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Samantha Pretorius

Married on Nov 23, 2018 in Gauteng


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Magical Moments


The biggest Highlight of the entire day was marrying the man of my Dreams Tristan Pretorius
Because myself and Tristan have been together for 9 years our families knew each other extremely well and it made our wedding so Intimate and special.

We also had a memorial Tree for our family that is no longer with us, We have beautiful weather and the gardens at the venue were absolutely beautiful

The food was delicious and the speeches that were given by our loved ones were so special.

The Honeymoon


We went to Durban for our Honeymoon and stayed at Umhlanga Sands for one week.

We are planning to do a UK trip in 2019 as we have always wanted to go there together which we will make honeymoon part 2.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My hair was in a high classic bun, Makeup was done by Ana Pompa and we went for a gold glamour look.
My wedding dress was by Marbella de Mariee and was a mermaid style ivory dress.
My jewelry was given to me by a family member from overseas who attended the wedding
Silver and pearl drop earrings and a silver and pearl bracelet

The Venue

We got Married at Monte Vista Wedding, Confrence and Dining in Krugersdorp

Our immediate family stayed at the venue and all our guests stayed at surrounding accommodation in Krugersdorp

Monte Vista Venue

Monte Vista Venue

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My Bridal Beauty Regime

I had 12 session of tan can to help me get a glowing tan, I had a facial, eyelash tinting , eyebrow shaping and pedicure done one week before the wedding.
I had my nails done the day before the wedding by Morgan’s Nail Bar
I felt extremely pampered and relaxed before the big day

Wedding Elements

I wanted to make most of my decor myself for the wedding day and I had a blast doing it,
Our gifts for our guests were lotto tickets in a glitter glass bottle with a tag on that said lucky Inlove, we had hand made gift boxes with love heart sweets in them for our guests as well.

My flowers were done by Pretty Bunches and they were absolutely perfect.
I had blue butterflies and a photo of my mother-in-law would had sadly passed away in my bouquet which was a special touch for us.

The venue offered us 90 % of all the additional decor which was a great help, they had our venue our colour which was mint green light up the venue in the evening and we had hot ice effect for our first dance which made us feel so magical

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The Groom and Groomsmen had dark navy suits which they purchased from Zara, the Groom had a white tie with navy dots on it and the groomsmen had navy ties, all had brown shoes and brown belts

Our Ring Bearer was my baby Brother Logan who is 4yrs old, he wore a black suit with a champagne bow tie and carried a ring security box

Grooms cuff links for of his favorite football team Newcastle United

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids wore Dusty Pink and White dressers which we purchased from YDE

They were long dressers that had a romantic flow to them and had a long slit on the one side

Our flower Girl who name is bailey she is 3 yrs old she wore a champagne color Princess dress( as she called it) with gold sandals and a flower crown in her hair

Marriage Officer

Our Marrige official was Deriek Wilson
Who had married some of our family members previously

My Captured Moments

We had an incredible Photographer Named George form GDG Photography.

He captured so many beautiful moments on our special day.

The Wedding Planner

The venue gave a wedding coordinator who help us through the entire process

Melissa at Monte Vista Venue
She was a huge help

Wedding Transport

The venue has everything on the property, The chapel and the Reception so we didn’t need any special transport we just arrived at the venue on the morning of the wedding with my bridal party

Food & Cake

The Food was all done by Monte Vista Venue

Our wedding cake was made by Kelly Jaynes Cake Boutique

And was two tier
Tier one was death by chocolate
Tier two was Vanilla Caramel Creme Brule

Wedding Stationery

I did all of my own decorations, all my printing I got down at Minute man press,
I used glass bottles with glitter and glue to make our lotto ticket gifts for our guests
I hand made little black and white boxes filled with love sweets for our guests,
I bought candles in glass and purchased mint green lace separate to that and glue them in myself to incorporate our wedding colours
I made the Vases for the flowers also using the gold glitter and glue on vases that I purchased

The Reception and Entertainment

The Venue supplied us with a DJ which was great so we didn’t have to out source someone

Because the DJ works at Monte Vista he controlled all the lighting and set the perfect mood for our reception.

Wedding Services Used

Monte Vista Venue

Monte Vista Venue

Welcome to Monte Vista Venue.. Where dreams becomes a reality! With our special attention to detail and exceptional client service, we will make your special day one to treasur...