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Imogen Mantel

Married on Jan 25, 2020 in Limpopo

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The Honeymoon

 

Unfortunately we were not able to go on honeymoon due to Covid-19 lockdown.

Although our wedding was in January we decided to postpone our honeymoon to April to maximize on the public holidays and extend our trip. We had to cancel our trip 2 weeks before our departure date due to the announcement of the lockdown.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I have always loved a classic look and my vision was to keep everything simple but elegant.

Hair & Makeup
I knew I was in good hands with Canvas Makeup Artistry's, Elrike.
I decided on an up-style with a side braid and kept a very natural make up look.
I am so proud of everything this lady has achieved and the professionalism she brings to the job is incredible. I can't wait to use her services again for another special occasion.

Wedding Dress
The saying "you will know when you put it on" could not have been more true for me. I visited a lot of boutiques to try on dresses to see what looked best and nothing grabbed me. When I visited Crystal Brides in Pretoria, she sat me down and asked me what I have seen and liked and then told me that she was going to show me only 2 dresses. I loved both of them but when I tried on the second option I started shaking and I knew that I had found my dress.
The dress is Enchanting by Mon Cheri

Reception Dress
I planned a little surprise outfit for everyone which I changed into after the speeches. It was a custom made white flapper dress designed and made by Jolache Couture in Potchefstrom.

Shoes
This is a funny story. I had tried on a pair of shoes with my dress s and decided to buy them. Somehow there was a mix up later in the year and someone else had bought my shoes. This gave me more time to look around and I came across the most magical pair of shoes from Opari.

Lingerie
This was bought strategically so that there were no lines visible.

Jewellery and Accessories
I generally don't wear much jewellery so I kept it simple with some pearl earrings that I borrowed from my mom and a delicate hair clip to finish off the look.

Crystal Brides

Crystal Brides

Award-winning bridal collections; that offer timeless designs with impeccable fit, exceptional quality, hand-beading and luxurious fabrics.

The Venue

Our wedding venue was Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa in Gauteng.

We chose this venue because it offered beautiful accommodation for guests who wanted to stay over but it was also perfectly located so that guests who did not want to stay over could Uber home.

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

Undoubtedly the best views in Gauteng to pledge your love is found right here at the foot of the Swartkops Mountain on the edge of several flyfishing dams, in Muldersdrift.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I didn't have any particular regime in place however I tried to be more consistent with a healthy lifestyle which included healthier eating choices and regular exercise.

I did spoil my mom and I to a Spa day on The Friday before the wedding, where were had very relaxing massages and pedicures.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I think finding the perfect bridesmaid dress was more difficult than finding my wedding dress.

At first I wanted the girls to choose their own style in line with my colour palette, however they insisted that I choose so that I am completely happy.

I finally decided on the style and colour and the girls loved it.

MayMay Attire is a wonderful local designer and she has such great fabric and styles to suit every occasion.

My Captured Moments

I was lucky enough to have won an engagement shoot when attending the Bridal Expo at Oakfield Farm.
This is how we met Joanna (Uniq Images Photography).

She was so incredible during our engagement shoot, we knew she was going to be our photographer for our wedding day. We are so happy with how the photographs turned out and so grateful that she was there to capture the moments.

We also had a Retro photobooth set up during the canapes for the guests to enjoy. (Propel Photo Booth Hire)

UniQ Images Photography

UniQ Images Photography

With more than five years experience in wedding photography and a Fine Art degree from Michaelis School of Art, I am very confident in my technical skills, high level of creativity

Propel Photo Booths

Propel Photo Booths

Propel Photo Booths provide innovative and quality photo booths for all occasions.

The Wedding Planner

No, I opted to plan the day myself and it was so rewarding to see everything come together.

Food & Cake

The venue, Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa catered on the day.

This was no small task as I had a number of vegans attending (including myself). We chose a buffet style dinner and the vegans were catered for separately. We were blown away by the food and we received so many compliments from our guests. Food is always a hot topic at weddings and I am thankful that everything was so delicious.

The WEDDING CAKE was an absolute hit and the best part, it was all vegan. We decided to have a sweet canape's and cut the cake before the reception. Plant Powered Patisserie delivered such a fantastic service at such a reasonable price. I would recommend them for all weddings.

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

Undoubtedly the best views in Gauteng to pledge your love is found right here at the foot of the Swartkops Mountain on the edge of several flyfishing dams, in Muldersdrift.

Wedding Services Used

 
Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

Undoubtedly the best views in Gauteng to pledge your love is found right here at the foot of the Swartkops Mountain on the edge of several flyfishing dams, in Muldersdrift.

Propel Photo Booths

Propel Photo Booths

Propel Photo Booths provide innovative and quality photo booths for all occasions.

UniQ Images Photography

UniQ Images Photography

With more than five years experience in wedding photography and a Fine Art degree from Michaelis School of Art, I am very confident in my technical skills, high level of creativity

Crystal Brides

Crystal Brides

Award-winning bridal collections; that offer timeless designs with impeccable fit, exceptional quality, hand-beading and luxurious fabrics.