The whole weekend was memorable but the best moments of our magical day were
1. before my matrimony homies and I started getting ready, it was such an honest and magical time. No fancy gowns, no makeup or hair done, we were just there in the moment together preparing for the party that was ahead.
2. When we said our vows and Jared asked my nephew for the rings and Zayd gave him a fist bump after he handed the rings over, Cutest moment ever.
3. When we were pronounced husband and wife we high fived, (not planned) just a moment of complete happiness that we had finally leveled up in our relationship.
No Honeymoon as yet, after our wedding my husband went back to work in Spain so we are hoping to plan one soon.
Our wedding was inspired by a few things, but mostly just a Nordic theme with a touch of nerd.
I had my hair in braids and twists like a Viking shield maiden would typically have. The accessories I got for my hair were from a private company in Spain, just a moonstone tiara and a moonstone antler comb.
Hair was done by my very good friends Nicky and Kyle Deacon.
My make up style was very alternative in the sense that it wasn't typical bridal makeup, I had a bold orange/gold eye with little black diamantes on the lower lash line instead of liner. Makeup was done by the talented Jenna Love from Durban.
My dress was a sheer, low cut, lace number designed by myself and Wendy at Coral Island wedding gowns in Durban.
My shoes had a quite a rock n roll edge to them, to accommodate that side of me. I purchased a pair of black heeled boots and I painted gold lightning bolts on them, they turned out pretty darn well if I do say so myself.
Our venue was the lovely Corrie Lynn Farm in Dargle, out in the Natal Midlands.
Leading up to the wedding nothing much changed other than I joined a 12-week challenge to keep me fit and sane during the planning with Get Fit in Westville.
Skin care was never a big priority for me but I started seeing a beauty therapist in Hillcrest for facials once every two weeks and I had a full skin care regime that she had put in place.
Michelle from Micante beauty - products from a local company called Regime.
We chose to have an eco-friendly, locally produced wedding.
We used the venue's wooden tables and chairs and most of their decor and kept it simple. We strung ivy across the ceiling and down the beams.
We placed small pieces of ivy on the tables with a wood slice in the middle, glass jars holding the wooden table names and a few gold dinosaurs among the leaves. Along with an assortment of second-hand gold candelabras that we sourced with black candles.
We refused to have any flowers or cut plants as they are simply used for one day and then tossed so we used Ivy that was being removed and going to be taken to the dumps anyway, and then just potted plants scattered all over the venue.
Our band stage was simply loads of rugs on the floor.
My bouquet was made of greenery found in my aunts garden.
The groom wore am absolutely stunning 3 piece bottle green suit made by a lovely man (Boyz Kabeya) in the Durban CBD - his company is Fashion Designer in L.C.T center, Queen street. Give them a call (073 4617 408) for suits made with the utmost pride and at an affordable rate.
The Grooms matrimony homies wore just black suits that they had in their cupboards already.
They all wore ties made by HIS Apparel in Durban and collar pins by Monsieur Elite in Hillcrest.
The groom customized his suit with an ammonite stone from Earth to You Jewelry.
My Matrimony homies wore black dresses that they sourced, had made or already owned.
Our official marriage officer was Beulah,
but the Grooms uncle performed the ceremony that we had created and written ourselves.
Our photographer was the super talented Matthew Kay from the Woods Photography. He did such an amazing job capturing our day.
Our videographer was Barefeet Videography they did an amazing job filming all the best parts of our special day.
We did not use a photo booth but we did have a Polaroid camera in a corner of the reception hall were people took some awesome photos and we used disposable cameras on all the tables to get the guests perspective of the best day.
My Mum and I planned and coordinated the wedding.
She's the best!
We stayed at the venue so there was no need for transport, I walked from the rooms to the ceremony area.
CHC caterers in Pietermaritzburg did our catering and what an absolutely amazing job they did.
The wedding cake was made by Carol Holden in Hillcrest
I designed all our stationary myself and we got it all printed at a local printer in Durban - Master Builders
Our Reception was incredible, we had three bands play.
First to start off was Nick Pitman ft. Anthony Cawthorn Blazeby on during the canapes.
Then we had the South Jersey Pom Poms form Durban play after dinner.
Lastly we had our friends The Shabs from Cape Town play until we got shutdown.
Our dinner music and intermission music was just playlists created by my talented husband,
Sound and lighting for the bands and stage area was by Steve Jones - www.stevejones.co.za