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Erika Badenhorst (Booysen)

Erika Badenhorst

Married on Nov 11, 2019 in Gauteng

 

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Magical Moments

 

When you dream of your big day, you certainly don't think of yourself, standing in front of the alter in crutches.

A couple of days before our wedding, I dropped a 22kg weight on my foot and broke my toes. As one can imagine I was quite about the terrible turn of events and wanted to postpone the wedding. We however decided to proceed. We would just do things slightly different.

I waited for the groom at the alter and let him walk down the Isle. It was different and unique, a lot like our relationship.

Like you would expect from any wedding day, it had a few hurtles, from forgotten socks and lost ties, to leaving my bouquet behind. With all unexpected moments, the most unexpected one of all, was the moment our eyes met at the alter. The atmosphere was beautiful created by Piano Guys - Fight Song.

It was in this very moment that I knew that we can make it through better and worse, sickness and health and everything life was going to throw at us. This man of mine was going to carry me through it all.

Our day was perfectly-imperfect. Life is not about the perfect moments. It's about the little moments in between. It's there where your foundation lies.

The Honeymoon

 

Bloubergstrand in Cape Town

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I decided to go with a classic elegant look, something soft and romantic.

I have always been someone who appreciates detail. My wedding dress was a light champagne color with ivory lace. Delicate diamante patterns created just enough sparkle to pick up my rosegold chandelier earrings.

My shoes were a glossy champagne with a halo butterfly wing design.

To complete a romantic look, I went with a half up hairdo. Soft curls framed my face while my makeup was fresh and natural

The Venue

Shepstone Gardens

Shepstone Gardens and The Great Hall

Shepstone Gardens and The Great Hall

Shepstone Gardens is a haven of botanical serenity that will transport you into a different world; your dream come true.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I trained 3 to 5 times a week at Fitness 24. Note to brides (-: Don't go to the gym, a week before your big day.

My hair, nails and makeup was done at Glitz and Glam.

Wedding Elements

Our venue was absolutely stunning and needed very little decor.

Our flowers was done by Flowers Galore

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom's was from Euro Suite. He wore a classic black tuxedo.

Eurosuit

Eurosuit

Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

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Marriage Officer

Ds Braam Kruger

Wedding Services Used

 
Shepstone Gardens and The Great Hall

Shepstone Gardens and The Great Hall

Shepstone Gardens is a haven of botanical serenity that will transport you into a different world; your dream come true.

Eurosuit

Eurosuit

Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.