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Publishers Details: 212 Publishing Publisher of Brides Essence Magazine. Cape Town, South Africa PO BOX 249, Muizenburg 7950 Owners: Vashti Derrick & Taryn Gurr Publisher: Vashti Derrick publisher@bridesessence.com Editor: Grant Derrick editor@bridesessence.com Design & Layout: GIGIBUG Sales & Marketing: Taryn Gurr taryn@bridesessence.com e-Published 2012 © Bi-monthly 212 Publishing All rights reserved. Brides Essence is registered by 212 Publishing ISSN 2079 - 5815 Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all the information in the issue of Brides Essence, no responsibility can be accepted for quality of goods & services supplied by our advertisers. 212 Publishing accepts no responsibility for material submitted by any client for reproduction, in regard to all relevant laws and regulations. Concepts, text, covers, images and title of Brides Essence is Copyright © and may not be reproduced by any process without the prior written permission of the publisher. We would like to thank all photographers, contributors, sponsors, advertisers and all parties involved for this remarkable 18th issue of Brides Essence Magazine.

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As we head into autumn, the wedding season slows down a little. This is a wonderful time of year to get married, not only because most venues offer a discounted rate, but because the cooler weather seems to make us enjoy the romance a little more. In this issue of Brides Essence one special couple will win a romantic 2 night stay at The Cathedral Peak Hotel in the Drakensburg. We take a look at Johan van Vuren’s photographs and share some DIY makeup tips. Also the pros and cons of different hair styles for your wedding. Remeber to save these dates 14-15th March for the Wedding Expo in Johannesburg and 22nd March for the annual Cellarbake@Nitida. If you would like to share your engagement or wedding with us, please email hello@bridesessence.com Enjoy this issue

Vash and Taryn “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.”– (NIV) Song of Solomon 8:6

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Contents Our Message..............................................................................1 Contributors................................................................................3 Johan van Vuren........................................................................4 Pick your own picnic at Cellarbake@Nitida.........................14 A perfect picture Cathedral peak........................................18 How to choose your wedding hairstyle.................................24 The Laser Beautique................................................................29 How to create metallic smokey eyes....................................31 A truly happy ‘Happily Ever After’..........................................37 True life Bride: Sasha & Americo.............................................45 Competitions WIN: 2 Night stay at Cathedral Peak Hotel...........................16 WIN: 1 of 10 underarm laser treatments................................30

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About our

contributors

Julia Janse van Vuuren Photography

Vashti Derrick is the co-owner of Brides Essence. Vash is also the designer. She has been a designer for the last 16 years and really enjoys putting the magazine together. If you have anything you would like us to feature mail us on hello@ bridesessence.com We would love to hear from you. Visit www.bridesessence.com

Vashti Derrrick

Grant Derrick

Grant Derrick is the editor of Brides Essence magazine. He also writes articles and book reviews for Brides Essence. Having almost 30 years experience in the electronics and IT industry (yes, he was there before Bill Gates). Grant’s current day job is in sales and marketing.

Taryn-Zoë believes life and love should always be a celebration! What better way to celebrate than to assist people with the start of their life journey as a married couple. Although weddings have not been a part of her career, what started as a brides maid’s task has exploded into an unofficial portfolio of wedding co-ordination allowing Taryn to keep her finger firmly on the pulse of all things wedding. She is passionate about God and helping others around her. Taryn-Zoë is now part of the Brides Essence family. taryn@bridesessence.com Visit www.bridesessence.com Taryn Zoë Gurr

Have an idea you would love to see published?

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Johan van Vuren

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rides Essence caught up with Johan van Vuren to find out more about him and showcase some of his stunning photography. Tell us about yourself. A: My name is Johan van Vuren and I am the owner and main photographer at J&N Photography, which I run with my wife Nadia. I’m very laid back and try to enjoy everything I do while making sure I do it to the absolute best of my abilities. Where are you based and what geographical area do you cover? A: I am based in Centurion and cover mostly Gauteng, but do weddings in other provinces from time to time. What made you choose photography as a profession? A: Ever since I started shooting as a hobby, I realised it was something I really loved doing and seemed to have a talent for. I did a few odd jobs here and there. I started my own photography company in 2008. This allowed me to be more creative and make a living from what I love. Did you study photography? A: Photography was one of my subjects when I studied journalism. I also have a diploma in wedding photography from Vega school. How long have you been a wedding photographer? A: I started shooting weddings in 2008, but started very slowly with one or 2 a year. I finally went full time with weddings in 2012. How many weddings do you photograph per year? A: I photograph about 10 weddings a year, I also do videography for some weddings as well. There are a few other

photographers who I shoot with for on a regular basis. So altogether I do about 2025 weddings. Are you planning on doing something different in this year’s wedding season? A: Not that I can think of. I feel I have found my style and what works for me. What do you offer in your bridal packages? A: This depends on which package a bride chooses. All my packages include an album, but the amount of pictures, album sizes and whether or not there is a second photographer varies from package to package. Do you take pre-wedding photographs? A: I do yes. Do you have any advice for Brides on how to choose the right photographer? A: Firstly, I would suggest brides make sure you get references! Let price be the last thing you look at. Photography is very personal, at the end of the day you have to make sure that you get the style and person you want. Narrow down a list of photographer’s whose work you love, and choose the one that best suits your budget. Do not just go for the cheapest one simply based on price. Are you able to match a bride’s budget? A: It depends on what her budget is. All my packages are customizable - adding or exchanging things of the same value. Unfortunately, I do not give discount as I feel my work is worth it and I have to make a living from what I do. Do you have a favourite pose for Brides? A: I do have certain poses that I like to use but I always try to put a little variation in them each time. Continued on page 7/...

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What is your preferred equipment brand? A: I don’t really have one. I shoot with Nikon at the moment. What lighting equipment do you take on a shoot? A: I take 3 speedlights/flashes and radio triggers as well as stands and umbrellas How important is Photoshop in your final images? A: Very. Although my editing style is very minimalist it just helps me to do those little tweaks that makes an image pop.

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Pick your own picnic at CELLARBAKE@NITIDA Cellarbake@Nitida, the annual bake and wine pairing festival hosted at Cassia’s wedding venue on Nitida Wine Farm, will be setting the festive scene on March 22nd, showcasing a plethora of the Western Cape’s finest artisanal bakers sharing their signature dishes. Mediterranean Delicacies will be accompanying the occasion with a variety of savoury snack options for the perfect picnic feast. Nestled between the rolling hills of lush greenery in the Durbanville Winelands is Nitida Wine Farm, just a short 20 minute drive from Cape Town’s CBD. Overlooking a tranquil lake besides the vineyards, the venue boasts the ideal location for lazy summer picnics with family and friends, whilst the indulgent hustle and bustle continues indoors at Cassia to the beat of the renowned South African band, Newton & Co. Hand woven baskets will be available for purchase from Cape Town Society for the Blind, adding another smile to a feel good fiesta. 14

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With glass in hand, the variety of exhibitors and stalls create a fun and interactive day filled with fabulous wedding and baking ideas running from 11am through to 6pm. For creative individuals there is an option to enjoy some hands-on cupcake decorating and plenty of activities for the kiddies with jumping castles, face painting and lifeguardaccompanied boat rides across the lake. Nitida is a family run wine farm, known for its double gold multi-award winning hand-made wines and MCCs fit for a discerning palate. Tickets for the event are available through Webtickets at a cost of R100 per

person which includes 5 bake and wine pairing experiences, or R50 for those who wish to taste the baked goods without the paired wine. The exhibiting bakers include Queen of Tarts, Whipped, Arugula Bistro and Bread and Whimsical Cupcakes to name but a few. For more information on Cellarbake@Nitida contact Nitida Wines at 021 976 1467; alternatively check out their Cellarbake@Nitida Facebook page or follow them on Twitter at @NitidaWine. Nitida Cellars is situated on the Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550

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WIN Stand a chance to WIN a 2 night stay at the beautiful Cathedral Peak Hotel

WIN a Two night stay at Cathedral Peak Hotel, Including dinner, bed, breakfast, morning & afternoon tea. PLUS FREE daily guided walks with the novelty of tea or coffee in the mountains valued at R5500. To enter simply answer the question below and email the answer to competition@bridesessence.com. Don’t forget to include your name and contact details.

Q: Where is Cathedral Peak Hotel situated? Clue: Answer can be found on page 18

Terms & Conditions apply

1: All entrants must currently be married or married before the prize expiry date. 2. This competition is not valid for employees or relatives at Cathedral Peak Hotel or Brides Essence Magazine. 3: Only entrants with the correct answer will qualify for the Prize. The draw will take place on 28th April 2015. 4: The Prize is valid until October 2015. 5: Winners will be notified via email. 7: It does not include flights or transfers to and from Cathedral Peak Hotel. 8: The prize excludes lunch, all beverages, phone calls, room service and any other personal expenses incurred by the winner. 9: The prize cannot be transferred to another party or exchanged for cash. The Prize may not be taken in peak season, or in conjunction with any other special offers.

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A perfect picture

Cathedral peak

Nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site) lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, one of South Africa’s premier resort hotels. Just 250 kilometres from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg, the famous Cathedral Peak Hotel is easily accessible to its many visitors from all over South Africa and abroad. Since the hotel first opened to guests in 1939, the van der Riet family has 18

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succeeded in offering warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service and value for money. Cathedral Peak Hotel offers a unique conference centre seating up to 120 guests, a quaint stone-and-thatch chapel, reception venues and honeymoon suites ideal for that country style wedding and/or honeymoon. Whether your aim is a relaxed family holiday, conference or a romantic


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mountain getaway, the hospitable staff and management look forward to welcoming all guests to an unforgettable Drakensberg experience. Activities • GOLF Set in spectacular berg scenery

the Cathedral Peak Golf course was designed and built by Roly Taylor with the collaboration of his well known brother, Reg. The course which has been termed “the thinking golfer’s course” was opened on 13 January 1996 by Dayle Hayes.

• AMAZING RACE TEAM BUILDING • SQUASH • HORSE & PONY RIDING • POOL • TROUT FISHING • MINI ADVENTURE GOLF • HEALTH CENTRE • CLIMBING WALL • TENNIS • LAWN BOWLS • HIKING • QUAD BIKING • MOUNTAIN BIKING • HELICOPTER FLIPS

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For more information on this stunning hotel please email info@cathedralpeak.co.za or call them on +27 (36) 488 1888 Drakensberg South Africa P.O. Box 208, Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 3340 https://www.facebook.com/CathedralPeakHotel https://twitter.com/CathedralPeakH https://www.youtube.com/user/CathedralPeakHotel 22

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HOW TO choose your wedding

hairstyle

by Stephanie Brinkerhoff

Deciding how to do my hair for my wedding was the hardest decision ever! I changed my mind every day; there were too many styles I liked! How can I choose just one? What would look good in our photographs? Which style would last all day? Whether you go with an all up hair style, half up , all down or to the side style, there are pros and cons for each hair style. I also give a few recommendations on each to help you make that very important decision.

All Down Pros: • It’s gorgeous! Especially if your hair is extra long. • It’s comfortable. You won’t have a headache by the end of the day from a million bobby pins in your hair. • It’s moveable. You won’t have to worry about it moving around because unlike an all up style, it’s supposed to move around! Cons: • The biggest con for hair that’s all down is that it’s the least predictable wedding hair style. Since it is moveable, it’s almost impossible to keep everything in place. By the end of a long day it can look ratty and messy. It’s hard to keep volume and shape in hair that’s not pinned at all. 24

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My recommendation: • If you are going to wear it all down, make sure you have time to touch it up through out the day. If you can touch it up a few times, by the end of the night it should still look great. It also helps to start a little curlier at the beginning of the day to give it some room to relax a little and still look good.


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All Up Pros: • So fancy and fun! When do you ever get a chance to wear a beautiful all up style and not feel overdone? Your wedding is the perfect occasion. • There are SO many options. An “updo” can mean so many things and fit so many different styles. • It will hold it’s shape all day, making it more likely to look good in pictures. 26

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Cons: • Some all up styles can look boring from the front. • They can be uncomfortable, especially if you have really heavy hair. My Recommendation: • Make sure you really love your up style not only from the back and side views, but from the front too. Keep it soft and feminine around your face so it’s more interesting. It helps to leave out some soft curls to frame your face.


Half Up Pros: • You get to keep the look of long curls while still having the security of bobby pins. Best of both worlds. • It’s easier to find a place for hair accessories in half updos than in all down styles. • Since the top half is pinned up, it’s a lot more likely to hold shape and body for the whole day.

Cons: • Since half ofyour hair is still down, it can easily get messy and out of place just like an all down style My Recommendation: • If you aren’t comfortable with an all up-do, I would choose a half-up style over an all-down style. It will be more secure, hold it’s shape better and it’s an easy way to fancy up an all-down style. Mar/Apr 2015 Brides Essence Magazine

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To the Side Pros: • If you are wearing it long and side swept, it’s just like the half updo in the sense that you get to keep the length while still having the security of bobby pins. • It will look good from the front and in pictures. Cons: •It can be uncomfortable. Most side updos are low set on the neck, and having an updo right there at the base of your neck by your ear can be annoying after a while. • In pictures, one side will look great, but the other may look boring. My recommendation: • Make sure you know which side of your hair will be facing the audience during your ceremony, and do your updo on that side. Also try to be aware of which way you are facing while your photographer takes pictures. Always try to have the side with the updo towards the camera. All photographs were taken from Steph’s Website.

About Staphanie Stephanie Brinkerhoff works as a professional up-styling educator, and as a wedding hair stylist and makeup artist. She began her career as a bridal hair specialist in 2007, shortly before graduating cosmetology school. She now travels world-wide for destination weddings and to teach bridal hair workshops. She is the resident bridal expert for behindthechair.com, and her hairstyles are internationally recognized, both in the bridal industry and the hair styling industry. She is married and lives in Utah with her husbandaand twin girls.

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The Laser Beautique by Tania Di Siena

When offered the opportunity to be a guinea pig for laser hair removal, I was excited and terribly nervous Excited because I love a freebie (who doesn’t?) and nervous because I do not relish pain. Not at all. Since it was free, I took the opportunity with both trembling hands. And I started to ask questions. I spoke with one friend, who had done IPL removal and I spoke with another who was a beautician. They agreed that yes, it would be painful. My palms started to perspire just a bit. I looked up the Laser Beautique website, which promises “pain-free laser hair removal” and also speaks of comfort like a hot stone massage. I love a hot stone massage and wiped the sweaty palms on my pants (and noticed that I hadn’t shaved my legs in a long while, sies!) Making the appointment was easy; the staff was warm and friendly. The shop itself is deceptively small, but clean and modern. Nevertheless, my palms were shining and fingers shaking. Bianca led me through to the

treatment room and ran me through the basics of The Soprano XL, a diode laser system. IPL uses a “pick and place method”, which is basically like shooting the laser onto a piece of your skin. It was described as feeling like being stung by a bee or having an elastic band snapped on your skin. I have never relished either of those experiences, but asked Bianca to let me feel it. The IPL gun was “pointed and placed” on my hand and upper lip. My eyes watered with the pain. Fortunately, the IPL experience happened after the Diode system. There was no point and shoot, no stinging bees or snapping elastic bands. With the Soprano XL, I was asked to put on a pair of designer yellow glasses (someone designed them, I doubt it was someone famous) and keep my arm up. Bianca made sure that I had shaved the night before (yes, but I missed a few hairs, apparently) and that I had no deodorant on (I didn’t and felt quite gross about it). She then put on her own pair of yellow shades to protect her eyes and turned on Mar/Apr 2015 Brides Essence Magazine

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the machine. The basic premise of the Soprano XL is that it uses low energy, 10 pulses per second, to heat and damage the hair follicle – hence the removal feeling like a hot stone massage. The temperature will be gradually raised to a level that is comfortable to you, and the sweeping/massage motion is soothing. When I felt uncomfortable (after just over a minute of warm massage), Bianca paused the treatment, continuing only when I was ready. I only went for two sessions, about a month apart. Did I see any changes? I did. The hair under my arms took longer to grow back and was sparser than before. Would I do it again? If cost didn’t factor in, absolutely. The change I saw after two sessions was definite and I would highly recommend it to anyone who could afford it.

The Laser Beautique do offer clients who spend over R5,000 several finance packages tailored to meet your requirements.

Contact Details

For further information visit www.thelaserbeautique.co.za or call 0861 850 851. Bedford Centre • Genesis on Fairmont Shopping Centre • Irene Village Mall Morningside Shopping Centre • Northcliff L’Corro Shopping Centre • Rosebank The Zone • Woodlands Boulevard • Sea Point

WIN We have 10 underarm laser hair removal treatments to give away valued at R550 each. The first 10 ladies to email

competition@bridesessence.com with their name and location will get 1 Free underarm treatment. **Subject of mail must be 1 free underarm treatment** Terms & Conditions apply

1: This competition is not valid for employees or relatives of The Laser Beautique or Brides Essence magazine. 2: Only entrants with the correct subject will qualify for the prize. The winners will be notified via email on the 28th April 2015. 3: The Vouchers are valid for 3 months. Only one voucher per person. The voucher cannot be used in conjuction with an other special offer. The voucher is only valid for a Laser treatment. 4: The prize cannot be transferred to another party or exchanged for cash. 5: Winners will be notified via email. 6: If you have won any Brides Essence competition in the last 6 months you may not enter.

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HOW TO

create metallic smokey eyes by Stephanie Brinkerhoff I love a good metallic smokey eye. The key to a metallic smokey eye is knowing where to apply the shimmer, and where to keep it matte. If done right, it creates a really sultry look.

Step one: Apply a neutral colored base coat or primer to the lid, from the lash line clear to the brow. I am using Painterly by MAC.

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Step two: Apply a shimmery color from the lash line up until you almost reach the crease, from inner corner to outer corner, covering the entire lid. I am using Satin Taupe by MAC.

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Step three: Apply a dark matte color in the crease, starting in the outer corner and fading in. I am using Carbon by MAC.

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Step four: Apply the same shimmery color across your lower lash line, from inner corner to outer corner.

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Step five: Apply black liner in the water line from inner corner to outer corner. I am using Engraved by MAC.

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Step six: Finish with black mascara.

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A truly happy ‘Happily Ever After’ The Wedding Expo®

14th and 15th March 2015 Your wedding day should be one of the most romatnic, exciting and unforgettable days of your life and the Wedding Expo® taking place on the 14th and 15th March 2015 at the dome in Northgate, is the place to visit to transform your wedding into that extraordinary experience. Planning a wedding is more than just a dress, a cake and a fabulous reception. What you’re planning needs to be as special as you wish the rest of your life to be. Your wedding is about love, romance, commitment; it’s about having the people close to you witness your union and your dedication to one another. Witness your ‘Happily Ever After’! The Wedding Expo® understands this and works tirelessly to bring the most comprehensive and creative bridal exhibitors to showcase their wares and services all under one roof and all with one aim – to assist soonto-be-newlyweds in making their dream wedding a reality - without all of the stress. Recognised as the South African Bride’s favourite bridal event, The Wedding Expo® boasts premiere exhibitors showcasing everything from the Mar/Apr 2015 Brides Essence Magazine

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perfect wedding stationery to beautiful blooms, breath-taking wedding gowns to gorgeous jewellery, tantalising table décor to hedonistic honeymoons. The Wedding Expo® also offers the opportunity to interact with some of South Africa’s top wedding planners, photographers and caterers and get expert advice on financial and legal matters. This hands-on advice is invaluable and usually comes at a premium, but at The Wedding Expo®, this is just part of what is offered to ensure your wedding day goes off without a hitch.

New this year

A new feature to this year’s Expo is aptly named ‘Make Me a Bride’ where lucky volunteers will be transformed into a beautiful bride with hair, makeup and a wedding gown! During their makeover, they will receive key advice from the specialists doing the makeover and a leading stylist. There will be 3 slots each day where visitors to The Wedding Expo® will get the opportunity to see the fabulous change when our make over bride appears on the fashion ramp to show off! A few lucky visitors will also stand a chance to receive a VIP invitation to the all-new Wedding Inspirations stand where they will get the opportunity to ‘walk into the magazine.’

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The inspiring daily fashion shows offer visitors the opportunity to grab a seat in the front row and catch a glimpse of the latest and most beautiful bridal trends in wedding apparel for both brides and grooms. From couture designers to ready to wear labels, there is sure to be something for every taste. These will include beautiful creations from couture 40

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designers Bridal Room, F Wilson Couture, G&B Couture, Gerald C, New Romantics, White Lilly Bridal and bridesmaid dresses from Bloumossie, Gelique and Bride&co! Ready to wear labels will also be on the runway and you will be able to see Olivelli, Bridal Wardrobe, Bride&co and lingerie from The Corsetiere. Menswear will also be featured so don’t let your groom miss out on seeing suits from Eurosuit, Gerald C, F Wilson and Frank Bespoke. VOTE Don’t miss a chance to vote for your favourite table décor at the special display of tables by our creative exhibitors. You could stand a chance to win a fabulous weekend at the Khaya Ndlovu Manor House in Hoedspruit valued at R7 500.00! Prizes There is already more than enough on offer to entice every bride-to-be not to miss this annual celebration of all things wedding, but one more reason not to miss it is the chance to win a R320 000.00 Multiflora wedding at Diamond 4 Estate as well as a honeymoon at Khaya Ndlovu Manor! Entries at the Expo and you must be there to win. Saturday finalists will be back on Sunday for the finals at 3pm!! “We are always so excited at the beginning of the year when we are looking forward to our beautiful show. We produce the best wedding planning platform for all bridal couples! It is a dedicated wedding space with beautiful stands to visit and professional service providers to choose from!” says The Wedding Expo® managing director Amanda Cunningham. So make a date to attend the Mar/Apr 2015 Brides Essence Magazine

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Wedding Expo速 - it will go a long way to ensuring that your wedding day is the extraordinary experience that you always hoped for.

Event details: Date: 14th and 15th March 2015 Venue: Coca-Cola dome, Northgate, Johannesburg Cost: R120.00 per person Fashion shows: 11h30, 12h30 and 14h30 daily Competition draws: 11h30, 12h30 and 14h30 daily

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PROMENADE ENSEMBLE MUSIC FOR ALL SPECIAL OCCASIONS Based in Johannesburg & established in 1984 this group of fulltime professional musicians has developed an extensive repertoire of Classics, Evergreen, Pop & Rock, South American, Viennese, French Café & many more. Our arrangements are of the highest quality. Mainly a string quartet, Promenade can perform as well as a solo violin, duo or trio. Highly acclaimed & recommended by the hundreds of clients we have performed for. Special requests are taken into consideration whenever possible. Special packages with professional photography. A sound system is provided for larger functions.

Call Maria on +2782 4528538 manuela@mweb.co.za www.promenade-ensemble.co.za

As one of Cape Town’s leading wedding photographers, Jan Theron’s unique style compliments his clients’ personalities. Weddings should be relaxed and stress-free. Jan’s work is precise and is balanced by a well-developed sense of fun. He is dedicated to capturing the actual moments, ambience, happiness, essence and sense of hope and fun for tomorrow’s memories and generations to come. Jan received his degree in Arts and Photography from Stellenbosch University and has crafted a reputation for reliability, creativity and flexibility as one of the top award winning photographers in the industry. Jan has covered over 1000 weddings in South Africa, United Kingdom and Greece.

Tel: 021 976 4695 l Cell: 083 230 4797 jan@jantheron.co.za l www.jantheron.co.za

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Stories. That’s what I love! I believe that documenting one’s legacy is an honor and privilege. I will tell the story of your wedding day to your children with these photographs. Documenting social interaction between those close to you and helping to create a family history will be my privilege. Contact Riekert on 082 556 7427 www.riekertcloete.com | info@riekertcloete.com

Travelling hairstylist for special occasions. Specialising in: • Bridal • Day/Evening events • Matric balls • School Dances • Fashion Shows • Special occasions

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Date of Wedding: 27 September 2014 Bride and Groom names: Sasha & Americo Dos Reis Mendes Venue: Motozi Lodge http://www.motozi.co.za/ Wedding dress: Jean Designs Hair: Chantilly Studio Photographer: Happy Snapz Cake: Mrz Marzipan What was your memorable moment on your special day? For me the most memorable moment of our amazing day was my ma walking me down the aisle to my best friend and man of my dreams. Seeing him shed a few tears while saying his vows just melted my heart, especially when he never cries, I will never forget that. What advice do you have for other brides getting married? I often hear recently married women say how their wedding day was so stressful from the time they arrived until they left. I was lucky enough to not have any stress which is why I would say take a step back and relax. Remember its all about you and him and you got to marry the man of your dreams.

Š Matt Masson

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