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Nolene Reddy

Married on Nov 18, 2017 in Gauteng

 

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The Honeymoon

 

Umkomaas, a small coastal town on the subtropical south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was formed when a harbour was built in 1861 to export sugar. The town rests beside the mouth of the navigable uMkhomazi River, also known as the Mkhomazi or Umkomaas. With the successful dredging of Durban harbour's sandbar and arrival of the railway, like Port Shepstone, the harbour fell into disuse, but the town came to life.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Wedding Inspiration

 

My Special Day

Elegant and traditional indian bridal attire dress-up ,hair, make-up and jewellery by the amazing Rowen Subaya.
https://www.facebook.com/rowen.subaya.1/posts/1741909442487007
The Tamil Bride presents a stunning picture of bridal beauty and elegance. Draped in beautiful and traditional Kajeevaram Silk sarees in bright hues paired with gorgeous-looking jewelry, a Tamil Bride is one of the most celebrated icons of the Indian culture. The saree is worn in the traditional Madisar style. She wore a separate saree for during the wedding, after the wedding and for the marriage registration ceremony or reception. The sarees are of bright colors with contrasting borders that have gold threads woven into lush designs. She wore her hair in an elaborate plait and bun combination around which flowers were draped in white and red roses. The Tamil bride wears a lot of jewelry, especially gold ones that are primarily family heirlooms passed through generations. She wore special gold and precious stone set jewelry known as Jadainagam in the shape of a cobra over her plaits, which is believed to be symbolic of the bride’s fertility. The ornaments they wear around their waist known as Oddiyanam,are made of solid gold with temple designs and is used to keep the saree borders and garlands in place. On her hair, along with the traditional tamilmangtika made of gold, stones and pearls, the Tamil bride also wears special ornaments known as Nethi on both sides of the central hair parting. She generally wears a number of necklaces in multiple layers around her neck, gold bangles, and diamond nosepins.

The Venue

A blessed temple hall Saiva Sithantha Sungum in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Nature's gold facial

Wedding Elements

Elegant and traditional set-up with stage decor, draping and lighting. The colours were cream, maroon and gold. Lord Ganesha murthis

My Groom And His Groomsmen

As it was a traditional indian wedding, there were no groomsmen as such but everyone was dressed their best. The groom had a traditional indian suit matching the brides colour co-ordination.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

As it was a traditional indian wedding, there were no bridesmaids as such but everyone was dressed their best. There is a tradition in a tamil wedding that seven girls from the groom family and seven girls from the bride's family (all unmarried) exchange trays with goodies/sweetmeats/fruits etc to show that the bride and groom have now joined in union. Girls were dressed remarkably well in their indian attire and jewellery and normally any family attending the wedding may decide if they find them suitable for a marriage proposal.

Marriage Officer

Guru Aiyer as officiating priest

My Captured Moments

Dinepe photography captured every beautiful moment of the friday night (Nelangu) and wedding day. Their crew was on point throughout. Looking forward to the photos and videos.
https://www.facebook.com/Dinepephotography/

The Wedding Planner

My mum and family/friends who were always there to help. Just how special and unique our indian weddings are. Most of the preparations are done well in advance.

Wedding Transport

Mercedes benz drove the bride and groom separately to the hall.

Food & Cake

Food was prepared by the temple hall Saiva Sithantha Sungum in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg