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Monique Campbell

Married on Sep 23, 2018 in Gauteng

 

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How did your love story begin?

 

I was hired as a photographer to shoot at an event organised by my fiance. Apparently he was flirting with me at the event but I didn't quite pick up on his 'signals', haha. After adding each other on Facebook, he messaged me a few months later and asked me if I would like to go out sometime. On our first date he took me for dinner and drinks on the rooftop of Hyde Park hotel and swept me off my feet. We were both smitten from that night onwards!

Tell us all about the proposal.

 

I came home from work one afternoon and he was waiting outside, smartly dressed and handsome as ever. He put his hands over my eyes and led me inside, telling me that he had a surprise waiting. I thought he had redecorated the house or bought some new furniture. When I opened my eyes, he was down on one knee holding the most exquisite ring. The whole lounge was decorated with tons of flowers, candles and fairy lights.There were giant silver balloons on the wall that spelt out 'MARRY ME'. I was in absolute shock but overjoyed!

Magical Moments

 

Our first dance was really special - it was under a huge oak tree covered in fairy lights, surrounded by friends and family who were holding giant sparklers. It was simply magical!

The Honeymoon

 

Someone very generously blessed us with a honeymoon to Phuket, Thailand. We only found out where we were going on the night of the wedding and we left the next day! It was very exciting and honestly the best 7 days of my life. We really explored and experienced Thailand - from riding around town on a scooter to snorkelling at Phi Phi island, we made the most of every minute of our stay there.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

My dress was custom designed by Joss Bridal. I wanted something unique and suited to my personality - I was going for bohemian princess vibes. The lace used on the top was intricate and beautiful and the skirt was a soft and flowy tulle. I am a perfectionist and every detail of the dress was well thought out - I think I probably gave Joss a few grey hairs but I am so happy with the way it turned out.

The Venue

We got married at Accolades Boutique Venue in Midrand. It is a stunning, Tuscan-style venue with amazing food and lots of places to take great photos. Not many people know about this venue - it is great value for money and a hidden gem!

Accolades Boutique Venue

Accolades Boutique Venue

Congratulations… on your first step to your “happily ever after”. Because we here at Accolades understand how hard it is to choose the perfect venue for your fairy tale d...

Wedding Elements

I always knew I wanted a pink and gold wedding, with lots of metallics and sparkly elements, creating a dreamy and romantic atmosphere. I did a lot of the decor myself - with the help of my bridesmaids. Most of the decor items were hired from SA Wedding Decor.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaid dresses were created by Gelique and flower crowns by Ginger Blossoms finished off the boho chic style.

My Captured Moments

Light Flair Photography - Franco & Liani are an awesome husband & wife team that make you feel really comfortable and their photos have a soft, romantic feel to them. They also specialise in night photography and we got some amazing shots after sneaking out of the reception for a few minutes.

Food & Cake

We had a small cake - a delcious Coffee Kahlua flavour with a tower of macaroons below, which were used as wedding favours. Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique did a fantastic job - I gave Kelly a photo of what I wanted and it came out even better than expected.

Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique

Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique

This amazing mother and daughter duo have been featured in many magazines and have won prestigious awards like 1st place in the 2014 Good Food And Wine Show Wedding Cake Challe...

Wedding Services Used

 
Accolades Boutique Venue

Accolades Boutique Venue

Congratulations… on your first step to your “happily ever after”. Because we here at Accolades understand how hard it is to choose the perfect venue for your fairy tale d...

Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique

Kelly Jayne's Cake Boutique

This amazing mother and daughter duo have been featured in many magazines and have won prestigious awards like 1st place in the 2014 Good Food And Wine Show Wedding Cake Challe...