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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