George & Simone | Wedding Day

Tell us about your love-story leading up to your special day – how did you meet one another?
We met in December of 2012 while I was on holiday in Gouritsmond. His parents lived there and so did my grandmother. He came to talk to me while I was sitting by myself on the beach while everybody else was chatting.  We had so many mutual friends and even knew each others brothers but had never met before. He was 20 and I was 23, and I took a little bit of convincing that he wasn’t too young for me! I visited him the week after the holidays, back in Cape Town, and we’ve been together ever since. Our son, Noah,was born on 13 February 2017 and he is the absolute love of our lives! 
How did your husband propose to you?

He took me away for a surprise weekend in Tulbagh. We stayed in a gorgeous honeymoon suite. On the Saturday, we had lunch at Waverley Hills and afterwards we went on a short hike. Halfway through, we sat down on a bench and he proposed.

Did your wedding have a theme, if yes please give details: No, I just wanted a lot of wood and glass and the colours were blush pink, minty blue/green and rose gold.

Wedding Planner:
I didn’t have a wedding planner as such, but Pam Fivaz from the venue does everything: food, decor, flowers, even bouquets.  I sent her loads of photos and ideas and the rest was up to her. 
Place where Bride got ready: My MIL’s dear friend, Petro, offered us her beautiful home in Gouritsmond to use. 
Brides Dress: A&T Eventique 
Veil: My grandmother’s veil, Joan Smit 
Brides Shoes: Queue shoes 
Brides Jewellery: Lovisa
Make-up Artist: Cara Gie from Bella Faccia in Mosselbay 
Hair Stylist: Louisa Pretorius from All About Me 
Bridesmaids Dresses: China Town
Bridesmaids GiftsLovisa
What did you choose for
Something old: My granny’s 60 year old veil
Something new: My jewellery and shoes 
Something borrowed: The dress – it was hired 

Something blue: My garter

Place where groom got ready: The best man’s grandparents house in Gouritsmond

Grooms suit: Mr Suit Hire 
Grooms Accessories: Woolworths 
Grooms Shoes: Bata
Groomsmen Suits: Mr Suit Hire
Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Excelsior Wedding Venue, Vleesbaai
Minister: Gerhard van Rensburg from AGS Mosselbaai 
What did you choose for confetti: Rose petals 
Who made your Wedding Cake: I did! 
What type of cake did you choose? My amazing, secret chocolate cake recipe… 
Cake topper: Gum paste peonies that I spent hours handcrafting (with a toddler on one hip) the week before the wedding, and roses that I put on at the  last minute, which my mom had actually bought for my MIL. 


First Dance Song & if there is a story attached to your choice: We are both not dancers and agonised about our first dance. We chose Francois van Coke – Die Wêreld is Mal as the song, but the day before the wedding we just decided not to do the dance as it was stressing us both out. Some of our friends opened the dance floor instead, and it was so fun!

Catering Company: Pam Fivaz
DJ: Esther and Joos from Disco & Sound 

Wedding Invite Design: Reinette Robberts

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