I stumbled across a wedding photographed by KZN Wedding photographer, Duane Smith. A truly lovilee wedding, with so many DIY aspects. The Bride literally did most of all, including the decor, designer her own dress, ring etc. What a wow venue, day and photos!
How the couple met as told by the bride…
“… The way we met was somewhat of an unconventional modern fairytale, the type that when it’s told to people their first response is “you have to write a book” and we will, but for now here is the short sweet version. We met in an online chat room almost 7 years ago. I was a farm girl living in Mpumalanga and Gareth was a city boy born and bred in Durban. We had an instant connection and chatting soon turned into long phone conversations. My strict upbringing made it impossible for us to see one another and the only way we could meet, was secretly. It turned into the most amazing adventure of our lives, knowing we were meant for one another and that we were willing to do anything to be together. We loved to spend hours on end sharing stories through soft whispers to each other of our lives, families and how we wanted so desperately to make a life together.
The week I turned 18 I started packing my bags, with the blessing of Gareth’s family he came to fetch me, early one morning with tears of happiness and sadness. I left a letter to my mom on my bed and love notes, evidence and remains of our secret meetings. The rest is history, we have been together through so much, me leaving home, leaving everything I have ever know to be with Gareth my Husband and to become part of his family has been the biggest most unbelievable blessing. Our wedding day just completed everything we have worked so hard for. Our love for one another and the Lord has made us whole. ‘
More service providers:
- Bride’s Dress: Designed by the bride, Made by Gladys Tobins
- Bride’s Shoes: Via Uno
- Bride’s Ring: Designed by the bride, Made by Roy Morris Jewellery
- Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Their own
- Groom and Groomsman: Edgars
- Bouquet: Made by the bride
- Ruffle Cake: Made by the bride and Elizaveta Dufourq
- Flowers: Floral Gems
- Hair: Own Hair
- Make Up: Own Makeup
- Stationery: DIY
- Decor: DIY
- ‘LOVE’ bottles: MR PRICE HOME
- Function hire (Chairs, Cutlery, Crockery): Muirheads Hiring
- Caterers: Jennette Kemp
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about the author
I am a creative at heart who loves being surrounded by lovilee things. I am a wife, a mom and an on-line shopping addict that loves the colour purple. I believe that you should do what you love and love what you do! -