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Carike Rudd

Married on Jul 7, 2018 in North West Province


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Magical Moments


The most special moment of my wedding day, was the moment my husband had his eyes on me as me and my father walked down the aisle..

The second most special moment, the moment my dad first saw me.
That special father and daughter moment.

I made a special recording of my vows,
And played it just before I came walking down the aisle.
Every single guest had tears in their eyes.
That moment I knew my vows had touched their hearts and especially my husbands.

The Honeymoon


We had a tough year financially.
So we only booked a weakend away at La Wiida Lodge Near Hartbeespoort Dam

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My dress was made by Albets Ontwerpe. Alta Moolman.
From my own design.
My dress had a rustic but modern look.
My dress had lots of detail.
Such as Swarovski Stones, crystals and pearls.
My shoes was coverd with the same fabric as my dress..

My earrings are very special to me.
My father bought them in Mongolia, also swarovski earrings.
And that was my something new as well.

The Venue

Esperansa Venue.
No they did not overnight at the venue.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Facials,waxes and pedicures every month for the last 4 months before the wedding
Healing Hands Reflexology & Beauty.

Wedding Elements

We wanted a rustic but comfortable vibe.

Our reception was in a barn
With alot of fairy lights.
I love fairy lights, it just gave that romantic vibe.

The wedding colours
Gold, Burgundy, Ivory and greenery.

I rented most of my decor such as underplates, glasses, vases, table runners , chairs etc from Fatherland Venue Brits.

And the other decor I made myself.
Such as the hoops, the flowers, welcome signs, seating charts, menu's etc.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom- A navy blue suit. Bought from John Graig

Groomsmen- navy pants with white.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids wore a Ivory dress with a burgundy Jacket

Marriage Officer

Allistair Westcott

My Captured Moments

Capture Light Photography
& Altemooi Photography

Wedding Transport


Food & Cake

Wedding Cake - Cake Extreme in Boksburg/ Benoni

Catering- Barnard Spyseniers

Wedding Stationery

I designed and printed it by myself.
Tierlantyntjie Ontwerpe

The Reception and Entertainment

We had dance lessons from a friend who is a Professional dancer.

The music and lighting
Angel Music Studio Productions