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Ruth Esther Avontuur

Married on Sep 1, 2018 in Gauteng

 

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Magical Moments

 

We had a few highlights at our wedding, the first one was when we were announced husband and wife, that was the most magical moment to have over 500 guest witness our union together. Secondly our entrance to our reception was different, we came in dancing and our guest showered us with monetary gifts, the more we dance the more we got blessed by our guest. Thirdly we were in the air dancing while our guest had fun throwing us up in the air and dancing celebrating our memorial day. Last but not least was when my husband Andre sang a song at the reception - "Thank you Lord, by Don Moen" and thanking God and everybody that made our day such a success by working extremely hard to ensure that everything was perfect. We would like to thank God, our parents, especially my Dad, David Gonsalves and Mom, Esther Gonsalves, our family, friends, church family - Florida Christian Fellowship, Licalo Photography - Bernedette Thompson, Timothy Bentley, Carol, Suzanne Smith, Jo-Anne Martin, Farhanaah Thulsie, Edward McAllen, Mechac and
Gerson and Antonio family, Agozi and Sefora Samuel, Natasha, Maria and Clinton, catering Gonsalves, Harvey and FCF team, decor Louisa, Candice and Rehyma Daniels at Daniels Den, Mechec and Gerson sound, transport teams Jeff and Cynthia and the team, Mighty and Rebecca Meals and family, FCF and everyone that contributed and worked behind the scenes, you know who you all are, way to many to mention. Thank you for all the effort, love and support assisting Andre and I with making our Wedding such a magical experience, our guest traveled both far and near, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Zimbabwe, Angola, Dubai to grace us with their presence. May God bless everybody abundantly we assisting in making our day so beautiful and magical, love and appreciate you all so much.

The Honeymoon

 

Durban Spa

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

Rustic biblical Ruth and Boaz theme, with a touch of gold, white, blue and burgundy, proteas, wheat, hay for decor and flowers, proteas all the way from Cape Town, as my husband is from Cape Town and I am from Johannesburg.

The Venue

Daniels Den

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Health - eat healthy and exercise daily, my form of exercise was getting up early everyday with Mom and organizing and getting things done, was a busy and exhausting task but worth it all in the end.
Skin - Celltone skincare
Spa treatments - Sorbet and Michael Angelo Spa treatment.

Wedding Elements

Flowers and decor done my Mum and I, with the help of family and church friends, draping done by Jeff’s Draping.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom - Black and blue suit, with white shirt and burgundy tie.
Senior Groomsmen - Blue suits, white shirts and red accessories, Brown shoes.
Junior Groomsmen - Black suits, white shirts and black bow ties, black/brown shoes.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom - Black and blue suit, with white shirt and burgundy tie.
Senior Groomsmen - Blue suits, white shirts and red accessories, Brown shoes.
Junior Groomsmen - Black suits, white shirts and black bow ties, black/brown shoes.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom - Black and blue suit, with white shirt and burgundy tie.
Senior Groomsmen - Blue suits, white shirts and red accessories, Brown shoes.
Junior Groomsmen - Black suits, white shirts and black bow ties, black/brown shoes.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom - Black and blue suit, with white shirt and burgundy tie.
Senior Groomsmen - Blue suits, white shirts and red accessories, Brown shoes.
Junior Groomsmen - Black suits, white shirts and black bow ties, black/brown shoes.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom - Black and blue suit, with white shirt and burgundy tie.
Senior Groomsmen - Blue suits, white shirts and red accessories, Brown shoes.
Junior Groomsmen - Black suits, white shirts and black bow ties, black/brown shoes.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom - Black and blue suit, with white shirt and burgundy tie.
Senior Groomsmen - Blue suits, white shirts and red accessories, Brown shoes.
Junior Groomsmen - Black suits, white shirts and black bow ties, black/brown shoes.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I have a big family and tried to include most of my nieces, one cousin and two best friends in the Bridal Party, so I designed their look and had their dresses designed by Sefora did my bridesmaids dresses, we had flower six girls, four junior bridesmaids, two bridesmaids and one maid of honor and Natasha who made my wedding ball gown and my miniature bride’s dresses. My husband had six groomsmen, one bestman and one miniature groom, which included family and friends.

Marriage Officer

Pastor David Du Preez from Port Elizabeth

My Captured Moments

Photographer - Licalo - Bernadette Thompson

Videographer - Timothy Bentley

The Wedding Planner

My Mother Esther Gonsalves and I Ruth Esther Avontuur, were the wedding coordinators, assisted by my sister in law Dianne Gonsalves.

Wedding Transport

Jeffrey Chimwanda

Food & Cake

Food - Gonsalves and Harvey Caterers
Cake - Dezign Cake by Carol Van Der Horst

Wedding Stationery

Princess Millevo - Graphic Designer from Philippines designed our invitation and Magdiel printing printed our Thank You photograph and Thank You stickers.

The Reception and Entertainment

Reception:
Choreographer, DJ, Sound, Lightening - Mechac Antonio
MC - Mr Mighty Mwale and Mr Agozi Samuel

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