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Merushka van Niekerk

Married on Oct 20, 2018 in Gauteng

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Magical Moments

 

The theme of our wedding was PARIS IN SPRING TIME! I cannot stress enough just how impressed and touched we were with every aspect of Our Special Day. I will however, mention a few memorable moments. My dear Mother in-law had attached small pendants with images of my late Mother and Aunt on to my bouquet. The moment my bouquet was given to me after I had gotten dressed, was just everything. Of course I burst into tears at her thoughtfulness and also because she knew just how much this would mean to me because the most important lady of my life is no longer with us. This was so precious to me.
Another meaningful moment for me as well as all our guests, was the moment I has walked down the stairs towards the glass chapel. As they opened the door for me to start walking down the stairs, rain started pouring from the skies. As soon as I had entered the glass chapel, the rain had stopped. The weather then stayed calm and when me and my husband Grant had said our vows, out came the BRIGHTEST of sunshines. I could not help but smile and know deep inside, that was my Mom and my Creator blessing us so dearly!

The Honeymoon

 

Unfortunately, we did not get to go on honeymoon after our wedding. God-willing, we will be able to do so soon.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

My wedding look was timeless elegance with a touch of glam. My lace wedding dressed hugged my body in all of the right places. I felt comfortable and could dance the night away. My make-up had a natural style with a pop of colour to my lips, my hair was pulled back in a classical curled up style.
All my accessories were silver and pearl to compliment the classical, vintage theme of my wedding day.
The following services providers transformed me into my best self for the day and I cannot thank them enough:

1) My wedding dress was custom-made in Romania through The Bridal House SA. I had chose the style of one dress that I had fitted and the lace work of another dress that I had also fitted. This resulted in the perfect dress for me.

2) My immaculate bridal make-up was done by Yolanda Small from HaLouw Make-up Academy.

3) My hair was done by Sherise Smith.

4) My dazzling earrings and hair broach were sourced from Lovisa.

The Venue

We got married at the brand new Inimitable Wedding Venue in Muldersdrift, owned and founded by Zavion Kotze-Brereton and John Kotze-Brereton.

The Google definition of ''Inimitable'' describes the venue to the T.
inimitable
/ɪˈnɪmɪtəb(ə)l/
adjective
adjective: inimitable

so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy; unique.
"they took the charts by storm with their inimitable style"
Synonyms: unique, distinctive, individual, special, idiosyncratic, quirky, exclusive, rare;

The views at the venue are endlessly beautiful!!

Wedding Elements

Zavion Kotze Events Company styled our wedding venue into a fairytale space. Within a full glass marquee was white gloss flooring, a combination of white gloss square and round tables created a beautiful blank canvas. On top of the tables were crystal decor items, luxurious rose gold candles and flower arrangements in shades of white, pink and green. A full ceiling of fairy lights in addition to the candle light created a warm and romantic atmosphere. Above the dance floor, were 7 hanging arrangements, where we danced the rest of the evening away.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My Groom, Grant van Niekerk got his black tuxedo from Carducci SA and his shoes from Calvano. The Groomsmen's suits were purchased at the Oriental Plaza and their shoes at Tread and Miller.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I saw a dress similar to the vision I had for the bridesmaid dresses in a boutique in Sandton, Cinnel. The bridesmaid dresses were mermaid - styled and the material used to make their dresses was blush in color with nude mesh, soft pink beading and pearls. We sourced a private dressmaker, Diana to have the dresses custom-made and myself as well as the girls were more than happy with their dresses.

Marriage Officer

Father Lendore Kamoo

My Captured Moments

Miss Moon & Co Photography has captured our moments of treasure.

Hauke Wedding Films has done our Save The Date as well as our Wedding Day Videography.

SelfieBox came to set up for our guests with their mobile photo booth. This was a lot of fun for our guests, since the green screen removal function of the SelfieBox was personalized to the most exquisite scenes in Paris.

The Wedding Planner

My wedding planners and co-ordinators were Zavion Kotze-Brereton and Kim Grimes from Zavion Kotze Events Company (ZKEC).
We really do not regret trusting them to make our dream wedding come to life. And to be honest, they have exceeded our expectations on another level. They are not just very good at what they do, but they have PASSION like I have never seen before! Not only are they a Team who really work hard and well, they are like a real FAMILY at ZKEC. This we feel, is what will always set them apart. We salute Zavion and his Team at ZKEC! Zavion and his Team really know how to put their clients first and they have supported us from day one when we started brainstorming, up to the very end. Zavion and John hold a very special place in our hearts.

Food & Cake

At Inimitable Wedding venue, they have a world class head chef, Andrew Draper. He is a one of a kind personality who has a passion for what he does. Not only does the food taste divine, it is also a creative art work that is picturesque on the eye. Our menu included heritage flavours of Indian with French flavours. The highlight of our dessert station was the liquid nitrogen station, creating unbelievable sorbets as well as the Flaming Crepe Station. Our guests were in awe.

(http://www.andrewdraper.co.za)

The beautiful macaron tower in shades of blush was created by Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique. This replaced our wedding cake and fulfilled my deepest desire of eating macarons throughout our wedding day.

Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique

Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique

This amazing mother and daughter duo have been featured in many magazines and have won prestigious awards like 1st place in the 2014 Good Food And Wine Show Wedding Cake Challe...

Wedding Stationery

Pistachio Designs did an amazing job with our wedding invitations and also our On-The-Day wedding stationery. Jeanette is such an amazing graphic designer who did an excellent job at executing our vision for our stationery. We had two logos and a color scheme which was personalized to our liking and our wedding theme, which was also implemented in all of our stationery. The creativity was boundless. Our elegant, unique, Paris-themed wedding passport was a hit for our guests!

Wedding Services Used

 
Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique

Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique

This amazing mother and daughter duo have been featured in many magazines and have won prestigious awards like 1st place in the 2014 Good Food And Wine Show Wedding Cake Challe...