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Elke Viljoen

Married on Nov 14, 2020 in Western Cape

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Magical Moments

 

My bridesmaids and I stayed at Maison Le Pur Sang in Durbanville. It was so incredible to spend quality time with the people you love. The guesthouse had spa facilities, outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and an outside bar area. It is highly recommended.

It was such a special moment when my dad saw me for the first time in my wedding dress. It is such a big moment in a girl/ woman’s life. A moment I’ve been dreaming of forever.

When he walked me down the isle and I saw my husband to be - I realised that I’ve dreamt of this day for so long. I am a hopeless romantic. I read books and watch any film that includes romance. So needless to say one does dream of their own perfect day.

I was always so happy for other brides when they got engaged and got married. And then I realised it was my turn. My moment. Our future. Our beginning. Our fairytale wedding.

The Father-Daughter dance was amazing. My dad and I spiced it up a little bit by using four songs. We ended with a Saturday night fever line dance.

To spend the day with your family and loved ones were so special. I will never forget the love and unity we experienced that day. I wish that everyone who wants to experience it will get the opportunity to do so.

The Honeymoon

 

My husband and I went on honeymoon for a week. We decided to do a road trip and spent a few nights at different eco cabins. We stayed at Krakeelpoort Herberg, Bluecrane and The Bay lodge in Mosselbay. What an experience it was. We will definitely do it again. Even try and support other eco cabins.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I had big Hollywood curls for our special day. I purchased a beautiful pin for my hair at Lovisa - which of course had some bling on it. I love glitter and sparkly things.

My MUAH was done by Corle Barnard. We decided on natural colours and a soft pink Mac lipstick. What an experience. She is so talented.

My shoes were from the brand Opari. It was rose gold and the heels were full of glitter. I later changed into blue heels from Woolworths.

I wore seamless undergarments. The dress had a built in bra. It was very practical and comfortable.

My mother made my earrings. She used Swarovski crystals and made the most beautiful dangling earrings that I fell completely in love with.

My wedding scent was Issey miyake.

My bridesmaids and I wore satin pajamas that we purchased at One Boutique Store. They personalised our PJs as well. It looked beautiful.

ONE Boutique Store

ONE Boutique Store

A journey filled with memories is an everlasting gift.

The Venue

Since I was a young girl I was always fascinated with see through objects, ice sculptures, glass etc. So when got married at Bakenhof in Wellington our fairytale wedding came true. It literally feels like a glass house. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The view of the vineyards at sunset was so beautiful.

Our guests stayed at Middelplaas guesthouse approximately 7km from the venue.

Bakenhof Winelands Venue

Bakenhof Winelands Venue

Crowned as one of the “Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Winelands”, this glamorous glass venue offers unbeatable value and magnificent views

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I exercised 3-4 times a week. I cycled (spin classes - zwift) and did HIIT. I was determined to try and eat healthy and drink lots of water.

I use cetaphil face products. So I maintained a good facial routine. I also make use of Dr Hauschka products. They are so devine.

I went to Spa On Nutans for some tanning sessions. Best service ever.

Dr. Hauschka South Africa

Dr. Hauschka South Africa

Nature. Different. Effective.

Wedding Elements

We hired a beautiful centerpiece that consisted out of 9 candles.
We had white roses on the tables.
Crystal candle stands in various lengths.
Our table numbering were placed on small mirrors.

The bridal table had soft white chiffon.
Lots of candles that were placed on crystal stands. The centrepiece has the most beautiful flowers.
In front of the bridal table we had various vases and was filled with floating candles and flowers.

The flower centerpiece and bouquets were made by Flowerheart in Durbanville.

We rented the vases at Functions and Events.
The candles we rented from candles4u.

We rented large letters with bulbs in them- P&E from Goeters.

Candles 4U at Functions and Events

Candles 4U at Functions and Events

We, at Candles 4U, pride ourselves in giving helpful and friendly service that will make your event that much more Special.

Goeters

Goeters

Goeters specialises in the up most imaginative creations of beautiful décor and lights for weddings and events.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom wore a suit purchased at Woolworths. A beautiful dark blue suit. A light blue shirt and tie that had multiple small flowers on them.
Shoes were bought at Aldo.
The belt was purchased at Tread & Miller.

The groomsmen wore blue pants and white shirts.
The navy ties were purchased from Woolworths.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

We went shopping and found the most beautiful dresses at Forever New.
It was a fitted emerald green v neck with frills at the bottom.
They looked beautiful.

Marriage Officer

Henry Pike married us.
He is one of our pastors at our church.

Was a very special and powerful service.

He serves at Die Bron church based in willowbridge.

My Captured Moments

Riaan West was our photographer. He also took some very special video shots for us as well to remember our special day and to relive it with our loved ones.

The Wedding Planner

Bakenhof does offer you someone on site that liases with everyone and ensures that the service providers delivers the correct items.

My mother was my wedding planner. I appreciate and love her so much. What an awesome experience to be able to plan a wedding together.

Wedding Transport

My father drove my sister and I to the church. While I was growing up we always had music nights. That's where my love for music started. As we drove the 45 min to the chapel we jammed and danced on every good song I grew up with.

It was very special. A moment I will cherish forever.

Food & Cake

The venue prepared the food. It was absolutely devine.
We still talk about the Camembert starter. Was lovely.

The cake was made by Madrie from Sweetheart Patisserie. It was a chocolate mud cake. Finger licking good.

Bakenhof Winelands Venue

Bakenhof Winelands Venue

Crowned as one of the “Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Winelands”, this glamorous glass venue offers unbeatable value and magnificent views

Wedding Stationery

My sister created all my stationery for the wedding.
She designed the save the dates, created the video for the invitations and printed the menus.
She did much more than that. We appreciate her so much. She’s very talented.

The Reception and Entertainment

I did ballroom for 2-3 years. So I choreographed our first dance. My dress was a type of mermaid style, so movement was limited. We opened up the dance floor approaching each other form opposite ends, did a few turns and drops and we were later joined by the bridal party. What a special moment to dance with your husband for the first time as a married couple.

The venue includes a DJ from the company Baha Entertainment. He made sure we had a good time dancing the night away. He was a very good DJ.

Wedding Services Used

 
Goeters

Goeters

Goeters specialises in the up most imaginative creations of beautiful décor and lights for weddings and events.

Candles 4U at Functions and Events

Candles 4U at Functions and Events

We, at Candles 4U, pride ourselves in giving helpful and friendly service that will make your event that much more Special.

Bakenhof Winelands Venue

Bakenhof Winelands Venue

Crowned as one of the “Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Winelands”, this glamorous glass venue offers unbeatable value and magnificent views

Dr. Hauschka South Africa

Dr. Hauschka South Africa

Nature. Different. Effective.

ONE Boutique Store

ONE Boutique Store

A journey filled with memories is an everlasting gift.