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Hendre & Andrea | Wedding Day


Tell us about your love-story leading up to your special day – how did you meet one another?

It’s a long, beautiful story. . .

How did your husband propose to you?

He made a riddle for me that I had to unravel by popping balloons and so he asked me on top of the mountain at Valley of Desolation just outside of Graaff-Reinet

Wedding Planner:                           Myself (bride) with the help of my husband and my sister

Wedding Car:                                   Didn’t need one. Got ready and stayed over at Madison Manor Boutique Hotel

Place where Bride got ready:      Madison Manor Boutique Hotel

Brides Dress:                                    Ebay

Veil:                                                    Besters Bridal Knysna

Brides Shoes:                                   Ebay

Brides Jewellery:                             Gift from my mother

Make-up Artist:                               Tanja Kramer from Just Me Professional Make-up and Eyeliner

Hair Stylist:                                       Gene @ Salon Hair Therapy

Bridesmaids Dresses:                     Made by a friend’s mother in my hometown

Bridesmaids Gifts:                           Bought it at different places to make up a gift box. My talented sister, Nicolene Taljaard, made the beautiful Shawls for me and my two bridesmaids. Check out her Facebook page: Missy – Handmade with Love to place your orders.

Bridesmaids Accessories:              Earrings bought at Metallic Mermaid in Knysna

What did you choose for:

Something old:                                Chest pin from my mother

Something new:                              Jewellery

Something borrowed:                    Chest pin from my mother

Something blue:                              Garter (Handmade by Missy-Handmade with love)

Place where groom got ready:    Madison Manor Boutique Hotel

Grooms suit:                                     Hired from Mr. Suit hire in George

Grooms Accessories:                      Skagen watched ordered online from Skagen website

Grooms Shoes:                                Tred and Miller in George mall

Groomsmen Suits:                          Pants and shirts bought separately from Edgars

Groomsmen Accessories:             Ordered on Ebay / Their own accessories

Ceremony Venue:                           Madison Manor Boutique Hotel

Reception Venue:                           Madison Manor Boutique Hotel

Minister:                                           Pastor Peter Meyer from Vineyard Church

What did you choose for confetti:            Rose petals ordered online

Who made your Wedding Cake:                A gift from a very talented friend, Bev van Eck

What type of cake did you choose?          As part of the gift it was a surprise. It turned out to be a delicious five layered cake with chocolate ganache and vanilla cream cheese frosting.

Cake topper:                                                    Came with the cake as a gift

Catering Company:                         Madison Manor Boutique Hotel catered for us

DJ:                                                       My husband bought a sound system and together with his brother in law, they made a playlist

Wedding Invite Design:                 Website created by my husband. Website link was sent to all the guests to RSVP

Wedding Stationary:                      Missy-Handmade with love was responsible for the beautiful guest names on the tables, table plan, welcome board, guest book, wooden flower holders, ring holder, etc. Custom made stickers were gifted by my sister in law, Marlize van den Heever, together with the cupcakes and consol jars

Any Advice you would like to offer the future Brides & Grooms:

Walk slow, breathe, take it all in, Eat! Time flies, so enjoy the moment. Don’t fret about small details. Spend less on flowers. People remember the celebration and the food, they won’t even know what flowers you had.

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Dave & Jen | Wedding Day


Tell us about your love-story leading up to your special day – how did you meet one another?

A place I never thought I would ever meet my now husband…online 😉 I am not even great with technology and really have no idea who it works, but there it is…online. We chatted for around 3 months before physically sitting down and meeting one another, so by the time that first dinner date happened we knew one another quite well and felt as though we had known one another for years. The guess is as they say is history, 4 years later happily married as best friends.

How did your husband propose to you?

The story unbeknown to me at the time was that he was going to propose on new year’s new while on our holiday in Vietnam….until he consulted with my sister Candy who convinced him to propose on 26 December while in Knysna (my home town) before we headed on your holiday adventure. That day the plan was to try our new beach tent and then have a family braai that afternoon. Suffice to say the beach proposal never panned out, it was boxing day – packed beaches and windy conditions – so plan b ensued before the braai at 14:00. My best friend’s family home had burnt down in the Knysna fires so he convinced me to see the progress of the build en route to our family braai, he proposed right there, outside the house overlooking the whole of Knysna. Perfect!
We celebrated with friends and family over many glasses of champagne all afternoon. The perfect way to celebrate. Thanks candy 😉

Wedding Planner: Group collaboration – friends and family all chipped in.

Place where Bride got ready: Hired home on Thesen Island

Brides Dress: Besters Bridal Boutique- Knysna, Vanessa and her mum are just the best! My perfect dream wedding dress!

Veil: Besters Bridal Boutique- Knysna

Brides Shoes: Que shoes – Cape Town

Brides Jewellery: My mother in laws diamond earrings

Make-up Artist: The Art of Make-up – Karin Chan

Hair Stylist: The Art of Make-up – Karin Chan

Bridesmaids Dresses: Eye Love boutique – Knysna

Bridesmaids Gifts: I put together a box of little gifts – a gold ring I had made for each one, some beauty products, a g&t, a scarf, some slippers to get ready in.

Bridesmaids Accessories: The gold ring I gifted them.

What did you choose for:

Something old: A garter I had made for my best friend from the lace from my gran’s wedding dress

Something new: Another new garter which my dress maker had made for me

Something borrowed: My mother in laws diamond earrings

Something blue: A garter I had made for my best friend from the lace from my gran’s wedding dress – a blue ribbon was sewn in


Grooms suit: Woolworths & Country Road

Grooms Accessories: Fun socks

Grooms Shoes: Woolworths & Country Road

Groomsmen Suits: Woolworths & Country Road

Groomsmen Accessories: Socks which were gifted to each groomsmen

Ceremony Venue: St Georges Anglican Church – Knysna

Reception Venue: Project Bar, Sirocco restaurant – Knysna – Andrew, Liezl and their team were outstanding!!!

Minister: Revd. Colin Paine

What did you choose for confetti: My mom, niece and nephew stamped out shapes from dry leaves.

Who made your Wedding Cake: My talented sister Sam!

What type of cake did you choose? The bottom layer was carrot and top white sponge cake all covered in lemon cream cheese icing – delicious!

Cake topper: Fresh flowers and a cake topper gifted to me at my kitchen tea.

First Dance Song & is there is a story attached to your choice: I would walk 500 miles – we came across a slow acoustic version of the song and loved it, so we decided to ease in with this version and then combine it with the faster version to officially open the dance floor.

Catering Company: Project Bar, Sirocco restaurant – Knysna

Band: Me and Mr Green – the most incredible band from Cape Town, and wow did they get the party started at the wedding!!

DJ: Me and Mr Green

Wedding Invite Design: The groom

Wedding Stationary: The groom

Decor: Most of our other décor items were hired from ‘Plates and Things’ in Knysna, great service.

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Ernst & Leandra | Wedding Day, Calitzdorp


Tell us about your love-story leading up to your special day – how did you meet one another

His cousin, which is also my best friend, was our matchmaker. We’ve met before, but years passed that we didn’t see each other. A few days after Christmas in 2013, I paid her a visit, and there he was…It was love at 2nd sight.

 How did your husband propose to you?

He took me to go “Christmas shopping”, on our way back he said we must go for a drive, and we drove to ballots bay. In the forest, we stopped for some photos. I admired the scenery, and when I turned around, he was on his knee. I immediately started to cry. But, the surprise wasn’t over yet. He booked the tree house for us for a few days, with our own private beach,right next to the forest. It felt like I was in my own Twilight movie, it was so romantic and special.

Did your wedding have a theme, if yes please give details:

Gold, blush and white with greenery.

Wedding Planner: None, I organised everything myself.

 Place where Bride got ready: Soeterus Guest Farm, Calitzdorp

Bride’s Dress: Christiaan Ras at Coco Boutique

Veil: Charei Crafford at Simply Sensuous

Brides Shoes: Tiger Lilly Dance Wear

Brides Jewellery: A gift from my husband

Make-up Artist: Wilna Allpass

Hair Stylist: Wilna Allpass

Bridesmaids Dresses: Glitter and Glamour Creations and Charei Crafford at simply sensuous

Bridesmaids Gifts: The Wedding Store

Bridesmaids Accessories: Help ‘n Bruidjie

Place where groom got ready: The Queen Hotel, Calitzdorp

Grooms suit: The Modernist Tailor Made

Grooms Accessories: Giorgio Armani (watch) 

Grooms Shoes: Aldo

Groomsmen Suits: Leandri Willemse at Leandri.W design (waistcoats and ties)

Groomsmen Accessories: Their own

 Ceremony Venue: Dutch Reformed Church Calitzdorp

Reception Venue: Die Stasie

Minister: Ds van Loggerenberg

 What did you choose for confetti: Olive leaves

Who made your Wedding Cake: Karooboom

What type of cake did you choose? Naked chocolate mousse cake

Cake topper: Flowers from Karooboom’s garden

First Dance Song & if there is a story attached to your choice: Gebore om by jou te wees – Juan Boucher. It’s been our song for years, the lyrics says it all.

 Catering Company: Debbie Calitz 

DJ: Michael de Kock

Band/ Instrumentals during the day: Michael de Kock

Wedding Invite Design: Ansi Vermaak

Wedding Stationary: Done by me, the Bride

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Andre & Tricia-Leigh | Wedding Day

Tell us about your love-story leading up to your special day – how did you meet one another?
We met on a prefect camp in high school and I fell in love almost immediately. We started dating when I was 17, Andre was 18 and we have never looked back since.
How did your husband propose to you?
He proposed in one of my university classes in front of all my classmates. He planned the whole thing together with my lecturer. When the lecturer started his class he put up a picture of me and André and then André came walking into the class where I was sitting right at the back of the class and went down on one knee. It was the most romantic thing ever.
Did your wedding have a theme, if yes please give details:
Because the wedding was on the beach we decided that the beach will be it’s own theme for the wedding.
Place where Bride got ready: Ilita Lodge, Grootbrak
Brides Dress: My mother-in-law made my dress
Veil:No veil
Brides Shoes: A shop in Diaz Convenience Center made barefoot sandals out of bead for me and my bridesmaids.
Brides Jewellery: Lovisa
Make-up Artist: My sister-in-law
Hair Stylist: Me and one of my bridesmaids
Bridesmaids Dresses: Simoné leRoux in Potchefstroom
What did you choose for

Something blue: My wedding dress had blue in it

Place where groom got ready:

Grooms suit: Menlyn mallin Pretoria
Grooms Shoes:Barefoot
Groomsmen Suits: Woolworths and Edgards
Ceremony Venue: De Vette Mossel
Reception Venue:  De Vette Mossel
Minister: Gerhard van Zyl
What did you choose for confetti: Playpit balls
Who made your Wedding Cake: A family friend
What type of cake did you choose? Vanilla cupcakes

Cake topper: Baby’s breath flowers


Catering Company: De Vette Mossel
DJ:  A Family friend

Wedding Invite Design: Jeanette
Thank you Gifts: Outeniqua palms
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Jonathan & Nicky | Wedding Day | Cape Town

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Tell us about your love-story leading up to your special day – how did you meet one another?
We met in January of 2010, at a very close friend’s house in Cape Town. It was a Saturday afternoon braai, and Jonathan had been invited to join by another friend of mine. We’d never met before, despite having loads of mutual friends, so it was refreshing to meet someone new. It wasn’t love at first sight, but we definitely got on with one another from the start. We started chatting on Facebook after we saw one another the next day at a cricket game (he’d actually organised ticket for our mutual friend earlier that week, and she’d given one to me), and then we met for coffee a few days later because I was trying to get some business out of the company he worked for at the time. We ended up chatting about everything other than business, and then made plans to have dinner together in Joburg a few days after, as we were both going to be there for work. Fast-forward a couple weeks later, and we were officially dating.
How did the groom propose?

It wasn’t a surprise at all, he didn’t get down on one knee and secretly plan an elaborate proposal. We’d been together for a few years up until that point, and been through quite a bit together. He had taken a year off and was about to start his full-time MBA, so we’d been discussing the next steps in our relationship and what we wanted to do next. We were actually lying in bed one night chatting about it, and he summed up how he felt about us so beautifully (I can’t even remember what he said, but it was amazing, I might have cried). We decided to make it official on the evening of 9 January 2014, where we went to have dinner at our favourite steak restaurant, The Hussar in Rondebosch. It was just the two of us, eating delicious food and drinking great red wine, so it was very special. We are very non-traditional, so it was perfect for us.

Did your wedding have a theme, if yes please give details: Cocktail Party with botanical-themed decor.

Wedding Planner: 
My sister, Ash, and myself planned the wedding together. we live in Shanghai and she lives in Cape Town, so it was quite the mission getting everything together. She’s amazingly talented though, and a fantastic event-planner.
Place where Bride got ready:  My Godparents’ house in Constantia, Cape Town
Brides Dress: Designed myself and made in Shanghai
Veil: Bought online in Shanghai, which my mom in-law then dyed with Rooibos tea (it perfectly matched, especially my shoes!)
Brides Shoes: Aldo
Brides Jewellery: Dear Rae and Swarovski
Make-up Artist: Ash Barber
Hair Stylist: Samantha Canham
Bridesmaids Dresses:I didn’t have bridesmaids, but my flower girl’s dress was from Cotton On

Place where groom got ready: 
His family home
Grooms suit: Custom-made in Shanghai
Ceremony Venue: The Pavilion, Kelvin Grove
Reception Venue:  The Pavilion, Kelvin Grove
Minister: Marilyn Michau
Who made your Wedding Cake: Coimbra Bakery
What type of cake did you choose? We opted to go the non-traditional route, Glazed Donuts with edible gold dust – they were a serious hit!
Cake topper: Bought online in Shanghai
Catering Company: Kelvin Grove
DJ: Tom Kenmuir

Band/ Instrumentals during the day: n/a


Wedding Invite Design: Myself
Wedding Stationary: Myself

Any Other Vendors you would like to mention: 
Decor by Puccini Creations, cocktails by Brent Perremore

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