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Samantha Yatracos

Married on Mar 26, 2021 in Gauteng

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Magical Moments

 

Our wedding day was the BEST day of my life! The whole day just went so smoothly and I enjoyed every single second! My sister and best friend as well as many of our other family members could not be there due to Covid and international travel, and yet we felt like everyone was still there as Zoom helped us out:) We popped champagne as we got ready and the boys sipped on whiskey, all in such good spirits! Walking down the aisle to my now husband was so memorable, seeing him tear up and making that covenant with God was so incredibly special! We took communion together and wrote our own vows and I will remember those moments forever! I felt so beautiful and we loved laughing and posing for our photos! especially the ones where the sun was shining with the most gorgeous bold colours or orange! We had such beautiful speeches from our loved ones and then we danced until we were forced to leave:) I loved celebrating with my closest friends and family and then retreating to the honeymoon suite for a gorgeous bubble bath to end the night! absolute perfection!

The Honeymoon

 

Yes, we went on Honeymoon to the beautiful wilderness area. We couldn't risk traveling internationally so we opted for local travel and we couldn't have been happier!! We stayed at the most amazing guest house called MGM Guest house and we were so incredibly spoilt! We spent our days on the beach and doing activities like paragliding and river cruises.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I was blown away by my team of beautifiers!!! I wanted to look classic and romantic and I also wanted to be able to dance the night away so I opted for an up-do that was immaculately done by Jen (hair and makeup-up by Jen). My make-up was glam and I had to have the colour pop of my signature red lip, all done by Nadya from Blush professional make-up! I got my A-line dress from Olivelli and they helped me find my perfect dress, when all I was trying on previously was fitted dresses!! My shoes were little kitten heels as I'm already quite tall and I'm more of a sneakers girl, do definitely enjoyed the flatter heel while still feeling like a princess! My look was absolutely perfect!

Olivelli

Olivelli

Olivelli is a wedding attire boutique offering exclusive, world class wedding dresses; coupled with a memorable and unique fitting experience. Exclusive, unique and p...

The Venue

We got married at the Bell and Blossom wedding venue in Pretoria and we loved how open it was, I walked down the aisle in a glass chapel and the reception hall was open on the sides but had roof protection for rain - absolutely perfect! We wanted to feel close to nature and to have natural light be present in all the spaces! My guests stayed the night at another guest house down the road that could accommodate bigger numbers, the Batter Boys

My Bridal Beauty Regime

Both my Husband and I did a full spa day together, the day before our wedding at Life day spa in Fourways. It was an incredible experience! I usually gym so I just pushed it up a notch just to make sure I felt in my best shape on this special day!

Wedding Elements

The theme for the wedding was dark florals, so there was a lot of maroon, navy, black and burnt orange. My florists were so accommodating and completely got my vision, I would definitely recommend Dilightful florists. I didn't hire any other external decor or lighting, I simply used what the venue had and it was perfect!

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My Husband got his suit from Kaliques and he had it tailored to his requirements. He looked so great in his fitted 3 piece suite and long tie! The groomsmen opted for no jackets as March is very hot in Pretoria! They rocked waistcoats and folded up sleeves with bow ties.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids wore maroon dresses all found their dresses at a little no name boutique - random but it worked:) my other three bridesmaids were all in the UK and could not attend my wedding but they still dressed up for the zoom part and all got their dresses online.

My Captured Moments

My photographer was Leandrie, from Beaut Photography. I loved her style and she captured the day so perfectly!! Our videographer was also from Beaut photography and this team of people made our day so much fun!! We really enjoyed taking all our photos!

The Wedding Planner

Nope, we planned it all ourselves:)

Food & Cake

Our beautiful and DELICIOUS cake was from the Purple Whisk, and we had a one tier red velvet cake as that is my favourite!

Wedding Stationery

I am a graphic designer so I was in charge of all design items and that saved us a lot:) I also had so much fun coming up with our look and feel!

Wedding Stationery

I am a graphic designer so I was in charge of all design items and that saved us a lot:) I also had so much fun coming up with our look and feel!

The Reception and Entertainment

My husband and I practiced a few dance moves in our kitchen and that's about it:) We wanted our dance to be very natural and not really rehearsed:) We had an amazing DJ, Kilowat. They had everything timed perfectly and knew exactly when to play certain music, as this was part greek wedding and that required some specific greek songs:)

Wedding Services Used

 
Olivelli

Olivelli

Olivelli is a wedding attire boutique offering exclusive, world class wedding dresses; coupled with a memorable and unique fitting experience. Exclusive, unique and p...