My soon-to-be husband serenading me in Italian as I walked down the aisle with my dad, who also married us. This was undoubtedly the most incredible and special moment of my life.
We had a pre-moon as well as a honeymoon. We're from Durban and travelled down to the Winelands for our wedding via Bloemfontein and the Karoo. We spent a few days in Franschhoek followed by two days in Hout Bay and a road trip through the Garden Route. We travelled back home via another route through the Karoo and spent two nights at a special place in the Eastern Cape.
I would describe my wedding look as sophisticated vintage romantic. My hair was done by Nicola from Nicola's Hair and Makeup Bar. She had such a vibrant yet soothing presence. The talented Marié Malherbe was responsible for my makeup.
My beautiful dress, which I will never fall out of love with, was from Toujours Wedding House in Durban.
My gorgeous custom-made shoes were a wedding present from my sister-in-law Tania.
My engagement ring belonged to my husband's grandmother and my wedding band was cut from my mother's wedding band - so special! My earrings and bracelet were from Lovisa which I frequently visited before the wedding.
We chose a destination wedding and decided on Franschhoek.
Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa were incredible hosts to ourselves and our guests.
We treated our closest family to a night's stay at the hotel as we wanted to spoil them.
I religiously follow Clinique's 3 Step Programme and had some additional treatments at Riverside Spa.
Our flowers were attended to by the incredibly talented Esteé Kerschoff from Franschhoek Flowers. The arrangements and bouquets were shades of white and cream - mostly lilies, peonies, tulips and larkspurs.
The venue was so beautiful it required minimum decor. I made the table runners a week before the wedding and my husband and I chose the candles and gold plates together.
The groom wore a TM Lewin charcoal slimfit suit that fitted him as if it were made for him. A leather belt and shoes complimented the suit perfectly.
The best man's suit was similar and was sourced from Markham.
I was extremely privileged to have my dad walk me down the aisle and officiate our marriage.
Lisa Stayt Photographer, who is a dear friend and also an extremely gifted photographer.
The food was done by the chef of Le Verger Restaurant at the Le Franschhoek Hotel.
Instead of a traditional wedding cake, we decided to have a champagne tower. We bought the exquisite champagne coupes from Durban and will be gifting those to our sisters as a memento. We chose Krone Borealis MCC as our bubbly for the day.
I'm a designer and designed and made the invitations, menus and name cards myself. My husband is a web developer and made our wedding website.
The reception was at the picturesque Le Verger Restaurant which is set in an orchard. Our first dance was to the trumpet playing of Sydney Bechet around a fountain.