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Helandi Janse van Vuuren (Smit)

Helandi Janse van Vuuren

Married on Jun 29, 2019 in Gauteng

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Magical Moments

 

Walking down the isle I couldn't contain my happiness. Seeing everyone there, happy for us. Seeing my smiling husband at the end of the isle. Pure happiness.

The Honeymoon

 

Yes we did! We went too the western Cape. Spent some time in Plett, Knysna, Tsitsikamma and Wilderness. What an epic time away.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I wanted to look classic. Something like Grace Kelly. I wore pearls as my jewelry. My dress was a perfect fit with lace on the bodice and tule on the skirt. I wore imaani shoes but switched the classic high heel for a pair of Blue Betty vellies later the evening. My mother in law had crocheted the most beautiful shawl to keep me warm during the night.

The Venue

We got married at Die Akker in Donkerhoek. What an amazing venue!! It was the first venue I saw and I completely lost my heart! The staff is amazing and the food was out of this world. The venue has a small guesthouse on the premises and there are more than enough guesthouses around.

Die Akker Wedding Venue

Die Akker Wedding Venue

Nestled snugly amidst magnificent age-old oak trees lies a breathtaking venue

My Bridal Beauty Regime

First of all I made sure I followed my facial cleansing schedule every day. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! I got lash extensions a month before the wedding, so I could get used to it. The lashes had a touch up a week before the wedding. My nails was also done with acrylic to strengthen it.

Wedding Elements

I took Jacobs and Douwe Egberts bottels and had them sandblasted and spray painted them with chalk paint. My colour scheme was a dirty pink, dirty light green and burgundy. I asked a lady to knit woolen hearts which I attached to the coffee bottles. My flowers looked hand picked from a flower field. I wanted a very relaxed feel.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Well, since we were getting married in Winter, shorts were out. My husband and his groomsmen wore cream pants, a white shirt, a grey tie and a cream undercoat. Everything was found at Eurosuit.

Eurosuit

Eurosuit

Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I told my bridesmaids that they could choose what to wear as I trusted them completely. They decided on tule skirts, 2 pink and 2 green. They had lace tops made with a material rose which matched their skirts.

Marriage Officer

We had the honor of having pastor Melissa van Biljon being our marriage officer. She is from the Mosaïk church in Roodepoort.

My Captured Moments

We decided on Amoia photography. The best choice ever made! Their energy was amazing. Anle did our engagement shoot as well as our wedding photos. She had a second photographer there by the name of Abigail. They were amazing, always making us laugh.

The Wedding Planner

Only Ardelle at Die Akker. She thought of everything!

Food & Cake

The food was made by the chef of Die Akker. She was really on top of her game. The food was amazing!!! Our wedding cake was made by my mother in law's best friend. We had a carrot cake which was finished by the end of the weekend.

Wedding Stationery

Vision hive did the design and printing of the invitations. But being a DIY bride I gave all the invitations a personal touch. We had 3 different designs which I posted to family that lived far away.

The Reception and Entertainment

Our reception was so much fun!! We hired Jeandre Venter as our master of ceremonies. And he made sure that everyone was up and dancing. We took dancing lessons but half way through my husband decided he didn't like it. So on the night we basically just swayed.

Wedding Services Used

 
Eurosuit

Eurosuit

Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.

Die Akker Wedding Venue

Die Akker Wedding Venue

Nestled snugly amidst magnificent age-old oak trees lies a breathtaking venue