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Shandin Polydorou

Married on Aug 17, 2018 in Gauteng


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Magical Moments


The whole day was magical. Marring the man I love was the biggest moment!
Moments before getting to marry my best friend, i felt my heart beat racing faster and faster. The excitement and buildup of the big day made me want to smile and celebrate.

The Honeymoon


Yes we did.
We went to Italy. Staring in Rome and traveling up via a rental car to Tuscany.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

Crips, clean timeless look and feel.
Classic upstyle with my hair and Vibrant but soft make-up - Erin Smylie Hair and Make-up
Two piece Wedding dress - Lace bodice from Bridal Manor and Skirt made together with my Mother in law.
Cream Shawl made with my Mother in law.
Blush pointed pump shoe from Forever New.
Jewellery - Engagement ring - JDC Jewelers, Wedding band - Arthur Kaplan. My something old was my Grandmother's wedding ring. Rose gold earings and braclet from Lovisa. Ankle bracelet from my mother as my something blue - Pandora Hair piece rose gold - frosted flowers and pearls from Kathleen barry bespoke occasion accessories

Bridal Manor

Bridal Manor

Bridal Manor is an exclusive bridal shop that specialises in selling imported couture designer wedding dresses.

The Venue

The Stone Cellar in Heidelberg.
Yes guest stayed at
The Stone Cellar
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Kiepersol Gasteplaas

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Going to the gym Virgin Active
Keeping a proper facial routine.

Wedding Elements

Ceremony outside - getting married under a Chuppah decorated with Blush drapping and flowers. ( olive leaves, roses, pepper tree leaves and pampas grass. Planning and Peonies - Wedding planning and styling
White chairs ( Venue) and umbrellas. Umbrellas Gauteng.
Reception: Wooden bare tables with wooden chairs, Greenery table runner with fairy lights. Nude and Taupe material napkins. Wooden Table numbers. Fairy lights hanging from the roof and glass walls closing the reception hall. Wooden dance floor.
My bouquet beautifully assembled with assorted Proteas, Roses pepper leaves and flowers bounded together with a flowy taupe material strip.
Thank you gift - ferrero rocher attached to a personalized note for each person. Perspex board with with vinyl for our seating chart.
Canapes: Harvest table with cheese, breads, spreads and much more. Carrot cake as our wedding cake made by Blos Cafe. Gin and graft beer Station.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom wore a deep blue suit with a White shirt and brown shoes. Inside of Suit Jacket had a beautiful dark orange pattern.
Suit from Khaliques.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Did not have any bridesmaids maids.
Flower Girl wore a dress from Naartjie and a olive leave flower crown made by Planning and Peonies

Marriage Officer

Rodger Smylie

My Captured Moments

Carolien and Ben Photography
Captured our beautiful day as the crisp timeless style we wanted. They are husband and wife and together make one killer of a team. They make you laugh and make sure anything goes as planned.

No photo booth was made use of.

The Wedding Planner


Wedding Transport

I got ready at the venue and husband arrived later at the venue with a crafter. Parking it next to the road to show where to turn off for the wedding. The Crafter had a big sign that said "GETTING MARRIED HERE"

Food & Cake

Food was prepared by the venue - The Stone Cellar
Wedding cake - Blos Cafe

Wedding Stationery

Wedding invite designed by Irene Saaiman - Graphic Designer
Printed at Pretoria Paper Supplies.
Table Numbers, Seating plan, Name tags, Cake topper, Wooden program of the day : Me and my Husband made it ourselves. He has a company Tshwane Digital Solutions - Who sell and buy and repair industrial printers.

The Reception and Entertainment

We took dance lessons at The Beat Studio
Pulse Dj's was our DJ

Wedding Services Used

Bridal Manor

Bridal Manor

Bridal Manor is an exclusive bridal shop that specialises in selling imported couture designer wedding dresses.