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Nadia Wilson

Married on Feb 4, 2017 in Gauteng

The theme of our wedding was eternity, for Love will remain for an eternity and a day.

Neill's Theme for the men was TMNT, he absolutely loves them.

We incorporated the Names of places we have journeyed together as our table names.

The Cake topping is a Wolf (Neill's Family crest resembles a wolf) and a Sheep (My family crest resembles a sheep). Thus joining the two families.

The Guest Favours had all the types of Wilson sweeties in, as we are Wilson's after all.

Our wedding day truly was a day to remember for eternity.

Our Gorgeous Wedding was held at the breath taking Chez Charlene in Pretoria, thanks to them we had no worries what so ever. We had the Privilege to have our photos taken by Trompie van der Berg Photography, he is truly a wizard with Lighting and elegance for wedding photos, My hair was done by Charmaine at Wave Trendz, she can truly do magic with a comb and a few clips. My entourages makeup was done by the Brilliant artist Brigitte and her team from The Make-up Office. Flowers done by the amazing Lavendulla, and our gorgeous cake by Jess & Jada's Cake Design. My wedding dress was bought from Lady Marmalaide in Fourways. Neill suite was made by TailorMe...

We are truly grateful to our parents, for we could not have made this day as spectacular as it was without their immense love and support.

The greatest thanks to our Lord, Sheppard and Father - for every single opportunity, blessing and calmness throughout the whole occasion he has bestow upon us.


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How did your love story begin?


Can not say this any more differently or better in English as I have written this story on our Website ( . This is exactly how our story started.... Apologies for the Afrikaans

So begin dit... dat Hierdie meisie 'n man in sy Leeus trui na 'n rugby-wedstryd by 'n Bachelorettes ontmoet het. Wie sou kon raai dat ek so vinnig op hom verlief kon raak. en so begin dit, sy vriend (Patria soos ons hom noem) gesels met my nig (Karlien soos hul haar noem), hy val toe saam in hul geselskap in, ek aan die ander kant kan mos nie hierdie geleentheid laat verby gaan nie en val toe saam in, so ontmoet ons en begin aan die gesels gaan, ons geselsies duur aan vir ure lank, baie gelag, so bietjie gehuil en natuurlik saam met dit selfs 'n bietjie getroos. Later die aand toe ons nommers wou uitruil is sy foon natuurlik soos gewoonlik af/morsdood. maar steeds het hierdie blond ma altyd plannetjies van haar eie en gaan nie hierdie fantastiese man uit haar hande laat glip nie, so ek gee hom steeds 'n luitjie en laat hy self 'n boodkappie op sy "voicemail los". diè aand van 03 Augustus 2013 was seker een van die onvergeetlike aande van ons lewe, diè aand wat ons hele lewe verander het in 'n oogwink.

Ek kon nie vir 'n beter man as Neill Wilson vra nie. Te danke aan my God/ons God dat hy hom vir my  gespaar het en op die regte tyd gestuur het. Voel steeds of ek in 'n droom lewe soos hy my op sy hande dra.

Tell us all about the proposal.


Again I have written this story on our Website and can not say it any better in English.... Apologies for the Afrikaans.

Ons verlowings aand was net so spesiaal soos al ons ander tye gewees as nie meer nie, Neill het besluit om als (natuurlik soos dit moet wees) in die geheim te doen, selfs my ouers en boeta  het als geheim gehou na hy hul gevra het.
 - 'n Romantiese 5*hotelkamer in die Witrivier area (Belgrace Boutique Hotel) te reserveer, want sy meisie het 'n skimp gegooi om onder die helder sterre hemelruim verloof te raak.
 - 'n Beter aand as 15 Mei 2015 kon ons nie vra nie.
Ons Hemelse Vader het diè aand geskenk met die helderste sterre en nie 'n Wolkie in sig nie.
 - Liggies wat die paadjie van die kamer Suite tot in die veldjie oorkant die kamer om die klein tafeltjie met kersies en Vonkelwyn verlig.
Neill lei my tot daar, spreek 'n gebed uit op ons, gaan op sy kniee (Ek wat hom probeer keer om nie af te gaan nie want ek en hy weet al reeds wat die antwoord is, maar laat hom steeds gaan na hy vir my sê hy gaan dit reg doen) en vra my om sy vrou te wees.

Magical Moments


Everything was so memorable, we had an amazing day, not one event throughout the day was more memorable than the next.
The Whole day, rephrase, the entire week before, up to the day of the wedding was unforgettable, We were so calm, Thank to our Father in Heaven for bestowing us the calmness and the greatness of everything.

The Honeymoon


We had the crazy Idea of traveling to Namibia for our Honeymoon, What a greatly privileged adventure we had, we started of going to Zwakopmund for 4 nights, such a friendly, relaxed little town, from there we went to Etosha pan, again the wonders that Lord Almighty give to this world. Breathtakingly Beautiful... For the last 2 night before returning Home we went to Windhoek, and of course we just had to visit the renowned Joe's Beer House, the greatest food and wonderful atmosphere.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My wedding look came to who I am as a woman and what I like.
My hair was implemented to the love of the french braid and my warrior woman hairstyle, hence the mermaid braid look. Charmaine from Wave Trendz Hair & Beauty. Through the praying, champagne, more praying, hairpieces/kips, hairspray and more prayer, my hair looked even better than I thought it would. People can still not stop talking about how tremendous my hair looked, your tremendous masterpiece of a lifetime "for now" hehe. I am sure you will create many more beautiful masterpieces as you always do. You truly have a brush/comb/straightener as a fairy Godmother/Wizards' wand. You do create wonders from just a few things....
Brigitte from The Makeup Office, creating a masterpieces with the girls, the mommies and my makeup, even though we did not have much light in the morning with the overcast weather we had. You and your team are truly artists with an extraordinary talent.
I adored the almost backless look, but not to showy, the A-line shape fitted my body better than another shape to my liking. Dress bought from Lady Marmalaide Fourways, thank you ladies for making the dress fit me like a glove. You are remarkable tailors for wedding gowns.
I had so much hassle of finding my type of shoe, intended to have an infinity effect, but did not find what i was looking for thus opted for the most comfortable shoe that would more or less suite my dress. Anella shoes bought at Bridal Manor.
My Lingerie was a gift from a friend and I could not resist wearing it.
My Parent bought me the most beautiful jewellery set ever. Can not be more blessed with parent like them. Love you dearly Mom and Dad.

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The Venue

Our Special Gorgeous Day was held at Chez Charlene, Our Family stayed on the premises, 8 Rooms in total incl. the Honeymoon Sweet. Our entourage stayed at a nearby Guesthouse, @56 Guesthouse, 10 Rooms in total. They were just as amazing as Chez Charlene.

Chez Charlene

Chez Charlene

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My Bridal Beauty Regime

Oh the beauty Regime, Started of I had my facials incl. peels at Placecol every forth week, without a miss. this was to make sure that my facial skin was in perfect order.
Neill and I both had a bit of a run in the mornings to keep up with the fitness and health, we also took part of the Warrior races, done 6 of the 8 races during the year 2016, what a great way to start working as a team. We absolutely love it.
Friday of D-day, I went to the Hygienist/Dentist to clean and polish the pearls of my mouth. Wow definitely recommend Bride and Groom to do this day before Wedding day. you will love to smile to the camera just to show them off.

Wedding Elements

Derick from Lavendulla Florist, words can truly not explain to how thankful we are for him for going out of his way to find the Arum Lilies at numerous places around SA to make the flowers, bouquets and the centrepieces look amazing as they did. He truly are a wizard at what he has done and going around the world to find the perfect flowers we can not thank him enough, I would definitely recommend Lavendulla to any bridal couple if they wish to have absolutely zero stress towards the flower arrangements.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My stunning bridesmaids wore dresses that I had tailor made for them. The colour of their dresses I could not find at any store to buy a dress from. I asked them to find there own shoes so that they would be comfortable as one of them were Pregnant at that time and another just had her beautiful little girl. The Jewellery, Bracelet and Earrings, I bought from a friend whom sells infinity jewels that would not cost me an arm and a leg but yet still great quality for the set.

Marriage Officer

My childhood priest who we love and adore, Ds Jan Kramer.
How could we not ask him for he watched us, my brother and I, as we grew up in his Church.
He is like a family member to us, Neill, myself and my family.

My Captured Moments

Trompie Trompie Van der Berg Photography. What can we say. We don't have words we are tong struck with words of what an amazing artist/wonder man/amazing photographer you are. You captured the most amazing moments, lights and so much more from our spectacular day. You truly have a amazing talent that has been bestowed to you. We can not say thank you enough. All the photos are truly magical in their own unique way.

The Wedding Planner

Tamzen Organiser at Chez Charlene, thank you for the arrangements you have done, the understanding from every phone call I made and keeping me assured that all will be good, even though our day turned out to be great.
Charlene owner and Decorator of Chez Charlene for the inspiration you took from us and creating such a beautiful atmosphere in both the Chapel and the Main Venue.

Wedding Transport

Thanks to Chez Charlene, we did not have to waste money on getting transport as everything was on the property that we needed, and they had a golf cart driving us all over for the photos with Trompie.

Food & Cake

Chef Derick from Chez Charlene, the food that you have created according to the meeting we had was impeccable, even better to what we thought of. Our guest could not stop talking about the amazing and best food they EVER had at ANY wedding they have previously been to.

Jess & Jada's Cake Design thank you so much for bringing the ideas we had with the cake design to a masterpiece itself. You ladies are amazing at what you do... Neill and I could not be more amazed at our extraordinary wedding cake and our characters as topping...

Wedding Stationery

Edward, special thank you for creating and making a reality of all the outrageous ideas and crazy thoughts I had throughout the whole planning process. I will definitely recommend you to any bride who has something she needs to become reality.

The Reception and Entertainment

With friends and Family like ours who wouldn't have had a blast of a party, everyone was on the dancefloor since we oped it with our first Dance on the song, Tot Oneindig einde kry by artists Andriette and Andre Venter.
Our DJ Had the crowd going from beginning to end, all our guest had such an amazing time with Steven from 4 Seasons Mobile Disco. Thanks Steven for knowing exactly what our guest were like and keeping them on the dancefloor.

Wedding Services Used

Chez Charlene

Chez Charlene

Chez Charlene boasts the grandeur of its flawless architecture coupled with picturesque gardens and lavish fields where horses graze and gallop, all the ingredients to create l...



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Anella Wedding Shoes

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Anella has put together a collection of the most gorgeous bridal shoes. We will help you find YOUR perfect wedding shoes to complete your journey to feeling like a Princess!

Bridal Manor

Bridal Manor

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