David & Tracey Christianson @ Netherwood

Dave and Tracey.......two of the nicest people I've met! Tracey is completely contagious with her bubbly laugh and endless enthusiasm and dave appears to be the perfect source of calm! I first met this lovely couple one sunny morning in Umdloti for a few engagement pics. They were so easy going, so fun loving and very excited to wed at the beautiful Netherwood with all their friends and family. As with every wedding day, you never really know what is coming your way, and I don't think anyone was prepared for the endless drizzle and mist, but for these two love birds it didn't make any difference to their day, smiling and laughing their way through from start to finish. It was an incredible wedding to be apart of with beautiful decor, amazing backdrop, an awesome bridal party and great friends and family to support the happy couple. Tracey you looked absolutely incredible and Dave is definitely the perfect gentlemen and your perfect gentleman! Congratulations...this day was just perfect despite a little drizzle ;-)! All the best for an incredible future together.....Fee xx

Thank you's from the Happy Couple: 

Firstly thank you so much to you Fee (most amazing photographer) for being there throughout every raindrop and tear on our special day - from the beginning your enthusiasm, professionalism and general excitement for our day made everything so much easier and such a pleasure working with you!

There were so many loving hands that contributed to our beautiful day,so my apologies if the list is exhausting!

 Venue: Netherwood farm, Nottingham road - Mandy Watson was a dream to work with all those months! www.netherwood.com

Decor: my incredibly talented mum put in so many loving hours and it was such a special time to go through it all with her at my side – she sourced ideas, options and best prices and truly ran around for months!! She thereafter pulled all our ideas seamlessly  into our perfect day, and it looked better than we could have dreamed! Thank you special mum. She also did numerous precious touches that just made our day so unique.

 Lindy Fourie at labola was also so incredibly helpful, most of our decor came from her. Lastly, our decor also held so many DIY fun jobs -Dave's dad tirelessly made 40 picture frames from scratch, which we had many a laugh as we tried to fill them with special family and friend pics! Dave's talented mum also made all the favours - marmalade and their family traditional toasting drink van der hum bottles, as well as sewing the beautiful flower girl dress, page boy waistcoat and ring cushion.

Placemats: Lauriana designs; anita@laurianadesigns.co.za

Flowers: Lesley and Erna from Flora Flowers. So talented! +27 (83) 3371497

Stationary: The Invitation Selection - Linda +27 (83) 7970709

Lesley and Linda also held our day together despite the storm and rainy conditions!!

Cheese cake: Love & Cheese - Nikita Singh was a pleasure from start to finish. nikita@loveandcheese.co.za

Dj: Dave Ward from Top Jocks - incredibly professional in every aspect and highly recommended 

Saxophone: Reanne Leigh - (083) 4195789

Bagpiper: Michael Esterhuyse - (083) 6115854

Catering: CHC catering djkleu@mweb.co.za

Minister and accompaniment: Peter and Priscilla Crundwell 

Hair and makeup: Lindsay Nixon and Laura Halgreen +27 (82) 5543006 (BEST!)

Bride dress: Bridal Mall, Durban North monica@bridalmall.co.za

Groom suit: Carducci

Bridesmaids dresses: The Bridal Gallery in Hillcrest - The Bridal Gallery info@bridalgallery.co.za Karen was amazing.

Boys suits: Woolworths 

Dave and I honestly had the most phenomenal day of our lives, and we can't thank everyone enough for traveling so far to share it with us and making it the celebration it was. We are so blessed with so many incredible people in our lives. Thank you to our beautiful bridal party, both bridesmaids and groomsmen for going above and beyond the call of duty and making it the day of our dreams - your love and support mean worlds to us.

Last and not least thank you to our parents for their constant love and support throughout our lives – and especially their sacrifices and opportunities they have given us that have made us who we are today. Words cannot describe how much you mean to us and how much we love you.