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?
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.