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Kelly Syrett

Married on Feb 16, 2019 in Western Cape

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Magical Moments

 

Our wedding was one of the most magical days of our lives. The highlight for me, was seeing my husbands face as I was walking down the isle.

We went through possibly the toughest 3 weeks in the run up to our wedding, my husband has struggled with inner demons for many years and sadly with all the stress and build up, broke down 3 weeks before the wedding. He decided to get help and went into a clinic, as he wanted to marry me and spend his life with me, being the best he can be and in doing so, start our marriage off on the right foot and wanted to prove to me that he could get better.

He worked extremely hard and the week before the wedding he came out of the clinic and we spent the most incredibly healing week with his family and mine. We both realized we had a lot of work ahead of us, but knew that with the love we had for each other, we would be able to work together to overcome any challenge.

So for me the highlight was seeing him, really seeing him for the first time in a long time, when i was walking down the isle. His eyes tell me everything and in that moment I knew that everything was going to be different. The rest of the day was like an absolute fairy tale, and a dream come true. Not only did I marry the man of my dreams, but i got to marry the better version of himself and now I get to spend the rest of my life with him, with a fresh new start and amazing new beginnings.

The Honeymoon

 

We did indeed. We spent the most luxurious week in Mauritius. After our magical weekend, we set off on the Sunday evening to spend a week in the amazing Victoria Beachcomber for 2. The resort has been around for over 27 years, BUT the adults only Victoria for 2 section is brand new and was only built in 2017.

The honeymoon, was so amazing. The first 2 days we had some downtime and spent the time together to reflect on the last month and the wedding weekend we had just had. We couldn't believe the love we felt, and the amazing second chance at love we had been given.

The rest of our time was just as magical, we swam with dolphins, and turtles. We took an adventure up the north of the island and went to the top of Charmarel Waterfall, which was so peaceful. We saw Curious Corner, which is this crazy awesome museum thats full of illusions. We went on may boat rides, went paragliding, water skied and most of all ate loads and just spent the time being together.

We met some incredible people and the lodge and the room we stayed in was just spectacular.

On arrival, we arrived into he room with none alcoholic champagne, there were rose petals on the bed and floor and a beautiful basket of fruit was there too.

We were treated like absolute kings and queens and its an experience I would recommend to anyone. It was the most healing and adventurous time and really made us so humbled. We felt so lucky that we were able to be there and share it together.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

My wedding hair - was whispy, upstyle, beach wear look (to describe it exactly) :)! I wanted something really elegant but with a loose beachy look.
Make up - I wanted the natural beach look, light foundation but with big eyes.
The girls that did my hair and makeup were B's Gallery. These girls are super special and really made the whole morning so special and we had so many laughs together.
https://www.facebook.com/Bs-Gallery-511439068882925/

My Wedding dress was absolutely stunning, supplied by the one and only Wedding Boutique in Woodstock. The Girls there are so special and really understand their brides. From the tiniest detail to making you feel completely at ease. I literally walked in and describe, a sweetheart, boob-tube dress, quite tight at the top and flowy at the bottom, for a beach wedding. The girls brought out 5 dresses for me to try on, but saved the best for last, I put the last one on and it fit like a glove and I knew before even looking in the mirror it was the one!!! It was ivory in color, sparkles on the bodice and had the most beautiful train - long and rounded, with loads of sparkle, it was light and stunning and perfect for the beach. They knew exactly what i wanted and finished the dress off for me with romantic buttons and beautiful touches.
https://www.facebook.com/The.Wedding.Boutique.001/

My Jewellery - My earrings were so so special. My amazing mum decided to give me the stones from her Kenyan Diamond engagement ring, that my dad gave her many many moons ago, when they got engaged. There were 7 of them, valued at a crazy amount. Mum has the stones taking out and got them made into really beautiful drop earrings for me, 4 in the one and 3 in the other, so they are completely unique.
https://www.hkjewellery.co.uk/

My necklace was my something borrows, proper bling from my best friend and I out a stunning short sliver necklace for the bling that she lent me.

My favorite accessory though was most def my head piece, which I found at Lovisa, it was simply stunning, I was a silver and Swarofski, made tiara that looked like a vine, it was just gorgeous.
https://www.lovisa.com/

Lingerie - All I needed was spanks, I bought the most stunning skin colored lace spanks from Edgars and they were light, short and just perfect for the day, my dress had a build in bra which was awesome.

My Garter was made my really special step mum and it was also my something blue, as she made it with blue and white fabric with sparkles of course. :)

The Venue

We got married at the amazing Strandkombuis in Yzerfontien. This venue is simply one of the most amazing places in the world. It is owned by 2 incredibly special people, Bastian and Shantel, their hearts are even bigger then that place. Its a rustic on the beach venue that sleeps 70 people. This was perfect for us, we were lucky enough that all our guest stayed over, and the over flow stayed in the town just up the road.

Steve and I were lucky enough to stay at many of the surrounding B&B's in the run up to the wedding, so we gave many recommendations to all our friends, of where to stay.

Most of our guests stayed for 2 nights, as we had a fabulous braai on the Friday with all the friends and family and then the wedding on the Saturday and finally a send off breakfast. It was a truly special weekend for us both.
https://www.facebook.com/strandkombuis.yzerfontein/
http://www.strandkombuis.co.za/

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Sorbet Noordhoek
https://www.sorbet.co.za/store-locator/sorbet-sun-valley-noordhoek/

Wedding Elements

We were lucky enough to have our amazing friends from Rolling Audio do all our sound and lighting for our wedding. The music was amazing, and the lighting was literally out of this world. Fairy lights for days. We were also lucky enough to have the amazing Richard Striton sing during our cocktails part of our wedding. He is a dear friend and an amazing person and it was such an honor to have him there.
https://www.facebook.com/RichardStirtonMusic/

Our flowers were beautiful white liliies among amazing fynbos and provided to us by:
https://www.fabulousflowers.co.za/

Pur decor was super rustic and very beach, my head bridesmaid and myself and my mum and step mum, spent one late night putting all the decor together, from starfish name holders to twine around jars, to hessian wrapping of all our jars. The day before the wedding we went and go loads of shells from the beach and filled all our jars with sand and shells.

The amazing Tying Knots set up the Strandkombuis venue for us, with the help of the Strandkombuis staff, using a photo I sent of a mock-up table. It was simple, elegant, and very beachy and looked absolutely stunning.
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=tying%20knots%20wedding%20coordinators&epa=SEARCH_BOX
http://www.strandkombuis.co.za/

Rolling Audio

Rolling Audio

The Best Entertainment, Sound and Lighting for your special day!

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Euro Suit
https://eurosuit.co.za/

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Hoiden Bridesmaids (Cape Town)
http://www.hoiden.co.za/

Marriage Officer

Linda Everitt
https://pink-book.co.za/directory/cape-town/marriage-officers/i-do-vows/

My Captured Moments

Josh Hundermark Films
https://www.facebook.com/JoshHundermarkFilms/

Duane Smith Photography

Duane Smith Photography

“I’m so moved with how each wedding has its own heartbeat , and I get to be part of that beat”

The Wedding Planner

The amazing Tying Knots set up the Strandkombuis venue for us, with the help of the Strandkombuis staff, using a photo I sent of a mock-up table. It was simple, elegant, and very beachy and looked absolutely stunning.
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=tying%20knots%20wedding%20coordinators&epa=SEARCH_BOX
http://www.strandkombuis.co.za/

Food & Cake

StrandKombuis did all our food for us, and it was absolutely amazing. Full fish buffet, lamb and beef casserole, vegan meals and many other options as well. They did all the catering and it was amazing.
http://www.strandkombuis.co.za/

Our cake was done by the amazing Sophisticake, it was huge and very nautical and so so yummy.
https://www.facebook.com/Sophisticake-191128901289743/

The Reception and Entertainment

We were lucky enough to have our amazing friends from Rolling Audio do all our sound and lighting for our wedding. The music was amazing, and the lighting was literally out of this world. Fairy lights for days. We were also lucky enough to have the amazing Richard Striton sing during our cocktails part of our wedding. He is a dear friend and an amazing person and it was such an honor to have him there.
https://www.facebook.com/RichardStirtonMusic/

Rolling Audio

Rolling Audio

The Best Entertainment, Sound and Lighting for your special day!

Wedding Services Used

 
Rolling Audio

Rolling Audio

The Best Entertainment, Sound and Lighting for your special day!

Duane Smith Photography

Duane Smith Photography

“I’m so moved with how each wedding has its own heartbeat , and I get to be part of that beat”