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Marshallane Morolong-Coakley

Married on Dec 7, 2019 in Free State


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Magical Moments


I have to start with getting ready with my Mom and my Bridesmaids Girls :) They handed me a beautiful silver box with my something old, new, borrowed and something blue(pink in my case)..Toasting to the Big Day and then making our way to the ceremony.

My husband to be sent me the most beautiful note and a little surely calmed my nerves and made me even more excited to become his wife..

Seeing my Husband to be looking Extra Handsome and Dashing dressed in his Custom Tux.. I fell in love with each step I took towards him.

Our Bridal party .. they looked stunning in their custom couture gowns and tailored tuxedos. It was important for us to make them feel and look good on this momentous day .

The Theme of our Ceremony (Agape Love) and exchanging our personal written vows while some of our favourite songs set the tone in the background .

Lighting candles in memory of our late Fathers was another special moment for us .

Another highlight leading up to our Big Day was the effort our Guests put in to look the part for our Black Tie Themed wedding.. and Wow ..they all looked and felt Red Carpet Ready . From the moment they arrived on The Estate till the 19th last round at the bar in the early hours of the morning... Its safe to say .. they had a Jol !

The Venue, The Food, Decor, Entertainment... i can go on and on..

I wouldn't change a single thing except for how fast the day went by. It was our Real Life Fairytale ♡

The Honeymoon


Yes, we went to Hazyview Mpumalanga and stayed at Hamilton Parks.

We were Tourists in every sense of the word and explored all the area has to offer..

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My Dress - Gerhardt Shebe Creations
Custom Gerhardt Shebe from Gerhardt Shebe Creations in Bloemfontein. We collaborated and the end result was a dreamy Nude long sleeved Off-White Beaded Chantilly Lace Mermaid Gown with a detachable Beaded Skirt and Train rounded off with a cathedral veil...I would highly and wholeheartedly recommend the creative Genius behind this piece of art...THE MASTER OF TRAINS - MR GERHARDT SHEBE

Bouquet - Gerhardt Shebe Creations
Instead of a the traditional bridal bouquet i had a Ball of Good Fortune made up of brooches given to me by family and friends at my bridal shower.. just so I can have all my Girls and Influential Women in my life with me on my big day .

MUA - Makeup
I opted for a Dreamy natural look with a smokey eye - Mari @ Ronel le Roux

Hair - Rosalyn Moeti - Hairstravaganza Hair and Nail Bar, Bloemfontein.
The Romantic in me went for a 1950's Vintage Inspired Hairstyle.. Soft Waves and Curls pinned up to the side .

Shoes - Staccato at Sandy's Shoe Box
The most comfortable shoes picked by my eldest brother .. Diamantè strappy Rose Gold Heels from Sandy's Shoe Box .. i wore them the entire day !

Lingerie - La Senza
The vintage spirit in me opted for nude lace from La Senza .

Jewellery and Accessories - Lovisa
I chose vintage inspired diamond, Gold and Swarovski jewels and hair comb gifted to me from my Mother

Fragrance - Crush by RIHANNA
I love floral fragrances !! I wore Crush by Rihanna.. a blend of bergamot, mandarin, pink pepper, ylang-ylang, patchouli, creamy musk and cedar .. its soft and seductive !! A Gift by my Brother .

The Venue

I got married at the spectacular Tuscan Rose estate on the outskirts of Bloemfontein.

This Tuscan inspired Villa transports you to ancient Italy with it's Roman palatial architecture, white rose gardens and fountains.

This dreamy venue coupled with the exceptional service and guest experience provided by Mrs Veronica Williams, her family and her team.

Ourselves, close friends and family stayed over at their whimsical Honeymoon suite and guest rooms. We had a delicious brunch the morning after at the Coffee shop on the estate

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I drank a lot of water, did my normal facial routine..DO NOT TRY NEW PRODUCTS 2 MONTHS OR LESS BEFORE THE WEDDING!!

I tried to eat less starch and sugar, more vegetables and fruit. Light exersizes 3 times a week, because you don't want to do harsh diets and look like a skeleton on your big day.

I went for a manicure and pedicure, had my nails done and all the waxing 2 days before the wedding @ La Zavier Day Spa in my Hometown of Douglas.

I used a teeth whitening toothpaste to help whiten my teeth

Wedding Elements

My color sceme was blush pink, rosegold/gold, with touches of cream feathers, chandeliers and vases of pink roses on the table..i reccomend minimal flowers to save on costs.

Soft pink and purple hues of lightning set the ambiance beautifully

All my Decor was done by my wedding fairy Godmother Veronica Williams @ Tuscan Rose...

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The Groom and Groomsmen's Tuxedos was designed and made by Erland Adams @ Kasi Fleva in Bloemfontein.

My Groom had 2 custom made tuxedos.
A dark blue tuxedo with a crisp white shirt, black suede bow tie and dark blue suede loafers for the ceremony. He changed into the black tuxedo jacket for the reception.

The Groomsmen wore a custom made pink silk tuxedo jackets, black tuxedo pants, crisp white shirts, black silk bow ties and monk strap brown ombre leather shoes.

Erland Adams and his crew really did a phenomenal job!!

I bought the Groom and groomsmen accessories and gifts at Wedding Perfect Ballito, cufflinks, personalized flasks and pocket knives with their names and date of the wedding carved out - found them on Facebook.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My Matron of Honor's dress was a baby pink flowy a-line dress with 3D hand embroidered flowers with a small train at the back, designed and made by Gerhardt Shebe

I got the inspiration for my Bridesmaids dresses from Pinterest. Layers of soft pink material, with a pink silk and a grey chiffon overlay. It had 3D flowers and crystals embroidered on the boddess and silk pink ties at the shoulders with pink silk ribbons - Designed and made by Caren Thys of Caren-Jo Couture in Postmasburg, Northern Cape... Wow they looked whimsical!!

Makeup was done by Thato MUA..she did all 6 bridesmaids makeup...FLAWLESS!!

Marriage Officer

Our Marriage officer was a close friend, Ebrahim Kordom..the Ceremony was heartfelt and so beautiful, all the guests was so taken by the sermon that went out..Agape Love

Our mother's did a lighting of our unifying candle as a symbol of leaving our mother's house and beginning our new family together.

We also had our first communion together as husband and wife, where we fed each other bread and wine as a symbol of taking care of each other and our family.

Naomi Mathys cerinated us with a very special song that my husband loves..her performances at both the ceremony and reception had our guests in AWE!!

My Captured Moments

Photos - Marle Fourie, MM Photography
Video - Melinda Kleyn, Melinda Kleyn Films
They work together mostly.

Wow they really made my special day so easy, helped were they could and didn't rush us with the time. It was so much fun to work with them and they did my engagement photos and 'save the date' video as well..i would really reccomend them 150%

MM Photography

MM Photography

MM Photography is a full-time wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Bloemfontein.

The Wedding Planner

My brother, Renaldo Morolong helped me plan my wedding..I wouldn't have been able to have done it without him..

I gave him the colors i liked and he helped coordinate the rest..My Wedding dress, shoes, my hair and make-up, Groom and Groomsmen's Tuxedos, Bridesmaids dresses, Decor, Wedding Cake..My vendors
..he even found the Photographer and Videographer !!

I really am so thankful and blessed to have him in my life!...and to think he in the Corporate world!!

Wedding Transport

My ride was a Black Mercedes-Benz C Class AMG with a cream feather, a family friend drove me, Uncle Enslin Minny..he was my father part of the wedding :-)

The Bridesmaids ride was a Silver Grey Mercedes-Benz Viano.

Food & Cake

The food was done by Tuscan Rose itself, 4 different canapes served in a Martini glass with 2 different kinds of cocktails. Mains was a feast and dessert a spread of 3 different kinds of dessert heaven.

My wedding Cake was a 3 tier Cake with gold and flower printed edable paper rounded of with pink sugar flowers consisting of a fruit cake, carrot cake and chocolate ganache cake - done by Carrie's Cookies and Candy

The cake was setup in a smaller room with glass doors.. It was setup in the middle with jars of different candy surrounding it..Inspiration came from Pinterest

Wedding Stationery

My Maid of Honor and very good friend designed and printed my invites and program, it was soft yet very elegantly done.

She also made my digital wedding invite, it was very professionally done - Alethea Magermann

The Reception and Entertainment

The reception was so amazing, one big party from where ourselves and our entourage entered on an up beat song and danced into the whee hours of the morning.

We took dance lessons and had a choreographed Waltz on Lionel Richie's, Three Times a Lady - Deandre Pietersen, a professional ballroom dancer from Douglas was our dance instructor.

We used the inhouse DJ and he really kept everybody on their feet the whole night.

Tuscan Rose did the lightening as well and it set the ambiance perfectly..

Wedding Services Used

MM Photography

MM Photography

MM Photography is a full-time wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Bloemfontein.