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Dené Small

Married on Dec 9, 2017 in Western Cape

 

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Magical Moments

 

Actually saying the vows. You hear them a million times at other weddings, but something never quite sinks in about just how serious a commitment it is, or how exciting it is to say them and make that promise to the person you care for so much. I can only compare the feeling of hearing and reciting the vows to the feeling of your stomach flipping as you go upside down on a roller coaster.
That first kiss as a married couple, the confetti, photo session and of course the first dance...

The Honeymoon

 

He surprised me, as I heard the night of the wedding we will be heading to Bali that Monday morning 5.00am. We stayed a total of 14 days including travel and flights. We visited Ubud, Kuta and Gili islands. AMAZING PLACE.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

Floral and messy was my idea, but still soft and elegant. Hair was in a messy low bun and had a few curls down my sides and back. Make up was soft and natural with a brown/gold eye. As my wedding dress was tight fitted, more mermaid style, I decided not to do to much with jewellery because my dress had a low back and want all the detail to be to the T. I had earring that was rose gold, which matches with my rings. Lingerie, no bra because my dress was backless and lingerie was white and lace. Shoes was light soft pink, that tight up my legs.

The Venue

We got married in Stellenbosch, Forest 44 on the R44 route. All our friends and family were from nearby, Uber made sure everyone was safe.

Forest 44

Forest 44

Nestled in a pine forest in the heart of the winelands, this country venue offers a tranquil ambience and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The inspiration behi...

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I stayed with my usual routine, eating habits changed because I was stressed out. I had a facial every month until the wedding week. My mother and maid of honor surprised me with a spa day a week before the wedding.

Wedding Elements

My colors was Burgundy, sage, soft pink/dusy pink, gold and white. Ceremony was all white with flowers. Pre-drinks was all white furniture and we had Chris Rain performing for the guest while we had our photo session. Inside was a candy table, tables was decorated with gold, flowers and a lot of candles.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom got his suit from Carducci, shoes from Woolworth and all other accessories from Carducci. The groomsmen had grey trousers on with their own white button shirt. They got their ties from Bro Ties.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Pinterest. They had long dresses on, the top part was lace and the bottom a flow look. The color was Burgundy and the dresses was made by Smoorverlief in Somerset West. Accessories was from Lovisa.

Marriage Officer

Dr Bekkie Nieuwoudt from Strooidak Church, Paarl.

My Captured Moments

Justin and Simone Photography
Da'taan Productions - Videographer

Justin and Simone, husband and wife. Most amazing photographers I have ever met. Photos will tell. No words necessary

Food & Cake

Forest 44 made our food and wedding cake was done by Birdcage Stellenbosch

Wedding Stationery

Adele de Bruyn

The Reception and Entertainment

DJ Wico
Chris Rain

Wedding Services Used

 
Smoorverlief Bridal

Smoorverlief Bridal

Smoorverlief Bridal is run from a studio which provides a personal and professional service to Brides and Bridesmaids. A "Proudly South African" boutique that stocks the entire Cin

Forest 44

Forest 44

Nestled in a pine forest in the heart of the winelands, this country venue offers a tranquil ambience and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The inspiration behi...