The highlight of my wedding day was when I was coming down the aisle and found my husband to be in tears....tears of joy, overwhelmed and just thankful for everything. It was the best feeling to know this man loves me and I'm his forever and ever! I've never felt so loved in my whole life! I'm blessed beyond words!
We went to Hondeklipbaai, in Namaqualand for honeymoon. A small town with a lot of heart. Wow what a beautiful and tranquil place. We both love nature a lot and we had a wonderful time there. We will definitely go back there any time....this time with our Jeep to explore more of nature.
My wedding look was cowboy-chick. My hair was messy with neat curls on the side of my face done by a dear friend of mine, Daleen Enslin! My eyes were a dramatic purple and orange and my lips natural, done by Bella Pinto's dear make-up artist, Shantel Dartnall. The dress was timeless (from Wedding Connexion) - princess style with soft frills from top to bottom and rounded off with three roses on my right side. My shoes were cowboy boots of course....my boyfriend (at that time, now my husband) gave it to me for my birthday. What completed my look, was my bouquet - handmade flowers made from material in autumn colours by my lovely sister and maid of honour, Lunél owner of Lady L-egance. I absolutely loved my look!
We got married in Heidelberg, Gauteng at Die Klipskuur, near the Vaal dam. The guests stayed in a beautiful farm house and they all enjoyed the stay very much.
The Thursday before the wedding I let Sakkie from Cortex Hair and Beauty put highlights and low lights in my hair. I did not go for sun-bed treatments as I am allergic to the sun.
My décor in the church, a very old stable dating back to 1914, were wooden rings with autumn leaves, a hessian carpet lined with autumn leaves. The flowers in the church were dried and coloured Hortensias in old milk cans. Everything was antique and old, very rustic chick.
At the reception hall were wooden tables and chairs complemented with wooden boxes made by my dad and brother in-law, filled with proteas, penny gums, jesters and pine cones. The venue's lighting were lanterns, parafine lamps and small fairy lights. The wooden tables had burgundy overlays which my mom made and in the roof were flags, made by my mom which complemented the colours of the wedding, which were autumn colours. It all looked very festive!
Because our wedding was in an old farm environment, the groom and groomsmen and even the guests wore denims and boots and even cowboy hats.
My sister and my best friend were the bridesmaids and they wore mother-of-pearl pink short dresses with netting over, from Truworths and cowboy boots. They got the look from Pinterest.
My brother-in-law was our marriage officer as he is a pastor in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
We did not make use of a photo booth. My photographer was Aline Photography and she and her husband captured our day with beautiful photo's!
My sister, Lunél was actually my wedding planner/co-ordinator and she did an amazing job!
I asked my mother's uncle to transport me from the old farm house where I got dressed to the stable church in his 1963 DKW (which is in a spotless condition). He also belongs to the South African DKW Club and the colour of the car also complemented my autumn colours as it was a burnt orange with a white roof!
Die Klipskuur's owner, Celeste Leonard and her team made the food for our wedding, which was Boerekos. Leg of lamb, old-fashioned chicken pie, rice, baby potatoes, pumpkin fritters, 3-bean salad, garden salad, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese sauce and oven-baked vegetables. Because I am gluten and wheat intolerant our wedding cake was Pavlova with fresh fruit which was also made by Celeste! The food was the highlight of our day as it was delicious!
We did not make use of stationery as our invitation was a video, also designed by my sister, Lunél, from Lady L Graphic Creations and sent out via whatsapp or e-mail.
We did not dance. My husband's cousin was the DJ.