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ZAKIYYA ISMAIL

Married on Feb 11, 2017 in Kwa-Zulu Natal

 

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Magical Moments

 

My memorable moments started long before my wedding day, having family and friends flock in from all over the country and abroad to share the joyous occasion was where it all began. My wedding day was nothing short of extraordinary. Having my best friends and family members supporting me and making my day extra special added to memories I will forever treasure. My dad being in awe when seeing me for the first time in my wedding gown and his tears of joy only melted my heart. Having greeting my husband for the first time as his wife and being able to walk down the isle as a Mrs were some of the few special moments I will forever treasure.

The Honeymoon

 

We visited the beautiful island of Mauritius for a week...with its blue water's and white sands, it was a lover's paradise!

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I am not extravagant so to say...simplicity and elegance was my aim for my entire look. My hair was a simple and elegant bun done by a local hairstylist at a salon called Crystal Palace. My makeup was done by myself as I am a qualified makeup artist and my husband always loves how I look when I do my own makeup. My wedding dress was purchased on a trip to Turkey from a world-renowned designer Oleg Cassini. My shoes I purchased in Dubai at Vincii. My jewelry was made by a local jeweler in Durban, Randeree Jewelers which complimented the gold bangles that were gifted to me by my parents and made in Dubai. My hairpiece was from a boutique accessory store in Cape Town.

The Venue

We got married at Vulintaba Country Hotel and Golf Est, what forms part of the beautiful Drakensburg Mountains. The reception was held at their conference center and most of my guests stayed at the same hotel which made it not only convenient but, a family getaway as well where the men enjoyed early morning rounds of golf and the women enjoyed the tranquil environment. A hidden gem on the outskirts of Newcastle, Northern KZN (my hometown).

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Ironically, my groom's suit was also designed by a Turkish Designer (clearly we were meant to be). His best men all dressed in black tuxedo's.

My Captured Moments

My wedding day was captured by the amazing Elize Van Tonder (Photography) and her husband.