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Bernadette Gonelli

Married on Oct 11, 2019 in Gauteng

 

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Magical Moments

 

Waking up at 03:30am from utter excitement on our wedding day, 11 October 2019 was the beginning of an unforgettable day. Arriving at our venue with grey clouds in the sky, didn't break my excitement and having to get ready with my beautiful bridesmaids was so very special. Hair, make-up, toasts and photo-shoots, all felt like another day playing dress-up... Not once did it feel like my wedding day, I was in a daze, a dream, a fantasy. Until I saw my dad.... such a special, heartwarming moment when we saw each other for the first time in 4 years! (He lives in New Zealand). From then on, I couldn't contain my tears of joy - even walking down the aisle! My dear husband, a tough, hard-headed man, standing at the end of the aisle... crying! Never will I forget that look, the look of complete adoration of his future wife walking towards his forever. The next episode of crying human beings was during vows, oh my how they were deep and true. Thereafter, the usual go-abouts of group photos, canapes and couple shoots but the ultimate highlight - the RECEPTION! Hilarious, clever speeches from our friends and family, my father-daughter dance (which we've always dreamt of), our first dance - a complete disaster but a memorable one indeed, and finally the after party. Seeing friends I haven't seen in years, new family members, but most importantly being married to the love of my life, my highschool sweetheart, my now forever.

The Honeymoon

 

We will be going on Honeymoon at the end of April 2020 to Bali - a dream destination for the both of us. I have never left the country, only just getting a passport after marriage, so this trip together will most definitely be unforgettable!

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I wanted to go with a more classy, sophisticated, yet gentle look. Soft colors and hair styles - almost fairy-like. My wedding dress was a Stella York 6404, bought new and was a serious knock on the budget, but at the end of the day it was my dream wedding dress and I couldn't get married in anything else. Shoes were always going to be a mission to find in South Africa, especially at a reasonable price. Besides, I wanted something that I would wear again, hence I went for the good ol' Forever New nude/blush pointed heels - which look great with jeans too! I am a die-hard fan of Lovisa when it comes to jewellery for weddings and events, however for my own I had to go back 4 times(!) before I finally made the right decision - a day before the wedding. All-in-all, it all tied together beautifully and I was very happy with my final look!

Cathrine's Bridal Couture

Cathrine's Bridal Couture

Cathrine’s Bridal Couture is a sophisticated retailer that strives to bring a high-end product to our clients

The Venue

Oakfield Farm – Wedding & Function Venue

Oakfield Farm – Wedding & Function Venue

This acclaimed, multi award winning venue is where romance, beauty, old fashioned hospitality and excellence come together a mere 30 minutes from Sandton and Centurion.

Wedding Services Used

 
Cathrine's Bridal Couture

Cathrine's Bridal Couture

Cathrine’s Bridal Couture is a sophisticated retailer that strives to bring a high-end product to our clients

Oakfield Farm – Wedding & Function Venue

Oakfield Farm – Wedding & Function Venue

This acclaimed, multi award winning venue is where romance, beauty, old fashioned hospitality and excellence come together a mere 30 minutes from Sandton and Centurion.