MY CONFETTI HEART'S MARCH WEDDING FAVOURITE
I'm forever keeping a look out for eye catching weddings, as well as anything wedding related.
To celebrate all the pretty that goes around, once a month My Confetti Heart will be featuring a personal favorite.
For the month of March this wedding had me at the get go. I did an inspiration post at the beginning of the year featuring coral http://www.myconfettiheart.com/inspiration/always-coral-me-your-love so when I spotted this wedding with all it's pops of coral, it was perfect! For those of you that didn't know coral was announced as Pantone's colour selection for the year. I fell in love with all the pretty little details. It has a perfect balance of classic with bright and airy, pops of colour, as well as coral!
The flowers are everything in this wedding. Brighter blooms melt my heart, especially before all the winter colours will be coming in. Can someone say favourite, favourite! More of Sarah's pretty blooms here: www.sarahmayfloralart.com
I'm a huge fan of D Photography, all of these images capture every detail so beautifully. See more of her work on her facebook page: m.facebook.com/d.photography.EL/
All the acrylic signs are done by Witty V and I am so excited for the talent that East London has. Witty V is able to do the most gorgeous acrylic and vinyl signs.
Amy's minimalist/classic dress with off the sleeve shoulder detail is exquisite. My preference is to always opt for classic as well as go with your personal style, rather than what is trending or in the moment. If a bride has to look back at her wedding photos in 20 or 30 years time is she going to love how she looked, and love her choice of dress? Amy has classic taste. My personal opinion is that their wedding photos will always feature in their home.
Take a look at Ryan and Amy's beautiful wedding. All the coral, pink, rose gold classic inspiration you need. The perfect combination of classic, bright and airy.
Photography: D Photography
Pre-wedding venue: Stonehaven wedding venue
Venue: The Blue Barn
Pastor: I Take You - Matt Francis
Make Up: Sumari Ross
Flowers: Sarah May
Vinyl Designs: Witty V
Videographer: Michael Beyers Videography
DJ: Wesley Thatcher
Venue: East London Golf Course
Glass Tent: Silver Fox
Florist: Sarah May
Videographer: Michael Beyers
DJ: Dynamic Sounds
Photography: Estefania Romero Photography
Second Photographer: D Photography
Love Story - How they met:
Paul and Taylor, as well as Taylor's dad, share the same passion for spearfishing.
Paul and Taylor's dad became friends through the sport. The first day he came over to their house Taylor had , at most, said two words to him.
Although, by the time he had left Taylor told her parents that she was going to marry Paul. Taylor's parents laughed and thought it was really sweet that she had a crush on Paul, although they brushed off the marrying part and didn't take it seriously at all.
Paul and Taylor became close friends, diving together. Taylor's dad, unfortunately, became ill with leukemia. To try help take Taylor's mind off things he would take her out diving. Taylor's dad is now in full remission!
On the 2nd January 2016 Paul and Taylor started dating. They had a fun filled relationship, travelling together, and making the most of their lives together. Paul proposed out at sea on his boat after a dive and had organised the family to meet them at the slipway as they came in.
Taylor's maid of honor and her mom booked them to go see seven different bridal stores in PE in one day! They travelled to PE for the day and Loca Bridal was the first bridal shop.
Taylor picked one dress and the rest of her bridal team chose a few. The dress she chose was beautiful, however the second dress that Taylor tried was the one that they had mixed pieces together. It was absolutely beautiful. That was THE dress!
The whole day Taylor could not stop thinking about that dress and knew it was the one for their special day.
What inspired their Wedding Style:
Paul and Taylor are not ones for a lot of colour. Taylor had a very simple colour pallet.
She originally went for a full white wedding with penny gum but decided to bring in some blush pink and gold to bring in a little vintage feel. They had in total, approximately 340 guests! Talk about a large wedding!
Proudly South African:
Paul and Taylor had so many family members come down from all over the world and they absolutely loved their wedding venue, as well as East London.
Paul and Taylor had their wedding on a Friday. Family stayed through to the next Wednesday which made it almost a whole weeks celebration. Taylor didn't have the help of a wedding planner, however her maid of honor, Esti, and one of her bridesmaids, Lauren, helped her with all the planning.
The East London Golf Club loved hosting their wedding so much that they used Paul and Taylor's wedding pictures as their banners and boards for the Bridal Fair.
Venue : Gonubie Manor
Dress : Evette’s Bridal Gowns
Suit : Best Man Suit Hire
Flowers : Sarah May
Cake : Zee’s floral and Wedding Cakes
Hair : Anre Erasmus Hairstylist
Make up : Kelly May Makeup Artist
Photographer : Stephanie Norman Photography
Videographer : Digital Emotion Creative Media
How they met:
In 2009 Nadia went to Shamwari Nature Reserve to do a game ranging course. Little did she know that she was going to meet the man of her dreams.
Nadia's room mate was besotted with the Shamwari TV Program which was airing on Animal Planet at the time, so she knew exactly who everyone was. The one day, Ranger Morne, came driving past on the way to the canteen and their lecturer stopped to have a chat, when her roomy explained to everyone who he was.
That evening a friend started a Facebook profile for Nadia and she received her first friend request and inbox message.
Nadia then finished her course and came back to her hometown. Morne got an offer to go work in Qatar. He was there for 6 years, but they always kept in touch.
When Morne returned in 2015, Nadia decided to take a drive up to the Krige’s Farm in the Karoo, where he was staying as he has some game there. That was it, their love for each other just kept on growing. They did long distance for about a year and then Morne moved down to East London to be with her.
New Years Eve 2016 into 2017, while they were watching the fireworks on the beach in Struisbaai, Morne proposed and of course it was a YES!
Nadia always wanted to get married in her mom’s wedding dress. So, she has always kept it safe.
However, her parents got married in 1985, so obviously the dress was a bit outdated.
Nadia went to see Evette. Evette was so excited to take this challenge on, together they had a look at some photos of what might work, and what won't and put the design together.
Evette is absolutely amazing, she makes a dream turn into reality and nothing is ever too much for her!
Nadia says "Oh believe me… I changed my mind a few times! Then one night I woke up thinking, OMG that’ll look so pretty!!
I believe that simple is more. I always wanted a red and white wedding and Morne wanted a touch of blush pink (don’t laugh).
I had a chat to Sarah regarding the flowers and she convinced me that the deep reds and light pinks work well together. She is absolutely incredible!
We decided to do deep red, white and pinks. I absolutely love orchards so we used them as the main focus on the tables with a greenery runner and some red roses. We got some stunning blush pink floral napkins from Basics to Bling and added a copper serviette ring, which Morne and I made just for a little personal touch."
Photos: RDK Photography
Wedding Planner: Roelien Muller Events
Reception: Morgan's Bay Hotel
Dress: Casa Blair Bridal Port Elizabeth
Hair: Hayley - Rock Paper Scissors
Make Up: Shana Dixon Makeup Artist
Suit: Best Man Suit Hire
Flowers: Sarah May
Cake: Queen Bee's Novelty Cakes
Craig was born in East London and grew up in the small farming community of Maclear in the Northern Eastern Cape, where everyone is either known as “Oom or Tannie”.
The Burton Family later relocated to East London where Craig matriculated from Stirling High School in 2009. It was during this period, at the tender age of 16 and 14, where Craig met Lisa-Mari. A young lady from Durban at the time. Lisa-Mari was born in Nelspruit but grew up in East London. Sticking to their true “voortrekker” roots, the family later relocated to Durban and then back to East London where Lisa-Mari matriculated at Merrifield College in 2011.
Having met through a mutual friend, Craig took a massive leap and invited Lisa-Mari on Mxit. After a few months of Mxit conversations Lisa-Mari convinced her parents to let her go stay with her Aunt, based in East London for the upcoming school holidays as she apparently needed to go visit her old friends from Gonubie Primary, whom she missed so dearly. Pocket money was saved and flights were booked for the very next school holiday. No one knowing about the movie date that was already planned by Mr. Burton and some friends.
Movies at Hemingways it was. The nerves and excitement of finally meeting each other, after months of text messages and phone calls had gotten the best of Craig. He broke out in the worst teenage acne just a few days before and thought it would be appropriate to send Lisa-Mari a picture beforehand to “prepare” her in typical Craig fashion. Needless to say, the megapixel camera used, greatly under estimated the real-life situation.
It would be nice to say that it was love at first sight. If you had to ask Craig he would probably say that Lisa-Mari had just never met anyone as charming as him before. If you had to ask Lisa-Mari she would say she was not very impressed, luckily Craig is persistent or at the very least stubborn (a fact that all his customers will agree to!) and a second date night alone was agreed upon. Lisa-Mari saw past Mount Everest and they got on like a house on fire.
The rest, for now, is history. They did their part in supporting SAA, every public holiday, every long weekend and every school holiday. They shared everything together: matric farewells, driving licenses, 18th and 21st birthdays and Bachelor of Commerce Degrees, to name a few.
In the year 2012 after years of dating Craig and Lisa-Mari made the leap to move in together. The couple found a lovely loft apartment in Port Elizabeth. They were just two kids in love and didn’t manage much apart from white plastic chairs, which served as a lounge suit and an upside-down, empty box which was used as a TV stand. It is also a well-known story that their 30’’ Telefunken would leak during the Titanic movie. Yet the happiness and excitement of this journey outshone any challenges and it was the happiest home.
In 2014 panic struck the young couple. A wide-eyed Craig was speechless. Lisa-Mari didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The couple rushed back and forth between pharmacies and Pathcare to confirm that the 7 home pregnancy tests were in fact not faulty. 2015 was the year that Craig and Lisa-Mari were blessed with the birth of their beautiful daughter, Sienna Sage. Like everything else that comes their way they tackled parenthood like pros. Believing once again that together nothing was impossible. What an incredible journey and blessing it has been for them. Those closest to Sienna know that she has a way of crawling into one’s heart. Her smile lights up the room and her presence is like a ray of sunshine, even though Lisa-Mari did not quite feel like a ray of sunshine while writing a few exams balancing the table on her belly. Craig neither whilst having to study for his last exam in the labour ward.
The stories of self-sacrifice, love and determination have landed this young couple where they are now and they would not have it any other way!
Lisa-Mari had a very specific picture of what she wanted in her mind, but had no idea what it was going to look like on her body type.
Needless to say she organised a spontaneous roadtrip to Port Elizabeth. She joined Craig on a business trip and decided to try on dresses whilst he was attending meetings . It was very last minute! Thankfully she had a very close friend who stayed in PE and she joined the dress fitting as well as Lisa-Mari's daughter, who was two and a half at the time. When Lisa-Mari walked out in that specific dress and her daughter looked at her and said "Wow, mommy is a princess!" Lisa-Mari knew it was the one. It was the second dress she tried on and she fell absolutely in love and it was nothing like the dress she had initially had in mind, but it made her feel like a princess! Lisa-Mari wanted a dress with sleeves and definitely not an off white dress, but the ivory beige complimented her hair and skin tone perfectly and the flaring bottom made her feel comfortable and elegant. Once again proving to her that one actually has to be open minded and go and try on before deciding on a specific design.
After looking at numerous magazines, Facebook pages and Pinterest for inspiration, Craig and Lisa-Mari knew from the start that their colours needed to be white with a touch of rose gold and natural greenery. Their bridal party wore navy blue with rose gold accessories. They did not carry the navy through to their table set up and décor, as they wanted to keep it simple and elegant.
Wedding planning can be particularly stressful which often makes one question whether eloping is a better option. Lisa-Mari's advice is to get a wedding planner that is very well organised and that will set your mind at ease as well as make the process more enjoyable.
It will also give you the opportunity to focus on finer details. In the end it will be worth every single late night and every bit of stress. Lisa-Mari says that she truly cannot explain all the emotions they felt on their day. As a couple, they connected on a whole different level and realised how much they actually mean to not only their partner but to their guests. The people that are near and dear to you. Craig and Lisa-Mari felt like they were living in the most beautiful fairytale and it truly was the best day (after becoming parents) of their lives!
Photos: Stephanie Norman Photography
Suits: Best Man Suit Hire
Hair: Jerome Naude
Venue: Blue Barn
Dress: Rina Nel
Flowers: Murambi Roses
DJ: Les Venter
Photobooth: Amuse Photobooths
How could I not feature this wedding! It is after all my Si-star's!
Yes, a whole lot of rustic, outdoors, natural, wilderness pretty...
Richard and Kaylie are the typical high school sweethearts. Always being the best of friends, their love blossomed and grew into something really special.
Seeing these two as the best of friends as well as the way they love each other is enough to warm anyone's heart.
Kaylie has always been the casual, jeans and takkies, outdoors kind of girl.
A farm girl at heart.
At first coming up with a whole lot of different designs and ideas, eventually the final dress style was decided and the material was chosen.
Kaylie's dress was a real surprise to all her family, friends and loved ones.
Especially when she told her bridal party that she wanted a low back, lace and fine bead work.
Rina Nel delicately put the final product together so well, her handwork and fine detail was beautifully sewn together with love.
Kaylie looked beautiful. Richard would agree, he couldn't keep his eyes off of her.
Wedding Style and Inspiration:
Richard and Kaylie's wedding style came long before the wedding even started being planned.
Before Kaylie and Richard started dating, we had a family joke saying that Kaylie will land up getting married someday in a barn with cowboy boots and her horse in the background, well...
Richard and Kaylie both love the outdoors and wildlife. They drew a lot of inspiration from their natural surroundings, rustic wilderness. There is even some proudly South African inspiration. How cute is the cake display?
East London never really had a very rustic barn wedding venue, and a couple of years ago if a person had said they wanted to get married in a barn; people would think that you were a little bit crazy. Luckily by the time Richard and Kaylie decided to get married, the sweet little venue, Blue Barn, came a long and really took East London by surprise.
Richard and Kaylie both knew right from the beginning that this is, definitely, where they would be saying their "I do's".
Steph from Blue Barn is so accommodating in so many ways and made Richard and Kaylie's dream wedding come true.
Photographer: Stephanie Norman Photography
Venue: Morgan Bay Hotel
Dress: Whimsical Bridal Studio
Suit: Best Man Suit Hire
Flowers: Sarah May Floral Art
Hair: Anre Erasmus
Make Up: Kelly May Make Up
Decor: Border Cater Hire & Love For Events
Gareth and Genevieve's Love Story:
Gareth and Genevieve's love story began eleven years ago!
They were high school sweet hearts who met in Grade 11. They attended some of the same classes, but never really got to know each other until they started spending time with the same group of friends. Genevieve admits that Gareth was always the guy that got up to mischief and was an epitome of a "bad boy".
Months went by with them just being friends, until one day Genevieve said that this blonde guy with the nicest calves came running onto the field at their schools' first team rugby game, had caught her eye. When he turned around, to Genevieve's surprise, she realized that it was Gareth! There was just a little something about the way he looked that day. He smiled and greeted. After that day they started spending a lot more time together and the more they got to know each other, their love grew.
As the years have gone by, they have grown together and the "bad boy" that Genevieve thought Gareth once was has become the most loving and caring person, who is definitely husband material. Genevieve said that she couldn't be happier that she listened to her instinct all those years ago and took a chance on the "bad boy" that she now calls her husband.
Gareth moved to East London from Pretoria about three years ago and Genevieve joined him a year later. When they got engaged and started doing the wedding planning, Genevieve knew that she wanted to involve her mom and sister up in Pretoria as much as possible. Especially with regards to wedding dress shopping.
Genevieve ended up asking her mom to organise the bridal shops to shop for her wedding dress in Gauteng, as there were a lot more options.
Genevieve's mom had already had an idea of what Genevieve was looking for from the photos she had sent. Genevieve's mom organised for them to go have a look at three different bridal shops.
The second bridal shop they went to was the amazing Whimsical Bridal Studio where they had met a lovely bunch of ladies who really made them feel like gold. Genevieve went there with two of her sisters and her mom.
Genevieve had them each choose a dress for her to try on. Elimanating the options down to a final two, thereafter the bridal studio ladies chose the final dress.
Genevieve tried on each dress with her mom's choice being the second one that she tried on and she absolutely fell in love! Everyone in the room, including herself, burst into tears at how lovely she looked. Genevieve knew that this was THE dress.
Even though Genevieve didn't say YES to the dress straight away she continued to search around, but couldn't stop thinking about THAT dress in the days following the fitting. In the back of Genevieve's mind she knew she had one more bridal store to visit, holding out to see what they had in store for her. It must have been a sign as the third bridal store called the day before Genevieve was supposed to visit them, and cancelled the appointment.
Genevieve quickly organised a second fitting for the dress with Whimsical Bridal Studio and Belinda was more than happy to open up the shop early for her to do a last fit on Sunday morning before her flight back to East London. This time Genevieve took her dad a long with her to get approval, and when she walked out in the dress with veil and all the trimmings, her dad broke down in tears and handed her the "I said yes to the dress" sign. Genevieve left that day knowing that she had made the right decision.
What inspired their wedding style:
Gareth and Genevieve are both minimalistic people who don't like over the top details. Genevieve says that she is very much an "old" soul at heart so they had what she calls a rustic, vintage theme with hessian as the main fabric, pearl and rose gold details.
The colour scheme was inspired by their favourite colours; mint green and aqua blue but balanced out with ivory, and grey touches.
They felt that the colours tied in well with their venue but they wanted to freshen it up a bit by bringing in touches of pink and white.
This is where Sarah May did such a wonderful job with the flowers as it really added the finishing touches to the decor and tied everything up so well together.
Venue: Lord Selborne Guest House
Flowers: Sarah May Floral Art
Cake: Sweet Caroline
Make up: Kelly May Makeup
Photographer: Stephanie Norman Photography
DJ: Les Venter
Photobooth: Amuse Photobooth
Wedding Planning, Coordinating and Décor: Roelien Müller Events
Kegan and Jenalee's beautiful wedding would catch any bride to be or wedding lovers eye. I LOVE the crisp, minimalist wedding with touches of rose gold decor. It is definitely a Pinterest worthy wedding, just as Jenalee had said!
Kegan and Jenalee's story is the classic friendship first, love later scenario.
They met through mutual friends about 9 years ago while out on a Saturday night. It so happened that their partners at the time were in the same group of friends and introduced them.
Kegan and Jenalee ended up spending a lot of time together within this group and became great friends. They remained friends throughout this time and saw nothing romantic coming of this friendship, however, there was always that ‘something’ between them. A connection that Jenalee is still unable to put into words. Four years into their friendship they found themselves single and both moving away from this group of friends but stayed in contact and remained friends. They began spending more time together, which slowly brought out this different side to their friendship, both completely unsure of what it may become, but in the end all it took was one kiss to seal the deal, leading them to where they are today.
The dress was such a very special part of all Jenalee's planning. Jenalee's mom as well as herself had made it together. It wasn’t an easy process to select the style and fabric that they wanted to use, it required countless trips to the fabric store and hours of searching on Pinterest for ideas, but when they had finally had a plan, Jenalee's dream dress came to life. Jenalee is so grateful to have shared this journey with her mom.
When Jenalee finally put her dress on, with her hair and make up done, they were able to share in a moment of ‘we did this’ and that is something to be cherished for a lifetime.
Kegan has always made it his mission to keep Jenalee in anticipation and surprise her when it comes to gifts and special occasions. This proposal was no exception.
Going into 2016 Kegan and Jenalee had the inevitable chat about marriage where Jenalee had joked saying ‘’2016 is the year I get engaged, you better get started’’ but little did she know that at this point he had already purchased the stones and had already started designing her gorgeous ring!
2016 rushed passed and what a year it was! Kegan and Jenalee moved in to their first home together and life was great.
31st of December, New Year’s Eve came around - the VERY last day of 2016! Kegan said that they were going to stay home a little longer, before heading off to a New Year’s party as he ‘just didn’t feel like going too early’ and offered to make dinner before they leave. Jenalee was cranky after a long day at the beach and just couldn’t wait for him to cook, not realising she had ruined his plans a little. Jenalee asked if they could go and get something to eat and asked if he could leave rather not make dinner. A
fter returning from getting food, Jenalee was welcomed by a gorgeous picnic set up in their garden, fairy lights all over with their cats playing around them. After dinner, Kegan proposed, and it was perfect! That evening they rang in the new year celebrating with friends and family. What a perfect new years!
Every element of the wedding was special to Kegan and Jenalee. From the number of guests, to who they chose to stand by their side. Everything meant a little something to them and created memories that they'll cherish forever.
Kegan and Jenalee chose to do all their photos before the ceremony, starting with a beautiful and emotional first look. Love that they went with a very different approach from the traditional way of photos being taken after the ceremony.
Jenalee will never forget the look on Kegan’s face when he turned around and saw her for the first time. It not only had Jenalee in tears, but everyone else who witnessed it in tears as well!
Getting all the photos done before ceremony allowed them to enjoy the snacks and spend some quality time with all their guests before heading into the reception, it also left them with so much time to just really enjoy the day completely stress free.
Kelly May pulled out all the stops with makeup, everyone looked gorgeous!
Jenalee's dad made the stunning marquee letter lights for them, which have since made an appearance at one of their guest’s wedding, what a special touch!
Kegan’s dad built the beautiful alter for them and Les Venter, who has been a family friend for years, really got the vibe going!
A real special something in every detail!
Jenalee's idea for the wedding was modern, romantic with a little bit of drama.
Jenalee didn’t want any bright colours and wanted the flowers to steal the show.
When Jenalee started planning, she wasn’t 100% set on what she wanted, all she knew was that it needed to be romantic, intimate and make everyone feel comfortable and happy.
Jenalee loved the look of gold and rose gold cutlery from the get go. She knew that she absolutely had to have those elements in her decor. This then inspired her to add touches of rose gold in the décor to tie it all together.
Being in Cape Town, it was rather difficult to plan the wedding. Jenalee felt completely lost, this is when she reached out to Roelien from RM Events. What a great decision it was to hire her! Jenalee sent her a couple pictures and chatted to her about her thoughts and ideas. Roelien just ran with it. The fact that Roelien pulled together this gorgeous, Pinterest worthy wedding from WhatsApp and emails was incredible! Jenalee said that it was just like Roelien was in her head, as she knew exactly what she wanted.
The highlight of the décor for Jenalee had to be the overhead floral installations and flowers. Jenalee wanted the flowers to steal the show, and boy did they! Sarah is a genius and her work for the wedding was incredible. The overhead installations and alter arrangement just gave it that little bit of drama and wow factor Jenalee was looking for.
Everything about the style and look of the wedding was perfection. It exceeded all of their expectations and was all documented so spectacularly and captured by Stephanie Norman. The best decision they had made!
Every single vendor did an amazing job. Kegan and Jenalee couldn’t be happier about how their wedding turned out, it was the wedding of their dreams!
In general I love weddings, call me slightly wedding obsessed, it's okay. The love between the couple mixed with a little bit of nerves, the excitement of guests, waiting in anticipation. It's one day where everyone is happy and nothing else matters, but the love and celebration of the newly weds.
When I read all about Bryan and Caroline's wedding day it pulled on every corner of my heart, and seeing the photos brought everything to life! I love that this wedding is rustic, intimate, and not only rustic but proudly South African, not ONLY proudly South African but proudly East London with its unique little details.
A classic tale of he said, she said : Bryan and Caroline met out at Queensberry Bay about 9 years ago through mutual friends, although, Bryans story of how they met, during his speech, went slightly differently:
It was just another ordinary night at Number dance club, Bryan sporting a pair of R69 Mr Price Jeans and an open neck collard shirt and Caroline a little black number.
Now apparently Bryan says that he is not good at one liners and the only time that he has ever broken the ice first is behind his bar when watching the rugby.
Bryan's opening liner was a gem. Bryan danced up to Caroline, caught her eye, and the first and only thing that he managed to say was…
Howsit, would you like to dance?
Bryan said, how funny it was that, that was the only thing that was needed to say in order to convince the most stunning woman he had seen to move closer to him.
And as the saying goes, the rest is history. Bryan had met and fallen in love with an East London girl who absolutely took his breath away.
Bryan and Caroline wanted a very simply styled wedding. Knowing how easy it is to get carried away with the excitement of planning a wedding, they made an effort to ensure it was kept very personal, even when selecting their vendors. The C Club has a rustic beauty about it, where again, simplicity is key.
All the personal relations that were woven into Bryan and Caroline's wedding day played a key part in adding extra love to the details.
Caroline's dress was made by Judy Raffin, who has been a family friend for years.
Caroline asked Kelly May to be her makeup artist, as it was a no Brainer for her. Kelly and Caroline studied together and Kelly May was in fact one of the friends who introduced Bryan and Caroline.
Alison Le Marquand from Le Bloom Floral Art went above and beyond producing exactly what Caroline had in mind. Soft and beautiful flower details!
Caroline has been a client of Blue Zoo Hair & Beauty for the last 16 years so it was incredibly special for her to have them share the morning with her while creating masterpieces.
Jordan Reabow at CopyWorld, went out of his way with all of Bryan and Caroline's stationery requirements.
Rick Earth was the DJ for the evening and is the first person Bryan and Caroline call on for any function that they have. He definitely knows how to get the party going, and more importantly keep everyone on the dance floor. They are also lucky enough to have Rick as a dear friend.
Bryan and Caroline’s pastor, Jonathan King, has been a friend to Bryan for 22 odd years, having done shows together at the Alexandria playhouse.
Caroline, being a make up artist herself works with Michael Beyers Videography and Estefani Romero Photography often. These two make a great combo. Caroline met Steff eight years ago and on their first meeting Caroline had said to her that she would be booking her for whenever her wedding day may be. Bryan and Michael were at school together and Caroline said that she has been lucky enough to work alongside Michael with various East London Weddings.
As Bryan mentioned in his speech:
“To the best photographer and videographer that a wedding could ask for. Steff and Mike, I don’t think the two of you realize how important and special you are to not only Caroline and myself on our special day, but to the people of East London. We are extremely fortunate to have the quality of the two of you right on our door step, and hope that every future wedding party uses the two of you. They will be definitely be doing themselves an injustice if they don’t.”
Daena, The C Clubs wedding co-ordinator was incredibly hands on and nothing was too much for her.
Bryan and Caroline added small details to make their wedding more personal where they could. How gorgeous are their table numbers?! Their table numbers were represented by their ages. When they were two, and a picture of the two of them at age two. They had family and friends help out with décor and Caroline’s incredibly talented father made most of the wooden décor used at the entrance and on the tables. Those that lasted until midnight enjoyed a shamrock pie and Steri-Stumpie, which Eastern Capers, would know is heaven at that time of the evening.
The sweet details of this wedding warms my heart and I'm sure it will warm yours too!
Stationery: Copy World - Jordan Reabow
Venue: The C Club
Photographer: Estefanio Romero Photography
Videography: Michael Beyers Videography
Flowers: Le Bloom Floral Art
Make Up: Kelly May Makeup
Hair: Blue Zoo
DJ: Rick Earth
So very excited to be featuring this beautiful PE wedding! East London is in for a treat as Captive Nation Photography will be relocating from PE the beginning of January next year!
Pierre and Tyler crossed paths in 2016 and after meeting had fallen head over heels in love! It was not long before Pierre popped the question, and the proposal was truly a serendipitous moment when Pierre presented Tyler with a pebble. Just as penguins do before they mate for life. He had asked her to be his. Little did Pierre know that Tyler had come across this penguin fact quite some time ago and had prayed that if a man were to propose to her in this way, she would know that she had met her soulmate.
The wedding was held at Estate Twenty Eight Country Venue in Port Elizabeth on a sunny spring afternoon. A light, yet heartfelt ceremony was followed by nibbles for the guests whilst the bridal party snuck off for some photos. The bridal portraits were drenched with love, laughs and golden sunlight. The wedding reception was an elegant, relaxed affair but Pierre and Tyler were determined for their guests to have a good time once the formalities had died down... Tequila fountain anyone?
Photographer | Captive Nation Photography
Venue | Estate Twenty Eight Country Venue
Dress | Bridal Flair Port Elizabeth
Flowers | Flowers Port Elizabeth
Cake | Diane Share
Hair | Adele Landman
Make Up | Theano Zenios Professional Makeup Artist
Videographer | DIrk Moggee Photo/Video
Jc van Tonder and Tarryn van Tonder had such a unique wedding. It didn't take place on the usual Saturday - they decided to have it on a Friday 31st March 2017! They enjoyed the whole weekend with family and friends which traveled down to East London.
They had an old vintage lock that they had engraved with their names and wedding date and in their ceremony they locked it together to symbolise them being locked together in Christ and no one can separate.
How Tarryn chose her dress: It took a very long time deciding on THE dress. Eventually she decided to get her dress made by Evette. It was mostly a lace dress with a detachable skirt so she could dance the night away once all the formalities were over.
What inspired their wedding style: JC and Tarryn wanted a very relaxed wedding and loved the idea of doing all their own DIY together with the rustic look. They made all their own wedding invitations, centrepieces, decor items and gifts for their guests. All these DIY projects meant spending extra special time together. All the decor that they had made themselves could be re-used after the wedding in their house or displayed in their garden.
Their own special twist: Tarryn always called JC her superman. They had the very cute detail of Superman symbols embroidered to his socks and Batman for his best man, while Tarryn had wonder woman and her maid of honour catwoman. The men also wore cufflinks of their superheroes on the day.
Photographer | Cay Rohlandt Photography
Venue | Cypress Dale
Dress | Evette's • Bridal Gowns • Evening Wear • Matric Dresses
Flowers | Murambi Roses