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Karin Smit

Married on Feb 24, 2018 in Gauteng

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Magical Moments

 

The best thing about our wedding was when I could finally walk down the aisle. I couldn't wait to see Pieter. His face was priceless.

Our first dance was so special, who can say they danced to a song their Husband wrote for them?
The speeches, our MC and live music was really special and funny.

We are also very fortunate to have had our engagement shoot featured in Muso Magazine, our wedding in FAME Magazine in the May/ June issue and our Wedding will also be featured in the September issue of TrouKoors.

But the best moment of all was the feeling of marrying my best friend, it truly was the best day of my life.

The Honeymoon

 

We went to Paradise for our honeymoon. Mauritius was the best thing ever. We had an amazing time. On our first night we ended up on the beach with local musicians just playing around and having a good time. We made so many new friends and after all the wedding stress it was so nice to just relax with cocktails next to the pool with the most amazing view ever. We don`t get a lot of time to spend alone with his job so spending the 10 days alone was incredible. I cant wait to go back for our one year anniversary!!!

Wedding Gallery

 

The Venue

We got Married at Harmonie Proteas in Rayton Gauteng. Its a gorgeous french country/ industrial look Protea Farm.
Some of our guests stayed the night where we had an after party at the Boma.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I didn't really go for any treatments. I normally do my nails every month and I only do my hair 3 time a year. I don`t have a bad skin so I followed my normal regime, wash, tone and drink tons of water during the day. I picked up a lot of weight and everyone I knew who got married told me "don`t worry about the weight, it will fall of you will see", I didn't. I was really struggling to lose weight and after weeks of dieting and exercising with no results I went to a homeopath as the doctors couldn't pick up anything in my blood. The homeopath picked up some thyroid and hormone problems which caused my body to constantly store all the fat I consumed which lead to me gaining weight even when dieting. Around 3 weeks after starting with my medicine it started working and I lost around 12 kg. I wish I had gone to the homeopath earlier so I had more time to tone after losing all the weight so quick but at the end I looked and felt much better.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groomsmen baught their suits at Markham's. We went with a very classic look, navy suits with black belts, shoes and bow ties. I imported socks from America cuff links from Malaysia for all the groomsmen. The socks and cuff links matched each groomsmen`s personality. I also gave them gift boxes with personalized flasks, lighters, cigars, pop-its, recovery kit, mini deodorant, shooter glasses, gum and lip balm.

Pieter`s box had an wooden watch with a note as a wedding day gift, the note read - I`m counting of the minutes, I cant wait to marry you, from your Almost wife. I also gave him a bottle of his favorite perfume.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I designed the bridesmaids dresses to suit all the different body shapes. I wanted a specific color so we had dresses made as I couldn't get the color anywhere else. The dresses was made by a local fashion designer JDK Designs.

Wedding Stationery

I designed and printed all the stationary myself.

The Party and Entertainment

We pretty much organised the Wedding around the party we wanted to have.
We had a lounge setup outside for all the smoking guests with a photo booth sponsored by one of our friends from Jack Daniels. We had shooters on the tables and another photo booth inside the venue.

Since my Husband is a Musician we had a lot of Musicians at the wedding who preformed live.
The DJ, Sound and Lighting and Setup was done by a very good friend from Magic Bean Records.

We never went for dance lessons but we had the best first dance. Our guests surrounded the dance floor with sparklers and we danced to a song Pieter wrote for me called "Jy`s die een", it was really amazing.