YOUR UNIQUE LOVE STORY & WEDDING DAY VENDORS:
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.