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Cheryl-Anne Cavanagh

Married on Jul 1, 2017 in Kwa-Zulu Natal


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Magical Moments


Memorable moment number 1: walking down the aisle on my brothers arm to meet my groom nd o see the looks on his face along with the minister and best man's expressions.

Memorable moment number 2: We took a walk with our photographer to the local spar and bough chocolate and a cold drink in our wedding attire and has some photos with the cashiers.

Memorable moment number 2: Our first dance to Bob Marley is this love while our guests waved sparklers around us.

Highlight: Throwing the bouquet. Since i didn't have a bouquet but a wrist corsage instead, I decided not to throw it but to lock it in a perspex box and have the ladies play a game. They had to get certain items from other guests and the last person back in each round was eliminated. When there was only 2 left, they had to bring me the bra from a lady they did not know and the lady was not allowed to help them remove it. The first lady back was given the key to the box and she unlocked it retrieving the wrist corsage

The Honeymoon


We took a lovely scenic drive down to East London for 2 weeks

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

Dress: White corset style dress with a short train. Lace and beading detail on top and over the shoulder for straps
Shoes: Silver sequin, open toe, cushioned arch with a slight wedge
Hair: Spiral curls clipped slightly to the left with the curls coming over the shoulder. Soft curls around my face. Tiara
Earrings: Butterfly drop earrings
Make up: Natural and neutral with a slight smokey look on the eyes. Light pink/purple lipstick
I had two garters; one white with lace that was bought and thrown for the single men, other one white with teal and peach ribbon for my memoir box.

The Venue

We got married at the Mills Bomb Shell Hole in Warner Beach. All our guests live locally so there was no need for hotels.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

2 days before the wedding, my dentist gave me and husband complimentary teeth cleaning and whitening. Day before the wedding did a quick 30 minute workout. The evening before, I did a face mask and gave myself a pedicure.

Wedding Elements

Flowers were done by Periwinkle Florist in Amanzimtoti. 1 centre piece on the bridal table consisting of orange roses, lillies, gerberas and chrysanths
Bride wrist corsage consisting of a big orange rose and baby breath which was tied on with a teal ribbon
Matron of honor had a wrist corsage of orange mini carnations and baby breath tied on with a peach ribbon
Groom, best man, mother of the bride and my brother who gave me away all had button hole carnations with baby breath
Tent, tables, chairs and table cloths were hired from Outdoor chillers
Lighting was lent to me
Some decor was hired from Functioin HIre in Southgate Amanzimtoti including my 10m red carpet which was used to create an aisle since it was a garden wedding and some was lent to us
My mom hand made tissue paper flowers and serviettes as well as decorated toothpick bottles and compiled all my programs as well had a stainless steel stencil made with out names. She built our arch using palm trees and stainless steel rods a d drapped it with orange organza and teal fabric flowers.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom wore a suite that he bought from John Craig with a white and baby blue striped shirt and a tie with kangaroos on it from Australia
Best man wore suit pants with a long sleeve white shirt without a tie

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My matron of honour made an infinity dress since she was 7 months pregnant on the day. It was in a teal/aqua colour and she wore silver pumps

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Marriage Officer

Anthony Jacobs from Kingsway Ministries in Amanzimtoti

My Captured Moments

Charmain Bezuidenhout of Black Roses Photography in Umkomaas. She was totally awesome, upgraded my package on the day at no extra cost as she was having too much fun and felt she couldn't limit us or her creativity. As per our request, she gave us our photos on a USB which she had done in wood with our names and wedding date and came in a wooden box with Black Roses Photography branding on it

The Wedding Planner

Since I was not allowed near the venue on the day until it was time to walk down the aisle, my mom, husband to be, my brother and his wife, my uncle and aunt and a friend of my mom did all the setting up and co-ordinating

Wedding Transport

I was transported to my venue in a red Jaguar Supercharge with the top down. We drove minimum speed limit to avoid wind spoiling my hair and took the longest route to "show off"

Food & Cake

Hans prepared a delicious spit braai consisting of beef and gammon with green salad, pasta salad, baby garlic potatoes and bread rolls
Rachelle of Not sheep boutique made me a 30cm 7 layer carrot cake with cream cheese icing and nuts, which was accomodated by 50 cupcakes in red velvet, chocolate ganache and carrot cake
A wooden cake topper that said Mr & Mrs Cavanagh

Wedding Stationery

My sister in law designed my stationary and Kylie Andrews of Big Printing printed all my stationary for free as a wedding gift to us

The Reception and Entertainment

The party was as chilled as we and our guests were. We made up our play lists, set up our own sound and had a friend play DJ for us. We didn't take any dance lessons, we just moved with the rhythm of the music

Wedding Services Used

Infinity Dress South Africa

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