I think one of the highlights was walking down the aisle and singing for my groom, we had everyone in tears during that moment... including ourselves. And then when a friend sang the song "Ever Be" and we couldn't help but worship at the alter, thereafter exchanging vows that we had written ourselves.
I opted for a vintage and princess style dress, and that's what I got and more from Weddings by Design, who knew exactly what would suit me when they had met me. My dress wasn't the usual traditional white, but had a champagne tinge to the bottom part and white lace. I remember walking down the aisle with my veil covering my face, and then just wanting my groom to lift it when I saw him in order to see him even more clearly... That moment was absolute bliss.
We got married at the beautiful Zonnevanger exclusive wedding venue located in Paarl, Western Cape. Where the vineyards meet the lavender fields and nature collides to provide the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding.
We didn't want anything over the top, just simple elegance to add to such an almost celestial atmosphere, and Magriki Decor & Styling provided us with that. We had our favorite lavender flowers featured in the details like the lace chair tie-backs, bouquets and boutonnieres. Fairy lights were perfectly positioned at various points giving off a fairy tale vibe.
My groom wore an olive green suit (his favourite colour) and lavender tie, our wedding colours that incorporate a few of our favourites- like the flower and nature. His suit was tailor made and custom designed by GD suits. Never thought I'd be a "crying" bride, but I couldn't hold back the tears when I saw him standing there.
At the reception we had Ettienne as our DJ, from "The Party Technician". He did an absolutely amazing job and kept me in the loop about every detail while he compiled the music prior to the wedding, The song we entered the reception on was "Suited" by Shekhinah... the song that gave him the courage to ask me on a date! We then danced to "How Long Will I Love You" by Ellie Goulding, a dance we choreographed ourselves so as not to look too rehearsed.