FOOD & BEVERAGES //
We kept it very simple, good food was very important to us and Fresh, our caterers did an outstanding job. A food table was set up with roast beef, chicken, line fish, big green leafy salads, potato gratin, a mix of cheeses, delicious bread, preserves, and spreads.
Our bar was basic, some bubbly, a few different wines, gin & tonic, whisky, ciders and beers.
We went down to Wilderness in the Garden Route which is an incredible part of South Africa. We enjoyed lots of relaxing and dining out at some delicious restaurants. I highly recommend thee seafood pot at The Bell in Knysna. We did a ton of hiking, paddling and beach walking. It was a great place to enjoy the outdoors, which we both love so much.
GIFTS REGISTRY //
Doug and I only moved in together after the wedding, we needed quite a few items for the house and had a registry with Yuppie Chef. We were so spoiled by our guests, it was really unbelievable. Every time we use a particular item we think of the people that gave it to us, that’s very special. Every gift was just so special and valuable but some that stand out: a gorgeous painting from my best friend’s mum, Susie, who is an amazing artist. I have always wanted to own one of her pieces and now it sits happily in my home.
My bridesmaids were amazing and so thoughtful; on the morning of they all gave me traditional trinkets and heart-warming notes. A penny in a shoe, a thimble, something borrowed, something blue and something new, it meant the world to me.
MEMORABLE MOMENT //
My bachelorette was a ton of fun and the theme was Southern Belles. My outfit was fabulous and my bridesmaids worked so hard to put together a fun party. At the wedding doing our vows and listening to our pastor’s amazing words of wisdom was such a huge moment.
ADVICE FOR BRIDES-TO-BE //
Don’t sweat the small stuff, it can be tough but remember to be kind to one another and that the best part is that you get to marry your person and at the end of the day that is all that matters. Make choices that make you happy, don’t feel pressured by anyone to do things a certain way. It should represent the two of you as a couple.