Tanya and Kevin’ Wedding in Limpopo JoubertWedding: 01 September 2012
Our Wedding Day
We had a small and intimate wedding with close friends and family, we wanted to have something different from the traditional white, so we went with a color scheme of Black, red and white (All décor was black and red, and my dress was white with black embroidery, and my hubby’s suit was black with a white shirt and black bow tie) our best man and made of honor were wearing red) It was different, yet very elegant.
The ceremony was at 15h00, which was perfect, because our photos were perfectly timed for sunset. Most of our décor was done ourselves, the table numbers, invites, guest gift boxes (Which were small boxes with a note on the side and a ribbon on the top, filled with an assortment of chocolates. Since my hubby is a carpenter, he had made our very own “wishing well” for cash gifts from guests, it topped off the reception hall wonderfully.
This day was something s spectacular, a year of planning finally came together on the 1st September 2012, and it could not have been any more perfect. My hubby was a big help with all the planning, and he was right by my side each night we had to sit till the morning hours making invites or table numbers or gift boxes. But the best moment of that day, was when I was walking down the aisle towards the man I am going to spend the rest of my life with. Walking down towards him, seeing the tears in his eyes and having him whisper to me “You look so beautiful”. I felt like a princess that day, and I was truly living my fairytale.
Advice to other brides
My advice to other brides, plan your wedding at least a year in advance and try and get all the planning done within the first 6 months at least, this will make sure that you aren’t stressed out close to your big day, and communicate with your hubby-to-be, ALWAYS ask his input, a lot of woman think the man doesn’t really care to part-take in the planning, but they do, and it just brings you even closer together than ever before.
Another thing, if you’re not big dancers (like me and my hubby-we have never danced before) go for dancing lessons, it makes you feel confident for that first dance, and it is an amazing bonding experience, I felt like a princess on the dance floor out of some fairytale movie. And most important of all, when the big day arrives, don’t stress, this is your day, and if something goes wrong don’t focus on it because at the end of the day you are marrying your best friend and soul-mate, and nothing can compare to that, so just enjoy the moment and have fun, because that day is over before you know it