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?
I bought a pair of handmade NAVA Apparel Warrior Boots (Alwyn’s own brand) from him in Woodstock, Cape Town and first and foremost fell in love with the unique pair of boots and then slowly formed a stronger bond and friendship with Alwyn and before we knew it we were married!
How did your husband propose to you?
He proposed to me in my hometown in Tanzania in front of my parents.
Did your wedding have a theme:
Since we’re both from two different cultures, we decided to have an Indian wedding ceremony and a White wedding ceremony which was an enriching experience for everyone especially the pre-wedding rituals and customs leading up to the weddings which definitely broke the ice between the two cultures multiple times LOL.
2 cultures, 2 weddings, 1 family.
Wedding Planner: We planned our own wedding, did all the decor etc with the help of friends and family
Wedding Car: Vintage Car Rental place in George
Place where Bride got ready: Gourikwa Nature Reserve, Honeymoon Suite
Brides Dress: Indian Wedding Dress- From Raja Rani’s in Johannesburg
White Wedding Dress – From a shop called Bilqis in Oriental Plaza, Johannesburg
Brides Shoes: Oriental Plaza, Johannesburg
Brides Jewellery: Raja Rani’s and Oriental Plaza, Johannesburg
Make-up Artist: Wilma Cronje
Hair Stylist: Candice Koen
Bridesmaids Dresses: They bought their own dresses from different locations because I don’t like the whole concept of matching since everyone is an individual and should stand out equally
Bridesmaids Accessories: Diederik the Florist made all their flower crowns and hand bouquets
Place where groom got ready: Gourikwa Nature Reserve, Villa 1
Grooms suit: White Wedding: Amigo’s Men’s Fashion, George
Indian Wedding: Raja Rani’s, Johannesburg
Grooms Accessories: Raja Rani’s and Amigo’s Men’s Fashion
Grooms Shoes: Alwyn’s Own Brand NAVA Apparel (Classic Men’s Ndebele Shoes)
Groomsmen Suits: Raja Rani’s and for the White Wedding they bought their own
Ceremony Venue: Indian Wedding: Sikh Temple Mossel Bay
White Wedding: The Chapel at Gourikwa Nature Reserve
Reception Venue: Gourikwa Nature Reserve Hall
Minister: Minister Le Fleur from Mossel Bay
What did you choose for confetti: Dried Wildflowers
Who made your Wedding Cake: Mila Cakes, George
What type of cake did you choose? 1 Tier Vanilla Flavour + Cupcakes (Vanilla, Chocolate & Red Velvet)
Cake topper: Mrs & Mrs, in Gold
First Dance Song & if there is a story attached to your choice: We went old school and chose This I Promise You by NSYNC
Catering Company: Seeff Oosthuizen and Gourikwa Team
Live Band/ Instrumentals during the day: & The Riddle
Wedding Invite Design: My Sister
Wedding Stationary: We did the rest ourselves (I made the welcome sign on the gate, and Alwyn and I both made the seating arrangements board as well as the decorations for the wedding favours etc) the handmade soaps were made by Heaven Soaps in Wilderness.
Any Other Vendors you would like to mention: Our Florist Diederik whose Company Name is Bossiegoed was the BEST florist I could have ever asked for and made our wedding so magical with all the proteas and wildflowers which really complimented the natural surroundings. He truly went above and beyond to create the most beautiful flower arrangements, bouquets, buttonholes, flower crowns and is an extremely calm and understanding florist to work with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The rest of the decor we hired from Flowers4U in George, ISP Group in George and Elite Hire in George.
Any Advice you would like to offer the future Brides & Grooms: Just chill and trust the process, most importantly, don’t forget to HAVE FUN and be present in the moment because it goes by so fast!