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Ruchelle McLaren

Married on Dec 2, 2017 in Free State


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Magical Moments


Graeme and I have been toghether for 11 years. So it's 11 years of planning just brought to life every detail was exactly what we wanted the look and feel natural the wedding was our personalities. I wasn't a nervous bride with planning and execution. But getting in that car driving to the chapel was a different story I was so nervous . Then walking in and seeing Graeme standing there everything else faded away and it was just me and him I felt a calmness, love running through me it was the best feeling ever. Happiness and love was what I felt......

The Honeymoon


Haven't been on Honeymoon yet, will be doing a cruise in April to Portuguese Islands (excited)

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My wedding look was for everything from the start natural and relaxed
My dress was made by El Heathcote designer wear and it what I imagined and wanted it to look like made perfectly
Using the natural make up pallet colours Sammy from Visionare beauty worked her magic my make also natural I wanted just to be a better version of myself
My hair was Ivana Hair and it was perfect taken back with some detail and curled to the side it looked amazing
I didn't have much jewellery or accessories but diamanté earing and bangle from Lovisa
Lingerie was from Cotten on it was comfortable and beautiful
Shoes I got from Socrati best and most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. Had them on the whole night Soooooo comfortable

The Venue

The ceromony was at the beautiful St Andrews chapel and the reception was at the old historic Ramblers Wedding venue. With high ceilings and beautiful chandeliers.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I'm an active person so been running long before the wedding, we added some gym routines just to firm and tone a bit lol. I had my teeth cleaned a day before the wedding . I didn't have any routine I had a night with my bridesmaids laughing relaxing and drinking some wine. Think the best regime before any wedding

Wedding Elements

My decor I got from monte bello and my flowers I used proteas I bought locally at African florist bloemfontein. Also ordered some from Kaaimansgat boerdery they were exceptional

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Graeme wore a suit from Truworths Man dark blue navy suit he looked amazing and his groomsmen got their suits from Mr suit hire in Bloemfontein they were dressed in dark grey suits with navy ties.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Using protea colour pallet my brides each wore a different colour mesh skirt and off white top all worked so well toghether

Marriage Officer

Father Deon Lombard from St Andrews School been friends for a couple of years

My Captured Moments

Our photographer was Sk photography we wanted to use her because she is young and full of passion for her craft. She also captures you in a natural state using natural light which we loved.

Once again Tim Jandrell from Black Lion productions captured our special day which was amazing because he knows us so well

The Wedding Planner

My planner and Co ordinator was one of my best friends Yolande Goodes without her help I would probably still be running around.

Wedding Transport

It was a beautiful old dodge one of our friend Tim Jandrells cars and very honoured to have been able to use it for the wedding

Food & Cake

Corlia from Ramblers wedding venue made the food and wow it was beyond amazing we had a tapas style wedding food setting and guest really loved the idea

My friend Gizelle Badenhorst made our wedding cake, it was a naked design cake with two layer one red velvet and one choclate

Wedding Stationery

A friend designed our invite wanted to keep it simple relaxed and natural.

The Reception and Entertainment

It was really that a massive party with all our friends and family.
Our sound was Dj Magpie in bloemfontein she is amazing and really goes the extra mile by really getting to know each and every couple

Wedding Services Used