Our key highlights:
The wedding sermon was one that was so simple yet so meaningful. I still get goosebumps thinking about it.
Our First kiss, was perfect. My husband is the utmost gentleman. I love him tremendously.
The speech by our son, his so practical. "Uncle Jason, please protect mommy on honeymoon because I won't be there to do so."
and Lastly, our honeymoon is filled with memories that will last us a lifetime.
Yes, we booked our honeymoon a month before our wedding as we were trusting God for the finances to come through.
And it did :-) We went to Mauritius, Solana Beach for a week on a full board experience.
I must recommend that every couple go on a honeymoon as soon as they can and not put this one off to a later stage. Rather have a smaller wedding and invest in each other. Time with the one you love, is something no one can put a price on.
Gold, Rose Gold, Navy Blue, and Burgundy - the colours of royalty
We brought together the glitz and glam that I love, with the natural rustic elegance that my husband likes.
We both come from very different cultures and we brought up differently. I love gold and sparkle and he is more conservative.
My look, hair and make up can be described as "quarter to over the top". Gold, Rose Gold, Diamante.
A two-in one mermaid styled dress with a 3 metre train, a 5 metre veil, Tiara, Fake eyelashes, Large teardrop diamante earings, Steve Madden rose gold heels and a big elaborate bouquet, I was going for the look of a Queen.
My husband always calls me his Crown and he says that I am a reflection of him and I need to look the part - So that the world can see that he looks after me.
Hair: Irina at Scarlet Hair (Menlo Park) 072 266 4830
Lingerie: Temptations @ Edgars
Make-up: MUD Kayalami
Bride Dress & veil: Zodwa Bridal https://www.instagram.com/zodwabridal/?hl=en 082 387 6395
Bride Shoes: Steve Madden in Sandton Shopping Centre
Accessories: Lovisa at Centurion Mall
Flowergirl dresses: Cotton Kidz, Menlyn Maine, with some customisation from the Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Maiden http://themaiden.co.za/
Bridesmaid Shoes: Mr Nicer
Rolling mountains, a cape styled dutch house, horses of every breed running around and the smell of lavendar.
This is The Barn at Redstone Country Estate in Hartebeesport.
Some guests opted to stay in the guest accommodation, luxury 4 -star tents with all the trimmings.
Natural and true to myself. I believe you should always look after yourself, everyday so that when you have special occasions there ins't much to do, but arrive :-)
Every month I go for a full body massage at Sawanes Thai Spa in Montana,
a pedicure at Sorbert in Kolonade
and I only use Isabella Garcia facial products.
I will tell you this, I intentionally did not cut my hair for a year in order to get the length of my hair to touch my butt. :-)
The bride was brave, she decided to do the decor by herself with the assistance of the bridesmaids.
Theme: A rustic look with a touch of glam.
Setting: Long rectangular Rustic tables, white tiffany chairs, burgundy tulle runners, touches of gold, navy and candles everywhere. The venue provided the tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, meals and refreshments - hired from the venue, The Barn @ Redstone www.thebarn.com
Lighting: Softlights fairy lights adorned the ceiling - hired from the venue, The Barn @ Redstone www.thebarn.com
Dry ice was brought in to add some dreamy effects to the first dance - hired from DJ Kings 01 884 1394
Purchased 60cm Sparklers from Sugarbird for the first dance - Adele Bahlmann, 082 941 2233
Hired items: underplates, easel, green turf aisle runner - hired from Daisy flowers, Johanita daisyflowers@lantic.
Flowers: Flowers by Arlene, my florist was amazing. She went beyond the line of duty. She is Cape Town based and flew to Pretoria with her husband. We also invited them to the wedding. - http://www.flowersbyarlene.co.za/
The Groom decided to be a little fancy. He went for a classic tux, with black shoes and a belt. For the reception added a burgundy coat to his suit.
The groomsman wore Admiral Blue suits with brown shoes and belts.
Suits from Eurosuit in Brooklyn Mall, Ask for Noni 012 346 4614
Cuflinks from Eurosuit
Groom Shoes from a boutique store in Menlyn Shopping Centre.
The Maiden afforded us the opportunity to mix and match top's and bottoms for the bridesmaid dresses.
Rosegold tops sewn to burgundy tulle bottoms.
Each bridesmaid has a customised top section, which suited their body type and cup size.
It was glam, glam, glam!
Their service was fast, professional and efficient.
The Maiden, Centurion: http://themaiden.co.za/
"But I tell you now, besides you Jason is your gift from me. Treat your gift well. Make lots of memories."
This was an extract of the sermon preached by our Prophet Gebhardt Berndt from Empower Church where my husband and I both serve on the worship team as a singer and drummer.
This is a key highlight for me. It is so important to gel and have some kind of relationship with these two providers in order for them to capture you at your best.
We did our research way in advance and I followed the photographer for a year on Instagram before contacting him.
With the Videographer, we said that we would have one budget dependent. Thank goodness for Black Friday!
We got a great discount on our videographer. Here is the highlights video link https://vimeo.com/344117023
They worked exceptionally well today. Thank you Burhan and Roeline!
Burhan Khan Photography: http://www.burhankhan.co.za/ 082 856 4550 – firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
Roeline from Pinnacle Studio Videography, check out their facebook page as well/083 230 0662/
The Bride was the wedding planner but on the day we relied on the services of the wedding co-ordinator, Simone from the venue.
Simone, The Barn @ Redstone Estate
A gift from our friends...
The bride and maid of honour was transported in a White BMW X5. The groom was transported in a White BMW X3
The bridesmaids were transported in a Toyota Fortuner.
It was a very hot day, both of us had the air conditioners on to the max and we listened to some rap music on the way. :-)
The canapes, main course and dessert was prepared by Petro from the venue.
Food prepared by The Barn @ Redstone Country Estate
Petro van der Walt
Our cake was made by Jessica's Cakes, 076 878 8762
We know a designer, Mr Mosa Moseneke who designs all our church branding. He designed the menu, seating arrangement cards, name tags, e-invite and welcome board. The printing was done by Minuteman Press in Menlyn.
Mr Moseneke: firstname.lastname@example.org/079 779 6279
MinuteMan Press in Menlyn: Lezanne, email@example.com/012 348 0497
We originally "Won a DJ" at the wedding show which was held at Ticketpro dome in March 2018.
However as the time got closer to the event, we realised that our tastes and style may not have been best suited to the DJ and us. We decided to use the sound system of DJ Kings at the reception. Our reception DJ was DJ Rudy.
He did a spectacular job. I, the bride was the last person to leave the dancefloor.
He is meticulous in his planning and exceptionally professional - not to mention, affordable.
I would recommend DJ Rudy to everyone and anyone.
DJ Rudy from Major Soundz www.majorsoundz.co.za
DJ Kings firstname.lastname@example.org
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