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.