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Samantha Modena

Married on Sep 8, 2018 in Western Cape

 

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Magical Moments

 

The absolute highlight of my day was walking down the aisle with both my dads and seeing my future husband standing at the end of the aisle.

Having all our friends and family there (from far and near) made our day the most incredible day ever!

There were so many memorable moments of my big day. We enjoyed every second of the day! Everything was perfect and I wouldn’t have changed anything

The Honeymoon

 

Damien planned the entire thing - it was a complete surprise.

We went on honeymoon to Knysna.
Damien had planned the most amazing place to stay and incredible activities to do each day.

We stayed in Knysna but drove all around the Garden Route (Plett, Tsitsikama, Brenton on Sea)

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

Our venue was very rustic so I went for a simple but amazing lace dress.
It was actually 2 dresses, a silk dress underneath with a low back and thin straps.
There was a lace dress that went over that.

My hair was long and wavy with a braid on the side.

My make-up was dramatic but not over the top.

My shoes were shiny rose gold kitten-heels.

My jewelry was mainly rose gold.
I had a chocker necklace, a bracelet that I borrowed from my mom, a pearl bracelet my great gran gave me and small rose gold diamanté earrings.

The Venue

We got married at Fort Simon in Stellenbosch.

A beautiful rustic, unpretentious wine farm quite far off the road.

It looks like a castle, hence the rustic feel.

Most guests stayed in hotels and B&Bs close to the wine farm. Unfortunately the wine farm doesn’t have accommodation on its premises

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I’m not very fussy with anything, so all I did was exercise and eat a balanced diet.
I did go for a natural spray tan before the wedding.

Wedding Elements

Our decor was very minimalistic and rustic.
The flowers were mainly desert roses, lots of greenery and pale purple roses.

Southern sound did an amazing job and were our DJ’s for the evening.
We had basic lighting and a smoke machine for our 1st dance.

Southern Sound

Southern Sound

Creating good times since 2011. Turn up the volume. Let's Play!

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom looked shic with a black suit from Fabiani with a white shirt and navy tie.

The groomsmen all wore black suits, also with a white shirt and navy tie.

We bought wooden badges for the groom and groomsmen as well as the fathers.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

The Bridesmaids all wore a long navy dress from YDE.
The top of their dresses was navy lace which matched the lace on my dress.

They added in some ‘bling’ by wearing shiny silver shoes.

Our flower girl wore a navy and white knee-high dress with silver shoes.

Marriage Officer

We got married in our Catholic Church in Rondebosch.

Our priest was Fr. Kevin.

My Captured Moments

Kilig Photography captured our special day.
Mark Fischer was our videographer for the day.

We had 2 instax cameras which people took photos with, stuck them in our guestbook and wrote next to their picture.

Markdrewfisher Wedding Videographer

Markdrewfisher Wedding Videographer

I film Wedding & Events with a Journalists feel /documentary style capturing all your magic moments of your day as it happens so their won't be any cheesy shots or awkward pos...

The Wedding Planner

We didnt have a planner for the wedding.
The lady at the venue helped to co-ordinate everything on the day though.

Wedding Transport

I wanted something simple, so my mom drove myself, my bridesmaids and flower girl in her Voyager.
We had so many fun memories in that car so I thought it would be perfect - and it was!

Food & Cake

The lady at the venue prepared all the food. It was very homely food.
Pumpkin fritters, lamb, chicken snitzels, roast veggies etc.

We had 2 cakes:
1. An amazing carrot cake made my Lameez
2. A traditional fruit cake especially made by the Grooms grandmother (family tradition)

Wedding Stationery

I did all the decor, printing and stationery for the wedding.

The Reception and Entertainment

We took a few dance lessons for our special dance.

Southern sound was our DJ and organized a smoke machine as well.

Southern Sound

Southern Sound

Creating good times since 2011. Turn up the volume. Let's Play!

Wedding Services Used

 
Southern Sound

Southern Sound

Creating good times since 2011. Turn up the volume. Let's Play!

Markdrewfisher Wedding Videographer

Markdrewfisher Wedding Videographer

I film Wedding & Events with a Journalists feel /documentary style capturing all your magic moments of your day as it happens so their won't be any cheesy shots or awkward pos...