredible reality... what a beautifully and perfectly made gown ! One of a kind !
Words cant describe my gratitude for what you have done !
Not only did you create my dream dress , but you cleverly combined cerise pink and navy and made the most beautiful aubergine mother of the bride dress too. THANK YOU SPECIAL LADY !
I can only recommend you - one of the top south african designers...

Almarie Louw was the master Artist behind my gorgeous up do exactly what I needed to show of the low back line of my dress, Almie also somehow magically did all my bridesmaid's 1920's to the side hair-style. She was wonderful in every calm and collected she did what needed to be done and still partied on with the rest of us. What a brilliant team of wedding fairies I had... I was honestly so blessed and so lucky to hair amazing people helping my dream turn into reality. Our make up was done by the incredible artist Dylan from Artisty by Dylan. His magic skills had us all running to the mirror to see how he had transformed us into 1920 Gatsby girls.

We had the best time getting ready sitting outside under the tress having a swim- drinking champagne and nibbling on yummy snacks throughout the day.

All I can say is magic happened on my wedding day!

The Venue

How do you describe a wedding that is every womans dream ? Well, both Gerhardt and I have just experienced a fantasy wedding and a wedding of a lifetime at Bellgables. From start to finish our wedding was orchestrated with love, passion and precision .
Our Gatsby themed wedding was totally awesome ! Black, white and silver opulence.
Our outside wedding was located in the stunning gardens of Bellgables country estate, surrounded by wildlife curiously peeking in as we took our vows under a white Bedouin tent. White cafe chairs, and a red carpeted aisle with soft water sounds in the background.
White concrete urns overflowed with greenery, silver ribbons and white gladiolus....
Canapes and drinks were served around the Turkish bath.
Guests were served with ice cold water as they waited for the arrival of the bride.
Errol Gobey met me under the slave bell and handed me over to my father ! A special touch....
Our gourmet dinner was served piping hot, with style by smartly dressed waitrons.
Tables were beautifully adorned with linen embossed napkins and silver and black runners, candelabras and crystal glasses.... creme de la creme and oh so stylish !
Our dinner was gourmet - fillet medallions and vegetables, kingklip steaks, halloumi and bacon starters - a sneak preview of our menu.
Errol Gobey, Harry Hinis and team..... how do we put in words, what you did for us ? From beginning to end, a masterpiece !
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My Bridal Beauty Regime

Leading up to the wedding I was worried that I wasn't going to fit into my dress as it was being made in Jhb and I live in Cape Town, and after enjoying my food so much I grew "slightly" In between fittings... So I had to make sure I upped the Cardio and made the "fat cry" just a little and cleaned up my eating ALOT. My Bestie Tarryn Bath happens to be an online trainer and coach. She guided me into a healthy eating program. She taught me a little bit about intermittent fasting and she was on my tail making sure that I was working out according to her tailored made programs that she designed for my needs. Needless to say it all worked out I lost just under 10kg and I felt like a princess in my dress.

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Tarryn Bath

I also needed to give my skin a good cleanse as Iv always struggled with problematic skin. Luckily for me Tasmyn from Ciao_bella came to my rescue, just more than a week before the wedding I had a fruit peel which made me glow like the radiant bride I always dreamed of being. By the time it was D day my skin was much clearer. In the comfort of my own home she pampered me and made me feel like a queen. She did my toe nails in a Blush pink gel.
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Wedding Elements

Flowers in the reception where all done by Harry Hinis from Bellgables he made everything look spectacular and so well suited for the Gatsby theme.

The gorgeous bouquets where made and designed by my dear friend Kathy Raath who just knew exactly how to bring in the simple elegance that I was looking for. Kathy spend hours making the bouquets and posies and I absolutely loved them.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The boys looked so cool-they really went all out with Gatsby hats, bow-ties, charcoal suits black shoes and dark shades... Finishing off there look with a cigar.

My handsome husband was so sexy in his slim fit charcoal suit and a tie that matched my Blush pink dress.
The suits where hired from Mr Suit hire and accessories where made by the all amazing Lizette Duncan from Bridal Alchemy

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids are the most beautiful amazing ladies inside and out and they where so awesome enough to agree to dressing up for the Gatsby theme. I must admit this was loads of fun. I was worried about having a themed wedding but honestly it brought a whole new element of fun to the day.
The girls where Gatsby galore and went all out we bought their figure hugging dresses at YDE. Black dangley earrings from Accessories. They each wore a matching headband that we got from Checkers.
To finish the look off they also had black fans. The where beautiful and where done up with blind by my dearest friend and bridesmaid as well as owner of Opulence Jewelry Bubu Anderson. (



Marriage Officer

We had the coolest marriage officer by the name of Andrew Lomax

My Captured Moments

The amazing Lizmarie Richards from Lizmarie Richardson photography as well as the Allemintig Produksie team: Jacci and Jaco captured every moment perfecty with such grace and professionalism.
Check out the sneak peak video:
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(My name is Jacci Coetzee, founder and photographer at Lensinmotion Photography associated wit alimintig video production.)

Just check out how Lizmarie captured the most perfect moments in the attached pictures, she is an amazing photographer... She managed to work miracles with very limited time.
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The Wedding Planner

My Precious Mommy was the best and ultimate wedding planner.
Some how she planned and organized everything within 3 months. Every detail perfectly thought out. This incredible wonder woman must have had everything maticulously planned since I was 5, because everything came together so beautifully.... All my husband and I had to do was arrive from Cape Town, get dressed, get pampered and get spoilt. How can I ever thank her enough???

Food & Cake

My bestie made me the most scuptious 3 tiered cake.
The top and bottom tiers where a decadent double chocoacate sponge, and the middle tier vanilla fudge it was absolutely delicious and we made sure to cut it before the reception so that the guests could enjoy her creation and sip on beverages whilst listening to the awesome singer and song writer Justin Serrao giving the bridal party some time to take pictures.

Wedding Stationery

Once again my magnificent mommy was responsible for ever gorgeous detail. She worked hand in hand with the owners and wedding co-ordinators at Bellgables country restaurant.

The Reception and Entertainment

We had the "Best Worst DJ's" in the world- Justin Serrao and Rowan Gibb AKA The King pies. What a treat!!! They are so much fun full of energy and came with the most amazing MUSIC, TALENT AND TEASE. Our guests loved every second of their act and loved the variety that they played. They are so cool they even dress up for each occasion. If you want a guaranteed Great time... These are your go to guys!


Justin Serrao also played and sang live for me during the ceremony... He was absolutely out of this world!!!

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