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Ntsoaki Sibiya

Married on Oct 12, 2019 in Gauteng

 

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Magical Moments

 

The walk down the aisle was the most beautiful, emotional and memorable moment of my wedding day!

I lost my father on 28 December 2018 (10 months before the wedding) , and having to proceed with the wedding preparations knowing that he would not be there to walk me down the isle, made those few months the most difficult time of my life. However, on that beautiful day, in honor of my late father, my four brothers took turns to hold my hand down the 100m aisle. In perfect precision, accompanied by the perfect instrumental song, from my youngest brother, they each walked 25m with me and handed me to the next until the eldest gave me away to my husband, who held my hand and lit a candle in memory of our loved ones who couldn't be there.This was by far the most heartwarming and profound moment to kick start our I do!

This was by far the happiest day of my life, each detail of the wedding was a true reflection of our lives, what matters most to us and our unconditional love for each other. Hubby and I enjoyed every single moment and this is evident in every picture captured. I am so grateful for a beautiful day that has left us with a lifetime of treasured memories.

The Honeymoon

 

We have not gone on our honeymoon yet, we took a short getaway to Cape Town and are anticipating our honeymoon vacation to be in the year 2021.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

The Dress was sourced from The Bridal House in Lynwood Pretoria.

Wedding Dress Description: - An intriguing and open wedding dress with glitter.

Colour: Milk Caramel

Fabric: Base - Satin, Coating – Eurofatin

Silhouette: A-Silhouette

Decor: The Top of the dress is made in the form of a transparent T-shirt on thin straps, which is completely embroidered with stitches of handmade bead embroidery. Fragments of Cord Lace with an additional beading are harmoniously interwoven into the pattern.

Dress skirt – has a small train (multi-layered) and has the effect of "hidden shine." One of the layers is a brilliant canvas, the intensity of which is muffled by the top layer of Eurofatin.

The dress was made to have a detachable skirt for the reception time where the dress detached into a soft bridal satin fit and flare mermaid skirt.


The bride had a 5m veil and wore a Gold crown to bring out her dramatic personality into the wedding look.

Make up was done by a very good friend of the bride Moipone Moraba from Makeup by Seipone and her hair was styled by Pietermaritzburg based hair stylist Mtera.

The Bridal House

The Bridal House

The Bridal House is located in Waterkloof, Pretoria and is the perfect place to find your wedding gown.

The Venue

The wedding will took place on 12th October 2019 at Anew Hotels - Ingeli Forest Lodge & Spa in Kwa-Zulu Natal. We exclusively booked out the entire lodge for the weekend to accommodate our guests.

Our Matrimony

The matrimony started in the afternoon at 14H00, and took place about 1.5 km from the lodge, surrounded by a breath- taking indigenous forest. This ceremony lasted about 45 minutes, then the bridal party took pictures at the forest thereafter. While guests waited for the Bridal Party to finish taking photos, the resort and live band hosted guests at the Lodge Terrace with pre-ceremony cocktail bites and bubbly.

The reception was held in a glass Marquee on the classical landscaped gardens of the Lodge, with a breathtaking view of the Ingeli Mountain Forest and sparkling fountains.This Reception started at 16:00 – 18:00 and we had 250 guests seated in the elegantly decorated Marquee.

Later the guests were hosted for the afterparty at the venue’s Pelindaba Ballroom equipped with chandeliers and glass doors that opened to its own patio. The after party will started at 19:00 and went on until Midnight.

Most guest booked in and spent the night at the venue.

Ingeli Forest Lodge

Ingeli Forest Lodge

Nestled below the Ingeli Mountain range, between Harding and Kokstad, you will find the Ingeli Forest Resort which offers guests the perfect blend of quality accommodation and ...

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I did not have much of a bridal beauty regime. Health and Fitness is a lifestyle for me, so I simply remained consistent to my normal daily workouts.

Wedding Elements

The décor for this bespoke celebration was planned, designed and executed by Bella Liphaphang who boasts over 15 years experience in the wedding co-ordination industry. She brought timeless romance and opulence in champagne, white, olive green and gold unsurpassed details.

The glass marquee was styled in Lush tablescapes, crystal chandeliers and candle lighting to make of a breathtaking fairytale wedding on the picturesque foothill of the Ingeli Mountain, with opulent and gorgeous, fresh timeless flowers and Asparagus Ferns to fill up the arrangements which brought out the natural forest feel to the décor.

Service Provider: Bellz Décor and Hire

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom was dressed in a timeless tailored black and white tuxedo, with an off whited detailed jacket.

Stylist: Suitability

The Groomsmen wore tailor maid black and white suits.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom was dressed in a timeless tailored black and white tuxedo, with an off whited detailed jacket.

Stylist: Suitability

The Groomsmen wore tailor maid black and white suits.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My Bridesmaids wore beautiful long dresses with an upper lace sequel. The colour of the dresses was champagne and the dresses were made by designer T-Classique based in Roodepoort.

Marriage Officer

Dr Dianne Visser

My Captured Moments

The Photography on the day was captured by Midlands based photographer Adam Hilton Photography and our videographer was done by Gareth from Precision Cut from Durban.

The Wedding Planner

Yes, Bella Liphapang who is a local wedding planner based in Matatiele planned and coordinated the entire wedding.

Food & Cake

Our Catering and Food was prepared by the wedding venue Ingeli and our cake was made by durban based company Descakes.

Wedding Stationery

The wedding Stationery was designed by the bride and printed by Bella Liphaphang the wedding co-ordinator.

The Reception and Entertainment

We had an amazing band from the Pretoria State Theatre at our reception. The MC who is the lead singer of the band kept the guests engaged and dancing to South African classical music and traditional wedding songs.

Name of Performer is Mandla 'Ntlaks' Ntlatlane

Wedding Services Used

 
The Bridal House

The Bridal House

The Bridal House is located in Waterkloof, Pretoria and is the perfect place to find your wedding gown.

Ingeli Forest Lodge

Ingeli Forest Lodge

Nestled below the Ingeli Mountain range, between Harding and Kokstad, you will find the Ingeli Forest Resort which offers guests the perfect blend of quality accommodation and ...