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Ben-Mari Nel

Married on Nov 30, 2019 in Gauteng

 

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Magical Moments

 

My wedding day was the best day of my life. I got to marry my best friend and that, for me, was the highlight of the day.

The Honeymoon

 

My husband and I went to Bali for our honeymoon. It is by far the hottest place I have ever been but because of him, it was also the best trip I have ever been on.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I wore a textured gown that was handmade by Kobus Rautenbach designs. It was perfect in every way.
I wanted to do a very natural make-up look for the day which Annie B Make-Up pulled off effortlessly.
My hair was taken back in a romantic ponytail which I loosened for the reception. My hair was done by my own personal hair guru -Rhys Michelle hair studio.
For my jewellery I went with a very simplistic look as well. I wore a diamond tennis bracelet and teardrop earings with diamond studs in my secind earhole. I got mt jewellery from Lovisa.
My wedding shoes were nude and perspex shoes from Cotton On.

The Venue

We got married in the forest surrounded by beautiful nature at Florence Guest Farm & Wedding Venue. Most of the guests stayed on the venue in beautiful rooms as well as glamorous tents. The rest of the guests stayed nearby in Chrissiesmeer.

Florence Guest Farm

Florence Guest Farm

Together is a Wonderful place to be

My Bridal Beauty Regime

My biggest preparation for the big day was getting my body into the best shape I could possibly achieve. In order to do this I followed Kayla Itsiness Bikini Body guide and gymed 4-5 times a week.
I have always been a big believer in well-rounded skincare because I believe that every women deserves to feel confident in their own skin. That is why my skincare regime did not change much leading up to the wedding. I continued using my trusted Nimue products that have worked wonders for my skin.
Aside from that, I just made sure that I was eating balanced meals and moisturising my skin every day.

Wedding Elements

My decor was done by a local florist called Flowerbox as I believe that because they know the venue and area well that they would do the best job - and they did.
We had a smoke machine as well as mood lights and a projector that projected our initials onto the dancefloor. This was all included in our DJ Package from Creamcheese DJ's.
For our "thank you" gifts we rented caricaturists to draw each and every guest who attended. And the guests loved it.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom wore a tailored suit from Khaliques.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I had my bridesmaid dresses made by a personal family friend so that they could each have a dress that fit their body in the way that they would also feel beautiful on the day.

Marriage Officer

Our marriage officer was our Pastor from our church.

My Captured Moments

Our videographers from ducksoup productions captured our day so elegantly and perfectly. We could not have asked for a more professional and creative group to capture our day.

Our wedding photographer was Shanay Greene. She was amazing to work with and captured every detail with amazing creativity and attention to detail.

The Wedding Planner

I planned the wedding myself

Food & Cake

Our wedding cake was made by Baker Boys. It was a 3-tiered cake with a blue and white marble effect and some gold leafing.

The Reception and Entertainment

For our first dance we took dancing lessons from Simply Social Dance in Benoni. Cathy was very nice to work with and taught us a fabulous dance in only a few lessons.

The Reception and Entertainment

For our first dance we took dancing lessons from Simply Social Dance in Benoni. Cathy was very nice to work with and taught us a fabulous dance in only a few lessons.

Wedding Services Used

 
Florence Guest Farm

Florence Guest Farm

Together is a Wonderful place to be

Cream Cheese Professional DJs

Cream Cheese Professional DJs

Here you will experience a taste of what true Professional DJ'ing is all about and why it is crucial to take this element.

Baker Boys Confectionary

Baker Boys Confectionary

Baker boys is a boutique style bakery based in Pretoria east, supplying Pretoria and the Gauteng area, stretching to different game lodges and wedding venues in the vicinity.