The whole day!! But if I had to choose only some of the moments it would be:
My dad that battled trying to keep his tears back - he failed which made it even more special.
My bridesmaids that got lost in the woods before the ceremony - always making sure there's some drama and fun added to the day.
My husband (still getting use to saying it) had to pick me up over his shoulder to carry me to the car because I just didn't want the evening to end.
We went to the Drakensberge. Was so amazing!
I had a delicate white lacy dress from Bridal Manor with pearl and diamond drop earrings.
My shoes were sexy high-heeled, vibrant bright red, custom made by Ballet Barre with a equally gorgeous matching red handbag by Mr Price.
I wore a perfect transparent and dazzling diamanté bracelet from Lovisa.
My ring was meticulously designed by my husband and made a reality by Eternity Jewelers.
My hair was styled by Jaco van Rensburg. It was a down style look that was curled and pinned up on the one side. I took out the pins for the reception for a more relaxed fun look - because hey IT'S A PARTY!
I hardly ever wear make-up but Caitlyn Mollett just did one heck of an amazing job making me feel so natural and comfortable. I had rich popping pink colour on my eyes with a deep red-purplish on my lips!
We got married at the ever so beautiful Oude Hout Mountain Lodge venue with it's magnificent nature setting located in Gauteng.
A few of our guests opt to stay at the venue in the Lodge walking distance from the outdoor venue.
I started with disciplined training at Crossfit Pretoria doing the Crossfit Lite course three times a week.
I went for monthly pampering that included a facial at Dermestetica Aesthetic Clinic.
Teeth whitening was achieved by just replacing my toothpaste and using whitening toothpaste instead.
My two Maid of Honours (YES I had two!) spoiled me with a FULL DAY spa one week before the wedding to just relax and unwind.
The decor at the ceremony was very elegant and kept simple because it was set in the woods, only flowers were added. At the reception the decor was mainly done with assistance from the bridal party and the venue. Hundreds of sparkly fairy lights was put up inside the stretch tent's roof to give the magical effect.
We wanted paper flowers (one of the few things we agreed upon hehe) for multiple reasons amongst other things - it will last quite longer than fresh flowers would and there won't be any waste. All the gorgeous flowers for the wedding was made from bright multi-coloured paper by the talented Fiona from Flower Factory.
A stretch tent was hired from Decorvent Furniture for the reception because we wanted to keep it as natural and close to nature as possible.
Our DJ was (still is) one of our close friends and was also a wedding gift - Thank you Tiaan Snyman.
Our once-in-a-lifetime moments were forever captured frozen in time by the talented Freek du Toit from Amical Photography (https://www.amical.co.za). He is amusing delightful and comical photographer that goes through a lot of effort to make sure that your day is perfectly captured with satisfying results and pleasurable moments to treasure! He takes inspiration from everywhere and incorporates creativity with every shot he captures. He adds special meaning to the moment to ensure every time you look at the photo you get taken back.
We did not do a traditional "photo booth" or posed pictures, instead we asked our guests to use the INSTASTAX digital camera to take "selfies" that gets printed out within seconds of taking the picture and to put it in our guestbook with a message from each person. It made for huge entertainment and fantastic shots.