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Lauren van der Merwe

Married on Sep 2, 2017 in Gauteng


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Magical Moments


We had the most magical day, it was truly the fairy tale everyone dreams of. Our venue had such stunning scenery and was just the perfect pick.

Walking down the aisle looking into one another's eyes was unbelievable, smiles went on for miles.

Fireworks just went off in our hearts, sharing an unbelievable first kiss as husband and wife.

Then moving onto photos, we had such a blast, with the best bridal party and photographers anyone could wish for.

We had an intimate wedding with only 60 guests, all our closest friends and family. It was the best decision we ever made.

The speeches and MCs were so great, words spoken that night, by all of them, will never be forgotten.

Then we partied the night away, until early hours of the morning, moving on to the bonfire.

We definately needed the delicious breakfast in the morning to cure the hangover.

A day in our lives that is truly UNFORGETTABLE ❤❤❤

The Honeymoon


We did go on honeymoon the very next day. We flew out on Sunday afternoon for 5 nights in Budapest and 5 nights in Prague. A honeymoon of a lifetime, full of adveture, sight seeing, eating, drinking, meeting locals and discovering the cities.

We got upgraded to business class with Air France.

Truly special

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I went for a very elegant look. I just wanted to be a princess for the day.

I had curls to the side with a hair Piece for my hair, my hairdresser John did it perfectly.

Natural and classy make up by Jen, I wanted to look like me, so browns on the eyes and a light lip.

Eurobride found me a stunning number, mermaid style dress with crystals and pearls. Beautiful detail.

The colour of the wedding was pink, so I found some stunning pink court heels from Dolce Vita.

I could not find lingerie, so my sister was flying through from the UK for the wedding. She managed to find me a sexy white number at Anne Martin's 2 days before. How lucky

The Venue

Kloofzicht Lodge in Muldersdrift
A five star gorgeous lodge, it felt like we were out of town.

All the bridal party, family, as well as some party animal guests stayed over.

We had an amazing breakfast together in the morning.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

We had the wedding to worry about, so I just carried on as normal. Kept my gym sessions up and didn't let myself get overwhelmed with planning the big day.

Greg and I got treated to a half day spa, the Thursday before the Wedding, we went together and it was such a great unwind before the big day

Wedding Elements

I went with white and blush pink roses and other flowers.

Beautiful arrangements on each table with tea light candles and candle holders.

We had draping and fairy lights on the ceiling and at the main table.

There were pink mood lights from the DJs and we did personalised chair tie backs, which the guests had a blast with on the night.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom wore a grey suit and waist coat with a soft pink tie and the groomsmen wore black pinstripe suits with grey and the soft pink ties.

We did personalised jocks and socks which they all enjoyed

Beautiful Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids wore a three quarter, flowing soft pink dress, broken with a black ribbon belt and black heels.

They had matching earrings and necklaces, with a side bun and gorgeous pink flowers in their hair.

Marriage Officer

Rev. Stephen van Basten of course, there is no one else we would have picked

My Captured Moments

The best: Jo Spies, it was his last wedding: Number 272, we were so lucky to get him to do it as he already retired his wedding photography career.

We didn't have a photo booth, Jo made sure he captured all the fun moments.

The Wedding Planner

Yes, Chantel at Kloofzicht was a machine

Wedding Transport

Everyone drove themselves, slept over, then drove home:)

Food & Cake

Kloofzicht Lodge did a delicious 3 course meal, top quality and five star for sure. Thanks Chef Chris

Our cake was done by Marina, part of the South African Bakers Association. She went all out and gave us a cake even more perfect than we had imagined

Wedding Stationery

Marisa who has her own company with two partners Mike and Brad. The company is Versastyle, from our invites, to signs, thank you cards, menus and more. It was just what we envisioned

The Reception and Entertainment

We didn't take dance lessons, we wanted it to look natural and viewing all the videos guests took we are extremely happy with this decision

Wedding Services Used

Reverend Stephen van Basten

Reverend Stephen van Basten

I would love to assist you to get married and set you firmly upon your journey to living a beautiful life together.



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