I am so excited to bring you the wedding of my pal and co-owner of www.liefste.co.za, Marinda May possibly’s wedding earlier this year. David and Marinda tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on 2 Mei, on Bloubergstrand in the Western Cape. The wedding was a lovilee affair with the sushi reception held at Blowfish Restaurant. Lizelle from Lizelle Lotter Photography captured this couples’ specific day.
With each Marinda and David being photographers, it only produced sense to us old camera film rolls for the save the dates. Marinda created certain that the wedding had lots a detail and there were fairly a bit of DIY’ing going on. My favourite decor item on the wedding had to be the green proteas that lined a pathway on the beach for the ceremony.
How did the two of you meet?
David’s mom and a buddy of mines’ mother was co-workers. They tried to pair the two of us up for a even though, but the one or the other was always tied up in some or other connection. The day I told my friend that I broke up with my boyfriend at the time, she thought it the greatest news ever!
How did David propose?
We frequently go to Lakenvlei in Dullstroom for holiday and began a tradition of a Woolworths picnic amongst the trees. Final year we again visited the resort for our annual break. After our picnic David announced that it was time for some ‘funtivities’. He took out a black container, gave me a pen and paper and told me to create down my dreams for the subsequent 5 years. He explained that we have been going to produce a time-capsule that we have been going to bury and retrieve once again in the year 2020.
I had to set up the camera for this memorable occasion and while concentrating on this all he stated from behind that all we now needed was a ‘photo of our engagement’?! I was totally confused, turned around and then realised what was taking place when David went down on one particular knee with a ring in hand! I was so caught up in the moment that I didn’t even answer just grabbed the ring! Soon realising my mistake, I handed the ring back so that he could ask me correctly… We still laugh about this complete confusion and how I, via tears of joy finally answered ‘YES’!
What did you most get pleasure from about the organizing approach?
The day dreaming… how every little thing will appear on the day, the paging via magazines and browsing blogs and other on-line spaces for tips. I enjoyed seeing how my original colour scheme moved into a total opposite direction. We began organizing a wedding in the woods and ended up on the beach!
Do you have any guidelines or suggestions for other brides-to-be?
Have the wedding that you want to have, make the decision of what you really want and what you can do without. If you decide on a destination wedding, make 100% sure that the air-hostesses keep your dress protected, do not attempt to stuff it in your hand luggage. Enjoy every single moment on the day – jump on the bed and just have Exciting!
What have been the DIY project on the wedding?
We had very a handful of! I created the save the dates, invites, applications and guest albums with space for polaroids, ‘corn’fetti containers and other stationary myself. My mother-in-law and I collected the brooches for my bouquet that I designed. David’s boutoinniere was also hand-created and he had the knife and forks engraved.
A huge congratulations to Marinda & David. Might your marriage be filled with love and joy and may possibly you be blessed! You can also view Marinda’s kitchen tea here.
Other service providers:
Photography: Lizelle Lotter Photography
Hotel exactly where bride & groom got ready: Aquarius Luxury Suites
Reception & Catering: Blowfish Restaurant
Marriage Officiant: Ds. Johan Botha
Violin: Marelize Zeeman
Dress: Ivy Bridal Property
Cheeses: Belnori Boutique Cheesery
Hair & make-up: Joleta Keane
Bridegroom hair: Dash Hair
Rings & Jewellery: JC Bornman
Cake stand: Tin Town