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Michelle Van Der Ross

Married on May 5, 2018 in Western Cape


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Magical Moments


>>> My Princess Moment>>>

Breakfast Served at my mom's house by my amazing sisters and mother dearest.
Surrounded By My Nieces and Nephews ( they were my amazing Bridal Party )
I was Chauffeured By My Youngest Brother, and our ride was pleasant yet filled with so much emotion as we chatted about our late dad... in that moment my brother said Mich i can change the color of the lighting in the car and asked, what color would you like and i shouted PINK... what a moment it was for both of us.

I had the priviledge of being Escorted halfway down the aisle first By My Eldest, then By My Youngest While Dad Applaud Us From The Heavens!
My Eldest Brother, was our soloist he sang as i entered the chapel.
Seeing the look on my husband's face was priceless... indeed my greatest moment ever!

I was Blessed Beyond Measure To Have My Mom Witness The Beginning Of My Forever!! PS: She waited so long for THIS day :-)
I DO was said in the presence of God, Family & Friends

I Married The One HE Delayed Me For.
We wanted our guest to have fun, food to be great, and Ashanti Estate made it possible

The Honeymoon


We went to Boschkloof Farm Cottages where we absorbed the serenity in this haven of quietness and scenic beauty

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I can describe My Wedding Look as Classic and Elegant
Dress: My Special Day Bridal Boutique (Somerset West )
Hair : Rene Coetzee from Rene's Hair Design
Make Up: Lindy Lin from Lindylinsmakeup
Shoes: Steve Madden
Earrings: Lovisa

The Venue

Our wedding was held at Ashanti Estate in PAARL
We had our ceremony in the V.O Vintage Room and the views were absolutely spectacular from the top.
Served the Canapés and Pre-drinks at Café Aréz alongside the Ashanti Dam
Wedding Reception was at the Le Chambré Banquet Hall

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I followed no specific bridal beauty regime, my motto was to have fun and relax and that was exactly what I did, seeing that my teeth was already white, I smiled from ear to ear counting the days to THEE day and if smiles were money I would've have been a billionaire

Wedding Elements

Timeless elegance with the utmost sophistication is how I can describe my décor & furniture. To-Nett's sure did an amazing job with my décor.

My colors were blush, grey and a touch of rose gold. I had king proteas in my bouquet and also on my tables. Candles were lit above all the fire places to create ambiance as Kristin from Ashanti Estate would say :-)

My Groom And His Groomsmen

No groomsmen as we did not want something traditional. Ricardo (my husband) wore a black Tuxedo and looked so dapper... my very own 007

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I did not have bridesmaids i had all my nieces and they wore different dresses in blush and rose gold

Marriage Officer

Pastor Ricky

My Captured Moments

We had the priviledge of having Dillon do our engagement shoot. We loved his work and how comfortable he made us feel, and there and then booked him for our big day.

Dillon & Michelle from Dillonkin Photography was our amazing photographers, they have such great souls and an amazing talent.

The Wedding Planner

Ashanti Estate - Very organised

Wedding Transport

2018 Mercedes E43 AMG (white)
My husband chauffeured himself in a Jeep Grand Cherokee 007's do not need chauffeurs

Food & Cake

Food - Ashanti Estate
Wedding Cake - Denise Cakes

Wedding Stationery

And my friend Lisa-Marie J Myburg ( Freelance Graphic Designer/ Illustrator )

Wedding Services Used

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!

Ashanti Estate

Ashanti Estate

A unique destination, nestled in the picturesque Paarl valley beneath the peaks of the Klein Drakenstein Mountain Range.