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Kalkoonde Wedding

Die Kalkoonde Wellington Wedding

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Kalkoonde Wedding

Hoe ons ontmoet het:

Soetes en Sop fees  2016 was die groot ontmoeting, alles te danke aan my strooimeisie, Amore Smith, en JE se se strooijonker, WJ Smith.  Min wetende dat dit die begin van ons sprokie verhaal was.  Kort na die fees was dit tyd vir huisdans en ek het ‘n date gekort. Ek dink toe dadelik aan JE en het my moed bymekaar geskraap en hom gevra (natuurlik het ek die eerste move gemaak).Weens sport verpligtinge kon hy dit nie maak nie  –   ek dink hy het “hard to get” gespeel. Hy was seker maar jaloers, want na die dans het die geskenkies en verrassings ingestroom. Dis toe waar ons besef hier was iets aan die broei, iets spesiaal, iets wat vir ewig kan hou.

Wat my na JE aangetrek het –  JE het ‘n rustigheid op hom wat my definitief na hom aangetrek het.  Hy het ook so lekker droë sin vir humor en laat my lag!  Ek kan myself wees en hy aanvaar my ten volle.

Wat het JE na my aangetrek – Wie kan nou nie van daai bos krulle hou nie. Haar sag geaardheid, omgee vir ander en hoe sy die klein die dingetjies van die lewe waardeer is van haar mooiste eienskappe.

Hoe Covid-19 ons Troue beinvloed het:

4 April 2020 was die groot dag gewees, wel dit was die plan. Weens Covid-19 was die land 2 weke voor die troue in ‘n hard lockdown geplaas en ons was gedwing om uit te stel (wat ‘n terugslag was dit nie). Ons nuwe datum was 12 September 2020 met die hoop dat dinge teen daardie tyd sal kalmeer. Weereens moes ons uitstel. Einde Julie het ons besluit om 7 Augustus 2020 ‘n intieme troue te reël, want hoekom wag, ons altwee weet wat ons wil hê! Binne twee weke het ons ‘n troue gereël en daar was slegs 10 gaste.  Meer perfek kon ons nie voor vra nie.  Ons wou nog steeds ons troudag vier saam met ons familie en vriende wat nie ons klein intieme troue kon bywoon nie. 26 Maart 2021 was die groot herbevestiging aan ons naaste familie en vriende, en wat ‘n dag was dit nie!

Hoe het ons ons fotograaf ervaar?

Landi van Organictales was ons fotograaf van dag een af. Ons het al meer as ‘n jaar, vanaf September 2019, ‘n pad saam met haar gestap.  Sy het ons verlowingsfoto’s geneem.  Ons was baie opgewonde vir ons trou foto’s en kon nie wga nie.  Min wetend dat ons ‘n jaar en 3 maande nog moes wag daarvoor as gevolg van Covid-19.  Sy was baie tegemoedkomend deur die hele proses.  Wat haar werk aanbetref – asemrowend en uniek, ons kon nie vir beter vra nie!  Sy het ons al twee op ons gemak laat voel. Dit was ‘n voorreg om haar as ons fotograaf te hê om ons spesiale dag vas te vang.

Mees memorable oomblik van die troue:

JE – Wel natuurlik toe die Majo, my bruid, haar verskyning gemaak het.  Majo – vir  my was dit ongelooflik om weer by ‘n paadjie af te stap, om met dieselfde man weer te trou en vir ‘n tweede keer my man te sien ‘n traan pik.  Dit was so mooi en spesiale dag.  Wat dit soveel meer spesiaal gemaak het was dat ons kans gehad het om ons eie vows vir mekaar te lees voor familie en vriende.  Maar ons moet bieg die weer was besonders in ons guns. Die oggend opgestaan met ligte drizzle reën wat moontlik dinge kon ontwrig het aangesien 90 % van die onthaal in die buitelig was. Genadiglik het dit gestop en gesorg vir een van die mooiste lugskoue wat elke oomblik perfek kon raakvang.

Honeymoon:

Aanvanklik was ons honeymoon gebook en betaal vir Mauritius in April 2020. Natuurlik met Covid 19 kon dit nie realiseer nie. Gelukkig is die pakket nog geldig vir toekomstige gebruik. Ons moes improviseer na ons intieme troue die 7de Aug 2020. Op kort kennisgewing kon ons plek by Botlierskop private game reserve in die Wes-Kaap kry aangesien ons nog nie provinsies kon oorsteek nie. Wat ‘n belewenis was dit nie. Om net weg te kom van die chaos in ons land, en in ons eie bubble die lewe te kon geniet. Gelukkig kan ons nog uitsien na ‘n wegbreek na Mauritius wat vir ons wag.

Raad wat ons aan ander couples sal gee:

Moenie twyfel nie! Al doen julle ‘n intieme troue, gaan voluit. Op die dag van jou troue moet jy nie jou bekommer oor klein dingetjies nie of selfs die weer nie, want alles sal presies uitwerk soos dit moet en net perfek wees!

 

Vendors:

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Venue: Kalkoonde – http://www.diekalkoonde.com/

Rok: Calegra Bridalhouse Cape Town – https://www.calegra.co.za/

MUH: Evelyn Francis MUH – http://www.evelynfrancis.co.za/

Koek: Carmen Eksteen Patisseries – https://www.facebook.com/carmeneksteenpatisseries

Catering: Wild Boar Catering

Dj: DJ Dirkie – https://www.facebook.com/DJDirkie

Juwele:

Ring en pêrel armband – Carine van Zyl, Riebeek Kasteel – https://www.facebook.com/carine.vanzyl.9/photos

Oorbelle – Jeanne&Co – http://www.jeanneandco.com/

Blomme: Floralaffairs – https://www.facebook.com/floralaffairsbyjolize

Dekor: 
Gehuur by N’Concept and Designs – http://www.nconceptsanddesigns.co.za/

Floralaffairs – https://www.facebook.com/floralaffairsbyjolize

Strooimeisie rokke: Hoiden – http://www.hoiden.co.za/

Mans dasse: HIS Apparel – http://hisapparel.co.za/

 

Fotografie & Videografie: ORGANICTALES

Montpellier wedding

Montpellier de Tulbagh Wedding

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Montpellier Wedding

Marcus & Ilezé

How did you meet and what drew you to each other?
 How did we meet? Well this is actually one of our very interesting “braaivleis vuur” stories. My twin sister’s boyfriend back then (now husband),Wouter invited us to the cricket club so he can introduce me to one of his friends. They’ve known each other since primary school.  My overprotective sister then decided to quickly do a background check before agreeing to the “blind date”. After viewing Marcus’s facebook profile she agreed. As we made our way to the cricket club ,Wouter called to cancel since Marcus is not in the mood for girls anymore….Well , here we are today and he is still stuck with that girl he wasn’t in the mood for.
What drew me to Marcus? Well I have to be honest…It was definitely his looks. And also the way I felt around him…I was just able to be myself around him completely! No mask , no pretend , no walls…JUST MYSELF.
What drew Marcus to me? His response was that he was instantly drew to me because of my bubbly & soft nature. And then my looks! Just listen to how sincere and perfect this man is! I’M DEFINITELY THE LUCKIEST WIFE!

 

Was your wedding affected by Covid-19 and how?
Yes, our wedding were affected by covid in all ways possible.
We got engaged in December 2018 , and of course the planning took off effective immediately.
We set our date for 2 May 2020 . I remember the day the 1st Covid case was announced in South-Africa…I wasn’t nervous because nothing ever lasts long in SA right? And then…the hard lockdown were announced weeks before our wedding day. We had to postpone for the 1st time. We then rescheduled for 5 September 2020…long story short…we rescheduled again.
As soon as Covid-19 finally got some direction and the restrictions were lifted, we decided to set our new date , 13 Feb 2021. Everything looked promising…but then the December restrictions happened…We were so discouraged…most of the excitement already faded due to all the postponements….we just wanted to get this wedding over with…All these emotions felt sooo wrong because that’s the opposite of what you should feel planning your wedding. We were just so sick of all the disappointment. But then my amazing husband told me that we shouldn’t postpone and just wait…We would eventually see this thing through , come what may. Luckily we didn’t postpone because 1 Week before the wedding the restrictions were eased a bit and everything was able to continue according to plan. We did however decide to do 2 receptions in order to minimize the indoor gathering time. But it was wonderful because we got to have a classy and elegant indoor celebration together with a fun , fairytale outdoor celebration. So we got the best of both worlds!
After all the tears , disappointment and a very long journey we had the best night of our lives and we are finally happily married!

What made you choose Montpellier?
 I honestly can’t remember how, from all the thousands of wineland wedding venues, we got to Montpellier. Montpellier was our 3rd viewing and as soon as we saw the little chapel in the winelands we immediately knew…THIS WAS IT! We then went on to have a look at the wine cellar (for the reception) and this was just another confirmation that this was our wedding venue! Everything about this wine farm is just sooo magical. Around every corner there awaits a WOW factor. You literally never stop saying “WOW” as you explore the venue.
The Tulbagh mountains also create this majestic atmosphere.
Lastly, the fact that all the guests were able to stay at the venue was also definitely a selling point.

Tell us about something funny or unique about your wedding weekend
I promise you …the night before we didn’t laugh about this but when I think back now….It’s kind of funny because this type of thing literally only happens in movies…if even.
The night before the wedding , my wedding ring finally arrived from the jeweler after taking it in for resizing….Out of total excitement I just put the ring on and then….my finger started to swell and turn blue….After hours of lots of butter , ice water and hair oil I had to go to a jeweler to cut off my ring. 1 Diamond also fell out of the ring. There was just no way to salvage the situation. So I had to get married with my twin sisters’ ring. Our entire lives we had to share everything, so what is one more day of sharing a wedding ring right? Hahaha that’s my horror story.

How did you experience your photographers service?
THIS WASN’T A SERVICE…THIS WAS A FRIENDSHIP! From the 1st day we met Landi , we knew….This was a lady we would want to form a friendship with. Just her warm ,welcoming and funny personality made every moment so much more memorable.
Due to covid, she was stuck with us as clients for way longer than she initially anticipated …so she had no choice but to become a friend!
She was actually invited as a guest to the wedding. With and without the camera…WE HAD A BLAST! AND THE PHOTOS CAME OUT AMAZING!
Landi…WE LOVE YOU!

What advice will you give other couples still in the planning process?
Don’t overthink! Just do! And as soon as you tick a box, look forward. Don’t revisit your decisions.
Don’t get too stressed and go out of your way to make sure everything goes according to plan! Nothing is the way you play it off in your head and guess what….IT’S EVEN MORE AMAZING!
Take everything in and just enjoy it!

Where did you go on honeymoon and what made it special?
 My amazing husband planned(and paid) this very idyllic honeymoon to Andeman and Nicobar islands but due to covid we were unable to fly to India. We did however manage to postpone all the booking, so we will keep this as a second honeymoon.
My husband surprised me with a local honeymoon at the Cederkloof Botanical retreat close to Citrusdal.
This was more magical than I ever thought a local honeymoon could be.
The peace and quiet of a secure cottage in the mountains was just what we needed after this rollercoaster of planning a wedding & we spent absolute quality time together. BONUS….THERE WAS NO SIGNAL AT ALL!
At the end we were actually grateful that we weren’t able to go on our overseas honeymoon. We were able to actually rest opposed to spending hours at airports.

 

VENDORS:
Venue: Motpellier de Tulbagh  http://www.montpellier.co.za/
Dress: House of silk (Closed)
Hair & Makeup: Bianca Meyer hair and makeup artist https://web.facebook.com/BiancaMeyerHairandMakeUpArtist/?_rdc=1&_rdr
Cake: Soet Cakes https://soetcakes.co.za/
Flowers & Decor: My green love affair https://www.mygreenloveaffair.com/
Crockery & Cutlery: All Things Wedding https://allthingsweddingsa.com/
Music: Sound House entertainment https://soundhouseentertainment.co.za/

Diemersfontein Wedding – Quinton & Nicole

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Diemersfontein Wedding.

 

How did this story begin?

We met by a lagoon by the light of a bonfire. Quinton first heard my voice and I first saw him him dancing.
When Quinton decided to propose, he took me to the beach front where we had our first date. The first time we went out, Quinton didn’t realize it was a date. This time, it was me who was surprised!

 

Tell us about the style of your wedding, your dress and the story behind the rings.

Family was the most important element of our wedding at Diemersfontein Wedding Venue. The most important thing was that all our guests had fun – and the smiles all round by the end of the night were the best thing we could have hoped for!!
My mom made my dress with the most amount of love. She bought the lace for the bodice in Amsterdam! In regards to the rings, Quinton consulted with my best friend on the design of my engagement ring! It’s one of a kind!
Our wedding rings reflect our individual personalities – Quinton’s being charcoal Tungsten and mine matching my rose gold engagement ring.
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What was the most memorable moment of the day?

Giggling at the pulpit. We couldn’t help ourselves – it was the craziest, most unbelievable moment sitting there with each other.
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How did you experience your Photographer’s services?

When we finished our couple’s portraits with some time to spare,  Landi from Organictales said “Wait, before we go… Do you see that light there? You up for a last few extra photos on that hill?
Quinton said to me: “I absolutely love that she’s making so much effort!
We were in such good hands for the whole entire experience.
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Any advice to other couples still in the planning process? What was the most difficult and what really helped?

Make sure that you both have the most fun!
What really helped was our parents, specifically Nicole‘s mom, who made so much effort over the course of the year to make sure everything was perfect. We couldn’t have done any of this without them.
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Tell us about the Honeymoon!!

We opted for a mini-moon in Simonstown, as we both needed to be back at work the week after the wedding. It was spectacular – we saw some penguins, ate some amazing seafood and really just enjoyed each other’s company.

 

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Service Providers:

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Venue:  Diemersfontein Wedding Venue

Photographer: Organictales

Dress: Bride’s Mother

Allesverloren – Nadia & Mario

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Allesverloren Wedding.

~A Windy Chapter.

 

Tell us about how you met and the attributes that drew you to each other.

We met in 2012 while working at the same company. We became good friends and early on we both saw qualities in each other that we liked, however timing was always an issue as either of us were in other relationships at different times. Qualities we share includes reading, being outside, exercising, spending time with family and eating.

How did the proposal go down?

Mario used our one year anniversary as camouflage and organised a weekend away. While we were busy dining at TokaraMario had organised with his sister and the venue where we were staying to make up the room with rose petals and champagne. Trying to play it ultra cool Mario didn’t want to give anything away and we stayed a bit longer than anticipated. As we approached the room we heard a clatter as the ice in the champagne bowl had melted and the whole bowl fell to the ground. Between cleaning the mess he went down on one knee and popped the question. There were laughter, tears and a lot of love.

What was the style of your wedding and where did you find your inspiration?

Nadia loved the idea of getting married outside and we found Allesverloren where the ceremony could take place in the woods which was within our budget. We knew what we liked, but without Pinterest and a few Wedding magazines, we would have been a little lost. The colours, maroon and navy blue, were mainly for winter weddings, but we liked how striking they were and went with it.

Why did you choose your venue?

We had actually made an appointment at another venue close by and our parents came through for moral support. Nadia wasn’t quite convinced about the venue so Mario mentioned that he had been at a wedding at Allesverloren and that it was just down the road. As we all walked through the path toward the forest chapel, Nadia gave her mother this look and Mario knew he had to ask whether Allesverloren could accommodate us.

How did you decide on your dress and where did you find it?

Nadia was never one of those girls who dreamed about her perfect wedding dress since she was a little girl. So once the question was popped, the search was on. She didn’t know what she wanted, but knew what she didn’t like. She ended up trying on the first dress at Ever After Bridal and knew immediately that it was the one.

Is there any special story behind your rings? Where did you find them?

We both gave the other one a choice of a few wedding bands to choose from and not so secretly hinted at which each of us would prefer… with the engagement ring Mario chose a Protea design because it is Nadia’s favourite flower and the Protea was a key feature throughout the wedding appearing on the table arrangements as well as Nadia’s bouquet.

Who made sure your make-up and hair looked beautiful?

Mario‘s cousin, Simone Taljaard and Lismari Boonzaaier, helped with all the girls’ hair on the day. They truly did an amazing job and stayed right on schedule during the entire afternoon. The make-up was done by Liezl Visagie, a friend of Mario‘s sister. She is such a stunning human being and Nadia couldn’t help falling in love with her quirkiness and sense of humor right from the start. She made sure everyone looked beautiful and was also done on time. Nadia’s make-up and hair was a personal highlight.

What was the most memorable moment of the day?

For Mario seeing his bride walking down the isle and how well the first dance went considering his two left feet.
For Nadia it was most definitely the sheer excitement of walking down the isle and looking into her new, and somewhat emotional husband’s eyes. It was the happiest moment of my life and I couldn’t have asked for a better service. It was beautiful and spoke to the heart.

Who officiated the ceremony? How did you find him and what made you choose him?

We were a bit clueless as to who we would ask to officiate as the guests were 99% Afrikaans and we attend an English church, so Suzanne who helped organise all of the decor suggested we give Riaan de Villiers a call. He was incredibly nice from the start and his message on the day was absolutely beautiful.

How did you experience your Photographer’s service and where did the importance of photography fall in your day?

Our Photographer Landi Groenewald from Organictales was amazing since the first day we had coffee with her to meet up about the different wedding packages. We were searching for a certain look and feel that was captured within her style. She was organised, checked in multiple times and helped us out with service providers throughout the planning phase. On the day she was calm and knew exactly what she wanted from us. Even when the wind was howling it didn’t make her stray from what she wanted to achieve with the end result.
For us the photos will forever hold a special place in our hearts, as it will be the only memory we will have when we’re old and grey.

Who was your videographer and how was the experience of having them present on the day?

Rory from Organictales was our very unexpected, but pleasant surprise. We didn’t plan on having a Videographer, but Landi approached us with the idea and we immediately agreed. He was reserved, but knew what he was doing and gave us great pointers on what to do. We are extremely excited to see what he has in store for us!

Did you have a wedding/event planner and how did this service benefit you before and on the day?

Suzanne Visser from Dear Idea is an old friend of Mario and to be honest we would not have managed without her. She was always willing for a quick cup of coffee just to ease our minds and the decor was stunning. She really was the backbone of the whole day and we will be forever thankful for her.

Who were the caterers who made sure your guests were happy and fed? 

Bertus Bester from Allesverloren is also the chef and the food was out of this world. We decided not to do a starter but asked for their famous Harvest Table which carried our guests through to the main meal. That included roast beef and chicken pie with roast potatoes, cream spinach and veggies. For dessert we had a carrot wedding cake and small jars of peppermint crisp and cheesecake.

Any advice to other couples still in the planning process? What was the most difficult and what really helped?

We would have been wrecks without Suzanne from Dear Idea who took all the stress of the decor and flowers off our hands including making a mock-table, setting up on the day and doing the delivery to and from the venue. If it’s within your budget, we would highly recommend hiring someone to help as you don’t necessarily know the industry as well as they do.

Tell us about the Honeymoon!!

Mario kept the destination a secret right up to when we checked in at the airport. We spent our honeymoon in the beautiful town of Ao Nang in Krabi. We had the best time in the most beautiful destination. From spending days on neighbouring islands to just laying on the beach at Railay with a book. It was an unforgettable experience which ended off with two days of shopping in Bangkok.

Service Providers:

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Music – DJ Dean 
Flowers/DecorDear Idea 
Venue –  Allesverloren
Big LettersLekker Trou
PhotographyOrganictales
VideographyOrganictales
Pastor Riaan de Villiers – 084 795 2223
Champagne – Durbanville Liquors – 021 976 5568
Hair – Simone Taljaard & Lismari Boonzaaier – 084 512 8855
Make-up – Liezl Visagie – 074 361 0757
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