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Corné Botha (Nadel)

Corné Botha

Married on Aug 28, 2021 in Free State


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Magical Moments


It is very hard to highlight single moments in a perfect day. For me the first special moment was when I got to put on my wedding dress after my hair and makeup was done. That was the very first moment I actually felt like a bride and I felt absolutely lovely. Then ofcourse the moment I got to walk down the aisle to my husband. Just for a split moment I was so nervous until I managed to lock my eyes on him. It made me smile and calm down so much

The Honeymoon


We went on honeymoon a month after the wedding as my husband is a teacher and we had to wait for school holidays. Due to covid we decided on a local based honeymoon and settled for the Westcoast. It was such a treat as neither one of us had ever been there before. We got to fly down to Cape Town and got a rental car at the airport. From there we had n great roadtrip along the Westcoast up until Elands Bay. It was so relaxing and super beautiful. We can't wait to go back again and see more great places

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My Special Day

For my wedding look I decided to go with something simple yet stylish and elegant. My hair was inspired by an old Hollywood look but a more modern version of it. It was still swept to the side and pinned with a hair comb from Lovisa. My hairstylist was also the makeup artist, Ronel le Roux. For makeup she used airbrush foundation and finished the look of to compliment my face and skin colour.

I always knew that I wanted to get married in the winter. That meant sleeves! What a dream it was. I got my perfect dress from Whimsical Bridal in Somerset West. It was the Terciya from Belfaso, stunningly gorgeous! I made a few custom changes and it was absolutely perfect. Long lace sleeves with a button up back. Fitted, off white with the most beautiful and elegant lace detailing.

For shoes I had to go for comfort as I am not a heels girl at all. I got my medium height gold block heels from Woolworths. I ordered my earrings from an online store, Lilyblue. I never thought I would go for anything with pearls in but it perfectly rounded of my look and went so well with my dress

The Venue

We got married at Pepper Tree in Bloemfontein. They have an on site venue hall, chapel and guesthouse. The guesthouse has 7 rooms including a honeymoon suite. This was perfect as all our bridesmaids and groomsmen could stay with us at the venue the night before and after the wedding

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I'm not a fitness girl at all, but my husband and I decided to cut out certain foods leading up to the wedding. We stopped eating sugars, fast foods and all starch.

A week before the wedding we went to Bloemfontein Dental Care for a proper teeth cleaning. In the week leading up to the wedding we both went for relaxing facials at Perfectly Beautiful in Bloemfontein.

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