There are so many treasured moments that collectively made our day unforgettable. To mention only one would be an unimaginable task, so in tradition of my very verbose nature I will mention a few...
There is something really special about having heirlooms in a wedding, even more so when the hurt of recent loss is still so raw. With our wedding day planning we wanted to incorporate the ones we lost that we loved so dearly in our big day, however we were concerned that it would give a somber atmosphere to a celebratory event. Thus we decided to incorporate sentimental accessories in our wedding. My husband wore my late grandfather's leather belt and I made use of my late grandmother's veil. This way we celebrated their lives, love for each other and our new beginning.
Three specific memorable moments was seeing my mother, father and husbands reactions when they first saw me in my wedding dress. The expressions, reactions and love that I felt in those an intangible moments are priceless.
One special and rather unconventional memory we made, was that we ended up finishing our wedding photo session so soon that the caterers ask us to not return yet as our meals would not have been ready. We finished more than a hour early. In order to waste time we went to one of our favourite pubs/restaurants and went for a quick drink to pass the time. The pub is one of the oldest pubs in Port Elizabeth with full wooden interior. Our wedding party, photographer and my wedding dress were definitely a first for the quaint little pub.
We were blessed to go to Thailand. Thank you to Christelle Oelofse from Flight Center that planned the perfect honeymoon.
Dress by Elbeth Gillis (via Loca Bridal Boutique)
Makeup by Iris Gomez
Hair by Rachelle Smith at Images1
Jewellery from Mooiste
We got married in Port Elizabeth's oldest church, The Hill Presbyterian Church. The little stone church is on a hill in Central overlooking olden architecture and the PE harbour. The stain glass, stone structure and urban surroundings left warm atmosphere that perfectly aligned with our wedding aesthetics.
Our reception was held at the Old Tramways Building which further provided a little bit of Port Elizabeth's beautiful history into our wedding day. The olden beauties of our city provided tiny reminiscences of our childhood and provided a romantic urban aesthetic to our day.
We had the best time under Cherry on Top Events delegations. Our flowers were beautiful creations by Yvonne Smit, furniture and lighting from Madiba Bay Events and music was done by Music that Moves You and Marc Anthony.
Bridesmaids dresses were maid by me.
Ray Truter Photography
Madelein Meyntjies from Cherry On Top Events
Luckily enough I was able to design and make these myself.