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Inge Avery & Nigel Avery

Married on Sep 3, 2022 in Garden Route


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My Special Day

In line with the Winter Wonderland wedding theme, the bridal gown from Estique Wedding Wear was a white A-line (the Inge dress) with a 3m long veil for the wedding ceremony and white fur lined with satin shoulder wear for the night reception.

The bridal shoes were custom-made, hand crafted by the groom for a special touch: a white flat dressed with lace detail and bedazzled to fit the sparkles on the wedding gown.

Bridal make-Up was done by Magnetique Make-up by Jean-Mari Lombard and hair done with a personal touch by the Maid of Honor: long, curls dressed with a side head piece complimenting the theme.

The wedding rings, custom-made gold and diamonds as designed by the Groom.

The Venue

The wedding weekend, accommodated at Gourikwa Nature Reserve along the Garden Route, was host to our guests and service provider throughout the weekend.

The Friday night kicked off with a braai for all family and friends attending to meet and greet and relax overlooking the pool from a deck. Fitted with a bar area this was so much fun for photo opportunities and for the families to mingle.

The Saturday wedding ceremony commenced at 15:00 and the bride was on time! The ceremony was held at Monica's Chapel, the icon of Gourikwa Nature Reserve, As guests arrived and the bridal party, they were graced by the musical talent of a renowned saxophone artist, Caylib Cupido who captured the hearts of all welcoming the bridal party to the ceremony and the wedding march for the bride's arrival. The bride was escorted in style by Marlene Monte and further accompanied down the isle by her Father.

After the I Do's a photo opportunity for all family and friends commenced after which the bridal party took off along the scenic routes of Gourikwa for their photo shoot with Twala Photography, who came all the way from Cape Town to capture perfect memories.

Guests were entertained at the pool deck with canapes after the ceremony while the bridal party had fun with their photoshoot.

The reception commenced at 18:00, a true magical experience in Winter Wonderland with a grand entrance made by the newly weds lead in by the bridal party.

All guests were accommodated at the cottages and villas of Gourikwa and treated to a Sunday morning breakfast after a long wedding night, before heading back home.

Wedding Elements

The wedding was coordinated by the Bride, with the appointment of the extravagant Designer Events by Johnny Ferreira who designed the reception tables: a mirror box reflecting tea-light candles and blue lights was the under structure of an arrangement of ice white ostrich feathers. A Double layer of silver and crystal underplates hosted the fine food served by Gourikwa.

The main table, dressed by a 3m long flower arrangement, seated the bridal couple, parents of the bride, father and brother of the Groom.

The venue set-up, draping and lighting was executed perfectly to create the winter wonderland theme by Mandy and Donovan Poffadder and their team. Crisp white draping lined the venue walls and horizontal white organza dressed the ceiling. Blue and white meteor shower lights covered the whole ceiling with to create snow fall with two white chandeliers making a subtle statement and blue and purple up-lights against the white draping.

The floor was glittered with snow flakes and filled with led lit trees covered in snow.

The Bride's cascading bouquet was arranged with white orchids and ribbon by Johnny Ferreira who also made the boutonnieres.
The bridesmaid bouquets was an arrangement of white roses, chrysanthemum and pennygum leaves by Mandy Poffadder.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The Groom was handsomely dressed by Euro suite and Tux Tailor in grey and white, with brown Daniel Hechter foot wear.
The groom's men, similarly dressed in white and light grey suites by Mr. Suites.
The miniature groom was dressed in a tailor fitted suite by Tux Tailor.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids were dressed by Estique Bridal Wear in infinity dresses: light lilac and ice blue.
The miniature bride was dressed in a custom made gown by Theophilia Collection and crystal tiara by Lovisa.

My Captured Moments

Twala Photography

The Wedding Planner

Wedding planning and coordination by Inge Avery.

Wedding Transport

Bridal transport done by Marlene Monte in a Motegi red BMW M5 series.

Food & Cake

Catering by Gourikwa.
Upside-down chandelier wedding cake by Delicious Cakes Mossel Bay.

Wedding Stationery

Wedding welcome sign by Digifusion.
Wedding stationery by Ronel.
Wedding website by Inge Avery on Joy.

The Reception and Entertainment

Live band: G-Minor
DJ: Jeanne Voigt