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Michelle Ras

Married on Nov 18, 2017 in Mpumalanga

 

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Magical Moments

 

It was a weekend wedding celebration, just as we always dreamed of. Friends and family celebrated our love with us, and witnessed our promise to one another. Saturday was the perfect day, everything looking even more spectacular than we planned for. That moment when the wedding march started, the church doors opened and I saw the man of my dreams standing in front waiting for me...it was goosebumps, tears, a feeling I cannot describe. We ended our formalities with a dance to "Perfect" from Ed Sheeran and confetti cannons shooting over us.

The Honeymoon

 

Best kept secret ever. My husband took me to the Maldives. We flew with a seaplane to Cocoon, where we stayed for the week.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

My wedding dress was made by Werner Dey Couture, perfectly fitted and exactly what I wanted. It was elegant, stylish and detailed.
With my hair and make-up, I definitely went for the soft, romantic look which was perfectly done by Esplendor make-up, hair and beauty.
My accessories was a very special part of my wedding look as it was the crystal necklace that my mother wore on her wedding day (which she got from her grandmother). She made it into a bracelet for me to wear.
My perfume for the day was Si Giorgio Armani.

The Venue

We got married at Florence Guest Farm. It was a weekend wedding and our guests stayed over on the venue as well as all the beautiful guesthouses in the small town of Chrissiesmeer.

Florence Guest Farm

Florence Guest Farm

Together is a Wonderful place to be

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I enjoyed the journey and tried to do everything that only a bride-to-be can do. I have always been living a healthy lifestyle and therefor just continued with it. I was training hard, as I do long-distance running and cross country which kept met fit.
I went for regular facials at Placecol to keep my skin in good condition, and I was spoiled to a few spa days from my husband, mother and mother-in-law.
My fiance and I ordered Brilliant White to whiten our teeth for the day.

Glenburn Lodge & Spa

Glenburn Lodge & Spa

Voted as one of the top wedding venues in Gauteng, Glenburn Lodge has three wedding venues with guest capacities ranging between 60 and 300 guests. Glenkyle overlooks ...

Wedding Elements

I would describe our decor as romantic, soft and elegant. My favorite flower, the King Protea, was incorporated with greenery, tulips, orchids and some roses, done by Pretty Bunches. Our lighting was mostly candlelight to ensure the romantic feel with some lighting from our Dj - Nitelife Productions- later the night to ensure some good dancing on the dance floor.
We had a beautiful cake table, with our 5 tier wedding cake, macarons, cake-pops and meringues contributing to our decor in the entrance of the hall.
We rented a craft beer stand for canapès which complimented the Gin Bar that the venue offered.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom was dressed by Hugo Boss with accessories from Polo, and looked absolutely handsome.
Both the groom and his groomsmen were in shades of grey, with the groomsmen having bow ties and only waist coats and the groom fully dressed with a waist coat, jacket and tie.
The groomsmen got their suits at Oriental Plaza.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids were the "pop of color" of the wedding with their burgundy off-shoulder dresses from Forever New.

Who was your marriage officer?

Our marriage officer was Louis Venter, whom I knew from Primary School.

My Captured Moments

Our photographer was the talented Grace Studios and our videographer Ambient Film.
The softness of their photos and the way they use natural light is just amazing.
My husband made our photo booth himself, and all the guests enjoyed it.

Tell us about your wedding transport.

We had a vintage car to drive us around on the venue.

Tell us about your wedding transport.

We had a vintage car to drive us around on the venue.

Food & Cake

The venue prepared the food for us and our wedding cake as well as the cake table was done by my talented mother.

Florence Guest Farm

Florence Guest Farm

Together is a Wonderful place to be

Wedding Stationery

With our stationary we decided to repeat the burgundy color of the bridesmaid dresses, It was designed and printed by MPU Printers.

The Party and Entertainment

Our Dj - Nitelife Productions did all the sound and lightning.
My husband and I choreographed our own first dance, and opened the dance floor with "perfect" from Ed Sheeran. We had confetti cannons at the end of our dance for that extra special effect.
My dad and I went for dance lessons for our dance, as it was a very special moment for both of us. We danced to "I loved her first", which my brother sang for us while we danced.
The rest of the night we had a good party and lots of laughing moments on the dance floor.
During canapes we had someone playing piano for the guests.

Wedding Services Used

 
Florence Guest Farm

Florence Guest Farm

Together is a Wonderful place to be

Glenburn Lodge & Spa

Glenburn Lodge & Spa

Voted as one of the top wedding venues in Gauteng, Glenburn Lodge has three wedding venues with guest capacities ranging between 60 and 300 guests. Glenkyle overlooks ...