My wedding day was the day I got married to my best friend - I was so excited, felt so special, and declaring our vows I forgot the world around me; there was only me and him.
I couldn't wait to wake up that morning. Getting ready with my bridesmaids, being picked up by my dad to get to the venue, and then finally walking down the aisle towards the man who only had eyes for me.
On a perfectly sunny day, standing underneath a huge tree, with all our loved ones gathering around us, presented the perfect venue to glorify God and say "yes" to each other. Walking out together afterwards, we were covered in shower of white snow - a unique confetti alternative!
After an incredibly special ceremony we headed off to the reception, sitting on a hay-bale on the back of a bakkie.
The evening was filled with entertainment, games, laughter and memorable speeches.
From beginning to end it was a day I will never forget!
We spent our honeymoon in a game reserve, in a bungalow nestled in a sea of green forest. Everything was just perfect. The large windows allowed for us to see the wildlife right on our back porch. Our time here was filled with exploring the reserve as well as the surrounding picturesque little towns.
From there we went on to a hotel on the coast. The dining there was delicious! The second part of our honeymoon was more relaxing, simply spending quality time with each other.
This special holiday was only the beginning to so many more adventures together!
My sister was in charge of make-up, and my maid of honour did my hair.
The style was simple, the hair in a beautiful up-do. My dress was over one-shoulder, tightly fitted on top and then wider from the knees. It had a medium sized train. My shoes were flat, white, with snowflake patterns. The material was light and was beautifully caught by wind.
We got married in the town we met in, Empangeni, at Solid Ground Church, where we already had so many fond memories. The ceremony was outdoors under a lovely big, spreading tree.
Our decor had a rustic, lilac-themed style.
The old tree we got married under was covered in pretty white drapes, waving in the wind.
Around the tree, antique suitcases were arranged with hay-bales, accentuated by various vintage-style pieces, including watering cans, birdcages and wooden hearts.
At every row a hanging jar filled with roses met the guests.
Leading up to the aisle, wooden signs filled with the words of love from 1 Corinthians 13 were spread.
Lilac, hessian bunting decorated the scene.
The reception was in a beautiful, thatched-roof hall in the local town. This was decorated in the same lilac, rustic theme.
The tables had a beautiful centerpiece of different sized and shaped bottles, filled with pretty roses and crysanths. Some of them were standing on little, cut-out, wooden disks.
The thatched ceiling was covered in a sea of fairy lights, with a beautiful chandelier marking the centre, setting the magical atmosphere.
The groom wore tan-coloured chinos, a light lilac shirt with a dark lilac tie, and a brown waistcoat.
His groomsmen wore dark grey chinos and a white shirt, with lilac bow-ties.
The bridesmaids were dressed in lilac infinity dresses, each one having a different style.