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Elanie de Lange

Married on Jan 1, 2019 in Garden Route


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Magical Moments


It was the best day of my life. I married my best friend and soulmate.
We got married on the beach. The weather was perfect.
The thing I will forever remember most of the night was the cake smash.
We had trouble with the cake the previous day. So then we decided to auction the cake to the guests. The winner got to smash the cake that night with a shovel. It was so much fun.

The Honeymoon


We went on honeymoon the week after the wedding to the Maldives. Vilamendoo Island Resort.
It was the most beautifull place I have ever seen.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I went for a beachy look because the wedding was on the beach. It was not very formal. Semi formal dress code.
My hair is long and dark, i curled it to look a bit wavy with a flower head band with small white flowers, pink and white roses.
I went for a very natural make up look with a little bit of dark around the eyes and long lashes.
My wedding dress was off white , tight fitted, spaghetti straps with a see through top with lace and pearls. I had a long slee that was mixed with lace, as well as a slit on the left side.

I didnt wore shoes, I did wear a lace materiaal over my big toe and foot that looks like a shoe.
White silky lingerie.

I only wore pearl earings and my engagement ring, i didnt wear a necklace of bracelet.
I had a pink, baby blue and white rose bouquet that i held at my wedding.

Kobus Routenbach Couture - dress , shoes
The room - ladies and men hair - hair stylist

The Venue

I got married at Eco Marine Lodge & Venue in Gourits, Mosselbay

It was a weekend invitation. The guest stayed the Saturday and Sunday night at the venue.

Wedding Elements

The whole theme was beach, sand and shells, because the wedding was at the beach.

The decor was very plain and simple.. wooden sticks with glass bubbles (lights and shells in the bubbles), shells, candles, pearls and sand on the tables, blue lace and white tablecloth.

The flowers was white roses, baby blue and pink roses, small white gyps flowers.

At the ceremony there wasn't any furniture. The alter was made out of wooden sticks and the seats for the guest was cement chairs in a circle that was build on the ground on the beach, gave the look of bonfire seats.
In the hall there was brown chairs and dark woorden tables.

Most of the furniture belonged to the Lodge.
We used a DJ for the music and lights, soft lights and love songs all night.

Fancy Functions , Mosselbay
Marinus Musiek
Flower place in George

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom was dressed in a white short sleeved shirt with buttons. Short light grey chino. He wore secret socks with brown leather shoes with no laces.

The groomsmen wore a white short sleeved shirt with buttons, short navy chino. They wore secret socks with brown leather shoes with laces.


Beautiful Bridesmaids

The wore long baby blue infinity dresses with no shoes.

One of my family members made it.

My Captured Moments

Pix by Steve was the photographer and Kondensmelk Productions was the videographer.

They were there the whole day till 10pm that night. They captured the most beautiful moments, I couldnt have asked for better. We also did the trash the dress the next day on the beach.
We also got a small video clip on Vimeo that captured the beautiful moments.

We used a photobooth that we made, with Instax Mini cameras and a fishing net in the background with a lot of props. Everyone signed the photo with a message and threw it into the box.

The Wedding Planner

No. No wedding planner helped us with our special day.

Me and my husband did all the planning on our own.

Wedding Transport

The bride and groom were already at the wedding, we finished in seperate rooms at the lodge.

We did make use of our own transport (family members) to get the guests from the airport and the bustops to the venue.

Food & Cake

The night of the wedding the food (potjiekos) was prepared by my mother.
The day after the wedding Eco Marine made the food.

The wedding cake was made in Mosselbay at a wedding cake factory.

Wedding Stationery

We printed and designed our own stationary.
We had the menus, the flyers at the ceremony, the labels on the steri stumpi, the tic tac labels and the thank you notes.

The Reception and Entertainment

We took dance lessons 2 months before the wedding because both of us arent big on dancing..
Marinus Music did the lightning and the music. He is a friend of a family member. (DJ)

At the reception we cut the cake, auctioned the cake as above mentioned. Took of the wedding band. Danced on 2 songs. Family members did the speeches and the groom also speeched. We played the shoes game where the questions that are asked, must be answered in the two different shoes of the groom and bride.