The highlight moment of our wedding day was the first dance as husband and wife. For a short time that evening our eyes and thoughts was just focused on each other.
Yes, we did go on Honeymoon to the lovely tropical Seychelles
My wedding look… Definitely Traditional. My make-up was all natural with a touch of glamour with my curly hair taken up with few strings hanging from the top.
I would like to describe my wedding gown made and designed by Dennis Lloyd Crystal Lace as: Traditional, elegant, princess, ultra-feminine, half open back combined with bling beading with a beautiful get together flower belt under my bust area.
My shoes was filled with silver, platinum shine complimented with a diamond appearance on the strips of the shoe with a slight heel that was so comfortable the whole afternoon and evening. Lingerie made of floral, soft and feminine material.
My husband bought me a Swarovski bracelet that complemented my dress so beautifully with medium size eardrop earrings. I had a beautiful something blue, lace garter that suit the Aqua wedding theme colour.
I am a very health orientated person. I went to the gym four times a week for some aerobics after work, just to keep my muscles fit and firm.
Regarding my diet, I did not change much of my eating habits because doing something extreme to lose weight will let you gain everything after the wedding.
My skin treatments, I started a year before the wedding with monthly deep cleanse facials at Majestic Look to refresh my skin. The last two weeks before the wedding I went twice for a relaxing, hydration facial for my skin to be free from marks. Since I am a very natural person, I wasn’t keen about spray tan or teeth whitening.
Our wedding look were everything from crystal and clear to candles and mirrors. My main flower was a St Joseph Lily combined with white roses, gerberas and baby’s breaths.
We had twelve seated long tables filled with fairy lights, small tea candles in small glasses, thai silk aqua runners, two big candle holders on both ends with one big trumpet vase in the middle as the centre piece.
We got married in the old NG Church in Lydenburg that is also a museum. After the ceremony everyone left for the rehearsal at Matanya venue, where guests could have something sweet and salt to eat and drink. We had a master of ceremonies that kept the guests on their toes with laughter and special moments.
The venue had draping from the roof with a spectacular chandelier centre piece hanging in the middle made of bronze steel with floral endings.
The groom wore a fancy charcoal suite with a white long sleeve shirt, light brown shoes, a stunning looking belt, a fossil watch from American Swizz with rough detail and a silk Aqua tie. The groomsmen hired silver greyish trousers and waistcoats with an aqua coloured tie and cufflinks from Eurosuite from Brooklyn mall.
My bridesmaids were dressed in the most beautiful evening gowns with lace and detailed bling around the bust area that match the aqua colour theme of the day. The look fitted in perfectly with the traditional era.
We used Sinden Photography from Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. He captured all the seconds and moments of the day on camera with video footage of the ceremony, the speeches and the first dance. Through the evening we had photos taken with all the guests in front of a big wooden door outside the hall.
Most of the planning I did by myself, not only because I had enough time to prepare but because it is my passion to organise events as I give a lot of attention to detail. With the rehearsal venue, the owner definitely assisted me with the flowers, food, décor and other arrangements using Guest and Glasses functions.
My bridesmaids and I got dressed and ready at a Guesthouse in Lydenburg named: Aqua Terra. A old black Mercedes Benz decorated with white lint picked me up while the bridesmaids were taken to the church with a blue Mercedes Benz. After the ceremony we drove to the rehearsal in the black Mercedes Benz.
To fit to the traditional wedding style, we had a buffet with “Boere kookkos”. Our cake had shades from Aqua at the bottom to vanilla at the top decorated with white flowers made by a lady who is well known for baking cakes in Lydenburg called Matilda Coetzee.
Our wedding invitations were handmade by myself with aqua lace-like paper with a photo of our engagement shoot infront. We had Jenga blocks for the guests to write a small message for us. The lovely cake topper from the company “Smoorverlief”. Our gifts for the guests were small 12ml ten year KWV bottles with a thanking message tied to it with lint.
We’ve known each other from school, dancing together is definitely one of the thousand reasons we got married because both of us would never say no to “Sokkie”. KP Music Entertainment was the DJ and did such an amazing job on keeping the guests on the dance floor.
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