I have no highlights of the day. Every moment of my day was special.
Driving with my bridesmaids to the venue - we laughed so much.
Getting our hair and make-up done - we couldn't get over how good we looked.
Walking down the isle with my dad - who was more nervous than I was.
Taking photo's with my husband - wait - that was the highlight. Those little whispers to each other while holding a position for a photo. The laughs and comments on the dance floor...and the drive to the honeymoon suite...the little exciting conversations with my new husband on the 8th of July was so special.
Of course we went on honeymoon!
We got married in the heart of winter, so we took advantage of the cuddle weather.
We drove to a beautiful hotel in Clarens and took 2 day trips to Afriski. We snowboarded, picked up a lot of lactic acid, recovered with a massage and then spent another 3 days in a fancy hotel in Lesotho and even caught a little bit of snow.
It was absolute bliss!!!
I got married at a place called Victorian Manor in Cullinan, Gauteng.
I wanted a dress that was not a "typical" bride look (without sounding too offensive). I didn't want the normal white, long, boob-tube dress...I just wanted different. My dress certainly was. Lubellos in Menlyn was the winning shop. The dress was champagne with white soft lace over. It also had a stunning, white-mesh, removable skirt that I took off when I started dancing. It was fun and elegance all-in-one.
Alecia Joubert, from ubella in Centurion, did my hair and make-up. She also did the same for my bridesmaids. My eyes were smokey and dark and my hair had soft blond highlights between my natural dark brown and was softly pulled to the side but kept straight. It was so "me."
I bought beautiful, blush-pink Kelso shoes from Edgars and my jewelry was rose gold earrings with a matching bracelet. I love rose gold. It matched with my stunning ring that my husband designed for me through Heide-Mari Meyer Jewelers.
His ring also has a splash of rose gold among st his white gold. He has my left fingerprint engraved on the front of it. Again, different and so special.
I got married in Cullinan, Gauteng, at the stunning Victorian Manor.
I had about 8 couples stay over at Destiny Lodge - a venue next door to our wedding venue.
Myself and my bridesmaids got ready in the huge honeymoon suite at Destiny Lodge and after my wedding, my husband and I claimed the room for the night.
What a stunning place!
I just wanted to be myself on my wedding day.
I am a marathon runner, so I signed up for the Two Oceans Marathon in April to keep my fit and keep my weight controlled. I also kept running 10km's and half marathons leading up to the day.
I started tanning at my local beauty salon about a month before my wedding and started using some quality skin products, Isabella Garcia, to just keep my skin looking good. Of course, that also meant I had to limit my wine and chocolate in take and drink a little more water than usual.
Other than that - my mother-in-law treated myself and my husband to a couples massage 2 days before the wedding.
I chose this venue because it looked about perfect just the way it was.
The Hall is what convinced us to choose the place. It came with beautiful chandeliers, black and white striped walls, black and white square tiles on the floor and a stunning Victorian themed garden, with green lawns and white roses everywhere.
The chapel was brand-new but themed old, Victorian style with coloured windows. The pictures describe it best.
My colour was dusty blue. One could only really see this colour come through on my table, my cake and in my bridesmaids' dresses.
My flowers were white tulips and where seen in the church, bouquets and in the hall.