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Nicole Carolissen

Married on Mar 7, 2020 in Western Cape

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Magical Moments

 

In no particular order -

1. Having my mom walk me down the aisle and give me away
2. Seeing my handsome Husband at the end of the aisle
3. My Maid-of-honour saving the day (we were having car troubles)
4. Seeing our guests with smiling faces and enjoying the celebration with us
5. Our first dance
6. Being referred to as Mrs CAROLISSEN (strange but cool lol)

The Honeymoon

 

We were fortunate to head to the beautiful yet trendy Thailand just before COVID-19 and travel ban hit. My handsome husband surprised me with the trip, just a few weeks before our wedding. It was the perfect mix of romance, relaxation and the right amount of partying ;)

We started our Honeymoon in Karon, Phuket. We stayed there for 4 nights.. our time in Karon was mostly peaceful and consisted of long walks on the beach, chilling with baby Tigers and elephants, James Bond Island, Chalong temples and visiting the infamous Big Buddha.

After Karon, we jetted off to the lovely island of Koh Samui...all I can say is WOW! We literally stayed on the beach at a little quaint resort called: The Hammock which is located at the less busier part of the Island. This is a must see. Our days consisted of eating and MANY beach days.

We ended off our trip in Bangkok, we were a bit more cautious with our sightseeing due to the slow spread of infections in this area. Our days mostly consisted of visiting the malls and shopping.

It was definitely a trip to remember and I am so happy that I got to spend it with my Hubby (still feels unreal calling him that - LOL)

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I decided on a classic vintage Hollywood look / style

The highlight of the day - THE WEDDING DRESS. Designed and made by the stunning Sharlene Haai Designs.

Hair & Make-up: Blush Make Up and Hair Services by Alicia Spamer Yule (MUA) and Lisa Fernandez (Hair)

Accessories: "Celeste" rose gold hairpiece by Kathleen Barry Bespoke Accessories,
Pearl rose gold earrings and necklace: a gift from Mom,
Rose gold and silver bracelet with charms: Pandora - gift from Hubby.

Fragrance: Coach floral eau de parfum

Kathleen Barry Bespoke Occasion Accessories

Kathleen Barry Bespoke Occasion Accessories

One-of-a-kind, bridal accessories from conception to creation

The Venue

Kronenburg Estate

Kronenburg Estate

With majestic mountain views and beautiful sunsets, it is ideal for a day never to be forgotten.

Wedding Elements

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.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The Groom had his suit made by GD Suits.
The Groomsmen hired their suits from Mr Suit at Cape Gate.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids wore stunning blush pink dresses. It was a rare find ;)

Marriage Officer

The Ven. Rev. Christopher Swartz from St Stephens

The Wedding Planner

No, I planned every detail. However, my cousin Judy co-ordinated at the ceremony.

Food & Cake

Kronenburg supplied all the delicious food
The Cake Jar made our stunning wedding cake, it came out exactly how I envisioned. She is really talented.

Kronenburg Estate

Kronenburg Estate

With majestic mountain views and beautiful sunsets, it is ideal for a day never to be forgotten.

Wedding Stationery

My friend Nat is a talented Graphic Designer

The Reception and Entertainment

We took some dance lessons at Expressions Dance Studio - Oakdale.
Our sound and lighting:

1. ApolloDJ - Kurt Brown

Wedding Services Used

 
Kathleen Barry Bespoke Occasion Accessories

Kathleen Barry Bespoke Occasion Accessories

One-of-a-kind, bridal accessories from conception to creation

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.

Kronenburg Estate

Kronenburg Estate

With majestic mountain views and beautiful sunsets, it is ideal for a day never to be forgotten.