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Louise Strauss & Ruan Spies

Married on Dec 2, 2022 in Gauteng


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Magical Moments


It was a perfect fairytale wedding surrounded by all our loved ones.
The weather, venue, food and decor was perfect!

The Honeymoon


Not yet! We plan to have a Mediterranean Honeymoon next year.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I opted to go for a very fairy style look!
Hair - Maddy in Krugersdorp
Bride Makeup: Makeup by Rozaan
Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup: Enhance Beauty and Maddy
Wedding dress: Bride and Co
Shoes: Clarks
Lingerie: Bra’s and things
Jewelry: ear rings (bride and co), bracelet borrowed from my mom (pandora), engagement ring (Pogenpoel jewelers)

The Venue

I got married at The Lakeside Wedding Venue at Tierpoort in Pretoria.

Some of the guests stayed overnight but the majority used uber or drove home.

The Lakeside | Weddings & Events

The Lakeside | Weddings & Events

Modern luxury alongside quintessential African vistas creates a unique setting for your bespoke event.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I did the following treatments at Skin Renewal: azelaic peel and lasergenis, endymed RF needling.
Carboxytherapy on my lower abdomen.
I used the following facial products: Neostrata Restore gentle cleanser, neostrata vitamin c serum, neostrata illuminating serum, neostrata pha moisturiser and heliocare sunscreen.

Health and fitness: I did intermittent fasting. I also used Skin Renewal’s diet shake, MSM / vit C powder, defencell tablets to get rid of the oestrogen dominance and iskin collagen powder.
I did not have a lot of time to exercise but I occasionally went to Nuhuman and planet fitness.

Wedding Elements

Decor and flowers supplier: 360 link events. It was roses and orchids predominately lilac / sage colours.
Fairy lights in reception area: 360 link events
Furniture, cutlery, plinths: The Lakeside venue

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom: Black and Grey suit and black tie from Oriental Plaza in Johannesburg
Groomsmen: Black trousers, black waistcoat and grey ties from Oriental Plaza in Johannesburg.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids wore different sage green dresses that were made from the same material by Gelique.

Flower girl: Dress from Big Blue

Marriage Officer

Emma and Werner Van Der Walt

My Captured Moments

Megan Agema was our amazing photographer from Kaalvoetkiekies who captured our precious moments.

Jacques from Kaalvoetkiekies was the videographer.

The Wedding Planner

Penelope and Callie from The Lakeside venue coordinated our special day.

Wedding Transport

Private transport. Did not arrange additional transport.

Food & Cake

The food was prepared by The Lakeside Venue.

Our amazing wedding cake and chocolate cigars were prepared by Cakes by Nicolas. It was truly an artwork masterpiece!

Wedding Stationery

Zita from 360 link events designed and printed out the stationary.

The Reception and Entertainment

The reception looked like a fairy tale.

I did not take dance lessons but my husband’s sister did a crash course 6 days before the wedding.

The DJ was a wedding gift from my dear friend.

Wedding Services Used

360 Link Events

360 Link Events

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The Lakeside | Weddings & Events

The Lakeside | Weddings & Events

Modern luxury alongside quintessential African vistas creates a unique setting for your bespoke event.