Our fragrance hamper prize winners tie the knot - Wedding Album

Our fragrance hamper prize winners tie the knot

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Stephanie and her then-fiance Stefan won the 2nd prize at our stand at the 2017 Wedding Expo, and she was kind enough to share the details of her big day with us. ‘We kept our prize in the box you gave us until our wedding day which made it even more special,’ she tells us. 


We got married at Cassia in Durbanville. The venue was beautiful. It had a big fireplace in the reception area for the cold winter’s night. The room was surrounded with glass windows looking out onto the rain falling on a little dam. Lucky for us the water levels had risen just in time for our wedding. It was magical.


Just because we had a winter wedding, didn’t mean we wanted the usual dark winter colour. I really like dirty pink and florals, and Stefan likes navy blue. The florals were definitely more overpowering, giving it a bohemian vintage look and feel, from the groomsmen’s ties and bridesmaids’ dresses to the napkins.


My mom and I were on our way to a shop in Durban to look for fabric when we passed Jasmin’s Bridal Boutique. She convinced me to just have one more look. I tried on so many dresses that weren’t the one and eventually my mom handed me the last option. I tried it on and I was sold. All we did after we bought it was to remove some of the netting and transform it into a princess cut. I had my perfect dress.


We have dirty pink runners across wooden tables, glass charger plates, floral napkins and a variety of glass vases for flowers. We went for navy blue menus with a design and had our guests names on dirty pink coasters (great idea for a seating key that doubles as favours). On the tables were large silver candlesticks and small crystal candle holders. We hung wooden palettes hanging from the ceiling covered with greenery and naked light bulbs. We were lucky enough to have a family friend who gifted us 100 proteas and some fynbos a week before the wedding, and they pulled the whole venue together, perfectly complementing the colour palette


Cassia did all the catering for us. We served a harvest table during cocktail hour and all our guests were offered glasses of sherry to keep them warm. Dinner was a spit braai buffet and, since I’m Greek, we had a traditional Greek dessert for something sweet. Our wedding cake was a carrot cake with cream cheese and everyone loved it!


We danced to The Marriage Prayer by John Waller. Stefan and I don’t really have a song, but we knew we wanted a Christian wedding song that represented our relationship with God. We listened to it and just knew it was meant for us. We didn’t lessons, but we did practice for a week before the wedding in our living room.


I think the things that helped us the most was all the family contributions. My mom did our flowers and the bridal bouquet. They also made the ceiling wooden palettes hung with greenery and naked bulbs for us. I designed the stationery myself and Stefan’s grandma made all the napkins and table runners.


Dress: Jasmin’s Bridal
Hair & make-up: Lynette Loubser ProMakeup & Hair
Engagement ring: Shimansky
Earrings: Truworths
Groom’s suit: Markham
Flowers: Bunches for Africa
Candles, charger plates and wedding sign: Eventworx
Welcome sign and candle holders: To Netts
Stationery printing: DCP Print Studio
Cake: Boere Sjiek
Greek dessert: Caffe Villagio
Venue & catering: Cassia Restaurant
Sound: Joshua K. Grierson Music
Photography: Until Dust Wedding Photographers
Photobooth: The Picture Booth