My soon to be husband at that stage as well as myself didnt see one another or speak to one another for a whole week leading up to the wedding. While i was getting ready, my make-up was so to say 'done', one of the groomsman brought a special gift wich was a infinity bracelet and a video of him recording all the days leading up to the big day, he shared so many special words which intensified the ceremony which followed shortly after that, but because of the video I had watched, I cried so much that my make-up artist had to start all over again. It rained on our special day, but just as we were about to start taking photos we had the most beautiful sunset and a stunning rainbow which reminded us of the promise that God had/ has for our lives.
We went to the all time favourite, Mauritius. Veranda Palmer Beach Hotel.
My wedding look that I desired to achieve was very elegant, earthy, clean, and sophisticated. Myself and my husband love natural colours as well as nature, therefore we found a venue perfect for all of this which was Greenhouse Cafe and a bridal look to match this. I had a loose curly bun with an elegant mermaid dress with an extra long tail and veil.
Myself and the bridal team had our hair and make up done by Kaylin Make-up artistry. Her work is absolutely flawless.
My wedding dress was designed and created by Designer Priscilla Michelle. She created an absolute breath taking dress.
I bought my shoes of which gave me a 'glass slipper effect' from an online store.
My lingerie was purchased from 'Bras and Things'
Jewellery and accessories was purchased from Lovisa.
As mentioned previously we got married at The Greenhouse Cafe.
Some of my guests decided to book for the night of the wedding. The venue has stunning accomodation on the premises and a variety of rooms to choose from.
Rest, rest, rest and more rest. Im a person who loves to take time, relax, breathe and take it all in. I managed to start my fitness routine 3 months before the wedding and myself and my partner did a healthy eating plan together leading up to the wedding to make sure we are in good conditon and healthy.
Looking after my skin has always been a priority so keeping up with my daily routine was all I continued to do.
The decor and look I wanted to achieve, was clean, sophistacted, glass, natural and one that shouts ''fairytale''. The following service providers helped me bringing all of this to life.
My flowers in and around my venue was done by Wild Leaves. Their work is absolutely perfect and really exceeded every expectation. They really had the ability to unfold my dream wedding by their exeptional work.
There were a few pieces of decor such as table numbers, seating arrangment boxes and my beautiful cake stand that myself and my parents had done by ourselves. It was such a nice project for us and made it so special to have them be part of our big day with such little projects.
My stationary such as my perspex / acrylic and glass prints or engravings as well as my guest register book were supplied by two providers, namely:
I also had my glass underplates as well as ghost chairs hired out from All Things Wedding SA
My candles, holders and vases and fairy lights were all supplied by Klein Troues.
The venue also has decor that they offer such as the hexagon of which we could move around the venue whenever needed.
The groom and groomsmen were all dressed with woolworths clothing. The groom was dressed in a full suit and tie and the groomsmen had light blue shirts.
The colour scheme here was navy and light blue.
The bridesmaids wore light blue infinity dresses which were manufactured by Bridal Alchemy and the shoes were purchased through an online store.
Our marriage officer was one of the Pastors of the church we attend.
NONE OTHER THAN - KNAPSE KEREL.
We have never seen such exeptional work. Knapse Kerel are great at what they do. They captured every moment perfectly and took the snaps that we never thought were possible. They also took care of our photo booth of which they set up and supplied the photos as well. Young and vibrant and really understands the important of capturing every moment.
Our venue also supplied the service of a planner which saved us a lot of costs and time. She was exeptional, paid attention to detail and really made everything work the way we wanted it to without any hassles.
Our venue had the option of using the shuttle services (for locations within 5km radius)however, we did not need this as all of us stayed on the premises the night before the wedding as well as on the night of the wedding. None of our guests stayed outstide the venue within the 5km radius.
On the day of the wedding for our shoot, we had a shuttle service which escorted myself my partner as well as the photography team to the areas that we desired to get the snaps we wanted. The venue has a massive premises of which you can utilize to take perfect photos.
The Greenhouse Cafe prepared our food for us. They have both buffet and A Al Carte options to choose from. All options are mouthwatering and 5 star quality.
Our cake was made by 180 Degrees Catering and Confectionary
For the Chapel as guests were arriving, we had a Cello and Violin duo to welcome the guests.
Our venue also provided us the service of an in-house DJ who took care of all our sound and lighting.
I choreographed both my last and first dance.