We were married in Chintsa at the C Club and the Wedding Bashers joined us (show starts screening on the 14th of October). Our photo booth was an old VW bus and my Mom did the flowers. It was a really special, crazy celebration with 150 people and the venue was outstanding. My husband cried buckets when the flower girls walked down the aisle.. so you can imagine how he cried when I finally walked down the aisle after my 10 bridesmaids :)
We went on a 'buddymoon' to a backpackers in the Transkei (Mdumbi). Some of our closest friends and their kids joined us. Unfortunately we haven't managed to have a proper honeymoon yet.
I had a winter wedding so my dress had long, lace sleeves and a long train and veil. My make-up was natural, but quite 'heavy' and I loved it (done by Kelly May Make-up, East London). I loved my dress by CAN Couture in East London and my hair was done my my good friend, Andre from Reflect Hair in Port Alfred. My hair clip was made by Kary M Designs in PE. I like to think my look was classic/vintage and I loved the V in the back with lace detail.
We were married at the C Club in Chintsa and most of the guests booked self-catering accommodation for the weekend. We were hosted for cocktails on the Friday night by Crawford's Beach Cabins who own the C Club and many of our guests stayed there. It is beautiful and right on the beach. The groom and groomsmen stayed at Schafli Manor (amazing hospitality and right opposite the venue) and the girls stayed in a beautiful big beach house called 'Chintsa on the Beach'.
I worked out 5 times a week (different sessions at our local gym) and I started using Nuxe moisturizer on my face. I cut down on sugar and carbs (but not alcohol). Before my hen's party, the girls paid for me to have a facial at Halyards Spa in Port Alfred. I also used coconut oil on my back every evening (because of the low V in the dress).
The C Club was extremely helpful and supplied everything that they had available to rent (including rentals of chandeliers etc..). My mother and Debbie Albers (East London) did the flowers. The theme was vintage/rustic and everything took place outside with a stretch tent. The colours were champagne, rose gold and burgundy.
They wore beige pants, white shirts and burgundy scarves & suspenders - so their attire was quite simple. My husband is a surfer so he didn't want to be too formal.
All 10 of the are very different so they all wore different dresses that were either rose gold, gold or burgundy (all long) and they were from different providers.
We were married before the wedding at Home Affairs in Port Alfred and our friend, Bella Viedge, married us on the day.
We didn't have budget, so my cousin (who is a lawyer) took the photos for us and we'll have to wait and see what the Wedding Bashers put together for us in the MNet episode :)
We didn't hire a planner, but Daena Abbott from the C Club did so much for us.
The C Club provided all of the food and it was delicious!! They even created our doughnut wall for us.
We did that ourselves.
The C Club helped us find our DJ, Dynamic Sounds and they covered all elements of extra lighting and sound. I also sang a song to my husband with the help of their local guitarist, Jason Gladwin.