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Mericke de Mendonça (Kotze)

Mericke de Mendonça

Married on Mar 30, 2019 in Western Cape


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Magical Moments


We had Family flying in from different parts of the country and most awesome was Grooms Mom all the way from Madeira Portugal! It was very special having our loved ones there !

The ceremony done my my sister was so emotional and special !

I waited 9 long years to marry my best friend! We got engaged in Rome 2018 and from there I planned the best and biggest most beautiful wedding of the year , from canapés to cocktails upon arrival , to tradition Portuguese dances to wedding cake take away’s in Specially made little boxes and even milkshake’s on our free bar list for all shapes and sizes (the adults enjoyed the milkshakes more than the kids I think) my dress was just beautiful- entire dress was Bridal Silk , timeless with a 4m veil ! The weather and outside ceremony was breathtaking! And decor out of this world ! I would change noting and would do it over and over again!

The Honeymoon


We went to Maldives for our Honeymoon- Paradise indeed!

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My wedding look was forest/ cape wine lands inspired!
Dress : De La Vida Bridal couture- Rosa Clara
Make up : Mariaan Louw Professional make up
Hair: Heinz Hair and Beauty
Photographer: Christine Le Roux
Decor : Jhonny Angel Superstar (the flowers was breathtaking and unique)
Rings : Browns
Shoes : Holsters Australia

The Venue

Asara Wine Estate and Hotel in Stellenbosch

Some guest stayed over at the venue and other guests booked into many guest houses within the area

Wedding Elements

My decor was cape wine-lands inspired with a forest look , and extreme creative centre pieces with fynbos , wood , green and gray leaves , it was stunning (not your normal flower set up) I wanted different and unique!
My DJ was DJ Academy/ DJ Mickey D ,
My lighting was soft light blue with a beautiful white dance floor In the center of the ballroom.
My stationary was done by The Pink Collection and the colors of my wedding was rose gold and champagne

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom bought fitted suite at Euro Suite (cream)
Grooms men rented suits / Euro Suite
Pocket flowers was made by my decor agent : Jhonny Angel
Had personal made cuff links with the date on one and their names and title on the other one I.e (Mario Best Man , 30/3/2019)

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids wore flowy soft light pink dresses found on instagram
Flower girls (grooms 2 daughters) wore knee high elegant dresses made by Bridal Couture in Fourways all in the same color

Marriage Officer

Pastor - Chane Stander (my sister) very unique as she did the ceremony)

Marriage officer : Otto William

My Captured Moments

Christine Le Roux Photography- she was absolutely amazing! 100% professional and in control of each moment captured! Her photos is world class and she is highly recommend!

The Wedding Planner

I planned my entire wedding myself

Wedding Transport

We did not have a wedding car since we stayed at venue, however our guest traveled from airport to various accommodation destinations using Sir Bastian Shuttle Services - very professional!

Food & Cake

The Venue prepared the 5 star 3 course set menu ! The Venues chef also made my 4 Tier lace White wedding cake

Wedding Stationery

Melanie from the Pink Collection
Thank you gifts : little honey jars with mini honey spoon made by The Rose Cafe

The Reception and Entertainment

Reception was in the beautiful ballroom , spacious , my DJ did my music and lighting : DJ Academy- DJ Mickey D ,