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THE QUINTESSENCE OF BRIDAL VOGUE

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hese days, more and more international couples are having spectacular weddings in South Africa, leaving all the details to specialist local wedding planners. In our Planning section on page 114, we chat to Marius Barnard of Weddings by Marius about a wedding he planned recently for a couple from the UK. Our expansion into Africa and the rest of the world is sure to bring more international business into the South African bridal industry whilst providing the local market with unrivalled returns on investment. Don’t forget to catch the monthly blog ‘Coffee with the King’ on our website to see what Otto de Jager of ODJ Events was up to on a recent visit to Paris. Johannesburg is a fabulous wedding destination. To show our predeliction for an urban state of mind, our 28-page fashion shoot (see page 50), was shot over two hectic days in the streets of Maboneng. The Nubian Bride team was there in full force. Each look was carefully curated and caters for every conceivable taste. It was

a pleasure to work with top international brands such as Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram and Essense of Australia, Lipsy of London, Pronovias, Nicole, Modeca and TM Lewin. The shoes were also exceptional, thanks to Chrystal Erasmus from Imaani. You can catch all the action on the behind-the-scenes video we’ve put up on the website, which explains our inspiration, the Alicia Keyes hit, ‘Empire State of Mind’. As the African bridal thought leader, the type of content we produce is unique, as in one-of-a-kind, and enters new frontiers. As exceptional as it is, the content needs to be relevant, practical and different, which we have achieved in this issue. The South African bridal industry has resisted change for so long, so it is very exciting to see what is coming out of our creative ranks and that the African bridal renaissance is in full swing. We hope to pull our competitors along and inspire them to greater heights at the same time. Here’s to celebrating the quintessence of bridal vogue, one beautiful issue at a time.

Contributors

Kat Willemse Photographer Creative soul and a passionate photographer, Kat was born and raised in Europe, but now lives in Cape Town. Her vibrant personality and eye for detail allows her to create images that radiate beauty and confidence. With a Masters degree in photography and years in the fashion industry, she does it effortlessly. Her warm and vibrant approach makes each project an enjoyable experience. www.vizionphoto.co.za

Marius Barnard Wedding Coordinator Renowned as one of the leading wedding coordinators in the country, Marius has a refreshingly distinctive approach – not only in his ability to personalise each wedding, but to do so anywhere. He’s also renowned for for organising weddings for overseas clients. Marius offers infinite variety, creativity and an eye for detail, so planning a wedding becomes an enjoyable, unforgettable celebration. www.weddingsbymarius.co.za

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CONTENTS INSPIRATION 21 23 26 30

Inspiring ideas for your wedding Trends What’s on trend in the wedding world Inspiration Dreaming of Eastern treasures Real Weddings Brides share their weddings to inspire you

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CONTENTS FASHION AND BEAUTY 49 50 84 86 88 90 91 94 99 111

Everything you need to make you look beautiful Fashion These streets will make you feel brand new For Her Shopping for the bride For Him Shopping for the classic groom For Bridesmaids Shopping for the bridal party For Flower Girls All things bright and beautiful For Pageboys Boys’ stuff Designer Studio Masterpieces and mementoes Beauty and Hair A pocket full of dreamy looks Hair Africa’s best-kept secret, Marula Oil

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Getting it all together Planning Tips from expert wedding planner Marius Barnard Honeymoons Beautiful destinations to choose from Venues Some of the best spots for your wedding Cakes The latest trends in wedding confections Décor Inspiring ideas for your reception Stationery Creative trends to personalise your wedding Flowers Floral artistry from a skilled professional Registry Finding the perfect gift Last Word Ideas for your first wedding anniversary

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Who says bachelorettes must be held at home? A new trend, according to mega-celeb Minnie Dlamini, is to get away to another country. Minnie and her bridesmaids jetted off to France a month before her September nuptials. Sadly, they’re tight-lipped about the trip as it was filmed to be aired on Vuzu Amp as part of Minnie’s upcoming TV special entitled Becoming Mrs Jones.

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Especially for summer, a list of what’s hot and what’s cool when it comes to weddings

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TAKE THE CAKE… Summer wedding cakes take dessert to a whole new level… why not try the ice cream route? (Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream now makes a whole range of delectable ones), or choose a seasonal alternative with a fruit filling (we’re talking strawberry shortcake or citrusinfused fillings). And don’t forget… there’s always chocolate. Or doughnuts; tiers of round deliciousness make a great wedding cake (like cupcakes but more melt-in-the-mouth). If you’re keen on a naked cake, cover it up a bit with icing that drizzles off the top and along the cake tiers. For more inspiration, take a look at our stunning cake feature on page 143.

It’s become increasingly popular to offer a selection of charity organisations, or one particular needy cause close to the couple’s heart, to donate to instead of buying a gift from a wedding registry. In fact, it’s so popular in the US that charity donation registries are being set up, or included in regular registries, to give guests the choice of purchasing an item or donating towards a charitable institution. If you’re given the option of adding a charity to your registry, or making it charity-oriented, this new trend is both inspiring, cool and can even save lives. www.nubianbride.co.za |

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ON THE MENU What you serve your guests depends largely on your theme and budget, but as trends will have it, little bites are becoming big news these days. Paired with a delicious drink, they are magical. Think oysters and champagne, mini tacos with a shot of tequila, alcoholic popsicles… you can go wild! Healthy fare has become very popular: cauliflower rice, zucchini pasta, sweet potato chips with sauces and organic ingredients. A choice of little dishes means guests can eat lighter if they wish, especially in the summer heat.

DRESSING UP The latest trends in wedding gowns call for either ultra-modern or a new take on a classic style, such as vintage lace beautifully put together to create a stylish masterpiece. In the modern realm, brides are adding a touch of drama with black adornments (bows, sashes, decorative embroidery) on an all-white ensemble. And then we have capes… romantic, regal, a statement piece or little capelets to add another element to an otherwise simple silhouette. French designers Elie Saab and Monique Lhuillier adorned their latest creations with long capes, so if that’s a look you’re after, go for it. It’s hot off the runway right now.

GIVE US YOUR HAND ALL THINGS BRIGHT Let your wedding pop with dynamic colour in the theme, décor, flowers and gown. Choose one or two hues, or add an accent to create a mix of bright and beautiful. One colour can make a sophisticated statement (think mandarin, watermelon pink or scarlet). Nothing beats bright flower arrangements or centrepieces... your call. Your colours. It’s time to play…

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Nubian Bride wants to see what your engagement ring looks like. So, post a picture of your hand with your bling on it, hashtag it #nubianbridemag #myring for a chance to be featured online or in the next issue, out in 2018. You’ll find Nubian Bride on Instagram – @nubianbridemag.


TRENDS BOTTOMS UP Let’s hear it for the Old Fashioned, and other time-honoured cocktails, trend of the moment for pre-dinner drinks at weddings. The Old Fashioned was one of the first cocktails ever invented. Created in the 19th century, it was the tipple of choice at New York’s fancy Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Made from bourbon or rye whiskey and a few dashes of Angostura bitters, it’s heaven in a glass. Another favourite at that time was the aptly named Manhattan, a centuryold cocktail that blends whiskey, vermouth and bitters.

STYLISH MUST-HAVE Travel in style with one of these beautiful weave handbags created by Samsonite. its latest Weave Collection is available in either taupe or black, in a choice of styles – shopping tote, bucket bag or backpack. All are functional and chic, ideal for travelling on honeymoon. www.houseofsamsonite.co.za

PERSONALISED PICTURES Photo booths are still popular but now they have a twist. Instead of fun accessories, (hats, sunglasses and mock moustaches), you can dress up in old-fashioned costumes and have your picture taken, portrait studiostyle. Guests are also enjoying all sorts of perks, including uploading directly to your Instagram account.

CHANEL INSPIRATION

LAWN GAMES Take advantage of the glorious South African summer weather and offer entertainment in the form of lawn games for your guests, such as croquet and even boules (a French bowling game). Everything vintage is really new again, so take a classic lawn game and give it a modern twist.

In its Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017/2018 runway show in Paris, Chanel opted for a touch of drama and decadence with an over-the-top, attention-grabbing tulle veil trailing behind a magnificent wedding gown. The veil itself was simple; it was the length that made it a jaw-dropping, gorgeous statement.


INSPIRATION

EASTERN MOSAIC Take some inspiration from the vibrancy and colour of the East for your special day. Vivid hues offer a dynamic taste of who you are as a couple as you celebrate the most important day in your lives By ODJ Events

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REAL WEDDINGS

Aubrey&Lesego A chance encounter in the office canteen culminated in a romantic wedding on a wine farm in the Cape


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A "After all is said and done, the most important thing about your wedding is that you will get to finally belong to the love of your life"

ubrey and Lesego met at work, became lunch buddies and then great friends. Eventually their relationship blossomed and they started dating. Aubrey didn’t propose until after the traditional lobola proceedings had taken place. “His family wrote a letter to mine and negotiations started,” Lesego explains. He surprised her with a proposal on a road trip en route to Cape Town. They stopped at a wine farm in the Winelands. “I had no idea that this had all been planned with some help from my best friends. They helped Aubrey pick out the ring and had it secretly couriered to him,” Lesego says with a smile. According to Lesego, the wedding was: “Incredible, the most memorable day of our lives. It was freezing that day but we felt the warmest love from friends and family. We really felt as if God showed up at our wedding.” Would they change anything about their special day? Apparently the videographer was almost a no-show,

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"It was freezing that day but we felt the warmest love from friends and family. We really felt as if God showed up at our wedding”

so Lesego says that was the only glitch. The highlight of Lesego’s Big Day was when Aubrey said his wedding vows. “I was blown away,” she says. Standing together for the first time as man and wife was another very special moment. “It felt amazing and so surreal, as if we were in a dream and could wake up at any moment.” After the wedding, the couple honeymooned in the Wilderness, staying between Knysna and George. Advice for the bride-to-be? “Stay calm. The little things that might not work out don’t really matter. After all is said and done, the most important thing about your wedding is that you will get to finally belong to the love of your life.” Photography Unathi Mbonambi Photography | unathi@umphotography.co.za Venue Oakfield Farm | oakfield.co.za Wedding gown Wedding Connexion, Boksburg | weddingconnexionsa.co.za Flowers Floraniche | www.floraniche.co.za Cake Schweet Cakes | +27 71 680 4020 Stationery Hand Creations | handcreations.yolasite.com Bridesmaids’ jumpsuits Mimispunk | @mimispunk For more pictures visit www.nubianbride.co.za

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Tumelo&Thobeka A romantic proposal in Thailand resulted in a dream Pretoria wedding for this happy couple


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"Tumelo said ‘Hi’, smiled – and as they say, the rest is history! "

he couple met at a friend’s house-warming braai. “Tumelo said ‘Hi’, smiled – and as they say, the rest is history!” says Thobeka. He proposed while they were on holiday in Thailand. “We were on a boat cruising the Phi Phi Islands. We stopped off at a beach, our last stop before heading back, and he went down on one knee,” she remembers. “Our wedding day was nothing short of amazing! Every moment felt like we were part of a dream. It’s a day we will never forget and that we will treasure forever.” The highlight for both of them was: “Walking down the aisle and seeing most people crying.” Finally standing next to each other as husband and wife “felt surreal,” she says. The only thing Thobeka would change about their perfect wedding day? “We would start the ‘bride and groom’ photo shoot a bit earlier so we could get more photos!” The only advice they have for a bride-to-be? Start the planning as early as you can. That way you can relax and enjoy your special day.

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"Our wedding day was nothing short of amazing! Every moment felt like we were part of a dream. It’s a day we will never forget and that we will treasure forever�

Photography Unathi Mbonambi Photography | unathi@umphotography.co.za Venue Riverside Country Estate | www.riversidecountryestate.co.za Wedding gown Lubellos Bridal | www.lubellos.co.za Flowers Sesi Events and Catering | @sesievents or +27 79 074 5543 Cake Riverside Country Estate | www.riversidecountryestate.co.za Stationery Africa iDo | www.africaido.com For more pictures visit www.nubianbride.co.za

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Gosego&Monzo This magnificent wedding was "a dream come true" for this beautiful couple


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"Our wedding was a dream come true – literally the best day of our lives"

he couple were introduced to each other by a colleague of Gosego’s who knew he was looking for a girlfriend. He had already mentioned Gosego to Monzo (Phestine) and told her all about him. She gave him her number and some photographs, and Gosego fell in love at first sight. They agreed to be introduced – and the rest is history. Gosego proposed at home in Kathu. He asked Phestine how much her parents would pay for lobola, and she asked him why. He replied by asking her to marry him. “She made me the happiest man in the world and said ‘yes’ with a huge smile on her face,” he said. Their wedding was “a dream come true – literally the best day of our lives”. “It was emotional, meaningful, and above all, joyful and fun.” The couple was even blessed with a little rain at the end of what they described as an “epic day”. A highlight was the way the church was decorated, and the reception. For Gosego, his highlight was “how beautiful my wife looked on the day”. They were

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REAL WEDDINGS a little nervous standing together for the first time as husband and wife, but were delighted that the day had finally arrived. Advice for new couples? “With your love and understanding of each other, your wedding will be the best day of your life.” Photography AndreM Photography | info@andrem.co.za Videographer Jean-Luc Darne (Future Films) | info@featurefilms.co.za Wedding coordinator Omphile Masilo | +27 73 673 8577 Venue Memoire Wedding & Function Venue, Muldersdrift | www.memoire.co.za Venue coordinator Jaco Knight | +27 79 170 9431 Wedding gown Eurobride | www.eurobride.co.za Flowers Café Fleur | www.cafefleur.co.za

"She made me the happiest man in the world and said ‘yes’ with a huge smile on her face” Cake Kelly Jaynes Cake Boutique | www.kellyjayne.co.za Stationery Malinda | +27 82 876 6802 Rings Browns, The Diamond Store Clearwater Mall | www.clearwatermall.co.za Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits & bridesmaid's dresses Thokozane Mbatha | +27 72 301 3359 Make-up Kenosis Beauty | www.kenosisbeauty.co.za For more pictures visit www.nubianbride.co.za

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Kea&Themba A fairy tale wedding was the culmination of this couple’s romance


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"Dancing around the reflection pool, right in the middle of the reception venue – what a vision! "

ea and Themba met in Rustenburg in 2013 when they joined Anglo American’s graduate programme. “She didn’t really show much interest in me,” he remembers. “I liked her the moment I watched her address the auditorium. She was full of energy and incredibly beautiful. I just imagined myself being with her.” Although Themba felt as if they were “worlds apart”, he admits that “there was always this ease around each other, it felt like I had known Kea for years”. Themba proposed on a dinner date. Kea recalls how, towards the end of the evening, “he became emotional, expressing how fortunate he was to have me in his life. I’d never seen him like that. He finally proposed… we were both teary and in our own bubble. That was one of the best days of my life.” Their wedding was an intimate affair, held at Red Ivory in Hartbeespoort on a beautiful December day.

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"Of course, marrying into a Tsonga family, the sound of Xigasa music was a definite hit"

“The chapel ceremony was beyond magical. Emotional, teary faces with the biggest smiles ushered us in. At that moment, everything ceased to exist. Seeing our families and friends uniting made it really special,” says Kea. Red Ivory offers an unpretentious, luxury bush feel, with the most breathtaking views. “We let the venue guide our décor, so as to not take away from its natural beauty.” Would they change anything about their special day? “We would have probably had an entire wedding weekend. We really did not want it to end. We loved every moment.” Themba says his highlight was “seeing my bride walk down that aisle. It felt as if I were dreaming. I literally had to fight back the tears. I will forever treasure that moment.” For Kea, it was saying their vows in the middle of the bush in a treetop chapel with magnificent views. “My heart could have literally stopped,” she recalls. Kea and Themba honeymooned in the Maldives. They left a few days after the weekend and spent Christmas and New Year on their island resort. Advice for soon-to-be newlyweds? “Start planning as early as possible. There are so many intricacies to a wedding that you don’t want to overlook any. Lastly, don’t sweat the small stuff – have fun! Enjoy every minute of it.” Photography Jacki Bruniquel | www.jackibruniquel.com Bridal coordinator Boitumelo Manamela | +27 84 734 5414 Venue Red Ivory Lodge | www.redivorylodge.com Wedding gown GF Bridal Couture | www.gowns.co.za Flowers Lebo Malaka | +27 72 359 3437 Cake Jess and Jada’s Cake Design | www.jjcd.co.za Stationery Trendy Settings | www.trendysettings.co.za For more pictures visit www.nubianbride.co.za

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Fanelesibonge &Hlengiwe Fanele and Hlengiwe wish they could live their picture-perfect wedding all over again


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anele and Hlengiwe were introduced to each other by a friend and hit it off right away. He took her back to Standerton, where they met, to propose. “He went down on one knee and popped the question,” she says. They described their wedding as “more than a dream come true” and both wish they could relive the experience again because it was so special. Their highlight was kissing after the ceremony and having family and friends join them for their nuptials. “We wouldn’t change anything because we wouldn’t want to change a winning formula.” They are still planning their honeymoon, but say that Phuket is top of their list. Advice for a bride-to-be? “Be yourself. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. Let your man marry you in your purest form so that your love can be genuine and great.”

"We wouldn’t change anything because we wouldn’t want to change a winning formula"

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FASHION & BEAUTY

THESE STREETS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BRAND NEW Up the ante with some urban edge… white couture wedding gowns are taken up a notch with essentially African accessories. And the colour? The streets are full of it, if you take the time to look

Gown LM3210B by Lusan Mandongus Ndebele neckpiece & bangles Beads for Africa Earrings Colette by Colette Hayman Suit TM Levin Shirt H&M His shoes Aldo Models Naledi & Jehiel

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FASHION & BEAUTY

Gown Tiana by Rose Molteno Earrings and ring Colette by Colette Hayman Zulu beads Beads for Africa Suit TM Levin His shoes Aldo Pocket square (Worn as cravat) H&M Models Semu & Jehiel

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Villa Tuscana Wedding Village AT MIDRAND CONFERENCE CENTRE

Your choice of exquisite indoor or garden venues for your wedding ceremony, and 6 reception halls ranging from classically elegant to romantic, oriental and lapa styles. We offer a bridal day room, honeymoon suite and exclusive guest houses for your out of town guests.

To book a site visit, contact us: (+27) 011 315 8326 info@midrandconferencecentre.co.za 661 Pendulum Road Halfway House Ext 12 Midrand, Gauteng South Africa


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Gowns Fashimo Styles Cape Fashimo Styles Bouquets Red in Paris Events Earrings Colette by Colette Hayman and Pichulik Bangles Beads for Africa Headwrap Fabric – Fiona’s Is’Qolo (Zulu hat), Stylist’s own Models Naledi & Semu www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Gown Garnish Couture Earrings Colette by Colette Hayman Suit TM Lewin Shirt Model’s own Bow tie H&M His shoes Steve Madden Models Semu & Jehiel Gown Meta by Lusan Mandongus Earrings Lovisa Bangles Colette by Colette Hayman Headwrap Fabric – Fiona’s Shoes Imaani Bridal Model Naledi www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Gown Eldridge by Sottero & Midgley Earrings Colette by Colette Hayman Neckpiece & bangles Beads for Africa Model Naledi Gown Rose Molteno Bouquet & boutonnières Red in Paris Events Neckpiece & bangles Beads for Africa Earrings Colette by Colette Hayman Shoes Imaani Suit CSquared Shirt Model’s own His shoes Steve Madden Models Naledi & Chris www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Gown Biji la Maison de Couture Pearls Forever New Bangles & earrings Colette by Colette Hayman Suit CSquared Shirt Model's own Shoes Steve Madden Models Naledi & Chris www.nubianbride.co.za |

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FASHION & BEAUTY Gown Karen by Rebecca Ingram Earrings Colette by Colette Hayman Necklace Colette by Colette Hayman Model Semu


Situated in the heart of Rosebank, Hyatt Regency Johannesburg hotel boasts a wonderful location, outstanding food and the highest levels of service, allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day, assured that it will be truly memorable. The hotel’s dedicated wedding specialists will tailor your wedding to your specific requirements. Their attention to detail will focus on all your wishes before and during your wedding, never forgetting the smallest things that make all the difference. Whether you envision a simple gathering with a few family members and friends or an elaborate formal affair, every wedding at our luxurious hotel is treated as a special event.

• Accommodations: 244 guestrooms, including 15 suites. • Venues: We can facilitate a city chic exclusive wedding in The Residence, a magnificent garden wedding for 60 guests on the beautiful Terrace and Atrium or a maximum of 200 guests in the elegant Ballroom. • Pool: Temperature controlled outdoor pool overlooking the modern and leafy suburb of Rosebank. • Spa: Amani Spa offers traditional luxury spa services, two single treatment rooms, a couples suite, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. • StayFit at Hyatt: A fully equipped fitness centre. • Restaurant: Signature Restaurant onenineone offers guests a menu reflecting an inspired cuisine from all over the world, the dishes are eclectic with a unique South African flair. Special pre-wedding exclusive events are also available including an intimate rehearsal three-course dinner for 12 in our onenineone private dining room, a special whiskey and cigar tasting for the groom and his groomsmen at The Terrace or a pamper filled spa day for the bride and her retinue. Each event can be tailor made to suit your personal taste and requirements.

HYATT REGENCY JOHANNESBURG 191 Oxford Road, Rosebank Johannesburg, 2132, RSA T +27 11 280 1234 johannesburg.regency.hyatt.com @hyattregencyjhb The HYATT trademark and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. ©2016 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.


Gown Angela by Rose Molteno Bouquet Red in Paris Events Earrings Lovisa Headpiece Colette by Colette Hayman Model Naledi


LADY MARMALAIDE BRIDAL

PARKHURST

58 6th Street Parkhurst | 078 627 6100 – Phone to set up your appointment


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Gown White Lilly Bridal Earrings & bangles Colette by Colette Hayman Shoes Imaani Bridal Model Naledi

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Gown Grace by Rose Molteno Hat Anita Ferreira Designs Earrings & necklace Colette by Colette Hayman Suit TM Levin Shirt H&M Tie Woolworths Tie pin Stylist’s own His shoes Aldo Models Semu & Jehiel www.nubianbride.co.za |

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INDABA HOTEL, SPA & CONFERENCE CENTRE 15KM FROM SANDTON... A MILLION MILES AWAY

The Indaba is an exquisitely charming hotel located just outside of the bustling city of Johannesburg. Arriving at this hotel you will feel as though you’ve been transported to another world entirely. The luscious gardens, excellent service and romantic ambiance make it one of the most sought after wedding venues in Gauteng. Set on 17 hectares of established gardens incorporating two gorgeous dams, wooden decks and avenues of trees to capture that perfect memory, and located within 15km of Sandton for easy convenience. The Indaba Hotel boasts numerous wedding reception venues ranging from small and intimate to our larger fairtytale banquet style halls, ensuring that each couple finds the perfect “fit” to celebrate their special day. Outdoor wedding gazebos overlooking the beautiful dams or rose gardens are ideal for Garden Wedding ceremonies and a Chapel which is ideal for the more traditional couple - the perfect place to say “I DO”. With a dedicated wedding co-ordinator and a team with years of experience, your wedding day will be stress free. An Indaba wedding will ensure that the wedding of your dreams, becomes reality. Take a wander through the lush bushveld gardens and you’ll find the Mowana Spa - a wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul in preparation for your big day. Enjoy the luxurious accommodations and facilities on offer and have fun preparing for the big day while our team take care of everything. Say “I do” on our rolling lawns; enjoy an elegant reception with family and friends and end your special day by retiring to your complimentary honeymoon suite.

THE PERFECT PLACE TO SAY “I DO”

INDABA HOTEL, SPA & CONFERENCE CENTRE C/O WILLIAM NICOL DRIVE & PIETER WENNING ROAD, FOURWAYS Phone: +27 11 840 6656 | Email: events@indabahotel.co.za | Website: www.indabahotel.co.za


Gown McKenzie by Maggie Sottero Hat Anita Ferreira Designs Jewellery Lovisa Model Naledi

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Gown Sonja by Rebecca Ingram Bouquet & boutonnières Red in Paris Events Earrings Colette by Colette Hayman Suit (3-piece) CSquared Shirt Model’s own His shoes Steve Madden Models Semu & Chris www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Gowns Darcy by Maggie Sottero (standing) & Cooper by Sottero & Midgley (sitting) Bouquets Red in Paris Events Earrings H&M Headpiece Yolandi, Mirror Designs Headwrap Fabric – Fiona’s Neckpieces & bangles Beads for Africa Models Semu & Naledi Gown White Lilly Bridal Bouquet Red in Paris Events Earrings H&M Neckpiece Beads for Africa Bracelets Colette by Colette Hayman Shoes Imaani Bridal Model Semu www.nubianbride.co.za |

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GLENBURN LODGE {Cradle of Humankind} WINTER WEDDINGS GREAT SAVINGS CONTACT US NOW

To love, laughter and happily ever after It may sound crazy at first to even think about getting married on a Sunday, or in the middle of the week. But what if you can save on venue hire? Imagine applying this saving to your wedding dress, your décor or your honeymoon? Food for thought? We think so. But for the traditionalists out there, we do have ample Saturdays available at our three beautiful wedding venues: Glenkyle Venue overlooks a spectacular waterfall and is situated on the Blaauwbank River, while Glencove Venue is nestled on the Crocodile River in a beautiful country garden setting. Glenwillow is situated at the foot of the majestic Zwartkops Mountain in Bush Willow Tented Camp. Guest capacities range between 60 and 250 guests.

GLENBURN SPA: BRIDAL PAMPER PARTIES | COUPLES RETREATS | PAMPERING FOR THE BRIDAL ENTOURAGE BUSH WILLOW TENTED CAMP: IDEAL FOR BACHELORS PARTIES


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Gown 6155 by Stella York Bouquet Red in Paris Events Headwrap Stylist’s own Shoes Imaani Bridal Earrings Lovisa Model Semu www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Gown Garnish Couture Earrings Lovisa Headpieces (actually neckpieces) Pichulik Model Naledi

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Credits CREW

Photography & Videography Kat Willemse and André Willemse, Vizion Photography & Films | www.vizionphoto.co.za Stylist Siya Ndube | siyamthandamtshemla@gmail.com Make-up Dominique Taffara and Francois De Klerk for Urban Decay | @UrbanDecayZA Hair Seema Chita & Henri Kotze from Cutter and Co | waseemachita@gmail.com, henrimrhkotze@gmail.com Models Naledi Mogadime, Chris Nyirongo, Jehiel Musungaie & Semu Shangase from Boss Models | www.bossmodels.co.za Flowers Red in Paris Events | www.redinparisevents.com

STOCKISTS

Wedding dresses Lusan Mandongus, Sottero & Midgley, Rebecca Ingram, Maggie Sottero and Stella York from Olivelli Northcliff | +27 11 782 1155, Garnish Couture | www.garnishcouture.co.za, Rose Molteno by Lady Marmalaide | www.ladymarmalaide.com, Fashimo Styles | +27 71 892 3684, White Lilly Bridal | www.whitelillybridal.com, Biji la Maison de Couture | www.bijilamaison.com Suits TM Lewin | www.tmlewin.com, CSquared | www.csquared.co.za Shirts H&M | www.hm.com/za Jewellery & Accessories Colette by Colette Hayman | +27 11 880 2134, Lovisa | www.lovisa.com, Pichulik | www.pichulik.com, Beads for Africa | www.beadsforafrica.co.za, Yolandi Jacobsz | +27 82 333 7310, Anita Ferreira Designs | @AnitaFdesigns, Forever New | www.forevernew.co.za Men’s accessories Fruitcake Vintage | +27 11 024 8005, H&M | www.hm.com/za Shoes Imaani Bridal | www.imaani.co.za Men’s shoes Aldo | www.aldoshoessa.co.za, Steve Madden | www.stevemadden.co.za www.nubianbride.co.za |

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FOR HER Classically elegant pieces and accessories that will make you stand out from the crowd

Picture Estilo | www.estilo.co.za Gown Gown Pronovias | www.pronovias.com/za


FASHION & BEAUTY Diamond ring, Folli Follie Cyclos range www.follifollie.com

Our pick Classic diamond necklace for a special occasion

Abalone gold earrings, Pichulik Designs www.pichulik.com

Gold and diamond ring, Georgini www.georgini.co.za

Diamond necklace, Folli Follie Cyclos range www.follifollie.com

Cream stiletto with gold heel detail, Dune London @DuneLondonSA

White satin Borklan high heel, Manolo Blahnik www.luminanceonline.com

Imperiale Chopard watch, Picot & Moss www.picotandmoss.co.za

Gold nail lacquer, Crabtree & Evelyn www.crabtree-evelyn.co.za

Panthère de Cartier gold mesh, Cartier www.cartier.com

Rose gold and diamond stud earrings, Thomas Sabo www.thomassabo.com

Pretty pink clutch, Dune London @DuneLondonSA

Naked 3 Palette, Urban Decay www.urbandecay.com My Burberry Blush, www.myperfumeshop.co.za

Lancome L’Absolu Sheer Gloss, Edgars www.edgars.co.za

Gabrielle Chanel, www.woolworths.co.za

Fragrances for her Chanel’s new fragrance, the first to be launched since Chance made its debut in 2002, is inspired by Coco Chanel, who was christened Gabrielle; it’s radiant and sparkling, feminine and exotic with notes of jasmine, ylang ylang, orange blossom and tuberose. Burberry’s latest fragrance for women, My Burberry Blush, opens with sharp pomegranate fused with vibrant lemon. Delicate rose petal notes are given a lift with crisp apple, and the jasmine base and wisteria round off the scent. www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Picture Tyme Photography | www.tyme.co.za

FOR HIM Whether you’re looking for classic simplicity, or want to add a quirky touch, these garments and accessories offer a personal touch to any bridegroom’s outfit

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Our pick Colourful silk pocket squares give an edgy touch

Chopard leather gift box with cufflinks, pen and money holder (not shown), Picot & Moss www.picotandmoss.com

Patterned socks, Tread + Miller www.treadandmiller.co.za

Selection of pocket kerchiefs, Scotch & Soda www.scotch-soda.com

The Conquest VHP, Longines www.longines.com

Platinum wedding band, Cartier www.cartier.com

Black leather formal shoe, Dune London @DuneLondonSA

Blue checked jacket, Corneliani www.luminanceonline.com

Formal white shirt, TM Lewin www.facebook.com/TM-LEWIN-South-Africa

Navy tailored pants, Scotch & Soda www.scotch-soda.com

Mounty Raw Hat, Simon & Mary www.simonandmary.co.za Brown leather formal shoe, Dune London @DuneLondonSA Brown leather belt, Tread + Miller www.treadandmiller.co.za

Striped bow tie, Zando www.zando.co.za

Mr Burberry Eau de Parfum www.burberry.com

Coach for Men www.coach.com

Fragrances for him Inspired by the city of London and Burberry’s black Heritage Trench Coat, the new Mr Burberry Eau de Parfum is an intense interpretation of the original Eau de Toilette. It’s a warm, sensual and woody fragrance as stylish and chic as the brand itself. Coach For Men is a fragrance inspired by mavericks and rebels with an iconic smoky midnight blue bottle and top notes of bergamot, kumquat and green Nashi pear. Like the personalities that inspired this fragrance, it exudes a timeless sense of cool. www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Picture Jurie Potgieter | juriepotgieter.com Gown Lipsy London | www.facebook.com/LipsySA

FOR BRIDESMAIDS In keeping with summer, a colourful collection of clothes, jewellery, make-up and accessories for some bridesmaid inspiration


Coral Harvest neck cuff, Pichulik Designs www.pichulik.com

Our pick

Gold Harvest tassel earrings, Pichulik Designs www.pichulik.com

Chic and timeless fitted navy blue dress with lace detail

Panthère de Cartier handbag, Cartier www.cartier.com

Colourful cotton scarf, Pylones www.pylones.co.za

Yellow clutch bag, Dune London @DuneLondonSA

Fitted navy dress with lace detail, Dune London @DuneLondonSA Red nail lacquer – Kundalini Hustle, Smith & Cult www.glossnailandbeauty.co.za

Silver and blue cuff bracelet, Guess www.bacherco.co.za

Red one-shoulder cut-out mini dress, Self Portrait www.self-portrait-studio.com

Red suede strappy sandals, Dune London @DuneLondonSA

Purple heels with diamond detail, Manolo Blahnik www.luminanceonline.com Red lipstick – Rouge Allure No.1, Chanel www.chanel.com

Giorgio Beverly Hills www.beautysouthafrica.com Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Glacé www.juicycouture.com Fragrances for bridesmaids The limited edition of the Viva la Juicy fragrance from Juicy Couture, Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Glacé, features fresh, cool top notes of frosted cassis leaves, frozen mandarin, vanilla, sandalwood and amber. It’s a young, fresh fragrance ideal for a bridesmaid. Initially launched in 1981, Giorgio Beverly Hills was sold to Avon six years later. Although there are now 24 fragrances in all, this classic, timeless fragrance, which is the original, remains the most popular and recently celebrated its 30th birthday. www.nubianbride.co.za |

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For

Rose gold and diamante choker, Folie Follie www.foliefollie.com

flower girls Pretty pink and glittery items for the cutest girl in the bridal party

Pale pink and white tutu dress, Spree www.spree.co.za Pink glitter ballet pumps, H&M www.hm.co.za

Silver heart charm bracelet, Guess www.bacherco.co.za

Picture Vivid Blue Photography | www.vividblue.co.za

Rose gold heart earrings, Guess www.bacherco.co.za

Our pick Add a touch of sparkle with a glitter polish

Silver bow headband www.zanextdirect.com Unicorn plush toy, Cotton On www.cottonon.co.za

Hello Kitty Deliciously Fruity Spray, Avon www.avon.co.za

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Silver nail polish, Essence Rock www.clicks.co.za

Pink round sunglasses www.zanextdirect.com


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Our pick

pageboys Cool clothes and accessories for the most charming chap in the wedding party

A snazzy spotted bow tie adds a stylish touch

Navy spotted bow tie, Next za.nextdirect.com

Shirt, tie and waistcoat, Next za.nextdirect.com

Pink short sleeved formal shirt, H&M www.hm.com Palm socks, Country Road www.woolworths.co.za

Picture Lilac Photography | www.lilacphotography.co.za

Black camo sunglasses, Pylones www.pylones.co.za Straw hat, Woolworths www.woolworths.co.za

Smart chino, H&M www.hm.com

Suede sneakers, Adidas www.zando.co.za

Navy blue suspenders and matching belt, H&M www.hm.com Colourful cartoon watch, Swatch www.swatch.com


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DESIGNER STUDIO

MASTERPIECES & MEMENTOES Nubian Bride chats to Katherine-Mary Pichulik, founder of quirky Afrocentric jewellery and clothing brand, PICHULIK, about her inspiring pieces that we feature regularly on our fashion pages


DESIGNER STUDIO Please tell us about PICHULIK and how you started the brand. I’m a BA Fine Arts graduate from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town as well as a qualified patissier (pastry chef). After my studies I travelled to India and Spain where I collected interesting and unique pieces of jewellery. Then, when I returned to Cape Town, I began making jewellery from rope and other items. When strangers began stopping me on the street to enquire about my neck pieces, I decided to turn to jewellery design in earnest. I launched PICHULIK in August 2012.

PICHULIK creates African jewellery that more than holds its own on the international design stage

What is PICHULIK? The essence of the PICHULIK brand is the pursuit of imparting sacred feminine wisdom for the modern woman. We utilise organic materials such as jade, shell, horn and hemp that we assemble into gentle forms to impart powerful meanings of ancient feminine wisdom and craftsmanship. No matter what inspires us, whether it’s Mali’s Islamic architecture, the shades of North African garments combined with gleams of copper and gold or subdued desert colours emboldened with gold and gemstone, PICHULIK creates African jewellery that more than holds its own on the international design stage. Urban design, time-honoured craft and Africa’s vibrant colours meet in every neck piece, bracelet and pair of earrings that we create. Who is involved in the business today? I’m the founder and designer, while Nadya von Stein is our garment designer of a range we call PICHULIK by Nadya. We have a fantastic team that is made up of a group of craftspeople who design in our Woodstock studio. Please give advice to brides-to-be on how to accessorise their wedding gowns to make them not only more individual, but also more African. I think wearing a talisman jewellery item on your wedding day is so important – it brings intention and meaning to a great life transition and initiation in your life. I think it is really all about distilling how you want to feel on your Big Day, what story you wish to tell and then choosing thoughtfully accordingly. I would focus on feeling radiant, beautiful and sensual… whatever that means for you. Choose fabrics that feel delicious against your skin, choose embellishment that draws attention to the www.nubianbride.co.za |

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DESIGNER STUDIO sparkle of your eyes, the rich golden brown of the nape of your neck. I’m not surprised you feature our pieces so often in your fashion pages. PICHULIK is a brand that speaks of women’s strength and African storytelling. The trend right now is to take white wedding gowns and make them more part of one’s heritage with exquisite jewellery like yours; modern pieces that are Africaninspired. What was your intention when you started out designing your jewellery pieces? Our intention was to bring back the sacred and ceremony in jewellery. We are honoured that we get to make amazing talisman pieces for weddings around the world. Women from all cultures have asked us to wrap messages, blessings, heirlooms and sentimental objects into their pieces to celebrate this transition. Some expert advice? Do not subscribe to anyone else’s concept of what your wedding should be. There are no ‘shoulds’. It is about your initiation into another family and the sacred union with your partner. Adorn yourself in a way that illuminates your spirit and brings you joy, walking with all the lessons and stories of your journey into a new journey in unity with another. www.pichulik.com

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Pocket full of dreams Hand-picked from the sensational fashion shoot in this issue – beautiful make-up looks to inspire you


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Opener Complexion B6 Complexion Spray; Urban Defense Complexion Primer; All Nighter Foundation; Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Dark Warm Cheeks After Glow Blusher Bang Highlighter Naked Illuminated Powder Lit. Eyes Outer corner: Naked Smokey palette; Inner corner and lid: Electric palette Liner 24/7 Glide on liner – Perversion Mascara Perversion Brows Brow Box Brown Sugar; Brow Gel Clear. Lips 24/7 Glide on lip liner Blackmail on outer corners; Vice lipstick – Sheer F-Bomb and Nighthawk.

Soft touch

Complexion B6 Complexion Spray; Urban Defense Complexion Primer; All Nighter Foundation; Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Dark Warm Cheeks After Glow Blusher Bang Highlighter Naked Illuminated Powder Lit Eyes Outer corner: Naked 1 palette; Inner corner and lid: Naked Heat palette Liner 24/7 Glide on liner – Perversion Mascara Perversion Brows Brow Box Brown Sugar; Brow Gel Clear. Lips 24/7 Glide on lip liner – 714; Vice lipstick – Sheer F-Bomb All by Urban Decay

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African queen Complexion One & Done Complexion Foundation; Velvitizer gives a natural matte look. Shape Shifter and Urban Defence Primer also used. Eyes Eden Eyeshadow Primer for a cut crease look. Naked 2 and Naked 1 palettes on lids Liner Razor Sharp Perversion Mascara Perversion Brows Brow Box Brown Sugar; Brow Gel Clear. Lips 1993 Lipstick; Big Bang pencil Finish Deslick Setting Spray. All by Urban Decay www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Cover look

Complexion B6 Complexion Spray; Urban Defense Complexion Primer; All Nighter Foundation; Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Dark Warm Cheeks After Glow Blusher Bang Highlighter Naked Illuminated Powder Lit. Eyes Outer corner: Naked 1 palette; Inner corner and lid: Electric palette and single shadow Half Baked Liner Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on liner – Perversion Mascara Perversion Brows Brow Box Brown Sugar; Brow Gel Clear. Lips Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on lip liner Blackmail (outer corners); Urban Decay Vice lipstick – Bang and Firebird. All by Urban Decay

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Masai magic Complexion B6 Complexion Spray; Urban Defense Complexion Primer; All Nighter Foundation Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Dark Warm Cheeks After Glow Blusher Bang Highlighter Naked Illuminated Powder Lit. Eyes Outer corner: Single shadow Blackout; Inner corner and lid: Electric palette Liner 24/7 Glide on liner – Perversion Mascara Perversion Brows Brow Box Brown Sugar; Brow Gel Clear. Lips 24/7 Glide on lip liner – Nighthawk; Vice lipstick – Nighthawk. All by Urban Decay www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Gown Biji la Maison de Couture, www.bijilamaison.com

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Colour rich

Complexion All Nighter Foundation; Shape Shifter to contour and highlight. Eyes Original Eyeshadow Primer; Naked 1 palette; Woodstock shadow from the Mono Collection Liner Zero Mascara Urban Decay Cannonball. Brows Brow Box Brown Sugar; Brow Gel Clear Finish Setting Spray Chill. Lips Firebird Liquid Lipstick; Frenemy Crème Lipstick. All by Urban Decay

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Peachy

Complexion B6 Complexion Spray; Urban Defense Complexion Primer; All Nighter Foundation; Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Dark Warm Cheeks After Glow Blusher Bang Highlighter Naked Illuminated Powder Lit. Eyes Outer corner: Single shadow – Blackout; Inner corner and lids – Electric palette Liner 24/7 Glide on liner – Perversion Mascara Perversion Brows Brow Box Brown Sugar; Brow Gel Clear. Lips 24/7 Glide on lip liner – Blackmail (outer corners); Naked Gloss – Rule34. All by Urban Decay www.nubianbride.co.za |

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bridal Amy discovered the Oriental Plaza’s amazing bridal selection before her big day in 2014. She has been the talk of the town ever since.

What’s your favourite style? Keep up with the latest styles at our bridalwear stores. Discover endless trends in shoes, gowns, fabric, jewellery, accessories and so much more. www.orientalplaza.co.za oriental plaza fordsburg


FASHION & BEAUTY

Softly softly Complexion B6 Priming Spray mixed with Optical Illusion Primer; Naked Skin Weightless Foundation; Naked Skin Concealer in Dark Golden Cheeks and highlighter Shape Shifter. Eyes Naked Smokey palette; Caffeinne Eyeshadow Primer Liner Perversion Mascara Perversion Brows Brunette Betty Ultra Compact Brow Box. Finish All Nighter Setting Spray. All by Urban Decay

Credits Photographer Kat Willemse, Vizion Photography & Film | www.vizionphoto.co.za Stylist Siya Ndube | siyamthandamtshemla@gmail.com Make-up Dominique Taffara and Francois De Klerk for Urban Decay | Facebook – @UrbanDecayZA Hair Seema Chita & Henri Kotze from Cutter and Co | waseemachita@gmail.com | henrimrhkotze@gmail.com Models Naledi Mogadime and Semu Shangase from Boss Models | www.bossmodels.co.za Accessories See fashion credits on page 83

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Africa’s best-kept secret Nurture your hair with nature’s best

TIP

from Caivil Naturals Marula Oil expert stylist, Rupert Mpanza “I recommend the Marula Oil to my clients as it is specially formulated to take care of their hair. The range has a unique blend of luxurious oils and is sulphate- and parabenfree, making it gentle on their hair.

Calling inspirational women

NOMINATE A REMARKABLE WOMAN WHO HAS ACHIEVED EXTRAORDINARY STATUS IN HER CAREER!

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rom deep within southern African forests, where the sun beats down on the ancient marula tree to ripen its protein-rich and juicy fruit, a miracle oil has been harvested to transform your hair and scalp. Known as Africa’s best-kept hair secret, the magic of marula oil has been formulated into a range of natural products so hydrating, replenishing and regenerative that you will never want to use another hair product again.

NEED A KIND AND GENTLE PRODUCT? Reveal your natural beauty with the Caivil Naturals Marula Oil range that nourishes and revitalises your hair, restoring lustre and shine. The range’s replenishing essential oils transform hair and scalp health for a flawless finish. With strengthening coconut oil, soothing aloe vera, oleic acid, rich marula and peppermint oil, this antioxidantpacked formulation keeps your scalp clean, replenished and revived.

Caivil Naturals Marula Oil is naturally inspired, like many prominent Black South African women, who have been naturally inspired to achieve great strides in their careers, despite challenges and adversity. They have risen to be inspirational people to other women. Now, Caivil Naturals Marula Oil has embarked on a campaign to pay homage to such women. Our series of adverts will showcase their achievements and will also act as a shout-out for nominations. If you know an inspirational woman you’d like to nominate to be included in our adverts be sure to enter her. To enter, add her details to the website www.caivilmarula.co.za no later than 31 January 2018.

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The glass is always greener on our side.

fairtrade • handmade • eco friendly • recycled • locally produced in Swaziland P.O Box 45, Motshane, Swaziland T / F: +268 – 244 24053 | 244 24142 | 244 24151 | 244 24588 Fax from SA only: 086 5305 452 www.ngwenyaglass.co.sz | ngwenya@ngwenyaglass.co.sz Ngwenya Glass Boutique, Watershed V&A Waterfront, Cape Town T: +27 21 418 0654


PLANNING

Picture ODJ Events | www.odjevents.com

Planning | Honeymoons | Venues | Cakes | Décor | Stationery | Flowers | Registry

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LEAVE IT TO THE EXPERTS More and more bridal couples from out of the country are having spectacular weddings in South Africa, leaving all the details to experienced local wedding planners like Marius Barnard, who is renowned for creating magical experiences. We chat to him


PLANNING

"Amy walked down towards the beach for the wedding ceremony and told her father, ‘This is exactly what I wanted!’ That was a massive highlight for me"

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ou may be thousands of kilometres away, but there are specialist wedding planners, like Marius Barnard of Weddings by Marius, who can plan your wedding for you right here in South Africa, down to the minutest detail. He specialises in personalising weddings for couples, whether they’re based here in South Africa or in another country.

Venue “The wedding photographed here, at Kurland in Plettenberg Bay, was arranged a year in advance. I only actually met the couple face to face two days before they tied the knot,” Marius explains. Amy and Austin had spent a holiday at Kurland previously and decided that this was where they wanted to get married, with the ceremony on the beach. In addition, Austin is interested in horses, and Kurland’s polo players and horses have international status (the Kurland International Polo Test was held on this privately owned www.nubianbride.co.za |

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estate for a number of years and there are grounds and stables there).

Down to the nitty-gritty Being in different countries meant communicating via Skype, but Marius said it was easy because Amy had definite ideas and he was able to put them into practice. Marius admits that Amy trusted him implicitly to create her dream wedding and that he was responsible for planning every minute detail. “She knew what she wanted and trusted my instincts to the extent that we didn’t even have to do a mock-up for her. I also coordinated meetings with suppliers regarding décor, hiring, flowers, etc. on Skype so that she was kept in the loop.”

Guests There were 40 guests, all of whom flew from the UK to attend the wedding. Marius said that this was a blessing, as when one is flying to a destination wedding, one is unlikely to cancel attending, and the number of guests remained constant.

Décor Marius is responsible for creating around 90 percent of the weddings at Kurland, so

he knows the look and feel of the property. “The venue lends itself to an old-fashioned atmosphere; it’s an old stable that has been beautifully refurbished, with a cobbled floor on the verandah and a very rustic feel. The chandeliers and crockery created an elegant, glamorous environment. Amy wanted a classic old-world theme with beautiful modern touches, which we created with the whitewashed Tiffany chairs and the basilcoloured tablecloths. Another big advantage is the fact that because the décor and theme were so classic, the wedding photographs will never date.”

Food and drink “I loved Amy’s idea of having a South African braai; I made the menu extremely upmarket. We had a braai and fires set a little apart from the dinner tables, so that guests were aware of that woody aroma without being engulfed in it. We served langoustines, prawns and fillet from the braai – it was all very elegant and delicious.”

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Marius is adamant that a couple do their homework about the planner and make sure that he or she has coordinated international weddings before. “Call them and speak to them,” he says. “Make sure they are on the same page as you are, that their style suits what you are looking for. My approach is a balance of classical and contemporary, for instance.”


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Also, don’t leave the planning to the last minute. “An experienced wedding planner can put a wedding together in a day but it won’t be personalised or detailed.” He also advises looking at the weather when choosing a location for a destination wedding.”

CREDITS Project management & coordination Weddings by Marius | www.weddingsbymarius.co.za Photographer Marsel Roothman Photography | www.marselroothman.com Venue Kurland Hotel | www.kurland.co.za Flower décor & concept Ecozest | www.facebook.com/Ecozest/ Wedding cake Plum Tree Cakes | +27 78 819 5781 Wine Newstead Wine Farm | www.newsteadwines.com Stationery Lara’s Designs | www.larasdesigns.co.za Hiring Events and Tents | www.eventsandtents.co.za and Exclusive Hire | www.ehire.co.za For more pictures visit www.nubianbride.co.za

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Red In Paris Events creates beautiful and bespoke weddings. We offer our clients full-service décor and floral design, as well as wedding planning and coordination. Contact us now to create something elegant and memorable for your special day!

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HONEYMOONS

Decisions, decisions... We’re covering all bases for the best honeymoon ever, offering inspiration from all over the world to get you dreaming of where the two of you can go Picture Mykonos, Greece For more information, contact Thompsons, www.thompsons.co.za

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To the sea

THE SILO HOTEL, CAPE TOWN

The perfect excuse to honeymoon in Cape Town? The brand new Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa that opened in October, which is part of the ontrend Silo District. And, of course, there’s only one place to stay… The Silo Hotel. This is the newest luxury hotel in the Mother City; it’s also extremely beautiful and unusual. Offering just 28 plush guest rooms and a penthouse suite with breathtaking 360-degree views of the Fairest Cape in all its glory, the hotel occupies six floors above the museum that rivals internationally acclaimed contemporary museums like the Tate Modern, MoMA in New York City and the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Both the museum and the hotel were designed by world-famous architect

Thomas Heatherwick, who transformed what was originally a building and six rows of seven grain silos next to it into a modern masterpiece. The entire place was designed by hotel founder Liz Biden and her husband, Phil, who own The Royal Portfolio collection of award-winning establishments in South Africa. A new landmark on Cape Town’s iconic skyline, the Silo District, as it is called, incorporates the museum, hotel and various stores. The hotel offers numerous luxurious facilities including two restaurants, a bar, spa, gym and beautiful rooftop pool with panoramic views. It’s the perfect base from which to enjoy all of Cape Town’s numerous attractions, including some of the best beaches in the world and some internationally acclaimed restaurants and wine estates. www.theroyalportfolio.com

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To Arctic conditions

THE ICEHOTEL, SWEDEN

Enjoy an extraordinary adventure sleeping in an ice sculpture in the iconic Icehotel in Sweden. A honeymoon at this extraordinary ice hotel not only includes staying in a freshly built guest room made of ice, but also includes a number of exciting activities such as dog sled rides, hunting for the Northern Lights by snowmobile and encountering reindeer. You can also dine in the wilderness, learn how to sculpt ice using traditional tools, go horse riding at night or skiing in the Poikkijarvi Woods. The hotel, which is located in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, was originally an art gallery of sorts, a place where local art was displayed. Then somebody asked if it was possible to sleep over… this year marks the hotel’s 28th birthday, and, like every year, different artists from around the world are invited to create brand new art suites for guests to stay in. For 2017 there were 28 artists from 11 different countries around the globe whose task it was to make their designs come to life as guest suites, or ‘art suites’. In some cases, when the artist’s work is very popular, the same artist will be asked to come back and design another masterpiece the following year. Of course, ice sculpture is a most unique art form and is extremely complex; in fact, each ‘art suite’ is created using enough snow and ice to make 700 million

snowballs. This year, the artists have pulled out all the stops to create some exquisite and very exciting experiences for guests. Guests can sleep right next to King Kong, be part of Alice in Wonderland, take a virtual trip to space… there are 15 exciting, mind altering designs, each one more extraordinary than the next. www.icehotel.com


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To the city

GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL, NEW YORK

This legendary hotel has been part of the New York scene since the 1920s and is still a favourite haunt of the rich and famous. It was revamped in 2006 by iconic artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, but has retained its cachet as a New York institution. Schnabel is famous for two movies including the jawdropping The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Both brought him international acclaim. He transformed the hotel in 2006 along with cofounder of Studio 54, Ian Schrager. The new iteration is filled with a rotating collection of exquisite contemporary artworks by internationally famous 20th century artists

like Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Twombly. Enjoy superb cuisine at the Italianinspired Maialino restaurant and the two sought-after bars, the Rose and Jade Bars. Aside from the magnificent art pieces, the hotel is literally a work of art in its own right. A new addition is the exquisitely landscaped roof garden restaurant, offering stunning views of the New York skyline. A bonus of staying in this iconic hotel is exclusive access to leafy Gramercy Park, the city’s only private park. But, the 190 spacious guest rooms and suites are also a good reason to stay here… furnished with a combo of bespoke furniture and flea market finds, they feature rich velvet curtains, leather wing chairs, carved stone mantelpieces and, of course, original works of art. The décor and colour choices are Renaissance-inspired, giving the feeling of living in a Renaissance painting. www.gramercyparkhotel.com

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To an untouched tropical island

NIHI SUMBA ISLAND, INDONESIA

This paradise island resort has been named the Top Hotel in the World for the second year in a row by renowned Travel & Leisure magazine. Located on the tiny island of Sumba, 400km east of Bali, Nihi Sumba Island Resort offers the ultimate luxury – an opportunity to enjoy a simple, healthy and mindful lifestyle in an exquisite setting. The island has been a best-kept surfers’ secret for decades, a pristine environment with an extensive coastline, dramatic waves and a rich coral reef. It’s also scenically beautiful, with a stunning valley, lush paddy fields and isolated little villages. The resort is situated on the western part of the island, and offers accommodation in 32 luxury suites and

villas built on terraces with their own private verandahs. The entire resort has been designed to protect and preserve the unique culture and environment. Guests enjoy surfing lessons, fishing, spearfishing and diving, water sports, horseriding, an open-air spa and a private beach. Facilities include in-room massages, movies on the beach, a pool, free Wi-Fi and a choice of excellent restaurants. Ombak is the main restaurant, featuring stunning ocean views, while Nio Beach Club is the romantic choice, offering simple grilled fish, sizzling satay dishes and pizzas. Guests also enjoy delicious beach dinners, tree house barbecues and in-villa lobster feasts. www.nihi.com

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Introducing our new Destination P OMENE, Mozambique’s hidden jewel!

MAKE A ROMANTIC MOMENT EVEN MORE MEMORABLE WITH MSC Whether you are celebrating your wedding, renewing your vows or planning your honeymoon, MSC Cruises offers special on board wedding ceremonies and honeymoon packages ensuring your momentous occasion is always remembered. It’s never too early to plan, so why not book an MSC Cruise, that includes our exciting new destination Pomene. You can choose from three types of wedding packages, in addition we offer personal assistance of MSC’s on board wedding planner, bridal bouquet, floral arrangements, symbolic ceremony certificate, bottle of sparkling wine and a wedding cake. Our packages are tailored to cater for every bride’s needs. Honeymoon couples receive a 10% discount on the best price of the day cruise rate, as well as a surprise in their cabin compliments of MSC Cruises.

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EXCHANGE OF VOWS PACK AGES SILVER Package • Priority Boarding for the couple • Assistance of MSC’s on board Wedding Planner for the ceremony from the day of emarkation • Ceremony on board attended by your guests and Ship’s Officers • Exclusive booking of specifically decorated lounge with ceremonial music (recorded or live on request, fee applies) • Personal booklet detailing the ceremony, also available for your guests on request • Symbolic Wedding certificate signed by the Captain • S ilver Bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom • Sponge wedding cake filled with fresh fruit and cream, decorated with chocolate hearts as well as the names of the bride and groom • Bottle of Asti Spumante sparkling wine served with the celebration cake GOLD Package • Priority Boarding for the couple • Assistance of MSC’s on board Wedding Planner for the ceremony from the day of emarkation • Ceremony on board attended by your guests and Ship’s Officers • Exclusive booking of specifically decorated lounge with ceremonial music (recorded or live on request, fee applies) • Personal booklet detailing the ceremony,

also available for your guests on request • Symbolic Wedding certificate signed by the Captain • Gold B ouquet for t he bride and boutonniere for the groom • St Honore wedding cake with vanilla and chocolate pastry cream profiteroles, decorated with chocolate hearts and the names of the bride & groom • Bottle of Moet Chandon sparkling wine served with the celebration cake • Special treatment in cabin (on the evening of arrival): sparkling wine, two gift MSC Cruises flutes and assorted canapés • Services of Professional Photographer during the ceremony and in other ship locations chosen by the couple (1 hour) • Personal choice of Ten 20 x 25cm photographs (10 included - and more available to purchase) • Deluxe breakfast in cabin the morning after the ceremony (or another location if the couple prefers) PLATINUM Package • Priority Boarding for the couple • Assistance of MSC’s Wedding Planner for the ceremony • Ceremony on board attended by your guests and Ship’s Officers • Exclusive booking of specifically decorated lounge with ceremonial music (recorded or live on request, fee applies)

• Personal booklet detailing the ceremony, also available for your guests on request • Symbolic Wedding certificate signed by the Captain • Platinum Bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom • Two Tier wedding cake filled with white chocolate mousse, decorated with marzipan roses and leaves as well as the names of the bride and groom • Bottle of Moet Chandon sparkling wine served with the celebration cake • Special treatment in cabin (on the evening of arrival): sparkling wine, two gift MSC Cruises flutes and assorted canapés • Services of Professional Photographer during the ceremony and in other ship locations chosen by the couple (1 hour) • Personal choice of twenty-five 20 x 25cm photographs (25 included - and more available to purchase) • Deluxe breakfast in cabin the morning after the ceremony (or another location if the couple prefers) * The reception includes cake and Asti Spumante for up to 8 participants ( i.e.: couple and 6 guests; ages 3 and older count as guests). A supplement of R70 shall be payable in advance for each participant above the total number of 8. All packages are subject to change. Strictly 45 min - 1 hour is allocated for each wedding


LUXURIOUS WEDDINGS Camphill Road, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus, Western Cape South Africa | www.bonadea.co.za


VENUES

Cream of the crop There are so many exquisite wedding venues to choose from, so we’ve narrowed down the list for you. Here are some of the very best

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CABBAGE AND ROSE COUNTRY VENUE | MPUMALANGA Capacity 80 to maximum 140 guests. What makes it special? The glass chapel, inspired by English conservatories, is quite beautiful and unique. Offers Personalised attention for every detail of your wedding in the country. The reception is in a garden house with a roof that is open on the sides, dĂŠcor is eclectic and olde worlde. Our comments Located on the Glen Cullen Country Estate, this charming country venue offers an extremely personalised wedding experience, whether you want it formal, festive, modern or traditional. www.cabbageandrose.co.za www.nubianbride.co.za |

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AVIANTO | MULDERSDRIFT

Capacity 80 to 300 guests in various scenic settings. What makes it special? As it specialises in hosting romantic weddings, this country venue features numerous options for ceremonies and receptions, a plush Honeymoon Suite as well as a dedicated staff of experienced wedding coordinators. Offers A picture-perfect setting and every possible facility for your special day, from a choice of venues, food, barmen, waiters… you name it. Our comments With its location in Muldersdrift close to Johannesburg and its plethora of specialised facilities, this spectacular venue is a popular choice. www.avianto.co.za

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BOSCHENDAL | FRANSCHOEK

Capacity 60 to 1,000, depending on the size of your guest list.What makes it special? A choice of locations at this luxury Franschhoek wine estate just 45 minutes from Cape Town. Offers Locations include the historic Boschendal Manor House, Rhone Homestead, the Rose Garden, Olive Press and picturesque Werf picnic area and Pavilion. It offers accommodation in refurbished workers’ cottages for guests, family and the bridal couple. Our comments An unmatched location close to Cape Town in the Winelands that offers a personalised choice of venue, renowned food and breathtaking scenery. www.boschendal.com

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EMBASSY HILL | CONSTANTIA, CAPE TOWN

Capacity 10 to 150 guests. What makes it special? Embassy Hill is a five-star graded historical residence in the heart of Constantia, Cape Town that combines a secluded property with graceful, contemporary design. Located in a serene and elegant setting in Cecilia Forest and winner of the Western Cape Lilizela Tourism Award in 2017. Offers A location like no other for world-class weddings, culture and business. With multiple venue spaces – a Conservatory, Private Dining Room, Top Lawn and Pool area – it is ideal for indoor and outdoor celebrations. Our comments An extraordinary experience of art, style and fine food. www.theforumweddings.co.za/embassy-hill

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GREEN LEAVES COUNTRY LODGE & VENUE | MAGALIESBERG

Capacity The Tuscan Chapel and Hall takes up to 120 guests, while the Stables Chapel and Hall accommodates up to 180. What makes it special? One of the most romantic of venues with spectacular views of the Magalies Mountains, lush gardens, a pecan nut plantation, wildlife and tranquil water features. Offers A choice of two reception venues, each with a romantic Chapel and Bridal Suite, impeccable coordination services as well as a horse & carriage. Our comments A beautiful wedding location. www.greenleaves.co.za

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UMTHUNZI | KZN SOUTH COAST

Capacity A choice of venues for anything from 12 to 220 people. What makes it special? Voted ‘Best Coastal Wedding Venue’ by Top Vendor Awards, this exquisite venue ticks all the boxes for a stylish, elegant and romantic wedding venue. Offers All the assistance required to make your wedding a dream celebration, from expert staff, a private wedding chapel on-site, to superb cuisine and inspiring décor. One of the most beautiful destinations in the country. Our comments Personalise your wedding in this magnificent setting, with all the facilities on tap, including luxury accommodation for guests and the bridal couple. www.umthunzi.co.za

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FAIRMONT ZIMBALI LODGE | KZN NORTH COAST

Capacity 90 people for the ceremony, 100 – 250 guests for a reception. What makes it special? Numerous venues plus a sumptuous, relaxed feel. Offers Two venues for the ceremony. For receptions there’s the sumptuous Marula Ballroom and the ASA Restaurant or enjoy a wedding on the beach. Our comments Set in the Zimbali Coastal Resort and Estate, this luxurious beachfront lodge offers an unsurpassed level of luxury. www.fairmont.com

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Ingwe Lodge is situated in the Vaal region less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, offers a variety to suit all tastes. Ingwe Lodge is one of the Vaal’s hidden gems and offers the Bride and Groom of today with their family and friends the opportunity to experience true hospitality and an unforgettable wedding day.

Tel: 0169873811 Cell: 084 582 6432 E Mail: ingwe@ingwelodge.co.za www.ingwelodge.co.za Cnr Victor Tucker & Ravel Road, Vanderbiljpark


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EX NIHILO | STELLENBOSCH WINELANDS

Capacity Up to 140 guests. What makes it special? A new luxury contemporary venue in the Winelands just a 50-minute drive from Cape Town with scenic views and every possible facility for a personalised wedding. Offers A comprehensive list of services, including everything required for the ceremony and the reception. Fresh modern design, superb natural lighting and opulent lawns. The menu is full of produce grown right on the estate. Our comments Picturesque setting surrounded by lush vineyards and an olive grove with breathtaking views of Simonsberg Mountain. Modern venue with every possible facility. www.exnihilo.co.za

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ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN | CAPE TOWN

Capacity Whether it’s an intimate affair with just six people, or a grand reception for up to 120, this elegant hotel is the ideal location. What makes it special? If you can drag your eyes away from the breathtaking scenery, you’ll find modern luxury, superb surroundings and fine food. Offers Indoors or out? There are so many options. You can even say your vows at sea on a private yacht at sunset overlooking Clifton Beach, with a stunning reception afterwards at the hotel. There’s a wedding planner and team to assist with every aspect of your Big Day. Our comments Unbeatable location in a spectacular setting. www.one&onlyresorts.com

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SUMMER PLACE | JOHANNESBURG

Capacity A choice of five different reception venues for 40 to 350 people. Beautiful outdoor setting for ceremonies. What makes it special? It exceeds expectations with its spectacular garden and pool settings and elegant ballroom. Offers Everything required for an elegant wedding, including catering, venue, drinks, waiters and skilled planners, as well as private rooms for the couple to get ready. Our comments A wedding here is always a spectacular affair, sophisticated and chic. www.summerplacesa.com

RANDLORDS | JOHANNESBURG

Capacity Maximum 200 guests for a seated dinner. What makes it special? An exclusive rooftop venue with panoramic views over Joburg, especially when the city is lit up at night. Offers Gourmet in-house catering by a Paris-trained chef paired with a bespoke wine and beverage menu. Partners with top Joburg dĂŠcor specialists like Otto de Jager Events. Our comments Caters for the entire wedding, from a ceremony on the roof to an elegant reception. www.randlords.co.za

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AVONDALE WINE ESTATE | PAARL

Capacity For intimate weddings in the restaurant (max 50) plus events on the estate (up to 180). What makes it special? This 300-hectare, family-owned wine estate provides a unique and exclusive venue. Offers A team of event coordinators and a choice of two exceptional venues, the famous Faber Restaurant and the Waverley Hills Restaurant, with a chapel. Our comments A superb setting for a wedding. www.avondalewine.co.za

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Accommodation | Weddings | Conferences | Functions

Sophisticated Charm &Elegance Nestled in the Magalies Mountains on the banks of the Magalies River, 40 minutes from Johannesburg & Pretoria rests Green Leaves. We offer unforgettable weddings, comfortable accommodation, productive conferences and special events. Our gracious French style architecture opens onto picturesque gardens, landscaped and manicured all year round to ensure the perfect country setting.

T. 012 207 1987 | F. 086 613 3593 | info@greenleaves.co.za | www.greenleaves.co.za


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ASKARI LODGE & SPA | MAGALIESBERG

Capacity 40 to 150 guests. What makes it special? Enjoy a wedding with a difference, a safari experience that includes the Big Five. Offers A chapel, accommodation for guests, a choice of reception venues including The Lapa that overlooks Elephant Dam for an intimate Boma-type wedding and Akira in the new Day Visitors Centre with breathtaking views of the mountains from the deck. The Azima Restaurant has a viewing deck and bar, ideal for entertainment and pre-wedding drinks. Our comments A mixture of historic Dutch and African roots, this unique venue offers an exceptional choice of locations. www.askarilodge.co.za

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FOUR SEASONS THE WESTCLIFF | JOHANNESBURG

Capacity Comfortably accommodates between four and 130 guests in a selection of venues. What makes it special? This impressive establishment is legendary as one of the city’s most romantic hotels. Offers Glamour, experienced wedding planners, a choice of indoor and outdoor locations for the ceremony and reception, memorable cuisine and luxurious accommodation and facilities. Our comments An exclusive, prestigious location with panoramic views over Johannesburg, superlative accommodation and dining options. www.fourseasons.com/johannesburg

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Brahman Hills... where dreams come true

Brahman Hills is your dream wedding venue in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands. Complete with a Lakeside Chapel and the Glass House which seats up to 380 guests with views stretching over the hills.

Our onsite Spa, houses our Bridal Suite, ready and waiting to pamper and prepare for the celebration. Our team of chefs has designed a range of menus that cater to different tastes. Quite simply, all you need is

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of all the details. Our bridal couples are looked after by our co-ordination team which goes out of its way to ensure that their dreams become realities assisting throughout their Wedding journey.

Reservations: 033 266 6965

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CAKES

ONE SLICE at a time Inspiration for what’s trending in wedding cakes right now Photography Channay Harvey

Rustic Chocolate Bespoke Cake Nutella cake with a hazelnut praline filling

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White & Gold Tower Cake

Vanilla sponge with a rich cherry filling.

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Opulent Gold & Grey Marble Cake

Top tier: Traditional red velvet cake with cream cheese filling, Second tier: Death by chocolate sponge with ganache filling, Third tier: Lemon meringue sponge with a marshmallow icing, Fourth tier: Orange zest sponge with roasted almonds and a citrus cream cheese icing, Fifth tier: Coffee sponge with a roasted walnut cream cheese filling

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Mandala Dream

Top tier: Decadent Ferrero Rocher with a ganache filling, Second tier: Pistachio sponge with a rose water icing, Third tier: Milk tart cake with a cinnamon cream cheese icing

Credits Cakes artists Chris Ricardo Cardoso & Lee-Anne Scruton Cakes Belle’s Patisserie | www.bellespatisserie.co.za

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ROYAL FLUSH Photography Figure of 8, www.figureof8.co.za | Venue Katy’s Palace Bar, www.katyspalacebar.co.za | Decor Reserved Event & Wedding Décor, +27 79 298 3535


DÉCOR

An iconic location that’s quirky and eclectic lends itself to a more relaxed setting for an urban wedding

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DÉCOR

Lofty heights and simple touches of greenery and golden light add an element of chic to this urban venue

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Photography Lauren Pretorius, www.laurenpretoriusphotography.co.za | Venue Laurent at Lourensford, www.laurent-lourensford.co.za | Wedding Planning and Coordination Tracy Branford, Trunk Events, www.trunkevents.com


DÉCOR

Simplicity is the secret to success, shown here in this chic composition of white with touches of natural greenery

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STATIONERY

True to the two of you A selection of unexpected, creative wedding stationery that is ideal for a summer wedding Stationery Secret Diary Stationery | www.secretdiary.co.za www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Trending in wedding stationery… the use of colour and text in a new and unexpected way

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FRANZ GRÄBE FLOWER COUTURE T +27 11 022 3894 / 0250 | F +27 11 86 684 4377 | info@franzgrabe.co.za | www.franzgrabe.co.za Franz Grabe Flower Couture

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REGISTRY Set of non-stick bakeware, Prestige

Kitchen knives, set of four, Prestige

Le Creuset griddle pan, Yuppiechef

Humble & Mash 12-piece dinner set, Yuppiechef

Nespresso Machine with Aeroccino milk frother, Yuppiechef

30cm electric frying pan, AMC Cookware

BARE NECESSITIES Get down to basics and choose some of these absolute must-haves to include on your registry Severin fondue set, Yuppiechef

24cm gourmet roaster, AMC Cookware

30cm braai server, AMC Cookware

Smeg retro 4-slice toaster, Yuppiechef

Smeg electric citrus press, Yuppiechef

Le Creuset wine pump and stoppers, Yuppiechef

Kitchen Craft Savora colander, Yuppiechef

Glasses and carafe, Ngwenya Glass

Yuppiechef | www.yuppiechef.co.za Prestige Housewares | www.prestigehousewares.co.za AMC Cookware | www.amcsa.co.za Ngwenya Glass | www.ngwenyaglass.co.sz www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Legendary Wedding Bash From Limpopo to the Western Cape, Legend Hospitality Group has 3 lodges and over 33 breath-takingly beautiful wedding venues to choose from.

Legend Golf & Safari Resort I Entabeni Safari Conservancy Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate Book an appointment with our wedding consultant or forever hold your peace... +27(0) 12 443 6700 I reservations@legendlodges.co.za I www.legendhospitality.co.za

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Suite G9, 3 Sturdee Ave, Rosebank, South Africa | T +27 (10) 0206808 | E admin@diamondwarehouse.co.za  Like us on facebook @diamondwarehouse.co.za Dealers in Polished Diamonds and Bespoke Jewellery. By appointment only. 


Johannesburg Ticketpro Dome

10 & 11 March 2018 25 & 26 August 2018

Cape Town CTICC

9 & 10 June 2018

Durban Durban Exhibition Centre

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28 & 29 July 2018


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THE PERFECT COMPLEXION FOR YOUR BIG DAY

The stress you experience in the build-up to your wedding day wreaks havoc on your skin tone and complexion. Internationally renowned Dr. Clark at Sandton Aesthetic Institute has developed a zero-downtime, skin glow treatment that is ideal for brides-to-be. The Bridal Glow The Bridal Glow Facial is an aesthetic grade facial designed to improve skin glow and reveal a perfect complexion. The three-stage treatment requires a single visit and is completed within an hour. It includes Mesotherapy, a Chemical Peel and a DermaPen HA Mask. The key to achieving your bridal glow is by gently exfoliating the skin using a light chemical peel, followed by mesotherapy, where an individualised cocktail of vitamins is injected for hydration and skin tightening. Lastly, the HA mask drives peptides deep into the dermis for ultimate hydration. The result: a perfect, even and glowing complexion on the day you need to look your absolute best. Additional popular bridal treatments available at SAI include: IV Skin Brightening for a lighter and brighter complexion, Chemical Peels to treat troublesome pigmentation worries and Laser hair removal for a blemish-free wedding day and honeymoon.

Visit www.sandtonaesthetics.co.za for treatment information or book your appointment today by calling 011 883 3116 127 10th St, Parkmore, Sandton


Wedding PACKAGES 2017

We guarantee exquisite themed venues, versatile wedding packages and fantastic hotel rates to suit all special occasions and honeymoons. Classic

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Deluxe

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Package A

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R250

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• Min 80 Guests

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• Min 80 Guests

PER PERSON

• Min 80 Guests

PER PERSON

Mount Edgecombe Country Club’s picturesque surroundings easily transform your special day into a real life fairy tale. There is no venue hire, so you can spoil yourself with an extra-long honeymoon! All-inclusive packages starting from R400 per person!

• Min 80 Guests

PER PERSON

* All package rates are based on 80 guests or more. Groups less than 80 guests will be quoted on an individual basis.

For more information and to book contact Mmathuso Khetsi on 018 389 1725/1783 or e-mail MKhetsi@mmabathopalms.co.za

Leanne Goosen (Functions Co-ordinator) | 031 539 5330 | functions@mountecc.co.za www.mountedgecombe.com | Gate 2, Golf Course Drive, Mount Edgecombe, KwaZulu Natal

Exclusive New Wedding Village In The Midlands

Specialist Personal Lingerie Boutique

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For enquires please contact Lungi www.fordoun.com | functions@fordoun.com | 0332666217


Forever Photography

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sunette@glamourcakes.co.za 083 406 6414 www.glamourcakes.co.za

T 011 039 1148 I F 086 594 5203Â M +27 83 787 6258 Lerato@lavowineandfood.com | info@lavowineandfood.com

ZIZA.M JAZZ VOCALIST SITUATED ON THE BANKS OF THE BLYDE RIVER SURROUNDED BY THE MIGHTY DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS IN THE LOWVELD OF THE LIMPOPO PROVINCE. WE CATER FOR SMALLER WEDDINGS OR UP TO 150. WEDDING CAN BE DONE IN OUR MARQUEES TENT, OPEN AIR OR IN OUR RESTAURANT AREA.

BOOK ZIZA AND HER BAND FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION:

Tel: 0861 106 573 | Cell: 083 773 8954 Email: info@leepilehire.co.za

A WEDDING RECEPTION, A BUSINESS LUNCH, A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, A COCKTAIL PARTY, OR A PRIVATE DINNER AT YOUR HOME. For contact details and links to more music, go to:

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LAST WORD

One year on… Before you know it, a year will have passed and you’ll be celebrating your first anniversary. Here are some gift ideas and traditions to consider

Mrs. Always Right

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Mr. Right

GIFT IDEAS

For the paper route, here is a selection of ideas: • Magazine subscription • Book • Paperweight • Stationery • Tickets (airfare, theatre, major event)

Modern anniversary gift suggestions include: • Alarm clock • Antique clock • Gold jewellery • Outdoor sundial • Flowers as mentioned above • Wristwatch • Wall clock

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fter a year of adjustment, you’ve made the one-year mark and it’s time to celebrate your love again, but this time as a married couple. It is hard to come up with a gift that depicts how meaningful your marriage is. But here’s an idea of what that first anniversary means… Traditionally, first wedding anniversary gifts are made from paper. Pretty difficult? Not really, if you follow our suggestions… Firstly, why paper? It is a blank canvas on which the two of you have written to create your own story during this first year of marriage. Also remember that paper is easy to tear, so take care of your marriage. Keep it

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strong in these first years. Work together to keep your marriage going even during the toughest times. If you prefer, you can take the modern tradition of giving a clock or watch on your first anniversary. This represents the timelessness of love. If you want to give jewellery instead of paper or a clock, then gold pieces are best. If he’s sending you a bouquet of flowers, traditionally they should include pansies, carnations, gold or yellow roses. Pansies symbolise thoughtfulness, carnations are a symbol of passion and new love, and gold or yellow roses depict eternal love. The colours gold and yellow are symbolic of the first wedding anniversary.

Celebrate

HOW TO CELEBRATE YOUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY If you kept the top layer of your wedding cake, traditionally you eat it now. If your gift was tickets – celebrate on the evening of your anniversary with a show, a movie, dinner or a trip away. If the weather is good and it is the weekend, how about a picnic? You can use paper plates, paper cups and feast on all sorts of delicious treats.


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