I wrote a little bit about the wedding over here but it was more to say thank you to our friends and family who helped make our day so perfect.
This post is about the people we paid to make it that way and I can say that not one of them let us down in any way.
(I was going to pepper this post with photos but decided that all I would be doing was reposting Jeanette’s blog so if you haven’t seen the photos – go here)
The venue – Imperfect Perfection
I really don’t know how to put in to words how incredible this venue is and how well it is run by Noleen and her sister in law. Those of you who attended the wedding may not believe but I had 3 meetings with Noleen. (Marcia you would have loved the last meeting – Noleen’s check list runs as the events of the wedding are run – so she starts – parking area, walk way – do you need x, then welcome drinks, chapel – etc – she misses NOTHING). Noleen is calm personified. I am not sure she ever gets rattled. She knows her venue, she knows her staff, she knows brides and she knows how to organise amazing weddings. I dropped off all the decor items on Thursday. When I had a small cry about the runners being too short on the Thursday (totally my bad), Noleen was calm and said – we will get Hester to hire us some more – leave it with me. That was that. She sorted it out. I had labelled the boxes so they knew what went where but was not expecting what I saw on Friday morning to be honest. The chapel looked AMAZING. All I said was “please hang these birds up at different lengths”. It was perfect. The tables were all set – the runners on. All I had to do was place the centre pieces on and decorate the main table.
We were served champagne throughout the day and Noleen was on call if we needed anything (like scissors and glue and what not). While the guy was putting up the bunting I actually felt like we were getting in the way. He had it under control and knew exactly how to do it. I had a lot of decor left over because I had planned for 10 tables and we ended up with 8 and my bought a lot of stuff. They told me to leave it there, they would colour in the lines for us now. And they did. The detail they added complimented my idea and vision and made it so incredibly beautiful.
The wedding day was amazing. Noleen was there in the wings if we needed anything, her staff was there always with a smile and a helping hand. Just before 16h00 Noleen came to get us and then it all just happened. The music started, I saw David and and it all just came together. The food was outstanding. The service friendly and helpful. The kids were catered for.
I can not thank Noleen and her team enough for their help, guidance, support and professionalism. So many people came to me so say what an amazing job I had done with the decor but really the credit goes to Imperfect Perfection. Thank you all so very very much for making our day so special.
The photography – Jeanette Verster Photography
I am not sure there really is much to say here. The pictures speak for themselves. I think I booked Jeanette before I booked a venue. I knew I wanted her, not only because she is a friend but also because she is an extremely talented and professional photographer. She organised people, worked around late arrivals and lots of cow dung We had so much fun running around trying to get geese and cows into the shots. I look at the photos and each one is more special than the next. Each one is so full of emotion. Each one captures the perfection that was our day. Thank you (again) Jeanette for capturing our day.
The music – JukeBoxDJ
Wouter comes recommended by Noleen and one of the reasons I contacted him was because she said he keeps everything wireless. I am a bit anal about certain things and wires all over is one of them. We met with him, liked him and booked. I actually didn’t even know he was there to be honest. He came to check the songs with me before hand and then just made it all happen – without any wires All the mic’s worked, the songs were played perfectly and we all danced. I can see why Noleen is happy to “partner” with him. He is professional, organised and knows what he is doing. He doesn’t have a website but his email is email@example.com.
The ceremony – Riaan
After stressing about finding someone who would marry us I am so glad MeeA sent me Riaan’s details. I actually saw him for the first time when I walked down the aisle but he in no way let us down. The ceremony was short and simple. Exactly what we wanted. Thank you Riaan.
The photo booth – Funky Photo Booth
This was a last minute booking and I am so glad we did it. It was so much fun and we have an amazing collection of pictures to wade through from the booth. Lea and her partner did such a great job. They had loads of props and really just added so much fun and laughter to the evening.
The banners on the main table were bought from Heart and Home (Photo below taken by Wenchy)
Angel made the cake!It was gluten free and SOOOO divine I am so sad I never took more when David and I left. (Apparently Jack enjoyed the birds on top ) Pic by Wenchy again.
Tharien from Swagger made the thank you gifts, the bridesmaids chains and the badges David and the grooms men wore. I can not recommend her enough. Her products are incredible. Her service outstanding.
The hanger my dress was on was from Hartebessiebos.
My mom made the millions of metres of bunting and the birds hanging all over.
Lyndsay made me look beautiful and Nicole did my hair.
The cake pops were made by Pieter (who also works for David) – they were apparently DIVINE. Unfortunately neither David or I got round to tasting them.
I hope I haven’t left anyone out
The honeymoon posts and photos will follow shortly.