SA Weddings

{{currentUser.first_name+' '+currentUser.last_name}}


Ashleigh van de Sande (Branfield)

Ashleigh van de Sande

Married on Feb 23, 2019 in Gauteng


Voting has closed for Bride of the Year 2019

Click here to open the 2019 competition page

Magical Moments


I know it sounds cliche but honestly every moment was a highlight for me. Our wedding was definitely the best day of my life. I loved seeing the emotion on my groom's face when I walked down the aisle, our first kiss, sharing communion together as a married couple, my groom's tear jerking speech, our surprise first dance, our wedding shoe game and just enjoying being in the moment with each other and celebrating with our loved ones.

The Honeymoon


Yes, it was absolutely incredible. We went to the Maldives (Malahini Kudo Bandos and Rheeti Faru island resorts).

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My maid of honour did my hair (a side, low, fancy bun) and my sister did my makeup (subtle lilac eyes). I got my wedding dress at the pop up sale at the Oakfield farm wedding expo. The dress was originally from Crystal Brides, who did all the alterations. My veil was my mom's that she used for her wedding. My shoes were bought by my mom from Boskruin Village. My hubby bought my earrings from Lovisa and my bracelet from Swarovski.

The Venue

Avianto wedding venue. Our bridal party stayed the night but there is plenty of amazing accommodation at Avianto Hotel for your guests to stay.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Mainly anything that my sister recommended that I do, she's the beauty expert not me ;)

Wedding Elements

Annelu from Event Inspirations did a superb job with our decor and white table flowers. My incredible hubby made tree branches entangled with fairy lights for the centre pieces on the guest tables. We had a large mirror in the centre of the guest tables with the tree branches on it. We had 4 medium sized cylinders around the mirror, 2 with small flower posies and 2 with
lit tealight candles. We had turquoise tie backs on silver tiffany chairs. We used the standard crockery, cutlery, white table cloths and napkins with a turquoise serviette ring for each guest. We had a beautiful flower table runner on our main table with different sized cylinders with turquoise water in front of our main table. We also had fairy lights on the roof, around the pillars, on the balcony and a backdrop with fairy lights behind the main table. My special mom did our beautiful personal flowers which were mainly white with some turquoise.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My groom and his groomsmen wore matching dark grey suits from Euro Suit. Their ties and pocket squares were from Twill. They all wore their own black shoes that they already had.



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

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridal party wore turquoise, full length, holter neck dresses made by iCandee. We added diamante belts from China Mall to the dresses and white pumps from Jet.

Marriage Officer

Keith Westberg (Our previous youth pastor).

My Captured Moments

Brightmoon photography and videography. We enjoyed working with them very much throughout the day and our guests loved the photobooth.

The Wedding Planner

Our wedding coordinator was Jacee-Lee from Avianto. She was a massive help to us, both before and on the day.

Wedding Transport

We used our own personal transport.

Food & Cake

The incredible food was made by Avianto. Elli from The Turquoise Squirrel Patisserie made our stunning wedding cake.

Wedding Stationery

We designed our own stationary but ordered it from Rustic Laser Art and Laser Link.

The Reception and Entertainment

Yes we did dancing lessons at Dance Cafe, they were lots of fun. Our DJ was awesome - Shaun from Downright DJs.

Wedding Services Used



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