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Benise Vorster (Van Staden)

Benise Vorster

Married on Apr 29, 2017 in Gauteng


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How did your love story begin?


We met at church.. My knees got weak everytime he smiled at met with his dimpels.. We had a secret crush on each other for about a year... We became best friends and started dating in 2009 I was grade 9.. I fell inlove with the man of my dreams!! My grade 6 church teacher told us we should pray for the right person to enter our lives... Today 8 years later I married the man of my dreams!!!

Tell us all about the proposal.


He took me on a travel vacation through Namibia and we traveled from pretoria all the way to Epupa Falls.. It is on the border of Namibia and Angola... We went to the view point the afternoon (21 June 2016) and then he poped the question...

Magical Moments


The moment before I walked into the chapel I got the chills, I was so calm the morning... But just moments before I walked in reality soon set in.. But as the doors opened and I saw him Waiting there the nerves settled and everything just felt good.He also said when we turned to face the (dominee) there was tears in his eyes..We had a night to remember, close friends and family enjoyed the night with us..

The Honeymoon


Yes we did.. We went to Phuket Tailand..

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My dress, I wanted something that would be beautiful and elegant.. I had a mermaid shape. My back was open with lace that went over the ends... I had a heart shape in front with lace that covered my dress until where the mermaid flare was... We used the lace to form a small band over ny shoulders...

Hair I decided to do a french braid that went in a s form over my head and the end they pin it up... With Lovisa headpiece.

Makeup I wanted a natural look but with a bit darker eyes...

Shoes I decided on a flat shoe with beautiful gold and white flowers on.

Jewelry I borrowed my mothers pearl armband and ear rings

The Venue

We got married at Waenhuiskraal.. Some of them stayed over.. There were only camping place..

Wedding Elements

We went for a rustic look... We had babybreath, pink roses as flowers...
On the table we had lots of different sizes of glass holder's were we put in candles. We had wooden stumps where big consol glassware with the flowers in. Then on the table in the centre we had Big "windpompe" and in between the consol and windpomp we had wooden candle holders.. Our table names we made that hang from the wooden ladders with fairylights on.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

We decided that the girls did not all have the same body shape so ee went to YDE and they chose their own dresses in a mint green color.



My Captured Moments

We used Lion and Lamb for our videography and Mariska Le Roux as our photographer..

Mariska and I used to play netball then when we got engaged I wanted to use someone who I can trust and get along with.. It is very important that you and the photographer get along due to you invite them in your personal space. So I decided I want to use her and she refered Lion and Lamb as a videography...

The Wedding Planner


Food & Cake


I love doughnuts and I told my husband I am going to use doughnuts as my wedding cake... My sister is ń chef she made my one and only cake

Wedding Stationery

Between me and my husband we designed it and gave it in to be cut out of wood..

The Reception and Entertainment

We had one dance lesson and soon realized it is not our scene, it was choreographed and we did not like it so we only danced normally..a DJ.. We requested what we want to hear and our guest could also give a song request... The music was great we all danced the night away... my husband who doesn't even like ro dance did and we enjoyed it alot...

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