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Debra Connell

Married on Jul 29, 2017 in Kwa-Zulu Natal


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Magical Moments


My highlight of my wedding was the ceremony. Walking down the isle with my dad was so emotional. When I got closer to where Shane was standing, I could not control the tears. My whole wedding was so emotional, overwhelming ,exhilarating, joyous. Having all our family and friends together is a memory I will never forget. I will never forget my dads speech. He had the best speech ever. Everyone stood up and applauded him. Everyone was crying. I am an only child so for me my wedding day was the best day ever.

The Honeymoon


We went to Thailand. Stayed in Phuket for a week and then we went to Phi Phi. Phi was so beautiful. I felt like I was in a movie. Had a relaxing time, loved sitting in the sun and in the beautiful water. Loved all the shopping. The people in Thailand is are so humble. We loved every minute of it. Shane and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My wedding look I would say was a bit vintage , elegant, fresh and warm. Due to the wedding being in July I chose the winter colours and it was all the dusty winter colours. We all wore our Pandora bracelets. I wore Chanel perfume. I got my dress from Olivelli in JHB. I loved my dress. It was elegant and beautiful. My favorite part was the back of the dress.

The Venue

Got married at Rain Farm Balito. Yes my guests stayed over at the Rain Farm

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Well I have always been into the gym so I tried to squeeze gym in weekly. I took a few days off before the wedding. I had a lovely massage, got a spray tan, eyebrows and eyelashes done. Us girls all stayed over at the Rain Farm the Friday night before the wedding. We had so much fun that Friday night. We laughed till our stomachs hurt. It was a Friday night I will never forget to say the least- bumped head and all .

Wedding Elements

I used Weddings and Functions by Jackie for my wedding. Jackie was amazing. She got my vision perfectly. I had a lot of Proteas and Penny Gum as well as roses. It was beautiful. I had a huge arrangement hanging from the ceiling with sticks and penny gum and hanging glass balls with roses in. When I sat under this huge arrangement I could just smell the fresh flowers. I had huge D & S letters which had light bulbs in which was by the entrance of the reception so it stood out nicely. We had our wedding in a boma on the Rain Farm. In the middle there was a gas fire which added to the warmth of the evening and looked beautiful while everyone sat at their tables. I had an vintage bicycle with roses and penny gum which was by the canape area as well as a white ladder stand which had a display of flowers and books. Photos will explain all the detail

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groomsmen wore blue fitted suits with brown leather shoes. The groom wore the same with a blue waist coat. He wore a Hublot watch. Each groomsman had a different colour tie. They rented this all from Rent a Tux Suite Hire in Durban North

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Each brides maid had a different colour look and wore a different colour dress. I didn't want the traditional look where all the dresses are the same with the same colours. I found a pic that I liked on pinterest and that's what inspired me. My colours were all the winter, dusty colours. One girl wore a Navy blue dress, another a light silver dress, another a dusty light pink dress and the last a grey dress. They all got their dresses from Bride and Co

Marriage Officer

We used Skip from Grace Family Church in Umhlanga as that is the Church we go to.

My Captured Moments

I used Roxanne Davison Photography. She was amazing. Her pictures were very fresh and clean. She captured our moments perfectly.- her lighting and colour was amazing.
For my Videographer I used Rowena Aldous

The Wedding Planner

Yes I did. I used Weddings and Functions by Jackie

Wedding Transport

We stayed at a Venue which had the chapel. So they fetched us on a game drive vehicle at the Giraffe Room.

Food & Cake

The food was prepared for at the Rain Farm Venue.
My friend made the cake

Wedding Stationery

I used Weddings and Functions by Jackie- Jackie did all the decor and stationary

The Reception and Entertainment

The party was amazing. Everyone danced. Everyone had fun- we even carried on after the wedding and moved the party to the Giraffe room. We didn't take dance lessons we just winged it. I hired Top Dj SA which provided us with the music and lighting.

Wedding Services Used



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