Everything about the day was absolutely MAGICAL! From waking up next to my Mother (and best friend), to kissing my Husband good night was an absolute dream come true!
I can remember being overwhelmed by the most beautiful sunrise while having breakfast at the venue with my parents. It felt as though it was a sign from God and all our special loved ones in Heaven that they were ready to celebrate the big day with us too.
Even though most of the day was a blur, I do have very fond memories of genuinely laughing and smiling NON STOP!
Just having all our loved ones celebrating with us was a blessing...but my favorite part of it all was dancing the night away with Husband.
Yes! We were fortunate enough to have spent our Honeymoon in Paradise, also known as Mauritius, just before the Pandemic hit the world. We tried to hide every cough and sneeze (allergies) out of fear that we would be sent home early :)
Bride and mom of the bride hair and makeup - Marnel Toerien made us look better than we could've imagined
Bridesmaids hair and makeup - Liesl van Huyssteen Make-up Artistry & Hairstyling made those beauties even more radiant
Wedding dress - Weddings by Design helped me find THE perfect dress
Bridesmaids dresses - Imogen Grace made the most stunning and easy to wear dresses
We were one of the very rare couples that had the Church ceremony and Wedding reception at two separate locations.
The marriage ceremony was held at "Immaculate Conception'' Catholic Church and the reception was held at Atlantic Beach Links in Melkbos (Cape Town).
Since Husband and I both live in Gauteng and had family living in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Vietnam and Hong Kong, we had ALOT of "out of townwers" that stayed at the venue and at surrounding Air BNBs/ Hotels.
I actually think our wedding party had booked out 70% of Melkbos that week :P
I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle in general - to avoid the last minute crash diets or fitness regimes.
Decor and flowers - Melkbosstrand Decor / arts, crafts & stationery made everything look absolutely stunning and took our breath away when we entered the reception
Kendra Friend Photography and Grootdors produksies (Videography) captured every special moment so perfectly.
What I love the most about out photos and videos is that every aspect of it is natural, authentic and pure :)
(no cheesy wedding photo poses here :P)
I was my own (long distance) wedding planner - being based in Johannesburg, planning a wedding in Cape Town (not for the faint hearted/ wouldn't recommend it/ don't do it).
We used the catering provided by Atlantic Beach Links (our Wedding venue) - and yes I ate the food, it was amazing!!!!
Our Cake was made by @littlebunnies - they did such an amazing job!
Stationary was provided by Oh Yay! - they made the most gorgeous invitations, menus, thank you cards, name tags and guest book ever!
We practiced our first dance 3 times, at home, in our dining room :P
We had the best DJs from Silkmusic wedding DJs - who read the crowd perfectly and kept EVERYONE (including Bride and Groom) on the dance floor the entire night.