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Laiken Stainthorpe (Venter)

Laiken Stainthorpe

Married on Mar 27, 2021 in Gauteng


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Magical Moments


Our wedding was absolutely incredible , it was everything we had dreamt of and more.

The best and most memorable part of it all was who we got to spend the day with.

The Honeymoon


We went to the Eastern Cape, somewhere very secluded and peaceful.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

The hair: I had an updo, which had a braid on the side going into a beautiful bun. My incredible hairstylist was Nicolene from extraordinaire hair and make up.

The shoes: I chose to buy latin dance shoes as our dance instructor said it would be best and they were the most comfortable shoes ever!! I bought them from the dance studio (Latin Look).

Accessories: Earrings were drop down earrings which I bought from Lovisa.

Dress: My dress was an open back, it had a bit of detail on it which included lace and some beads. It was my dream dress! I bought it from Bride and Co.



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The Venue

We got married at Diamond hill Venue in Rayton.

Most of our guests stayed in the area at the guest houses closes by.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I had no bridal regime, I didn’t feel I needed to change who I am for just one day as this day represented my relationship and marriage that I would soon go into.

Wedding Elements

Our table arrangements had lanterns with fairy lights in them. The lanterns were surrounded by flowers. Our guests table names and gifts were a key ring which was tied around a serviette. The venue has tons of fairy lights which really creates a beautiful setting. The flowers were done by the fantastic Amanda Moolman.

The chapel, we had small flower arrangements hanging on aisle stands. In the front we had big green arrangements.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom wore a navy blue suit, white shirt, brown shoes and a navy tie.
The suit: D&S in Menlyn mall
Tie & shoes: Woolworths
White shirt: Markham

Groomsmen worse navy chinos, white shirts, burgundy bow ties as well as brown shoes.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids worse burgundy wrap dress from faire l’amour.

We chose the styles in which to wrap the dress using YouTube.

Marriage Officer

Dave Waghorn

My Captured Moments

Our photographer was Lisa West Photography.

Our videographer was Wild and Free weddings.

The Wedding Planner

Our wedding venue came with a wedding co-ordinator.

We didn’t have a planner as we planned it on our own.

Wedding Transport

We used our own cars to travel.

Food & Cake

The wedding venue prepared the food and it was delicious.

Wedding cake was done by cakes by Courtz ( a friend who bakes really well).

Wedding Stationery

The stationary was done by Marlette Kleynhans and Annalize Gouws.

The Reception and Entertainment

We went for dance lessons at Latin Look and our instructor was Sonja Straford.

We had Fame productions as our DJ who entertained us the entire day.

Wedding Services Used



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