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Tarryn Laken Swanepoel

Married on Nov 2, 2019 in Western Cape

 

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Magical Moments

 

Besides the day starting off great with a rugby world cup win for the Springboks, some highlights include the fun we - as well as all of our guests had having our likeness drawn by our caricature artist (Martinus Van Tee). I knew this would be a hit with the guests and I've always wanted this as part of my entertainment hence Martinus was the first service provider I booked, even before we decided on a venue! Another highlight was having all of our guests join us on the dancefloor for one of our favourite songs "Never too much" by Luther Vandross. This was sung by my cousin in law and was so special.

The Honeymoon

 

We chose to do an island paradise honeymoon, and spent an unbelievably romantic and tranquil 7 days in Mauritius.

Wedding Gallery

 

The Venue

Both our ceremony and reception took place at Ashanti Estate in Paarl. After all the festivities, our guests stayed over at Nuwerus Lodge, and the bridal couple as well as bridal party stayed at Cascade Manor - both in Paarl as well.

Ashanti Estate

Ashanti Estate

A unique destination, nestled in the picturesque Paarl valley beneath the peaks of the Klein Drakenstein Mountain Range.

Cascade Country Manor

Cascade Country Manor

Cascade Country Manor can seat up to 100 people, but for Weddings of more than 80 guests the event has to be arranged by a professional Wedding Coordinator. Wedding enquiries v...

My Bridal Beauty Regime

This is no doubt important, and shouldn't be overlooked. My regime consisted of an element of each of these: the months prior I engaged in some exercise that targeted my arms, mid-section & hips, I also did some yoga to help alleviate the tension build-up. I also regularly did activated charcoal facial masks as well as a few laser treatments for some facial hair. In the final few weeks leading up to the special day I had teeth whitening sessions with my trusted dentist, a facial, back & neck massage, manicure & pedicure at Sorbet.

Marriage Officer

Reverend Hendry Fortuin

My Captured Moments

I hired Pie in the Sky Creative Wedding for both their photography & videography services.

Food & Cake

Our food was prepared onsite by Ashanti Estate, and our cake was a beautiful 3-layered marbled cake created by Kanya Hunt.

Wedding Stationery

Our beautiful stationery was designed by Sam at Pretty in Stains.

The Reception and Entertainment

Our sound and lighting was done by Eddy Meyer at EckoFunktion Event Management. No, we did not take any dance lessons, we didn't think we needed it (wink) but more importantly we did not want to add any pressure to our special day by putting on an elaborate dance - we chose rather to be in that once in a lifetime moment with each other simply feeling the music and revelling in the moment.

Wedding Services Used

 
Cascade Country Manor

Cascade Country Manor

Cascade Country Manor can seat up to 100 people, but for Weddings of more than 80 guests the event has to be arranged by a professional Wedding Coordinator. Wedding enquiries v...

Kanya Hunt t/a The Hunt House Kitchen

Kanya Hunt t/a The Hunt House Kitchen

Born with a passion for baking, Kanya Hunt is reputed to make the best dessert-style wedding cakes around. These cakes are intended to be used as dessert or as part of dessert ...

Caricatures by Martinus

Caricatures by Martinus

Martinus van Tee is a Cape Town based entertainer who specialises in classy, super fast caricatures at weddings.

Ashanti Estate

Ashanti Estate

A unique destination, nestled in the picturesque Paarl valley beneath the peaks of the Klein Drakenstein Mountain Range.