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Chaveli Pokwas

Married on Feb 4, 2017 in Western Cape

We were high school sweethearts and after 12 years he finally popped the question. A long time, but it was still unexpected! We decided to celebrate our lovestory 10 months later and go big! Classic, stylish white wedding! We made an effort to make the day what we wanted it to be. And it was just awesome! We are best friends who grew together into one and now the best is yet to come...


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How did your love story begin?


When I was 16 this handsome young guy came into my life and never left! What a lucky girl I am ❤

Tell us all about the proposal.


We went for a walk at Montagu Springs. As we reached some height up the mountain, we were standing on the grass outside the Villas, looking down at the beautiful scenery below us. He was so nervous and went down on one knee when I turned around. It was such a happy moment

Magical Moments


Seeing my soon-to-be-husband when walking down the aisle with my dad was one of the highlights of my day. Also those few moments after the wedding when you have a few moments alone and realise WE ARE ACTUALLY MARRIED! We feel so blessed that we were able to share our special day with family and friends. The day was so incredible, it truelly had our stamp on it. It spoke of that meant-to-be-love (our theme song) we've shared for 12 years, we will never forget it!!! Our wedding day + honeymoon week = BEST TIME EVER!!! What a great feeling to finally be husband and wife! Now, for our happily ever after...

The Honeymoon


We decided to do a proper honeymoon later. For now we settled on a little get-away for a week to one of our favourite places, Mossel Bay! We stayed at the Diaz Hotel and it was just fabulous!

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I decided to do make-up myself and hair at Illusions. I went to Olivelli Cape Town in search of the perfect dress. I had it printed and was set on finding this Maggie Sottero dress! The one I wanted wasn't available in South Africa, but 'Emma' was pretty close. Ten months later the day was here...I could finally wear my gown!! I was excited but really calm because that's just my nature.

The Venue

We got dressed at The Robertson Small Hotel where we also spent the night. It was magnificent and breathtaking. Five star splendid service! We got married in a beautiful church in Robertson and held the reception at DuVon.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I took extra good care of my skin and did teeth whitening a month before.

Wedding Elements

I had the sweetest person helping me with flowers and decor from 'Alsmoi'. She did an outstanding job! We decided on soft colours and lots of flowers. We kept it simple with a few candles and other decor in between. I rented beautiful coloured uplights that set a romantic mood at the venue.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Suits were bought at Truworths and shoes at Aldo.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

We decided on crop top dresses and had it made.

Marriage Officer

Our church reverent, Rev. Hanson.

My Captured Moments

Our photographer, Johan Cloete captured the day perfectly and our videographer, Jako Tomlinson, did a stunning job as well. It was great working with them both!

The Wedding Planner

No, I planned everything myself with help from my fiance and our family.

Wedding Transport

My dad organised the white mercedes we wanted for us.

Food & Cake

Food was prepared by the venue and cake was made by Beswick Cakes.

Wedding Stationery

Cinnamon Creations and Rob Signs.

The Reception and Entertainment

We had a dj and didn't learn a dance. We just kept it simple and enjoyed looking into each other's eyes. We had beautiful coloured uplights from Musiekland which set a romantic mood.

Wedding Services Used

DuVon Wine and Wedding Estate

DuVon Wine and Wedding Estate

- Robertson’s best kept secret -



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