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Chanel Karemaker

Married on Sep 21, 2019 in Gauteng

 

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Magical Moments

 

Our wedding day was magical, from the ceremony to the reception. It was perfect!

One of the most memorable moments at our wedding was the "first touch" myself and my husband had.
He was blindfolded, and we met just before the ceremony started... he told me how much he loved me and gave me the courage to walk down the aisle knowing he will be there waiting and everything will be ok.

The Honeymoon

 

We went to the beautiful Greek Islands. Visited 3 islands and made a stop at Athens for the Acropolis.
We had beach days, saw historic ruins and ate interesting food.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

My hair was curled (had some extensions in), I had a upside down fishtail braid on the side on the right going around my head. The rest of my hair was curled and pinned to the side. Done by Channelle from Xpert Styles
My makeup was very natural, the focus was to have lost of highlighting. Done by Channelle from Xpert Styles
My wedding dress was a mermaid style, with lots of lace and sequin detail. A v-neck with and open back with a long train.
From Bridal Wardrobe Enzoani Couture
Wedding shoes Steve Madden, stunning glitter shoes with a high heel and open toe.
Earings, bracelet and garter from Bridal Wardrobe

Bridal Wardrobe

Bridal Wardrobe

Bridal Wardrobe is the leading stockist of all Enzoani Collections in South Africa and caters for the modern bride who wants to be at the forefront of the latest designer trends.

The Venue

We got married in the lovely Dullstroom at The Silver Sixpence Wedding Venue.

We had a weekend wedding, family and close friends stayed over at the venue from Friday night through to Saturday.

The Silver Sixpence

The Silver Sixpence

Wedding Venue Dullstroom

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I signed up for an 11 week program with Bodytec, 1 session per week of 20 mins. The sessions helped amazingly as I wasn't able to go the the gym quite often because of my work.

Facials and chemical peels were done a few months before the wedding to ensure no pimple will appear on our big day (it was a success) , all done at Mellow Clinic in Pretoria.

For health and weight loss I literally ate tuna and rice cakes 24/7. It works!

Wedding Elements

I love the blue hydrangeas and wanted to do something a little different than what is trendy right now.
We had stunning dark rectangular wooden tables, with greenery garlands that included beautiful soft pink & vintage roses, the stunning blue hydrangeas and mixed with a few other small flowers in between.
Blue serviettes were placed on glass under plates paired with white Tiffany chairs.
The reception hall was lit with lots and lots of candles and fairy lights on the roof.
Flowers & decor done by La-Di-Da events (Middleburg)

The ceremony took place in the most beautiful forest, with tall trees moving in the wind.
White Chinese lanterns hung from above with flowers on the side of the aisle in small glass vases.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My handsome groom wore a blue suit from Your Pal, with a crisp white shirt and a navy tie.
The groomsmen wore light grey suits with the same tie as the groom, paired with white shirts from Eurosuit.

Eurosuit

Eurosuit

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

Your Pal

Your Pal

Choosing the perfect attire for your wedding should be a luxury experience. Your Pal can provide this experience, and so much more.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My 4 bridesmaids wore dresses in Periwinkle blue from The Maiden. Each girl had the chance to choose her own dress.
Some had a one shoulder, the other a halter neck and so forth.

Marriage Officer

Our ceremony was done by Etienne Trollope from Doxa Deo. He was truly amazing, all the guests loved his message.

My Captured Moments

Our photos were taken by Soif de Vivre Photography, Jana the owner is amazing and was accompanied by an assistant.
The video was taken by Lion & Lamb media house, they all were an amazing team and made us feel so comfortable.

The Wedding Planner

I did all the wedding planning myself, with some assistance from my mom, mother -in-law and my bridesmaids.

Food & Cake

Our food was amazing and done by Thistles Catering. The wedding cake was exquisite and done by La Moraine cakes.

Wedding Stationery

The welcome board, table numbers and ring box was done by the amazing Oelala. All other stationary was designed and done myself.

The Reception and Entertainment

The reception was amazing, our DJ was a family member, which made song requests great!
We did dance lessons at Beverly Hammond dance school, they are amazing and very creative.

Wedding Services Used

 
Bridal Wardrobe

Bridal Wardrobe

Bridal Wardrobe is the leading stockist of all Enzoani Collections in South Africa and caters for the modern bride who wants to be at the forefront of the latest designer trends.

The Silver Sixpence

The Silver Sixpence

Wedding Venue Dullstroom

Eurosuit

Eurosuit

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

Your Pal

Your Pal

Choosing the perfect attire for your wedding should be a luxury experience. Your Pal can provide this experience, and so much more.