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Jirusha Gounden

Married on Dec 16, 2018 in Kwa-Zulu Natal


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The Honeymoon


Yes, to Italy.

We visited, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Rome and Milan.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

Hair and Makeup by: Beauty in a Box Makeup
Wedding Ceremony: Traditional
Hair: Traditional South Indian plait with fresh white flowers (Baby carnations, baby's breath and Statice) and jewels.
Makeup: Natural soft glam

Wedding Reception:
Low sleek bun, with the existing fresh flowers.

Wedding Dress:
Wedding Ceremony: Gold Net Saree
Jewelry: Traditional Indian- Antique gold with emerald green beads and stones
Wedding Reception: Grey ball gown with navy embroidery and beadwork.
Jewelry: Simple Diamond Necklace and Diamante earings.
*Wedding Saree, reception Dress and indian jewelry were purchased in Mumbai, India.

Shoes: Steve Madden - Beige Suede, stiletto heeled sandal.

The Venue

Breakers Resort in Umhlanga.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Health & Fitness: Gym workouts through out the year as and when I could fit those into my schedule.
Skin: Microneedling 4-5 sessions
Mani and pedi in the week of my wedding.

Wedding Elements

Wedding Ceremony:

I would describe our wedding ceremony as traditional yet modern. It was situated in a conference room at the Breakers Resort, the decor included all the required traditional aspects but also maintained a young fresh simple look with bright fresh florals along the entire stage and an emerald green velvet couch for us to be seated on.


Our wedding reception was held in the garden at the Breakers Resort under a white stretch tent, overlooking the Hawaan forest. The overall appearance was clean cut, simple and elegant. The colour scheme was white and gold with greenery. Table decor: A mix of white high gloss rectangular and round tables, simple fresh flowered centerpieces complimented with candles. The flowers used were all white; orchids, tulips, hydrangeas and lilies. Stage Decor: Plain white artificial flower wall with a white and gold couch.

Soft natural lighting was used for both.
Decor, flowers, lighting, tables and chairs were designed and set up by Sanolia Naidoo (Soiree Concepts)

My Groom And His Groomsmen

We had a traditional indian wedding therefore there were no groomsmen.

The groom: Mikeshen Gounden

Wedding Ceremony:Traditional Indian suit purchased in Mumbai, India.
Colour: Cream and Emerald Green

Wedding Reception:Grey two piece suit tailor made suit from Mumbai, India.
White shirt and a Navy tie and Pocket square.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

We had a traditional indian wedding therefore there were no bridesmaids.

Marriage Officer

Mr Samalan Sarugaser.

My Captured Moments

Photography: Lauren Setterberg Photography
Videography: James Peter Films

James Peters Film

James Peters Film

Passionate about film and story telling, I aim to tell your love story uniquely.

The Wedding Planner

Sanolia Naidoo- Soiree Concepts

Food & Cake

Zainub and Fathima from Chilli Chocolate Chefs.

Wedding Cake: Coconut Rafaello cake

Our menu included:
Welcome Drinks: Bombay Crush, Lemonade, Flavoured Water

Canapes: (Served in the garden)
Sesame chicken skewers, Retro Firebird Chicken sliders, Spiced Seekh Pita, Bombay street snack, asian spring rolls

Main Course: Buffet
Lamb Karai, Roasted Chicken, Beans Curry and Paneer with Roasted Veg accompanied with salads, savoury rice and naan bread.

Desserts: Assorted mini desserts
Assorted Cheesecakes, Panacotta, Coconut rafaello cake (replica of wedding cake), Chocolate Entremet and pavlova.

10pm Indian Snack Station.

Wedding Stationery

A very close friend of mine is a graphic designer, she designed our wedding stationary for us.

The Reception and Entertainment

Our reception was short and to the point , we had speeches from a few family and friends followed by the cake cutting and our first dance. We took a few dance lessons at the very last minute so our first dance was not very rehearsed.
First Dance Song:

Lauryn Hill - Cant take my eyes of you

Wedding Services Used

James Peters Film

James Peters Film

Passionate about film and story telling, I aim to tell your love story uniquely.