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Melissa de Jongh

Married on Oct 10, 2020 in Western Cape


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Magical Moments


10.10.2020 was a unique date in every way…

That morning rain poured down, we had an outside ceremony in the woods. The venue owner sent me a video of their dam overflowing for the first time in 6 years – I knew it was going to be a blessed day. I remember our photographer jumping up and down telling me rainy days make the best pictures, and he was right. Also very grateful for makeup artists that made us all look our best selves through rain and sunshine. It rained right up ’till the moment my dad started walking me down the isle. As we walked, sun came shining through the trees, everything was perfect. The moment I saw Dean everything else disappeared, it was finally time. We decided to write our own vows and Dean had a Harris Hawk fly in our rings. We had lawn games for entertainment and my one bridesmaid made our cake. My mom surprised us with a sparkle machine as we entered the venue and a cloud smoke machine and confetti canon for the first dance. I had two beautiful wedding dresses, one made especially for me. Everything was perfect, the decor was more than we dreamed it would be, the food was delicious, the music kept everyone on the dance floor until they had to close the venue doors, and most guests stayed over to keep the party going.

I am grateful for supporting and loving parents that made this day possible, nothing too much or too great for them.
I am grateful for a bridal crew that kept us positive and made our day unforgettable, we have friends that last a lifetime.
I am grateful for vendors that went above and beyond with night time video chats, check-ins and extras to make our day perfect.
I am grateful for family and friends that traveled far just to be a part of our day.
Most of all, I am grateful for my husband, for praying with me, for being my rock through it all, and for choosing me to be his wife.

Wedding Dresses: La Belle Mariée Bridal Couture
Bridesmaids Dresses: La Belle Mariée Bridal Couture
Hair & Makeup (Bride): Celestial Makeup Artistry
Makeup (Bridesmaids): Makeup by Ruth
Photographer: Gustav Klotz Photography
Videographer: Miracle Media SA
Flowers & Decor: Husband Wife Team
Ring Bearer: Eagle Encounters
Lawn Games: Mr & Mrs M Wedding Games
Visuals: Vis Create (Sparkle Machine, Cloud Smoke Machine, and Confetti Canons)
Music & Sound: The Party Technician
Venue: Murasie Venue

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