SA Weddings

{{currentUser.first_name+' '+currentUser.last_name}}


Ronel Ann Rawson

Married on Mar 10, 2018 in Kwa-Zulu Natal


Voting has closed for Bride of the Year 2018

Click here to open the 2018 competition page

Magical Moments


Marrying my best friend - I only waited 9 years for this memorable day, having my dada walk me down the aisle, seeing my future husband and being surrounded by friends and family. This truly was a very special day.

The Honeymoon


We spent a week in Sanbonani Resort Hotel, we spent time at the Elephant Sanctuary, feeding and riding elephants, meandering through Hazyview and surrounding areas. We visited Shiloh Coffee which was definitely a win for me and of course stopping at Sabie Valley Brewing for hubby, another definite win :). We stopped by at God's Window to take in the spectacular views. Pilgrims Rest was another stop with so much history, adventure and lots of craft beer.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My wedding dress was something that I envisaged for my special day, was simple, elegant with a touch of a vintage look. To add just an edgy look I had a burgundy manicure with my beautiful burgundy strappy heels from Superbalist which finished the look off beautifully. My hair was done perfectly and loved every element of what was created by my extremely talented hair stylist, my son Keagan from Craik Speirs in Hilton, a beautiful pearl accessory in myhair complimented the look and I wore a pearl bracelets and earrings to finish off my look. My make up was done by the amazing Amber Lea Make Up - Amber certainly created and made us look and feel like queens.

The Venue

We got married in the most beautiful place ever - Corrie Lynn Farms in the Midlands.
There was a cottage where the bridesmaids, photographer, friends and myself stayed the night before.

Corrie Lynn Farm

Corrie Lynn Farm

Wedding venue

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Really didn't have much of a regimen but made sure I had enough sleep, exercised at least 3 times a week and tried to eat as healthy as possible.

Wedding Elements

Our Wedding colours were burgundy, with a vintage/rustic look finished off with pearls, proteas, penny gum and lots of greenery. We were very lucky to have venue that very rustic, it was actually an old barn with wooden tables and benches which just went so well with the look we wanted. We rented cutlery, etc from E by A Wedding & Function Décor and Desire2hire in Dbn. Flowers were from Sam's Florist.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The Groom and his groomsmen wore beige chino's with tan braces and burgundy bowties with funky wooden moustache badges to finish the look, funky superman socks and brown shoes.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids wore beautiful burgundy dresses with a lace bodice, pearl earrings and nude heels to compliment their look.

Marriage Officer

Our marriage officer was none other than the truly amazing Tracey Lee Bell from St Davids in Prestbury.

My Captured Moments

We were really honoured to have an amazing photographer - Marc Stafford Mayer Photography with the help of his amazing wife. We certainly had lots of laughs with Marc and he truly made us feel so comfortable.

The Wedding Planner

I did all the planning and knew exactly what I wanted so was easy and rather organised. Close friends and Family definitely helped to make our day very special, was definitely a family affair.

Wedding Transport

We didn't need any transport as the cottage that I was getting dressed at was super close to the Chapel, so all I needed to do was walk to the Chapel.

Food & Cake

Food was prepared by Family and Friends -a variety of meals consisted of Chicken a la King, Mutton Curry, Beef Lasagna,
Mac & Cheese, salad and cocktail rolls. Dessert was sweets, chocolate fountain, cupcakes and eclairs.

Wedding Stationery

Planning, designing and printing done by hubby and me.

The Reception and Entertainment

Our Reception was at Corrie Lynn Farms in the Midlands - rustic/vintage look with a DJ - Mervin, all the guests certainly came with their dancing shoes and danced the night away.

Wedding Services Used