For starters, THE WHOLE DAY WAS MEMORABLE! But surely one of the most special moments was, before I walked down the isle, I gave my mother a rose and a letter, thanking her for that very moment, because everything I am is because of her and my father, I am absolutely blessed to have had the privilege of having such wonderful parents. Then, I walked down the isle with my father, seeing my husband as if it was the first time. Another memorable moment was, before moving in to the reception, our photographer told us to take some time alone and take as much in as we possibly could, I recommend this to every bride! Later that night after our father-daughter and mother-son dance, our friends from Italy decided to call all the couples on stage and we all started to sing the song Ti Amo " Original Italian Version " and we danced to this song. 19 April 2019 was the best day of our lives!
My husband completely surprised me by taking me to some of the most beautiful places in South Africa. We started off with Sodwana Bay (meaning "little one on it's own" in Zulu), which definitely is a beautiful jewel in the east coast of South Africa. In Sodwana we went scuba diving and had the most memorable moments. Next stop was St Lucia, where you actually spot hippos walking in the streets at night, we did the most incredible boat cruises and had the best time. Our last stop - Balito. Wow, what a fun, yet relaxing place, the beaches are amazing, great for long sandy walks on the beach!
Hair inspiration was soft curls to the side with a pearly hair clip. Makeup inspiration was elegant natural smokey wedding makeup look with a nude lip colour and a smokey natural, brown eye shadow. My wedding dress "Blanca" is a sleek and sexy bridal gown with a gorgeous low lace illusion back and dramatic lace train. My Wedding shoes combined the elegance of silver glittery and crystal details with the ease of a block heel. Jewelry was swarovski earrings gift from a friend and I had to have something traditional, so i added something blue in the garter.
- Hair & Makeup done by Blink Bridal & Beauty.
- Lashes done by Amplify Lashes.
- Wedding Dress from Timeless Bridal Couture
We got married at Red Ivory, where our guests could also stay the night.
"Red Ivory sits high on the slopes of the Magaliesberg overlooking the picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam. Red Ivory is a magical mixture of contemporary design, sumptuous cuisine and breath-taking views. With sweeping views across the Magaliesberg mountains, their tree top chapel offers a unique & dramatic setting for your ceremony. Seating up to 300 guests, the contemporary designed chapel is open on all sides offering guests all the benefits & ambiance of an open air chapel."
Inspiration was an earthy vibe with colors of champagne & navy. Flower inspiration was white roses, eucalyptus,sea holly & golden pine cones.
Service provider bridal bouquet: Monet's fresh cut flowers.
Service provider table decor: CS Events
Service provider table runners: Alex's Nest Guest House
Groom & Groomsmen: Navy suits, white shirts, brown belts & shoes.
Pastor Johnny Smith.
Christiaan David Photography & Cinema. - "Christiaan is an award-winning photographer who has more than ten year’s experience in wedding and portrait photography.
From a young age, Christiaan had a special place in his heart for photography. Starting on an old Kodak 35mm film camera Christiaan learned and practised photography on his own and transitioned to a full-time career after departing from the corporate world.
Christiaan’s confidence in his ability to handle difficult situations makes him invaluable at any wedding. With his calm demeanour and easy approach, Christiaan will capture that timeless image which will tell a story for many years."
Robynne Sheila Prinsloo designed and printed our stationary.