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Madelein Michau (van Staden)

Madelein Michau

Married on Jun 8, 2019 in Kwa-Zulu Natal


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Magical Moments


I was 20 mins early for my ceremony.
While sitting in the car outside the forest I grew more and more nervous.
When I finally started walking towards the forest entrance and got to the aisle to see my husband to be , Darin, standing there, every single bit of nervous energy disappear and replaced with complete calm. Everything was in slow motion and I could only see his face. Was the best moment of the whole day for me.

The Honeymoon


Yes. We went to Cape Town for 8 days.
We had the most amazing weather for winter.
Only one day of rain and sunny skies for rest of the time.
Had the best experiences together.

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My Special Day

I would say my look is classic and relaxed.
I have never been a girly girl so wanted my wedding look to reflect that but still be bridal.
I went for very subtle natural make up and did a half up do that was loose but still bridal. Hair and Make up was done by Tatum from Red Lips and Hair Clips based in Durban.
My stunning wedding dress was from Bella Bride based in Hillcrest, Yolandi is the most amazing person to help you find your dream dress.

The Venue

We got married at the stunning Wingrove Valley Wedding Venue.
Most stunning venue in the Bisley Nature Reserve in Pietermaritzburg

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I didn't change much from my normal routine.
I was always into fitness. I mostly did crossfit before the wedding

Wedding Elements

Our decor and flowers were classic and timeless.
We went for wreath centre pieces where none matched and had only used greenery and white flowers.
We wanted different and unstructured.

Our main table were big vases with different flowers.

We had table numbers made of Lego.
To show our fun and nerdy side.
We also had name place cards laser cut and little chocolate Lego as favours.

The venue offered tables and chairs with covers.

We got the flowers from Zuluflora in Hilton

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom wore all black.
Groomsmen wore black suits with black shirts and grey ties.

Suits - hired from Belle and Bravado in Pietermaritzburg
Tie clips and ties - Knotted ties

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I wanted to step outside the box with my bridesmaids.
They all wore black with dresses of their own choosing.
All of their dresses were different to suit their unique body types.

Marriage Officer

Dream Ceremonies

My Captured Moments

Our photographer is the amazing Tammy Mcarthur from Little things Photography.
We fell in love with her storytelling style of photography.
She is really great to work with and so talented.
She uses her mom as second shooter and they make an amazing team.
We did a DIY photobooth with a selfie stick were guests could entertain themselves

The Wedding Planner

No. I mostly planned the day myself.
One of the groomsmen wives and my maid of Honour ran the days events

Wedding Transport

My amazing dad!

Food & Cake

Tamleigh Catering did our amazing food.
Cake was done by Cakes by Elize ( who is also my mother)

Wedding Stationery

My amazing husband did all our stationary.
He is a graphic designer - Darin Michau Design and Illustration

The Reception and Entertainment

We did not have dance lessons.
We used DJ Worx who did the sound and lighting for the wedding.