Describing her most memorable moment of having 80 of her close family and friends witness her dad walking her down the aisle and her fiancée standing tall awaiting her at the end is what Melissa wants to remember her wedding day by. This beautiful couple tied the knot on 4 December 2010 at the Old Apostolic Church, in Charlo Port Elizabeth, followed by the reception held at Thatchwoods.
Melissa wore a flattering mermaid style wedding gown hired from Claire at Bridal Flair. The white gown, embellished with lots of silver detail was paired with organza and finished off with jewellery from Diva. Theano Zenios
made sure this bride looked radiant with her professional make-up.
The men, kitted out by Heinz in Style
looked ravishing in their classic black and white attire and Henk even sported black braces.
Melissa’s romantic themed wedding with soft pinks and creams and lots of soft candle lighting was really taken to heart by Floral Creations by Lynley
amazing flower designs and overall look. The guests each got to take a rose shaped candle home as a gift from the couple.
We just love wedding cake which suited the romantic theme so well. It consisted of pink and white cupcakes on a beautiful glass stand and the cake topper looked like a huge cupcake.
Some of the items at their wedding Melissa had made herself. These included embellishing the stationery, as well as the design of the candy buffet. Henk also got his hands “crafty” by cutting out wooden heart shapes for the pew decorations which Melissa then painted and beaded herself.
Melissa’s advice to future brides: “Enjoy every second of the planning, because before you know it the day has come and gone. There is nothing you can do on the day so just relax, sit back and see all you’re hard work come to life“
After the wedding the couple enjoyed their honeymoon at the beautiful Emily Moon River Lodge
The wedding photographs, taken by the talented Ingrid Marais Photography
truly shows what a magical day Henk and Melissa had.
Thanks for sharing your wedding with us!
- Cake: The Baking Shop
- Décor: Designer Décor
- Flowers: Floral Creations by Lynley
- Honeymoon: Emily Moon River Lodge
- Make-up: Theano Zenios
- Music: Triple M Music
- Photography:Ingrid Marais Photography
- Reception Venue: Thatchwoods.
- Suit Hire: Heinz in Style
- Wedding Dress: Bridal Flair
- Wedding Day Transport: Colin
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All photographs supplied by Ingrid Marais Photography