We went to Sun City Resort in the North west. We had a week of absolute fun and relaxation (much needed after planning a wedding).
My dress was stunning, it had a pearl and crystal bedazzled bodice with a very flowy tulle skirt. - Made by the talented Cindy Bam Couture
My lingerie and stick on bra came from Bra's n things in Tygervalley.
My shoes I had actually bought for another occasion a few months prior to the wedding, I ended up loving them so much I decided to wear them for the wedding - they went with the dress perfectly. - bought at Woolworths
I wore dangly pearl earings and a pearl & crystal headpiece that I bought at Lovisa, along with a gold pearl necklace I got from my sweet Grandma,I still wear it today.
We had a fun weekend wedding at De Uijlenes (we got married in the forest and old barn venue). The guests arrived on Friday evening (accommodation was on the venue) , we then had a relaxed braai at the venue before the wedding on Saturday. The Sunday morning De Uijlenes made us a lovely farm style buffet breakfast before everyone departed.
Spraytanning was a big win for me on my wedding day, it just gave me a beautiful glow. - done by GO Brown
I had a back cleansing facial 2 weeks before the big day - at Dione Lifestyle
I used Opalescence for a few weeks before the wedding for my pearly whites - you can purchase it at most dental practices.
I decided on airbrush make up, this was definitely the best decision ever. - done by Leandre van Rooyen make up
I also had hair extensions - Clip in Hair
To make sure I was prepared for the honeymoon, I went for various waxes - done by Tamzin
I made sure to go to the gym regularly to look my best on the wedding day.
We had a forest wedding seremony, and I decides that my decor for the venue should fit in with that. We had lots of greenery,flowers and naked bulbs suspended from the ceiling, with a runner made from leaves on the table. On the table we also had rose gold candles and rose gold underplates.
My primary colours were Rose gold, white, cream and dark green
We had a massive amount of fairy lights and a huge fairylight curtain along the dancefloor wall. We also had flower hoops situated all over the venue (the flower hoops were made by my creative mother).
We had a very good Dj - he carried on playing until about 2 o'clock in the morning. (he also did all the dancefloor lighting and smoke machines)
The food and pre drinks /snacks were supplied by the amazing team at De Uijlenes.
For our Main course we had slow cooked pulled pork cooked in ginger beer, sweet potato phyllo pastries, glazed mini carrots, fanned potatoes filled with chees and bacon, sautéed green beens and salads.
We had a desert table with fudge, brownies, mini milk tarts, mini koeksisters, caramel popcorn, m&m sweets and the wedding cake - a carrot cake covered in a thin layer of cream cheese icing with fresh figs and a pecan nut syrup on top.
The groom wore a royal blue suit by Eoro suit.
The groomsmen wore a suit from Mr Suit hire
We had beautiful long, floral dresses with a white undertone made for them (by a local seamstress) , it went perfectly with the forest theme.
We had an on the day coordinator - thanks to De Uijlenes this is included in the package.
We had a family member who owns a printing business do our stationary as a wedding present.