The highlights of our wedding day would have to be the monent I woke up - everything went perfectly and there is nothing i would have changed.
But if i have to pick out a few, it would be getting ready that morning and spending time with my mom and bridesmaids, seeing my husband crying his eyes out once i got to the front of the aisle, the heartfelt speeches at the reception, and getting to celebrate with close family and friends - oh and ofcourse the cake!!
We are still planning on going on honeymoon in December 2018. We Will be going to Thailand for 2 weeks!!!
We got married at Lavender Hill Country Estate - it is just past Bethlehem on your way to Clarens.
There was also accomodation on the venue for the guests to stay as well as lots of BNB's close to the venue
Our colour scheme for the wedding was burgundy, navy, and gold with a hint of light pink which came through in the flowers.
Our flowers were done by Marlise Blignout - we went for a full table runner of flowers which then extended off either side of the table towards the floor - we made use of the pennygum leaves, blue and red berries, roses and cornflowers. We also had two big pennygum trees behind the bride and grooms table.
Our decor consisted of long dark wooden tables with each table having a flowy navy runner across the middle onto the floor, the rest of the decor was from All in one party hire in Bethlehem - we used gold cutlery, gold tinted wine glasses, crystal champagne glasses, different textured gold underplates with a glass plate ontop, navy servietes and long thin candle holders.
We also had draping on the roof alo g with fairy lights.
Our lighting was done by the DJ's which cosisted of mood lights along the walls shining up towards the roof
My bridesmaids wore long fitted burgundy dresses, with lace arms which were off the shoulder. We bought these dresses at YDE in Cresta. They each got their own shoes, the colour code was gold.
The all wore the same earings which were also burgundy and gold from Lovisa.
Our photographer was Nina Buys all the way from Pretoria- she and her boyfriend Herno captured our special day, it would not have been the same without them, they are extremely fun and easy going and made us feel relaxed. We are also so grateful that they were able to capture every moment.
We did not have a photobooth - we created our own wooden frame which hung from a tree at the canapes where the guests could take their own photos.
Our Videographer was Jaco Luus from Wedding Films, he came all the way from New Castle in KZN - he caught all the moments from getting ready up until the last moments of the reception - he also did some drone footage of the venue.
We only had a planner that came along with the venue - so she co-ordinated the day, her name is Joani Watson. Other than that we planned our entire wedding.
My bridal suite looked out over the chapel - so i had a very scenic walk down between the trees along the footpath to the chapel, the best was seeing the Maluti mountains in the horizon
The venue did all the food for us which was a bonus.
The wedding cake was made by my aunt - it was a semi naked 3 tier cake, with the bottom layer being bar one, the middle layer was vanilla and caramel en the top layer was a carrot cake.
I did all of this by myself using www.canva.com
We did not take any dance lessons proffesionaly, but we did however spend some time at home practising before the big day!
For the wedding ceremony and canapes we had a saxophone player, her name is Rike Coetzee - she was beyond amazing and we recieved many compliments fron our guests.
Our DJ for the reception was Clinton from EMC Productions all the way from Gauteng - they made our first dance even more special by adding some low fog to the dance floor which then also went inbetween the guests tables.