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Larechell Theron

Married on Sep 22, 2018 in Western Cape

 

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Magical Moments

 

Hannes and I made a point of taking it all in, every moment. Everyone we spoke to before our wedding day said that the night will fly by so quickly. We made sure to stand still and look around us, we saw our parents laughing, Deon, Regina and the flower girls were on the dance floor showing us their best dance moves. My mom was chatting to everyone, even the people she has never met before. My dad and Hannes's dad drinking whisky as if this was the last night they will see each other. Guests going back and forth to the waffle station choosing a variety of toppings. People standing outside, soaking in the warmth of the fire places and of course the moment when I walked down the aisle, seeing the biggest smile on my husband-to-be's face, just made my heart melt. Also when my dad walked in the room and saw me for the first time in my wedding dress and said ''Bl*ksem!'' I just had to laugh!

Here is a sneak peak to our video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yL4Fi00hFk

The Honeymoon

 

We spend the night of our wedding in Hamlet Lodge were we met all the guests again for breakfast the next morning. We then packed the car and took to the road. The honeymoon was kept a surprise, I didn't know where we were going and kept on guessing as we drove past the road signs. After about two hours we stopped at the most beautiful little gem, One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel in Hermanus where we stayed for three nights. It was the perfect time for whale watching from our balcony. Hannes then prepared me for our second part of our honeymoon by giving me Malaria tablets.
After our relaxing stay in Hermanus, we left for our second part of the honeymoon. I still couldn't get anything out of my newlywed husband.

At the airport I saw we were flying to Johannesburg and Hannes teased me by going into a car hire company, but he was only hiring a car for the following week. My curiosity had me going crazy and finally when we checked in, I found out we are going to Zanzibar! We couldn't sleep on the plane from all the excitement. When we got to Zanzibar, we were pleasantly surprised by the culture of the island, we drank delicious cocktails, took long walks on the white sandy beaches, we swam in the warm turquoise sea and we went on a cultural adventure tour, which only made us want to travel more! We also learned some new words, ''Jumbo'', hello and ''Akuna Matata'' meaning no worries. My Blue Hotel treated us like royalty.

The third and final part of our honeymoon, Hannes took me back to the Transkei. Freedom O’ Clock, this was the same place we spent our Christmas two years before, it was as wonderful as the first time we went there; we ate fresh crayfish caught from the sea that day, and ‘as many oysters you can eat’ and visited the local shebeen. It was the perfect way to end our honeymoon.

Wedding Gallery

 

Photos by Guests

 

My Special Day

We went for a rustic look, with a soft and classy feel. Our colour scheme was; Protea pink and combination of light and dark grey with a touch of white. We had fairy lights draped behind the bridal table. Our flowers were mainly Proteas with more delicate flowers to complete the fairy tale decor.

My dream wedding dress was made by one of South Africa's top designers, Ilse Roux, from Ilse Roux Bridal. My hair and makeup was done by Madeleine from Makeup by MB. I found my wedding shoes at Truworths. My beautiful Swarovski Crystal earrings was bought from Accessorize.

Ilse Roux Bridal Wear

Ilse Roux Bridal Wear

Ilse provides a professional and personal service to brides to be. Working from her studio, her services include custom made bridal gowns and retinue dresses, she also has a la...

Makeup & Hair by MB

Makeup & Hair by MB

I fell into makeup, well not literally - actually come to think of it, I’ve done that too. What I meant to say was make up completely took me by surprise on my own wedding da...

The Venue

We got married at Kaleo Guest Farm in the Koue Bokkeveld, just outside Ceres.
Ever since Hannes moved to Howbill Farming, I always said that I wanted to get married at Kaleo.

Kaleo has self-catering units where the guest stayed, as well as camping facilities.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I tried every diet and every exercise move that you can think of!
I even did a 21 km run and I am not an athlete.

In the end it came down to eating healthy food in moderation, I ate more vegetables than protein, cut out starch and sugar and I exercised daily.
I went for a facial two weeks before our wedding at Sorbet and three days before I went for my manicure, pedicure and wax.

Wedding Elements

Our Decor was rustic wooden tables with grey runners. White and grey candles with retro bulbs that could dim. Kaleo's wedding coordinator Alet van Heerden rented some pieces from Best Events and Hiring, @Function, Decor Lighting, Function Hiring, Ooh-la-la and Jo Netts Hiring.

Everything combined set a romantic atmosphere.

To-Nett’s Flowers, Décor & Hiring

To-Nett’s Flowers, Décor & Hiring

‘Live your dream wedding with To-Nett’s’ For more than 30 years our inspiration has been our clients!

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom and groomsmen wore grey suits complemented with coral red ties from Mr. Suite Hire. Hannes wore his old leather shoes that he bought from Woolworths a year ago. He gave them a good polish and it looked brand new.
We bought their pink socks online from Sexy Socks and the white shirts were bought from Woolworth's

I have never seen my husband look so handsome!

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I had something completely different in mind for the bridesmaids. At first I wanted them to wear light pink, long flowing dresses, but about a year before the wedding I walked into Truworths, doing my usual window shopping and there it was: the most gorgeous grey knee high dresses that caught my eye. Without thinking twice, I grabbed all of them from the railings and asked the manager to keep them for me. Luckily all three of my bridesmaids were happy with the fit and style of the dress.

Marriage Officer

Dominee Alex Clark from Op Die Berg NG married us. He made the ceremony personal and delivered an absolutely captivating speech. We also went for a few sessions before the time which really helped.

My Captured Moments

We had both a photographer and a videographer. Hannes didn't want a videographer at all as he doesn't like seeing himself on camera, but it soon changed after he saw the video. He now realises how special the video is.

Popped Red Balloon captured every laughter while we were getting ready and every tear during our vows. Seeing the guests enjoying themselves at the gin bar and on the dance floor, listening to the speeches again, made a videographer so worthwhile in capturing our special day. I have watched our wedding video a million times and will probably watch it another million times.

Our photographer, Lizaan Nel and her husband Louw, were incredible too. They have a way to calm you. You can’t help but to feel comfortable when they are around and if I can give advice to future brides and grooms: get a photographer with whom you feel comfortable with. Go for an engagement shoot before the time to get an idea and feel for your photographer. Furthermore enjoy every moment, it is special and something you will treasure forever.

The Wedding Planner

I always said I wanted to plan my own wedding, it was important for me to have the personal and unique elements that would symbolize the unity and personality of Hannes and I on the day. However, Alet van Heerden from Kaleo helped us plan our beautiful day and I am eternally grateful for her assistance and support.

I never thought I would say something could be perfect, but they proved me wrong, our day was more than perfect!

Wedding Transport

We decided not to put a lot of focus on the wedding car, so we used Hannes's uncle's silver Jaguar. Hannes's uncle was very sick, so it meant a lot to us, to have his pride and joy as part of him at the wedding.

Food & Cake

''Oppi Berg Spyseniers'' did our catering for us. We had the most amazing bite size roosterkoeke with all kinds of filling from sweet to meaty, together with floating Canapé's that varied from chicken sosaties to fig preserve on flapjack, pap with tomato relish on a spoon with boerewors. The mains were soft leg of lamb, cream chicken pie, roasted potatoes with caramelized union, traditional caramel pumpkin fritters and seven different salads. For dessert, we had a carrot wedding cake and vanilla and chocolate cupcakes that melted in your mouth. The sweet treats were made by a local lady that bakes from her home in Op die Berg. Delicious freshly baked waffles with cream and ice cream topped with about 10 different toppings. Later that evening, we served coffee and tea with koeksisters and milk tart.

Wedding Stationery

Hannes and I did most of the little things. My mom, aunt, bridesmaids and sister in law also helped, especially with the last minute things.

The Reception and Entertainment

The reception looked like something out of a fairy tale. It was everything and more than what I had dreamed of since I was 5 years old.

One of Hannes's other uncles played the Saxophone in the background while everyone was enjoying their starters and gin at the gin bar. Our DJ, Ingrid Wolff of DJ Dean, read the crowed well and kept them entertained until 01h00 the next morning.

I can proudly say Hannes and I opened the dance floor and we closed the dance floor. Admittedly we didn't go for lessens beforehand but we did practice in our living room a few times. Now every time I hear our wedding song it brings me tears of joy.

Wedding Services Used

 
Makeup & Hair by MB

Makeup & Hair by MB

I fell into makeup, well not literally - actually come to think of it, I’ve done that too. What I meant to say was make up completely took me by surprise on my own wedding da...

To-Nett’s Flowers, Décor & Hiring

To-Nett’s Flowers, Décor & Hiring

‘Live your dream wedding with To-Nett’s’ For more than 30 years our inspiration has been our clients!

Ilse Roux Bridal Wear

Ilse Roux Bridal Wear

Ilse provides a professional and personal service to brides to be. Working from her studio, her services include custom made bridal gowns and retinue dresses, she also has a la...