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Tiffany Ruthford

Married on Mar 27, 2021 in Western Cape

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Magical Moments

 

The day alone was the most memorable day, my husband and I prayed for our wedding day and God blessed us with the most perfect day ever! The Weather was beautiful and we were over the moon to be united (finally). We have been together since we were teenagers and we have gone through every milestone together and to finally be called his wife was the most amazing feeling in the world.

To me the most memorable moment would be my mom helping me with my wedding dress and then revealing the final look to my dad, he, of course, shed a few tears. I am a daddy's girl so this moment was magical. He could not believe that I was wearing my grandmother (his mom) watch and having my grandfather who recently turned 90 attend the wedding was a true blessing. When I walked down the aisle I could not believe that I was about to become a whole wifey, I of course ugly cried during my vows because my heart was bursting with endless gratitude and love I was present in the moment we so patiently waited for.

Our wedding was small but amazing we did not want the day to end. Until today I still get butterflies just thinking about our wedding because in 2020 we had no idea if it would be possible given the challenges we were facing but with Faith & Hope we got to Celebrate it with those we love!

The Honeymoon

 

Due to Covid, we decided to stay in our beautiful Province and explore the quint and beautiful Robertson, Plettenberg Bay, and Oudtshoorn. Instead of travelling abroad, we wanted to revisit some of the most popular towns in the Western Cape, we decided to take on this road trip together and enjoy and be present in the moment as newlyweds.

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I always pictured myself in the most beautiful lace dress, I already had my dress pinned on my Pinterest (which bride to be does not have this).

My Wedding Dress - Sandrine Elysee Bridal Collection from Whimsical Bridal Store - Somerset West
Makeup - Done by Blush Hair & Makeup
Hair - Meraki Hair Salon
Shoes - Madison
Lingerie - Cotton On
Jewellery - My grandmother's watch was my something old & Swarovski Earrings from Lovisa
Garter - Tru Elegance Design
Hair Accessory - Lovisa

The Venue

We got married in the beautiful & majestic Northern Side of Paarl at our amazing Venue - Pearl Mountain Wedding Venue.

Our guests did not stay over as the majority of our family reside in Stellenbosch.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

My bridal Beauty regime was to ensure I exfoliate my body 2 days prior to the wedding it left me with such a beautiful glow. I had on a face mask & exfoliated my face 2 days before the wedding as well to ensure I had no red patches on the day of the wedding as you need to ensure your skin is calm and radiant for your big day. My skin routine is as follows: Cetaphil cleanse, Toner (pat it on your skin - Korean skincare hack), Hydration Juice from Skin Functional, Eucerin Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin & Eucerin Sensitive Sun Screen +50 SPF.

It is important to follow a healthy diet as this also plays a very big part when it comes to prepping your skin for your wedding day, staying hydrated during the peak of summer was a vital part of my prep and as I suffer from eczema around my eyes I had to ensure I always have sunscreen on, this is very important. I use Eucerin Sensitive Sun Screen every day after moisturizing.

Chloe Ting Exercise programs got my bod wedding-ready, I felt confident and just amazing and my dress FIT ME LIKE A GLOVE. Exercising also helped me deal with wedding stress.

Wedding Elements

I wanted our Decor to be clean and beautiful so we had loads of Green & Whites on our tables added a hint of gold with the Table numbers.

Flowers - Flowers by B
Decor - N Concepts & Design
Table Numbers - DIY project by the Bride (Love a good DIY)
Furniture - Supplied by the Venue
DJ Lighting - Reverb Sound

NConcepts and Designs

NConcepts and Designs

Created by the innovative and forward-thinking Nico Laubscher who celebrates 26 years in the wedding and event planning industry.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My Handsome Husband Suit - AT Euro Suits Canal Walk
Grooms Men Suits from Mr Suit Hire - Bellville
Accessories:
Sunglasses: - Personal
Watch - Tempo
Ring - NWJ Jewellery

Eurosuit

Eurosuit

Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

For my beautiful girls, I decided to have them wear comfortable beautiful Satin Dresses, as some of you may know Paarl can show off with a bit of heat and I did not want my girls to suffer and feel uncomfortable. So we went for a basic, elegant look.

Bridesmaids Dresses by Tru Elegance Design

Marriage Officer

Our Marriage officer was our Priest - Ds. Daniels

My Captured Moments

When it came to choosing our Photographer I went through many many profiles but I remember seeing a wedding photo album done by Gustav back when I was 25 and I always said I would love for him to take our wedding pictures one day, we were so grateful to find out that he was indeed available for our Date.

Photographer - Gustav Klotz Photography - Here is a link to our album - https://www.gustavklotzphoto.co.za/rhonwen-tiffany-pearl-mountian-venue/
Assistant to Photographer - Anthony Rosser

When it came to our video I wanted something new and fresh and I knew Jarryd would be the perfect fit, he has such a unique eye when it comes to his visuals.

Videographer - Jarryd Visuals

We decided to get the most amazing Photobooth and everyone LOVED it! The fact that our guests could take a little memory home with them.

Photobooth by - Propel

The Wedding Planner

When it came to the Venue they had a planner as part of the wedding package which I thought was absolutely amazing! Loretta was an absolute heaven-sent, such a kind-hearted woman, from the moment we started planning the wedding she was there for us, and on the day I did not have to worry about a single thing she took care of everything.

Loretta Alley - www.laorganized.co.za

Wedding Transport

We did not arrange for any transportation as the Wedding Venue was 5 minutes away from our Accommodation.

Food & Cake

The food was prepared by the restaurant - Black Sheep Restaurant that is based at the Wedding Venue.

Wedding Cake - Delana's Cakes
Cakesicles, macaroons, Iced Cookies - Sweetest Cakes
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - because i am obsessed

Wedding Stationery

I am a DIY type of person and due to lockdown in 2020 I decided to play around with different designs and i decided to design our Wedding Invitation Template, it was really easy to do and we just decided to print them at the Stationary Store.

Wedding templates can be found on Canva Design

The Reception and Entertainment

Our DJ was the absolute best!! We did not take any dance lessons as it was not necessary. We both love to dance therefore it was a natural flow for us.

Dj - Reverb Sound Pro (DJ Quentin & DJ Denver)

They were the best and we danced all night, well till before curfew that is.

Wedding Services Used

 
NConcepts and Designs

NConcepts and Designs

Created by the innovative and forward-thinking Nico Laubscher who celebrates 26 years in the wedding and event planning industry.

Eurosuit

Eurosuit

Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.