SA Weddings

{{currentUser.first_name+' '+currentUser.last_name}}


Sanisha Govender

Married on Dec 20, 2020 in Kwa-Zulu Natal


Voting has closed for Bride of the Year 2020

Click here to open the 2020 competition page

Magical Moments


The highlight was Finally making it down the aisle together. We had initially planned to get married on 7 June 2020, due to Covid19 restrictions at the time, we were forced to postpone our wedding to December.
My husband and I have been together for 9 years, we have dreamed of our wedding day for a long time and have been planning our wedding since the moment we got engaged.
Indian Weddings are known for their delayed start. We were both half an hour early because we were so eager to get married. We were able to relax in the foyer area and welcome our guests. The day was perfect, our wedding was truly a fairytale.

The Honeymoon


We have not gone on our dream Honeymoon as yet due to the Covid19 travel restrictions. We did go on a mini local honeymoon to Drakensburg.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I dressed in traditional Indian attire. I wore a beautiful red Lengha which was velvet with gold embroidery and stones. My hairstyle was a traditional flower bun and plait, covered with a red veil. For my makeup style, I wanted bold eyes and red lips, I left the rest up to my makeup artist. I loved my bridal look, I felt like a princess.

Outfit (Lengha): sourced by The Bridal Factor.
Jewellery: The Bridal Factor & The India Fair
Hair, Makeup and dressing: Unique Brides by Arthie
Henna & Nails: Henna by Mech

The Venue

Shaadi Mahal in Mobeni.

Shaadi Mahal translated to English is 'The Wedding Palace', the venue was true to its name. The decor was amazing, it exceeded our expectations. We chose this venue because of the beautiful setup and there is an option for a full wedding package, including catering and sound.

Wedding Elements

We chose a classic Royal Indian theme. Shades of white, red and gold were used. The lighting was used to enhance the décor.

Wedding Co-ordinator –Alan Chetty
Décor, Sound & Catering: The Eastern Touch

My Groom And His Groomsmen

He dressed in traditional Indian attire. He wore a Sherwani (Indian suit), sourced by The Bridal Factor. There were no groomsmen as it was a Hindu wedding.

Marriage Officer

Official registration - The Marriage Officer (Garry Govender)
Traditional Wedding - Guru Krishnamurthi

My Captured Moments

Ash Naidoo Photography was our Photographer & Videographer for our special day.

I had admired their work for years and booked them as soon as I got engaged. We were nervous about being on camera all day but Ash made us feel so comfortable and we were able to let go and just be ourselves.

I have received a sneak preview of 4 images from Ash Naidoo, which I have uploaded. I know the rest of the images will be worth the wait.

For now, I have uploaded pictures taken by my guests, they are from all different angles and are of different quality.

Food & Cake

Food was prepared by The Eastern Touch.
We served vegetable biryani, dhall, salad and soji at the wedding.
The food was amazing, we did not get to enjoy the food on the day because it was so rushed, but we did freeze some and had it 2 weeks later and it still tasted amazing.

Wedding Stationery

I made our wedding cards and stationery myself.