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Nadia Marais

Married on Dec 9, 2017 in Free State

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Magical Moments


We decided to do everything so it was quite a busy morning.. we live 500km away from Bloemfontein but decided to get married there as most of our family resides there. When we arrived the Wednesday before the big day Bloemfontein was soaking. The next 3 days we could basically do nothing... the morning of our wedding day we woke up to sunshine and atlast the day was save as we decided on a garden ceremony. Now our guests will be sitting in sunshine. The most memorable moment after all of our last minute saves definitely was when i finally got to walk down the aisle towards my now husband then husband to be. I don't recall everyone sitting along the pathway in that moment it was only the two of us and everyone and everything around us slowly faded. During our reception as our Pastor delivered The word a massive cloud moved infont of the sun and atlast our guests was out of the sun , this cloud remained there until the end of the ceremony and then the sun came out again that was quite powerfull to us. Theres so many more but one that stood out particular was when it began to rain again just as we finished prayer before the main coures was served, kind of old fashioned but after all it was a farmstyle vintage wedding in some culture's its believed that if it rains on your wedding day its a blessed union and we truly felt blessed beyond measure.

The Honeymoon



Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I went for a natural look. Not a lot of make-up. My dress was ivory overlayed with a vintage white lace and netting a traditional dress with a twist all see thru laced back special made and designed by an a amazing local dressmaker in the Northern Cape. With our vintage theme i had to go for pearl earings and a plain pearl braclet. Shoes was pearled up aswell. Hair was done by a local Bloemfontein hairstyle and family member we went for a relaxed and comfortable style.

The Venue

We got married at a family owned venue just outside Bloemfontein named Marieko Landgoed perfect for a reception and ceremony in one place. Venue comes with 8 rooms where our closes family got to spend the night and other guests that had to travel far got to stay at nearby lodges not more than 5km located from the venue and Bains Game Lodge.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

As a fulltime working mom only the usual.

Wedding Elements

We had all our decor special made. Wooden boxes that was paint washed and stamped and large wooden lamps . Glass ball lamps everything we could get to look old made the cut. All white flowers was placed in vintage pained wooden boxes. We decided to do the flower arrangments oursel aswell that consisted of ALOT of Baby's breath flowers combined with white Dalhia's. Alot of Hessian and wine barrels and hay bale's

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Brown leather shoes, chino pants white shirts, mint green and wooden accessories all special made and bought for them from Woolworths and Markhams.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Mint green infinity dresses made by Glitter and Glamour Creations paired with a cream stiletto.

Marriage Officer

Our Pastor

My Captured Moments

We had an amazing professional, friend and menthor as our photographer we specially flow in from Cape Town Mr. Hardcastle.

The Wedding Planner

No, we decided on a diy event.

Wedding Transport

The word Mercedes Benz definitely belong here :-)

Food & Cake

Food was prepared by my mom herself and our wedding cake was made and transported by a close and dear friend as a wedding gift.

Wedding Stationery

I designed our invites, wedding paper myself and did all the printing.

Wedding Stationery

I designed our invites, wedding paper myself and did all the printing.

The Reception and Entertainment

We made use of JM Sound for the occasion. They provided everything from the ceremony to the recption.