SA Weddings

{{currentUser.first_name+' '+currentUser.last_name}}


Monique Smuts

Married on Jul 1, 2017 in Gauteng


Voting has closed for the 2017 competition!

Click here to view the current competition

How did your love story begin?


We met at University in 2010 but only started talking when we saw each other at one of our friends birthday party. We both studied to be opera singers and when we we're rehearsing for an opera Cobus was a real gentleman and came to fetch me everyday at my house to go to rehearsals and he took me back home as well... He asked me to be his girlfriend at one of our rehearsals backstage...
We dated for 6 years before Cobus decided to pop the question...

Tell us all about the proposal.


I was in Cape Town for work and Cobus came to fetch me so that we can go on holiday with his parents. So we met up at Blouberg strand because he told me he had car problems and when I got there I was so worried about the car that i didn't realize all the blankets and things on the wood coach next to the beach. He took my hand and he told me to come and sit on the coach and as i sat down he started singing... Thats when I new what is happening...

Magical Moments


We both sang at our wedding to each other and that is the best of all

The Honeymoon


Yes we did go on honeymoon... It was a surprise everybody new except me so when we got to the airport he showed me the plain ticket. We went to Phuket Thailand

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

A classical wedding look:
Hair done by Rentia Schoombe
Makeup done by Carmen Crous
Wedding dress was made in Cape Town
Shoes brought at Edgars
Lingerie Cotton on
Gater and hair accessories little lace
earings a present from my sister
My necklace was my grandmother's that she wore on her wedding day

The Venue

Victorian Manor Cullinan. Guests stayed over in Cullinan, Cullinan Diamond Lodge

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Just eating healthy and eating clean...

Wedding Elements

My décor was al made self ideas...
flowers were done by my mother in law.
None of the elements were rented everything was part of the venue's and my own.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom wore is belated Grandfather's suits with my belated Grandfather's cufflinks. Shoes was brought at Spring and Tie Woolworths
The groomsmen's suits were brought at Edgars. Tie woolworths and shoes Edgars as well.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My grandmother made my bridesmaids dresses

Marriage Officer

A friend of ours

My Captured Moments

Sepia Moon Photography.
Zion collective videography

The Wedding Planner

No I did my own wedding planning and coordinating

Wedding Transport

Grey Mercedes A-Class

Food & Cake

The venue did the food...
Our wedding cake was an Opera Coffee cake made by the venue.

Wedding Stationery

save the dates- Email design that I designed
Invites - Email design I also designed.
Menu was designed by Zion Collective
Table seating I designed.

The Reception and Entertainment

Yes we did have dance lessons we did a Fockstrot.
The sound and lighting was done by a friend of ours. We had a DJ