The whole day was an absolute memorable, magical, loved filled day! My cheeks even hurt from constantly smiling the whole day as it truly is one of the happiest days of your life! The amount of joy experienced is indescribable!
Memorable moments if its possible to even pinpoint one is, just being the only time in ones life where you have all of your loved ones in one room celebrating your happiest day of your life with you!
Highlights for us as we are both lovers of the bushveld was the beautiful ceremony under a massive tree in the veld with wild animals around us, another highlight for us was our photo shoot trying to chase the sunset followed by a premature popping of our champagne bottle missing the 'planned photo shot' completely but capturing perfect natural moments of pure happiness and laughter!
Our country has the most beautiful breathtaking places to offer, therefore we decided to explore locally. The whole honeymoon was a surprise for me so I didn't know a thing until we arrived at our destinations.
We started off in Marloth Park where we spent two nights at the breathtaking Foxy crocodile bush retreat with our unbelievable hosts Mark and Gail followed by game drives in the Kruger National Park.
We then spent the next two nights in St. Lucia, with a beautiful day on the beach at cape Vidal.
Thereafter we spent 2 days in paradise with spectacular ocean views at Swell Eco lodge in the Transkei (North side of Mdumbi river) and lastly we ended off with our last two nights in Addo Elephant National Park at the Spekboom tented camps with a waterhole so close we could even hear the elephants drinking and passing by.
I'm quite a plain Jane/farm girl type so the wonderful, talented works of these ladies helped me achieve this classic look:
Hair & make up artist (Jenine Lombard - Weddings reinvented from Polokwane)
Dress: KittyChen Couture, Style: Cora from Blissfully Bridal- Bridal Boutique in Johannesburg (Elmari)
Shoes: Call it Spring
Ceremony was held at Moorddrift Dairy, Mokopane, Limpopo on a game farm.
Reception was held at Kameeldoring Country Club, Mokopane, Limpopo under their beautiful lapa
All our guests stayed over at different guest houses and hotels all over Mokopane while we stayed at Anlou Guesthouse.
I was treated to a deep cleansing facial by Christa from Salonnique Beauty Salon 3 weeks before the wedding- Pretoria
Bridesmaids bouquets I used a very simple look with French lavender & gypsophila as well as Margeret Roberts Lavender from: Lavender SA, Wild lavender farm, Pretoria (Ida)
My bouquet I used imported blue orchids with white casablancas from: Alsmeer flower distributors, flower market, Johannesburg (Pieter)
Wooden lasercut signage by Paper explosions, Pretoria (Maryke)
Faerie lights & Transparent Tiffany chairs by Superior Function Hire, Mokopane (Francois)
Table Decor: We self hand made wooden table tops, candles and cut wine bottles used as candle holders with Margeret Roberts lavender around each candle holder as well as self picked pennygum leaves for table decor.
My Groom wore a Navy Polo suit, White button up shirt (Old Khaki), Navy bow tie, Tan leather suspenders (Colony Design-Johannesburg), Tan leather shoes (Arthur Jack-Old Khaki).
The Groomsmen wore white button up shirts (Old Khaki), Camel chino pants (Old Khaki), Navy blue suspenders with own brown belt and shoes.
Accessories: Printed socks and zippo lighters all by Say it Creative, Randfontein
Labelled badges by Paper explosions, Pretoria (Maryke)
Bridesmaids wore Aqua mint infinity dresses by: Elle Boutique, Plettenburg bay (Ronelle)
Getting ready we all wore gumboots from mango moon for a fun photoshoot.
Derek Chester-Browne from Lighthouse church, Secunda
The talented Cindy Hawley Photogrpahy, Pretoria.
She is the most energetic, bubbly photographer that naturally keeps you as well as all the guests smiling, she captures natural beautiful moments and once the sun goes down her amazing skills make the dance floor come alive. We are beyond grateful for our perfect wedding day shoot.
No planner, did it all by myself and all I can say is I'm so relieved & grateful we only get married once;)
The wonderful Rinandia Schoeman (Nan) from Spiteful treats, Mokopane prepared all the delicious food for our wedding day. She too supplied all the crockery & Cutlery.
The wedding cake was an incredible Naked cake, made of 4 tiers of carrot & Vanilla cake made by Estelle Rodrigues (Pretoria)
The party was amazing!
No dance lessons, but we did have 2 practice runs at the house a week before the wedding.
Sound, lighting and DJ was all through Nitelife Productions South Africa, Pretoria (Geoffrey)
Live guitar and vocalist, Pretoria (King Don)