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Johlet Dalais

Married on May 18, 2018 in Limpopo

 

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Magical Moments

 

My favourite moment was when Cedric saw me for the first time during our first look!
There was so many highlights, with my nephew walking me down the isle as another memorable one and then when my sister started singing in front of all our guests as part of her speech.
But my best will be the way Cedric looked at me the whole night!
Everything was pretty perfect, (even with my freak outs now and then) but the picture I had in my head of what I wanted our wedding to look like was exceeded and it felt like a fairy tale!

The Honeymoon

 

Yes, we went to Le Touessrok, Shangri-La in Mauritius as it was right next to our wedding venue and it was the best week ever!

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I am the most plain jane you could find I think.
Seeing as our wedding was in Mauritius and I knew it was going to be one big party, so we were looking for comfort and elegance that will never go out of fashion.
I flew over a friend of mine, Kandy Kane, who's an amazing makeup artist and there was only one wedding dress designer I had in mind, Anel Botha, you cannot find better than these two for makeup and dresses.
I wore small tanzanite and diamond earrings that Cedric got me for my birthday a few years ago and my shoes was from Steve Madden.

The Venue

We got married at Cedric's parents house in the garden.
The first time I saw their garden I knew that that's where we will get married one day!

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I'm a Pilates and Rebound instructor, so the fitness I wasn't too worried about. I could have probably done more but I wanted to be myself on my wedding day and didn't want to look at photos a few years from now and be depressed that I don't look that fit and skinny anymore.
I also just came off Roaccutanne before the wedding so my skin was as good as it could look at the time as I was limited to what I could use on my skin.

Wedding Elements

We went with a lot of neutrals and greens and whites. We love nature so wanted people to feel like they walk into a forest fairy-tale setting. There was a lot of DIY involved and everyone jumped in to help, from calligraphy writing our table settings and table names to folding napkins with the menus inside them! We went with a crystal tent to enjoy the green palm trees we were surrounded by.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Cedric wore a light grey suit from Eurosuit with brown shoes from Steve Madden.
Seeing as having groomsmen and bridesmaids isn't really a "thing" in Mauritius, we just asked his groomsmen to wear dark suits and we organised matching ties for them.

Eurosuit

Eurosuit

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

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I wanted a look that my bridesmaids felt comfortable in, and that they could wear again. So I went with long light blue/duck egg blue tule skirts and white satin tank tops and they could decide what shoes they were most comfortable in. And to finish off their look we handmade them flower crowns.

Marriage Officer

This is such a nice story! Our priest was Cedric's dad's uncle. He married Cedric's parents 40 years ago and all of his siblings.

My Captured Moments

We had 2 photographers with 2 completely different shooting styles. Doorgesh and Eric Lee was amazing and worked great together. Our videographers was Film Pro Studio and Luqmaan and his team made us feel so comfortable!
We had a photobooth but almost forgot about it and at the last minute rushed to get some photos taken.

The Wedding Planner

Yes, my sister in law has her own events & wedding company and they helped us coordinate everything before and on the day. And then there was my mother in law who was REALLY on top of everything!

Wedding Transport

Nothing fancy, friends and parents drove everyone from the venue to the church and we arranged for mini busses for the guests.

Food & Cake

Another amazing story, our caterer for the wedding was Jacqueline Dalais and she caterered Cedric's parents wedding 40 years ago and all of his siblings.

Wedding Stationery

My amazing friend, Mariaan designed all our stationery and the event coordinator had it printed in Mauritius.

The Reception and Entertainment

If you had to look at our wedding video you would see that we definitely did NOT take dance lessons haha!
We had a band playing with the drinks before the dinner and then a DJ that the family always uses for parties that caused the party to only finish at around 5am!

Wedding Services Used

 
Eurosuit

Eurosuit

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