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Marlene Cillié

Married on Apr 21, 2018 in Western Cape

 

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Magical Moments

 

A few years ago both my parents were diagnosed with cancer and at that moment in time I was so scared that I would loose one or both of them. But the Heavenly Father had a different plan and they both are alive and healthy today. Having them there to share the beautiful day with me and having my father (who also underwent a massive back operation a year ago) walk me down the aisle was truly special. Also seeing the excitement on my soon to be husband’s face when he first saw me walk down that aisle was priceless. We both just couldn’t stop smiling.

The Honeymoon

 

We went to the Kuredu Island Resort in the Maldives. It was wonderful. Pictures and photos actually can’t describe how truly beautiful it is. The staff were so friendly and we really had an amazing time.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

My hair and make-up was done by the very talented Ida Webster. My dress was designed by Elizabeth Stockenstrom and this was truly my dream dress. Elizabeth really read my personality and came up with something so beautiful that exceeded my wildest expectations. For jewellery and accessories I only chose long drop Pearl earings and a silwer and pearl flower hair clip. I didn’t want anything to overpower the detail of my dress. I wore Olga Bolga Jelly Wedge shoes wich were so pretty and really comfortable.

Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth’s gowns are the ultimate in femininity, romance and sensuality. She has built an enviable reputation for creating exquisite bridal gowns, using only the best fabrics.

The Venue

We got married at the very beautiful Allesverloren Wine Estate at Riebeek West. It was such a beautiful day wich made our ceremony in the Allesverloren forest even that more special. Our guests came from near and far and stayed all over. Some stayed in Riebeek West and some in Riebeek Kasteel wich are both very close to the venue.

Allesverloren Function & Conference Venue

Allesverloren Function & Conference Venue

Oak trees, vineyards, mountain views, excellent cuisine, award winning wines and a purpose built reception venue all add up to the perfect place to host your wedding reception.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

As I have an extremely hectic work schedule I didn’t really have time to go for many beauty treatments. I tried to eat healthy and go to gym whenever I had the chance but long working hours did make it hard. I made sure to properly clean and moisturize my skin every night before I went to bed and never started a day without sunscreen. I used a home teeth whitening kit the week before my wedding as I didn’t have time to go for a professional teeth whitening session.

Wedding Elements

I wanted a rustic but elegant look. For flowers I chose proteas, fynbos and dessert rosses. My flowers and decor was done by To-Nett’s Flower and Decor from Paarl. The venue also provided beautiful feary lights. Everything was perfect on the day and exactly like I imagined it.

To-Nett’s Flowers, Décor & Hiring

To-Nett’s Flowers, Décor & Hiring

‘Live your dream wedding with To-Nett’s’ For more than 30 years our inspiration has been our clients!

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My husband wore a navy blue suit with a dusty pink tie and brown leather shoes. The groomsmen wore navy blue pants, white shirts, navy blue ties and brown leather shoes.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I basically gave them freedom to choose their own design and I just chose the colour. I had the dresses made by Petra Perold Joosten from Roxiepearl in Paarl. We gave her a photo to work from and she made them the most beautiful dresses. The dresses were short (knee length) with a lacy top in a dusty pink colour.

Marriage Officer

Ds Bekker Nieuwoudt from the Strooidak Church in Paarl.

My Captured Moments

Our photographers were the amazingly talented (Pure Image Photography). They really captured our day perfectly and we just couldn’t be happier with our wedding photos. Clinton Stoltz is such a creative artist. He also did our engagement shoot and with his spontaneous personality he made us feel comfortable from the start.
Our videographers were Boland Weddings. They made us feel so comfortable and we hardly new they were there.

The Wedding Planner

No. If I could afford it though I most certainly would have. It’s not easy organizing a wedding by yourself and also having a hectic and stressful at times work schedule..

Wedding Transport

We decided not to get a fancy car and to rather spend the money on more important stuff.

Food & Cake

Our food was prepared by Bertus Bester and his team from Allesverloren. The food was fantastic and the guests could not stop talking about how much they ate and how delicious it was.
Our wedding cake and cupcakes was made by Inge from Die Koekblik. Not only did it look devine but it also tasted amazing.

Wedding Stationery

Some of our wedding stationery was designed and printed by the very talented Liesl Lambrechts from Artica Designs in Paarl. This included our table lists and wedding programs. The table numbers and menus on the tables was lasercut out of wood by my very talented brother in law, Sybrand Cillié (Hardekwas Houtwerke).

Artica Designs

Artica Designs

That special moment, your wedding day or birthday, kitchen tea, baby shower - we can make it an unforgettable memory!

The Reception and Entertainment

We didn’t need dance lessons as we both can dance. I love music and dancing and made sure to book the best dj in the bussiness (DJ Dirkie). Our guests really enjoyed it and the dance floor was always full.

Wedding Services Used

 
Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth’s gowns are the ultimate in femininity, romance and sensuality. She has built an enviable reputation for creating exquisite bridal gowns, using only the best fabrics.

To-Nett’s Flowers, Décor & Hiring

To-Nett’s Flowers, Décor & Hiring

‘Live your dream wedding with To-Nett’s’ For more than 30 years our inspiration has been our clients!

Allesverloren Function & Conference Venue

Allesverloren Function & Conference Venue

Oak trees, vineyards, mountain views, excellent cuisine, award winning wines and a purpose built reception venue all add up to the perfect place to host your wedding reception.

Artica Designs

Artica Designs

That special moment, your wedding day or birthday, kitchen tea, baby shower - we can make it an unforgettable memory!