Our wedding felt like a royal celebration of love and marriage with all our loved ones!
Our wedding day consists of one highlight on another! From the excitement of not seeing each other on the day of the wedding before the ceremony, to the precious moments shared between my mother, my sister and I together with the bridesmaids! The moment I walked down the isle with my father, looking at my future husband was one of the most magical moments in my life! When my father lifted my veil and kissed me, and I took Wynand's hand, I knew that I was blessed with a man like my father. When Wynand put on my wedding ring, I knew that I was blessed from thereon forward! We gave our first steps as Mr and Mrs Steyn where the guests welcomed us with rose petals! Our first dance stopped time and I was the happiest woman in the world! My father sang us a song to keep in our hearts forever! It was the most beautiful song I have ever heard and still get a tear in my eye when I watch the video! We all danced the night away where after Wynand and I started our adventure as the world's happiest married couple! Wynand treats me like a queen and every day is the happiest day of my life!
Our winter wedding was the perfect opportunity to go to Dullstroom, where we resided at Cherry Grove. Exploring the town and going on horse back ride pick nicks by day and staying cozy at the fire place, drinking wine and spending quality time together at night! Plus winter is the ideal reason to stay in each other's arms the whole day!
I felt like royalty on our wedding day. My dress was striking, gently covered in Swarovski crystal and lace, emphasizing my waist and upper body, uniquely revealing my back, and widened just above my knees, with a classic touch to perfect the picture; my veil was detailed with pearls and Swarovski crystals. My makeup emphasized the excitement to see my future husband in my eyes! My lips were deep red perfection! My hair and accessories gave an image of a queen in the mirror! My lingerie is a secret between me and my husband, sealed with soft black lace!
Our fairy tale as Mr and Mrs Steyn started at La Mathil Wedding Village at the foot of the Magalies mountains, near Hartbeespoort. The royal, roman themed venue is out of this world and perfected my dream wedding day! Some of our family and friends stayed the night in the luxurious furnished suites.
Protea flowers has a deep meaning for me and Wynand. He would give me proteas in stead of roses on Valentines days. When he designed my engagement ring, he based his idea on the King Protea. Our wedding rings were kept safe in a hollowed wodden Protea. The wedding venue and reception area was a vision in Proteas and fairy lights, with a fire place in the corner, creating a romantic atmosphere! The chapel and reception had detail in every aspect!
The King Protea stays breathtaking, even while aging. This symbolizes our love forever.
Wynand looked like the most handsome king of all time in a navy blue suit. He wore a golden tie with a white shirt and a small orchid on the left side of his chest. His leather brown shoes matched is belt. The five groomsmen wore chino trousers, leather shoes, with pastel blue shirts, dark brown suspenders, detailed with red bow ties!
My three bridesmaids looked like three princesses in red, the back side of their dresses covered in lace, narrowing over their waists. Each had a diamond rose gold bracelet, for them to cherish the special moments! Since I was a little girl my favourite colour was red and they were even more beautiful than in my childhood dream!
Doctor Pieter Heystek has accompanied us both on our life journies, and shared in the happiest day of our lives in marrying us before God.
Lorné van der Merwe captured every special moment perfectly for us to cherish forever! He is wonderful to work with and he made all the guests love to smile and pose! We had four A1 canvasses printed of some of our favourite photos!
Teresa Steyn, Wynand's aunt created the master piece of our wedding cake! It was meant for royalty! It was devine and unlike anything you will ever taste and enjoy! La Mathil Wedding Village prepared a three course meal of which no one could get enough of!
Our invitations were classic, stating both our parents' names.
Our wedding reception is by far my favourite party ever! The dance floor never saw a dull moment! Every one danced until midnight! The venue has an amazing DJ, creating the perfect celebration atmosphere the whole night trough!