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Carmie Du Preez

Married on Jun 2, 2018 in Mpumalanga

 

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Magical Moments

 

We were blessed with the most perfect weather of the season, sunny, not a cloud in the sky and a gentle breeze throughout the day.

One of the most special, "butterflies in the stomach" moments were when we first saw each other on the day, he was standing in front at the alter, waiting for me, it was emotional and joyous all at the same time.

Our wedding day was everything we imagined and more!

The Honeymoon

 

We had the most perfect honeymoon ever, my hubby spoiled me with a surprise trip to France. We first went to Nice for a week, while there we visited some lovely places like Eze, Monaco, Antibes and many more. We then traveled to Paris for a few days, and now I know why they call it the city of love.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

We went for a warm look, especially because it was in the heart of winter.

My hair was done by Liza-Jane from Hair-and-beauty-story
My make-up was done by Reinette van Dyk Makeup artistry
My wedding dress is from Bridal Manor in Pretoria
My shoes was specially designed by me and made by Lanzi Love
My garter was specially made by one of my dear family members.

Bridal Manor

Bridal Manor

Bridal Manor is an exclusive bridal shop that specialises in selling imported couture designer wedding dresses.

The Venue

We got married at the amazing venue called Oxbow Country Estate just outside Bronkhorstspruit. We fell in love with this venue the first time we went to visit it, photos do not give enough credit to its beauty.

Most of our guests stayed over at the venue, which was a bonus. Most of us had breakfast the next morning together.

Oxbow Country Estate

Oxbow Country Estate

Weddings are our forte and we offer the idyllic location for your unique dream wedding. Exchange vows with your one true love in a beautiful country setting with breathtaking v...

Wedding Elements

With our decor, we went for a rustic, warm look. Our main colours were burgundy, navy and gold. We were fortunate enough to have Coreen from LoveBeLoved do our decor, so professional and did exactly what we expected.

Our lighting and sound was by Mega Music from Pretoria. They also did the smoke with our opening dance just to give it that edge.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My hubby wore a navy suit with a white shirt and burgundy bow tie. He also had a light brown belt and matching shoes. He also had silver and brown watch that I bought for him.

The groomsmen had burgundy pants, light blue shirts, navy bow ties and brown shoes and belts.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids had their own choice of style for their dresses, as long as it was burgundy. Their beautiful dresses were made by Vicky from VERLIEF Middelburg. Each bridesmaid went for their own "look", and they looked amazing!

Marriage Officer

Our marriage officer was Johan Pieterse from our church Corpus Christi in Middelburg.

My Captured Moments

We chose the talented Reinette van Dyk from Reinette van Dyk Photography to capture our special moments, we loved working with her, she made us feel at ease and we had so much fun while capturing each moment of our special day!
The best part was that she also did my makeup, so "touch-ups" here and there were sorted on the spot.
The second photographer was Bronwyn Katzke, we were blessed to have two photographers that each focused on a different aspect of our special day.

The Wedding Planner

No, we are blessed to be two creative souls, so we planned everything ourselves.

Food & Cake

Oxbow Country Estate made everything.
We had for canapes, soup and bread-sticks with a variety of toppings.
For mains, we had a five course, five star dinner. The kitchen staff of Oxbow are really professional and on point.
Mains were served with silver service and all our guests were impressed by the fact they could choose what they wanted to eat, the admin was a bit hectic, but not one mistake was made - well done Oxbow.
Our wedding cake was made by Kristy from Creations by Kristy, the cake was delicious and stunning!
We had three layers of our favourite cake, chocolate, red velvet and carrot decorated in the most beautiful flowers.

Oxbow Country Estate

Oxbow Country Estate

Weddings are our forte and we offer the idyllic location for your unique dream wedding. Exchange vows with your one true love in a beautiful country setting with breathtaking v...

Wedding Stationery

We designed all our own stationary together and had it printed by the friendly people at Fotofirst in Middelburg.

The Reception and Entertainment

We had a DJ from Mega Music and they also did the lighting and smoke.

Our opening dance song was "Love me like you do" from Ellie Golding. We just love the lyrics of the song. We had an amazing first dance, felt like a fairy tale has come to life.

We did not have any dancing lessons, but we did practice twice. We decided to have a natural feel with our dance, remembering dance steps is to stressful.

Wedding Services Used

 
Oxbow Country Estate

Oxbow Country Estate

Weddings are our forte and we offer the idyllic location for your unique dream wedding. Exchange vows with your one true love in a beautiful country setting with breathtaking v...

Bridal Manor

Bridal Manor

Bridal Manor is an exclusive bridal shop that specialises in selling imported couture designer wedding dresses.