One of the most memorable moments will have to be when I serenaded my husband with my own rendition of "That's all" originally sung by Nat King Cole ... accompanied by my Dad on guitar.
My husband planned a romantic, relaxing, adventurous, luxurious honeymoon. Our first stop on honeymoon was in Franschhoek where we spent out time "unwinding", exploring and horseback riding. Then moved onto Oudtshoorn where we went on the Kango Cave adventure tour and zip-lining. It was at our next destination, Wilderness, where my husband discovered the best hamburger he's ever tasted. Then we spent our final couple of nights in absolute luxury at the Arabella Hotel and Spa in Hermanus.
Our wedding look was vintage. Hair had the classic vintage curls, makeup was a cheeky vintage look with burgundy lips. My dress was a classic princess cut with a rouged bustier and layered bottom, tied in by a stunning beaded piece. My shoes, the Lulu by Imaani. My lingerie was a sexy, white lace ensemble by Sissy Boy. I wore three pairs of earrings, all containing pearls. The top and bottom pairs were from Lovisa and the middle pair a Christmas present from my husband, then fiancé. The pearl necklace I wore was my "something borrowed" from my cousin. I wore 1 bracelet on each wrist, once again each containing pearls. One from Lovisa and the other, the matching bracelet to the earrings I got for Christmas.
Our wedding ceremony was at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Lawrence Road, Athlone. This was the very church my Parents' wedding ceremony was held 42 years ago. The reception was held at Camps Bay High.
I did Zumba in the morning and belly dancing a couple if nights a week, which I still do. For my skin I use Eucerin Q10 Active and the Even Brighter ranges. For my oral hygiene, I use dental mate floss and mouthwash and Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste. I went for a facial at my local beautician who operates from her home, using the Environ range and my feet and hands were done by the lovely sisters at The Laser Boutique in Gardens.
Our cousin had so kindly arranged our beautiful set of wedding candles.
Flowers for the wedding ceremony at the church were done by our resident church decorator.
Flowers and décor at the reception was done my Made in CPT had a vintage feel and was topped off with stunning lighting that included tones to match our wedding colours.
My groom wore a 3 piece, desert sand coloured suit, purchased at Euro Suit, with a tie that matched my lips. His groomsmen wore 3 piece, navy blue suits, also from Euro Suite, with cravats that tied in with the bridesmaids.
My brides maids wore long, magenta infinity dresses from Eufrasia. The infinity dress lends itself to many different styles, which gave each of my bridesmaids the opportunity to wear their own unique style.
We were blessed to have had Father Rufino Ferris, OFM Cap officiate at our ceremony and he was assisted by Deacon Bernard Hermanus.
Our special moments were captured by the very talented Jonathan Volmink.
Our wedding reception planning was done by "Made in CPT" run by Brandon and Desiree Schilder.
We had 4 white C-Class Mercedes.
All the food was prepared by "Made in CPT" and our wedding cake was made by a very good friend of mine, Caroline Clayton, who was absolutely amused with the cake toppers we had given her ... a piece of biltong for "him" and a lettuce for "her". Those are simply our favourite things.
We designed our own wedding stationery and family crest and had it printed by Charlie's Printers in Belgravia.
We went for a few Salsa lessons at Paradiso, ballroom lessons at the St. Mary of the Angels Church Hall and a few jazz lessons at Club Fever.
The décor was all done by "Made in CPT" the highlight of which was the amazing lighting topped off with the chandelier in the centre.
We had both a DJ and a live band. The DJ, Keanon Jacobs really added an awesome swing to our night and the highlight was the 12 member large, live band called Feedback, lead by my daddy, father of the bride, Basil Snayer, who also accompanied me while I serenaded my husband.