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Aimee Glaister

Married on Aug 31, 2019 in Kwa-Zulu Natal

 

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Magical Moments

 

It was the best day! It lived up to all my expectations and I loved every second it!

The Honeymoon

 

Yes, we left for our honeymoon on the Monday after the wedding. We went to Thailand and explored Phuket, phi phi islands, krabi and finally Bangkok. The most magical two weeks!

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

Well, I'm quite indecisive so it was not a surprise to myself that I loved 2 dresses, so i decided to wear them both!
The dress i wore for the ceremony was Lacey and felt really sexy it is from maliza mary in Durban. The second dress I wore for the reception it was a sweetheart, A line tulle dress, so comfortable and easy to move in for the party also I felt beautiful in it.I got the second dress from bride and co umhlanga.
The shoes I ordered online from Badgley Mischka, they are stunning but had to wear them in a few weeks before. My earnings I got from lavisa. I didn't wear many accessories really.
My wedding look...I wanted to be comfortable and feel beautiful so I chose a down style with a simple plat and a quarter flower crown that I ordered off etsy. I like quite bold make up so I went for big eyelashes and a darker lip. Nixon make up got my wedding look spot on!

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Badgley Mischka Belle

Badgley Mischka Belle

"The newest addition to Badgley Mischka's bridal collections, Belle Badgley Mischka features all the signature high quality, high fashion elements of the couture line but with ...

The Venue

We chose Cranford country lodge in the Midlands.
As soon as we drove into cranford I knew it was my venue it is the most beautiful setting with a charming chapel, lapa on the lake and stunning reception hall (there are 2 halls to choose from)
Almost all of our guests stayed for the night before and the night of the wedding.
The evening before we had a big family braai at the lapa.

Cranford Country Lodge

Cranford Country Lodge

Cranford Country Lodge and Wedding Venue is the perfect setting for country-chic weddings. Nestled in a picturesque valley near Curry's Post, in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, we ...

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I wasn't too strict on myself during the weeks leading up to the wedding. I carried on with my gym regime (strength and conditioning 3 days a week) and tried my best to eat healthy.
I did get my hair cut a week before and obviously got my nails, waxing and eyelashes the week of the wedding.

Wedding Elements

I did all my decor myself.
I was going for a whimsical, relaxed rustic theme. 15 months before my wedding date I began planning, gathering and making my decor pieces.
I incorporated greens, plum, lace, hessian, wood and a touch of rose gold.
My flowers and the bouquets were done by a very talented family friend Mrs Lynne Roe

Cranford supplied the tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery and the catering.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom and groomsmen wore royal blue suits, which went beautifully with the plum bowties and pocket squares.
There bought their suits from suit up in westville.
The bowties and pocket squares I got from HIS apparel.
They chose high top brown boots and grumpy monkey socks.
The boutonneries I ordered online from etsy

Suit Up suit hire

Suit Up suit hire

Suit Up suit hire opened on the 1 February 2013. We are centrally situated in Westville and offer high quality men's and boys' formal and fashion suits for all occasions for th...

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I wanted the bridesmaids to be comfortable so we designed and redesigned their dresses until they were happy. I had them made by our family dressmaker, Brenda Ogle.
They looked absolutely amazing in the plum colour! I let them choose their own hairstyles and we went light on the make up but darker on the lip.
They wore flat sandles I bought from pnp clothes and their hair clips I ordered from etsy.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I wanted the bridesmaids to be comfortable so we designed and redesigned their dresses until they were happy. I had them made by our family dressmaker, Brenda Ogle.
They looked absolutely amazing in the plum colour! I let them choose their own hairstyles and we went light on the make up but darker on the lip.
They wore flat sandles I bought from pnp clothes and their hair clips I ordered from etsy.

Marriage Officer

Christine Mclachlan

My Captured Moments

Centaine,the owner and talent of photocentz photography was incredible! She and second shooter, Sally Mackay photography, shot our wedding for 15 hours! Both ladies were professional and easy to talk to and there was so much fun and laughter during the shoots.
We even did a sneaky night shoot while everyone else was partying away.

The Vision serve media videographers team of tracy and Shaune were Amazing! I felt very comfortable with them and they created the best wedding video!

The Wedding Planner

I didn't have a planner as I wanted to do it all myself.
Viv at cranford country lodge was a massive help, I communicated with her throughout my planning and she made sure everything ran smoothly on the day.

Food & Cake

Cranford country lodge does inhouse catering.
The meal was amazing and everyone complimented us on our menu choice.

Lauren lee cake couture, the wedding cake tasted delicious. The flavors I chose were lemon poppyseed, caramel and chocolate at the top. It was just as I pictured it in my mind, gorgeous!

Wedding Stationery

I printed my stationary myself

The Reception and Entertainment

The reception was magical! I had set it up the day before and with all the candles lit it looked gorgeous like a fairy tale.
We did have 2 dance lessons but only to learn some moves...on the day we did our own dance incorporating the moves we learnt at floor craft studio.
The midlands DJ was our pick and morne and his wife were amazing! They were professional and played the best music, they really got the party going! They were in charge of music and lighting and provided all the mics and audio equipment.

Wedding Services Used

 
Badgley Mischka Belle

Badgley Mischka Belle

"The newest addition to Badgley Mischka's bridal collections, Belle Badgley Mischka features all the signature high quality, high fashion elements of the couture line but with ...

Suit Up suit hire

Suit Up suit hire

Suit Up suit hire opened on the 1 February 2013. We are centrally situated in Westville and offer high quality men's and boys' formal and fashion suits for all occasions for th...

Cranford Country Lodge

Cranford Country Lodge

Cranford Country Lodge and Wedding Venue is the perfect setting for country-chic weddings. Nestled in a picturesque valley near Curry's Post, in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, we ...

Bride&co

Bride&co

Bride&co is your one-stop wedding and evening wear retail store.