The following day after our wedding, we travelled to and spent 2 nights at Sun City which is where we first met. A few days later, we travelled to Venice, Italy and began a cruise to the stunning Greek isles.
The overall style of the wedding was understated elegance - simple yet dramatic.
The wedding dress was a custom-design by Zita Contente Couture; hair was worn with a pearl embellished hairpiece in cascading curls to highlight a family heirloom on the dress and was perfected by my long-time hairdresser Marilia. My and my retinue’s make-up was done by Rebeca Da Foncesa Makeup Artistry which we kept minimalistic and natural.
Accessories were also kept simple but included something old (pearl family heirloom necklace from my late grandmother); something borrowed (a ring from my mom) and something blue (a Chelsea FC garter - my husband’s favourite football team)
A religious ceremony was important to us so we were married at our local cultural church and our reception was held at Chez Charlene Wedding and Conference Venue in Lynnwood, Pretoria
The core flowers used were arum lilies, tulips and dendrobiums. Flowers at the church and bridal party bouquets were by Rosy's Flowers. Décor and flowers at the reception were by Class A Décor and The Wedding Emporium (Caar'i Flora)
As the wedding was held near the end of winter, we opted for a darker colour scheme of emerald and charcoal with baby pink to add to the softness of the day.
Bridesmaid, flower girls, miniature bride and mother of the bride dresses were custom made by Ana Paula Bridals
Alexander Smith was our photographer and our videographer was Sandro from SC Productions
The 4 tier wedding cake was served with canapes to the guests followed by a 4 course plated meal inside the reception hall