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Elize Pretorius

Married on Jul 8, 2017 in Western Cape


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How did your love story begin?


We met when we where 17 years old. We are each others Highschool sweethearts. I new from the first day when I saw him on the beach while on holiday that he was my soulmate. We got married after dating for 7 years.

Tell us all about the proposal.


He proposed to me on his birthday. My family and our closest friends where all there. I didn't suspect a thing. I thought we were just celebrating his birthday. My younger sister said that she made a video for him for his birthday. As the video was playing with pictures of us he went down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I immediatly said yes!

Magical Moments


We had the perfect fairytale wedding. I planned everything myself so it was quite stressfull but everything turned out as planned. It was a winter wedding so the wind was bad and it was cold but we couldn't care less. When I had to say I do I was crying so much I couldn't get the words out. It was realy the best day of my life.

The Honeymoon


We went to Paternoster for a week. It was so nice and peacefull. We just relaxed and spent time together and ate way to much seafood witch we both love.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My hair was done by Andeline Wieland. She is a student and does hair in her free time. She is also a model and runner up Miss Namibia. We went for loose curls with a plat with some pearls. My make up was done by my photographer Marie Malherbe. The look that we went for was a natural and soft look. I changed my wedding dress a week before the wedding. The one I was supposed to wear didn't fit me. Evening x-change bridal wear, the place where I hired my dress was so kind to let me hire another dress from them instead. It was a off white dress with fine detail on the front and a laced up corset back. It was A line shaped and made me feel like a princess. It had a long train at the back that you can hook up when needed. The shoes I ordered from the internet. It is Jelly wedges in a nude colour. It was such a good choice because the shoes where so comfy. My hair piece was the same one my friend wore on her wedding day so it was something special.

The Venue

We got married on a small farm church. It was so cozy and intimate. Our reception was on the farm that my parents live. Our wedding was realy plain and simple.

Wedding Elements

Our wedding reception looked like a fairytale. It was all natural colours like browns and some pink. The main flowers was proteas. The look we went for was a rustic farm look. There were also fairylights that created a nice atmosphere

My Groom And His Groomsmen

We hired the suits from Suit hire. They wore navy suits. The groomsman had buttonairs with dusty pink ties that matched with the colour of the flowers.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I had 4 bridemaids. They all are different shapes and sizes and lengths. Each one wore a different dress. Not even the colours was the same. It looked so nice and was something different.

My Captured Moments

Our photographer was amazing and she made us feel so comfortable. Her photographs are amazing. We desided to not have a videographer. We used a photobooth. The guests enjoyed it so much and it was one of the highlights of the evening.

The Wedding Planner

No. I did everything myself

Wedding Transport

We had a family friend drive us with his classic white mercedes

Food & Cake

Our food was prepared by Decksters catering. They did a great job and all the guests said how nice the food was. We tried to keep it simple and traditional nothing fancy. The cake was made by the Maid of honour's mother

Wedding Stationery

Our Save the dates was fridge magnets made by a printing company. Our invites was done by A & T eventique. It was a dusty pink colour with a doilie on the outside.

The Reception and Entertainment

We had a DJ who did the sound and lightning. The music was good so the guests enjoyed the dancing. We had a couple of dancing lessons and it realy helped us a lot.

Wedding Services Used