EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS…
To my incredible husband who daily, lights a spark in my bonfire heart and just smiled and let me plan my dream day. Thank you for keeping me grounded without clipping my wings. You are my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with and love. I am ecstatic to be your wife. You are the magic in my life.
To our amazing parents for making our dream wedding day come true. It was filled with love and magic and was the most beautiful and happy day of our lives.
To my Mom & Dad for all their support, assistance, encouragement and love throughout this wonderful experience but most of all for welcoming Ryan into our family as your son.
To Gloria & Brian for raising the man of my dreams and welcoming me into the family. We wish you could have been there.
To my dream team, my bridesmaids: Jade, Tiffany, Irena, Maxi, Simone and Ceri, you are my favourite people and all add colour to my world. Thank you for being my inspiration, my comic relief, my sanity, my worker bee’s but most of all for being there for me, standing by my side on the most meaningful day of my life and for bringing the whole day together beautifully so I could be the carefree bride. I adore each of you.
To Ryan’s groomsmen Shaun, Ryan, Russell, Ronald, Patrick, JJ (and our brother-in-law Brent), for pulling through for us big time. From collecting ice, buying extension leads, putting up fairy lights, setting up the ceremony chairs, carpet aisle and reception, mixing cocktails, you name it, they did it. We couldn’t have pulled it off without you.
To my flower girls Jaylea, Chloe, Ayla, Everly and Rebecca for being adorable.
To Justin McGahey from Design Tact http://www.designtact.com/
For adding your designer touch to our intricate and die cut wedding invitations.
To Eloise Horne for bringing our quirky and floral wedding signs to life.
To Ouma Juds for making your famous fudge.
To my cousin Waylon for singing and playing guitar as the guests arrived, setting the tone for our laid back ceremony under the oak trees. We owe you one “,)
To my brother-in-law Brent for being “tall and perfect”. We couldn’t have asked for a better MC, you were on point and had us all in stitches.
To “the Portuguese tarts” my aunties and my “fab-fairy-godmother” for all your help with the prepping, biscuits, wedding favours, wind chimes and so much more. You were all sensational.
To the Ferrandi’s for inspiring a new family tradition “table-tennis-pong” what a hit with the guests.
To one of my bests, Ceri for performing our ceremony, it was a non-traditional breath of fresh air.
To my Mom, thank you for everything. You are my sunshine.
To Ryan, Dad, Irena, Jade, Frankie and Shaun for your moving speeches.
To our amazing family and wonderful friends who travelled from near and very far to share our special day with us, it meant the world to us to have you there with us. Thank you for making our day perfect. We really felt the love.
We had some sensational suppliers, thank you to everyone involved for working with me, patiently making changes as I changed my mind, and bringing the whole day together exquisitely.
Venue: The Exquisite Forest Hall Estate, in the heart of Crags nestled between Plettenberg Bay and the Storms River Bridge http://www.foresthallestate.co.za/
To Pieter the estate manager for going above and beyond its not every day the bride decides to plan her own wedding. Your motto couldn’t have been more accurate “Never fear when Pieter is near!” Thank you for everything.
Dress: Julia Ferrandi Designs https://www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-Ferrandi-Design/637279836335606
Julz, I will forever be grateful to you, for capturing the essence of my bohemian heart and transforming it into a free spirited, lace, one of a kind, babe of a dress that I will admire and treasure, always <3
Make Up & Hair: Chanté Le Sueur http://www.clsmakeup.co.za/
Chante, I felt like an absolute dream. I love how perfectly imperfect my entire look was. A boho babe to the core.
DJ: Ian MacMillan from Music Box Plett https://www.facebook.com/pages/Music-Box-Plett/200778549949744?fref=ts
You absolutely rocked the party till the wee hours of the morning. Thanks for never getting to that last song. You are a legend!
Caterer & Cake: Deidre Hartley from Dee’s Catering your food was absolutely delicious and all out guests raved about the lamb shanks! Our meals were divine down to the Marcel’s English toffee frozen yoghurt for dessert.
Flowers: Ruby from Ruby’s Kiss’s www.flowershopplett.co.za
For bringing my bouquet and flower crown ideas to life and for sourcing a gorgeous array of fresh flowers that added vibrant colour and drama to our big day.
Wedding Planner: The Bride, Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids aka the dream team! Mom, thank you for everything, you are my sunshine.
To Events & Tents for their vast array of stunning décor items for hire that made selecting and putting a theme together so easy.
Caricature Artist: Peter Mascher for providing a comical element to the day and keeping the guests entertained with individual caricature drawings. This was a truly fresh alternative to a photo booth. Everyone loved it.
Photographer: Fiona Clair from Fiona Clair Photography - http://www.fionaclair.com/
Fee, thank you for capturing our magic moments, you are as talented as you are beautiful and your photos take our breath away. It’s like opening a precious gift each time with so many layers, intrigue and interest.
It was an unforgettable day. The best day of our lives.