A mutual friend introduced us and 1 week later, for valentines, we watched an outdoor movie; had a picnic under the stars and danced the night away.. I should have known then and there, but it took us a year to finally make it official. We have been madly inlove since!
Phillip surprised me with a picnic high up in the mountain on his farm. He was so calm and relaxed, I never could have expected that he would go down on one knee and promise his eternal love to me on that beautiful, perfect day. He had prepared all my favourite snacks and brought extra champagne. We watched the sun go down over the Tulbagh valley and wished that the day could last forever
My fairytale started with being spoilt by the best bridesmaids in the world: coffee in bed; Tulbagh Hotel breakfast delivered to the beautiful Honeymoon Suite and real french Champagne. After a week of rain and snow, we were blessed with a perfect sunny day! My favourite moment of the day was standing at the beginning of the isle, next to my dad and seeing my husband-to-be look at me with so much love and devotion. We ended up literally dancing the night away!!
My husband treated us to a week in Mauritius. We stayed at the Beachcomber resort- Le Cannonier. Sun.. Beach.. Cocktails... It was magical!!
We had a formal Winter wedding with warm colours- burgandy, blush, gold and green. Anli Wahl did the flowers and decor and it was absolutely breathtaking. My dress (made by Elbeth Gillis) and hair & make-up (done by Corle Barnard) were bold and dramatic. I wore my mother's Marbie pearl earrings (my something borrowed). The men looked so handsome in formal black suits. I opted for comfortable burgandy Green cross shoes...I knew there would be alot of dancing!!
The service was in Tulbagh N.G. church and reception at the beautiful Mont Rouge wedding venue. Our guests stayed all over Tulbagh, including Mont Rouge cottages, Big sky Villa, Tulbagh Heritage Hotel etc.
Facials, manicure, pedicure etc by Skin Health and Beauty in Ceres.
Decor and flowers done by Anli Wahl Floral design. Chairs rented from Wilgenhof estate. Tablecloths and serviettes from Tablecloth hiring company Stellenbosch. Underplates from Eventworx. Everything else supplied by Mont Rouge.
The groom wore a black Carducci suit with Polo shoes, socks, cuff-links and belt.
My bridesmaids wore similar burgandy dresses, each suited to their unique shape and personality. One bought in London, the other from YDE and one from Bridal Aisle.
Ds Chris Eksteen, Tulbagh NG church
My photographer, JaniB, was so much more than just a photographer. She guided me through every step leading up to the wedding as well as on the day. She was in charge of the time line and I could just sit back and enjoy every moment!
FJS productions did our wedding video and they were so much fun to be around! We ended up feeling like old friends.
No planner, just the bride and her team of Ninjas
Pierre, the grooms brother inherited a Vintage Ford Fairlane from their grandfather, which we used as our wedding car.
Our amazingly delicious and stunning wedding cake was made by the talented Deidre Herbst from Tulbagh. Cindy from Mont Rouge made the starter and main meal. Dessert brought all the way from Graaff-Reinet and made by Bluma Carr
Stationary was designed and printed by Triple One in Ceres.
Guests were entertained by the Ama-Wolseley Marimbas at pre-drinks and DJ Dirkie Gildenhuys took us through the night. Phillip and I were extremely happy with our DJ, he read the crowd perfectly and kept the dance floor full at all times.