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Karen Holmes

Married on Aug 25, 2018 in Gauteng


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Magical Moments


The whole wedding was absolutely perfect. I wish I can get the day over and over again. I felt like the most beautiful girl and I could not wait to marry my best friend. Having all our friends and family there to experience this with us was so special.

The Honeymoon


Away we went to the most beautiful and memorable Phuket!
We stayed in a breathtaking hotel with out own private pool and overlooking the turquoise sea water.
We went on tours everyday to see all the Islands around and did amazing activities such as Scuba diving, going on a speed boat, driving on a scooter through town and riding on a elephant.
It was the best honeymoon ever. Every second was memorable.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

Everything I did was all me, just the best me. I went for a clean, sexy, beautiful look because that is who I am. My hair and make up (Done by Noir Professional hair and make up) was done by the best team who did a natural look with half up hair and lose curls and smokey eye make up. My shoes was all about comfort. I bought two pairs. One for the photos and ceremony (Bought at Shoe city) that was elegant and beautiful and then I had ballroom shoes which I slips on after the photos. They where so comfortable. Lingerie, all about comfort, not about beauty, no one would see it anyway. Jewelry I kept minimal because my dress had about going on. I kept in classy with a pair of hanging earrings and a small bracelet. My Wedding dress was for me the most important aspect. I went to a designer that was the best in the type of style that I wanted. Werner Dey was the best at making the style ideas that I had a reality to fit me and my body type.

The Venue

The Forum: White Light

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I went to a Dietician just to keep me healty and to help me feel great on the day.
I also went for Laser facial treatment to help with my problematic skin that was caused by the wedding stress. It made my skin glow and looked so healthy.
I bought a teeth whitening kit at Discem and did it at home.

Wedding Elements

We tried to keep it clean and pure.
Our main decor was our flowers. (Supplier: Love beloved)
We also had candles provided by the venue and all our other glass decor items where made by my husbands business (Holmeslaserworks)

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom wore Black suite from Bridal & Co with White polo shirt and a dark grey tie.
He also had black shoes from Hushpuppies.
He looked so polished.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Had no bridesmaids, my mom and best friend helped me with everything and I didn't want to put more pressure on me or my friends. I took my best friend and mom to every big choices without them having to worry about responsibilities.

Marriage Officer

I used Married by Jaco. They where a great professional team that specializes in weddings.

My Captured Moments

We had the best team. Photographer was Celeste Cilliers Photography. She is so professional and has the best personality to make you feel so at ease and yourself. I never had so much fun taking photos I was not nervous at all all thanks to her. And the photos speak for itself the photos came out beautiful. We also used Quimedia as Videographer. This team worked so well with the photography team and we totally loved how professional and helpful they where. THanks to them our perfect day's memories are captured forever in the most beautiful way.

Wedding Transport

None, I drove to the venue with my mother and best friend. We had the ceremony and reception at the same venue so there was no need for fancy transport.

Food & Cake

The Venue (White light) had an amazing chef who did the food and our cake. We went for food tasting by them and they did exactly what we asked for. I felt like a queen being served like this. We had a wonderful plated meal.

The Reception and Entertainment

We had a great friend who happens to be a DJ for many years. Fanie Kruger was the best and did so much effort to make everything perfect. We got to create our own playlist before the wedding and he set up lighting and dancing on cloudless machine to set the mood. We did take dance lessons but on our own, we hired a dance studio and me and him worked out our own dance and practiced it every week. (I was a dance teacher so we had the basics set) It was a great team effort and we enjoyed it very much.

Wedding Services Used

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