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Gernelle Smith

Married on Apr 28, 2018 in Kwa-Zulu Natal


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Magical Moments


What a feeling it is to promise your love to someone, surrounded by the people who matter most to you. Just like love,it is not something to be described,it is something to be felt and on our wedding day everyone could feel the happiness, joy and marital bliss that Elton and I felt on our special day when we said "I DO". I will treasure this day forever.

The Honeymoon


We went to the beautiful Greece for our honeymoon. It was such a perfect destination for a newly wed couple. Greek culture is alive with passionate music, inspired cuisine and thrill-seeking activities. Greece has such beautiful history and we were able to discover more and more of it as we walked through the streets of Athens and went to go visit the ancient sun- bleached ruins. We then took a ferry to Santorini, this Island was the most breathtaking place I’ve ever visited. The island itself is a caldera and the half moon shape of the island makes for some amazing photos! We couldn’t get enough of the traditional white cave houses perched over the crystal clear blue water, and the incredible sunsets. It was just the perfect setting for honeymooners, we didn’t want to leave! We then stopped off in Istanbul. The bustling metropolis of Istanbul in Turkey is a vibrant city with everything going for it. We were able to sight see the most beautiful historical places in Istanbul, we were blown away by the majestic mosques, amazing churches and the grand Bazaar.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My make up was done by Lynnal Dickson and my hair by Heidi Houston. These ladies made me feel like a princess and gave me the perfect bridal look.
Accessories and wedding dress was from Bride & co. I bought my dress 9 months before the wedding. I tried it on and never wanted to take it off. I knew it was the ONE so i bought it there and then.

The Venue

Our Wedding took place in Mangete, a farm where I grew up as a little girl, this made it so magical as I was able to be get married in our family church, where my parents also got married and we were surrounded by the beautiful lush green sugarcane farm to take the most beautiful wedding pictures and we got to celebrate with 300 of our closest friends and family at Santha Lodge where we danced the night away will 2am. Everything was just so perfect, and we had wedding that was filled with love, happiness and laughter.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I went to the gym regularly and did do a teeth whitning treatment. I went to the hairdresser about 2 months before to do highlights in my hair.
My nails and toe nails were done a day before the wedding by Rene from Tips and Toes.

Wedding Elements

My decor and flowers were done by Ingrid from A2Z events specialist. She did an excellent job and transformed the wedding venue into a fairytale wedding venue. The colours were gold,cream and blush pink. There was chandeliers, flower walls, fairylights, gold lanterns, beautiful white loungers and flowers in abundance.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

We had 4 groomsmen- 4 guys who hold a special bond with the groom. They wore tan suits that we hired from Belle & Bravado with white shirts and tan bow ties. The groom wore an ink blue suit also hired from Eurosuit. Elton's waistcoat and tie was tan and matched the Groomsmen.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I had 4 bridesmaids. My bridesmaids wore turquoise (my favourite colour) dresses that were chosen and designed by themselves. They wore nude heels to match the Groomsmen.

Marriage Officer

Our family priest Father Ndaba married us.We had attended marriage classes with him,6 months prior to the wedding.

My Captured Moments

Joanna from UniQ images beautifully captured my photographs and Dave from Brand New Day Imaging captured a 15-20 minute highlight film for us to remember this special day.

The Wedding Planner

My mom was my wedding planner.

Food & Cake

Jenny Williamson was our caterer and made beautiful meals and dessert for our guests.
Luchelle Govender did my Canapes and was very instrumental in the planning of my wedding.
Cakes etc. Made my 4 tier cream and gold cake which had a layer of Carrot, caramel vanilla,chocolate and red velvet cake.

Wedding Stationery

Stacy Ellis from Sparkle Planners made my stationery.

The Reception and Entertainment

We had Alleyne as our DJ. He always knows how to entertain and how to bring the people to the dancefloor. We also had Nu Savoys band,who was an absolute crowd pleaser. Our reception was at Santha Lodge.

Wedding Services Used



Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.

UniQ Images Photography

UniQ Images Photography

With more than five years experience in wedding photography and a Fine Art degree from Michaelis School of Art, I am very confident in my technical skills, high level of creativity



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