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Pamella Gqabaza

Married on Nov 25, 2018 in Eastern Cape

 

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Magical Moments

 

My family, friends and neighbours were all outside singing, ululating when I was being picked up by the chauffeur to church. Everyone was happy to see a beautiful 50 year old bride.

When I entered the church the DJ played the classical "Here comes the Bride"

The kiss my husband and I shared after we were pronounced husband and wife.

The Minister asked the congregation to sing Happy Birthday to my husband and he was smiling from ear to ear.

The Honeymoon

 

Yes, we went to the Victoria Falls and stayed at Elephant Hills.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

My wedding look was a combination of Natural Elegance and a bit of a Beach look. The dress was from Brides and More in Port Elizabeth, Rink Street. Hair and makeup were done by a talented Nomkita, an SMME from Humewood. Shoes were bought from Spitz in Mall of Africa, Johannesburg. Lingerie, jewellery and accessories were bought from Bras N Things in Mall of Africa. Jewellery was a present from a friend and it was bought from American Swiss. The cake was from "From the Kitchen" in Greenacres, Port Elizabeth.

The Venue

The Wedding ceremony took place at the Methodist Church of Africa and thereafter we proceeded to the Port Elizabeth Marine Protea Hotel. Some of the guests stayed at the same hotel.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

For weight maintenance - Virgin Active in Waterfall and races like the Soweto Marathon
Skin - Enough hours of sleep combined with the Forever Living Facial Care kit.
Teeth - Treatment by Dr Noqekwa
Spa Treatment - Boardwalk Hotel Spa

Wedding Elements

Décor theme was Gold and White. Gold base plates and rings. Gold centre pieces each with 6 Candle holder and a space for flowers. Flowers (White Roses with Gip and Million Stars). The décor was arranged by Nosango Flowers and Event Management.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom - 3 Piece Black Suit and a black Bow Tie
Bestman - Black Suit, White shirt and a normal black tie
Groomsmen - Black suits, white shirts and Gold Bow Ties.

The suits were bought from Romens Menswear Inc in Greenacres Port Elizabeth.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids wore Gold 3-quarter dresses from Design 1 in Johannesburg. Shoes were from YDE.

Marriage Officer

The Marriage Officer was Reverend Tokota.

My Captured Moments

The special moments were captured by Iinkumbuzo Photography from Newton Park; Port Elizabeth

The Wedding Planner

Nosango Events and my friend Faith coordinated the events of the day. The Hotel staff took care of the Reception proceedings, food, music and drinks.

Wedding Transport

The BMW Convertible was hired from CC Jones in Overbaakens, Port Elizabeth.

Food & Cake

The three course meal was prepared by the Marine Protea Hotel, and the cake was bought from "From the Kitchen" in Greenacres, Port Elizabeth.

Wedding Stationery

Stationary was designed by Azola Mona and was printed at Down Town Printers in Port Elizabeth.

The Reception and Entertainment

We were led into the venue by the Bridal Party who had a prepared dance move. when the Bride and Groom entered there was ululating from the guests. There were 12 round tables sitting 10 people, the main table for the Couple and the Bridal Party. On one side there was a Dance floor and on the other side the DJ and his equipment. The venue also had a built-in bar counter from where other drinks were served. The Buffet was served outside the hall by the Hotel staff.