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Kalayvanie Govender

Married on Jun 9, 2018 in Kwa-Zulu Natal


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Magical Moments


After 8 years 11 months and 10days he finally got to tie the sacred thread around my neck, adorn my forehead with the holy red dot and most importantly make me his wife legally by signing the marriage certificate. Another big highlight of the day was us doing our creative shoot @ Ushaka Marine world as we first met at this very venue became friends , then dated which led to us making this day a highlight of our lives.

The Honeymoon


We went to our own place the first night and left for Wild Coast the next day where we celebrated our honeymoon for a week.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

It took me nearly 9 months to find my saree as I wanted a blood red colour with a soft silk feel with stone works that sparkled . I eventually found it at a store I've been to twice namely Rosewood boutique at Game city. I also purchased my shoes and bangles from this shop. My hair was done by Unique Brides by Arthie whom I booked and paid almost a year before my wedding who did an amazing job . My nails was by nailsbyNikki from Phoenix.

The Venue

I got married at DLI Hall which is in Greyville , Durban . I booked the hall last year end of May .Most of our guests are from Durban.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I went to the gym 6 months prior to the wedding. I drank lots of water and still do hence I don't really have a skin problem.

Wedding Elements

My Décor, stage , lighting and catering was done by Samcat Events. My flowers was done by Musa from Westville food lovers market and my Pyro techniques was done by Harry Mystical.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom had worn a gold suit and white shirt with a red tie and pocket hankie to match the saree. The suit was made in India as the groom had given a description and measurement to the owner of Rosewood Boutique(Aunty Sandy) and she had gotten just has he asked. His shoes was a Carvela bought at Spits in Gateway. His socks and Cufflinks were Polo brand which was bought at Shadows in Gateway .

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Our bridesmaids wore Lenghas. Its one of the latest trend going in Durban for the young especially which looks like a saree when tied but is actually a skirt and top that is designed to your liking.

Marriage Officer

Pastor Jessie Govender from Vineyard Family church.

My Captured Moments

Our Photography and video team was Sweet Cr8ivity .They captured our entire day from the start to end. Our service provider for the photo booth was Snap That. We had also made use of this and everyone else enjoyed it and loved .Was a great idea indeed.

The Wedding Planner

I did not have a wedding planner .we were the masters behind the planning .Except for our MC and caterers who had a copy of our schedule and knew what was going on , we had planned everything on our own and had stuck by the times and adhered to our schedule that we had drawn up.

Food & Cake

Food was done by Samcat Caterers . My cake was baked by my aunt Charmaine who does this for a living.

Wedding Stationery

Our wedding invitations was done by Leanne . She has a small business called Trendy crafts in Merebank.

The Reception and Entertainment

sound and lighting was done by Samcat events.
I had a live band which my guests enjoyed and loved . It is one of the highlights that is still the talk of my wedding. My service provider is Versatyl from Phoenix.