Archive: October 2011

31 Oct 2011

Some Alternative Send-Off Ideas

Just why do people throw rice or confetti at the bride and groom on their departure? It's a traditional send-off supposed to signify fertility and prosperity. It's an ancient custom that followed that of throwing wheat ...

28 Oct 2011

Tie The Knot at Grand Dédale Country House in Wellington

The historic Manor House on Doolhof Wine Estate in Wellington in the Winelands, dating back to the early 1700s has recently been restored to its former Cape Dutch elegance and now houses 6 individually designed and ...

28 Oct 2011

How to Still Have Your BIG Day in the Midst of a Recession

Let's not beat around the bush here, a wedding is going to set you back more than a couple of thousand 'kay. It's probably one of the most expensive events of your life and everything, from the dress to the accessories, ...

27 Oct 2011

Tie The Knot at Bonamanzi Game Park in Hluhluwe

Exchange your vows on an Island overlooking a magnificent water hole where a chorus of birds and frogs sing in the twilight and a family of inquisitive Nyala look on and bare witness. Imagine an ‘Out of Africa’ ...

27 Oct 2011

Help, I’ve Got Cold Feet!

How to know the difference between just plain nervous and oops, this isn't the right decision... It is difficult to know, right in the midst of all the preparation and just as you're about to have your final fitting, ...

Glenburn Lodge wins SABIA Award
26 Oct 2011

Glenburn Lodge wins best Country Wedding category in SABIA Bridal Awards

Its official! Glenburn Lodge is the best wedding country wedding venue in Gauteng.  SABIA recently recognised Glenburn Lodge’s Standards of Excellence  with a win in the Country Weddings category. This SABIA Award ...

Aloe Grove Guest Farm
26 Oct 2011

Tie The Knot at Aloe Grove Guest Farm in the Eastern Cape

Designed as an all-in-one wedding venue, encompassing a romantic chapel, hall, luxurious bridal suite, 3-star accommodation and picturesque gardens, Aloe Grove Guest Farm in Queenstown captures the spirit of love, ...

26 Oct 2011

The Groom’s Cake

Here's a hot trend for 2012 about which I knew nothing. The tradition hails from the American south when, during the Colonial and Victorian times, the wedding cake was considered too 'light' for the taste of men, hence ...

25 Oct 2011

Bling, bling, let’s talk rings …

Wedding bands, engagement rings, his and her designs, she wears one he doesn't, they wear matching designs – there are as many ways of wearing the ring as there are ideas about how it should be done. Let's explore ...

24 Oct 2011

Tie The Knot at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge in Mkuze

Leopard Mountain Game Lodge is set in the 23000 hectare Big 5 Zululand Rhino Reserve Located between Hluhluwe and Mkuze Game Reserves within easy reach of Ndumo, Kosi Bay, Sodwana, Lake Sibaya and the St Lucia ...

24 Oct 2011

Wedding myths explored

“Gawd,” screeches Gaynor, “he's dropped the wedding ring, doesn't he know it's bad luck to drop the wedding ring?” Gaynor sounds desperate. It seems that if the ring is dropped during the actual wedding ...

Love Celebration Wedding Folder
21 Oct 2011

Love Celebration is the crème de la crème of wedding planning guides …

We've reviewed and are impressed! The Celebration Team has done it again! These wedding pros have released a wedding planning guide called Love Celebration - Your Ultimate Wedding Planner. Love Celebration promises to ...

21 Oct 2011

The Ins and Outs of Pulling Off a Bridal Shower?

More commonly known, in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, as the Kitchen Tea, the bridal shower, stripped to its bare essentials, is a gift-giving party (mostly of kitchen items for those sticking to the kitchen ...

20 Oct 2011

Tie The Knot at Thonga Beach Lodge in Mabibi

Set above a private, sandy beach and nestled into magnificent coastal dune forest, Thonga Beach Lodge in Mabibi captures the essence of a luxury Robinson Crusoe hideaway. Traditional Thonga fishing villages provided the ...

20 Oct 2011

Wedding Photos – A list of the ‘must have’ wedding shots

Believe it or not, wedding photos do not happen organically. If you are happy to simply pitch and pose whilst leaving the shots up to the photographer (who admittedly, because he is professional, will probably get it ...

19 Oct 2011

Tie The Knot at Schaefers’ Halt in Dullstroom

When planning a stylish country wedding, a barn may not immediately spring to mind, yet this structure can be the ideal venue for a truly romantic and unique wedding reception. Set on a stunning 160 ha property, The ...

19 Oct 2011

Pre-Marriage Prep – The Questions You (Should) Ask One Another

Have you already had 'the talk', the one that includes questions like “will you clean the toilet?” and “who gets to do the monthly shop and thus decides what we eat?”. There are more, but I think you get the ...

18 Oct 2011

Tie The Knot at Oranje Guest Farm in Fouriesburg

Oranje Guest Farm is a 1 200-hectare working farm, amongst the beautiful mountains of the eastern Free State in South Africa, located between Fouriesburg and Clarens, near the border of Lesotho. Imagine a setting for ...

18 Oct 2011

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts – What You Have to Look Forward To

This is one tradition with which I'm secretly in love – giving traditional wedding anniversary gifts. Celebrating the date on which the wedding took place is always a bit of a hit and miss in our household as we ...

17 Oct 2011

Tie The Knot at Lake Eland Game Reserve in Oribi Gorge

Spectacular views of the Oribi Gorge and abundant wild life make this a unique experience. Oribi Gorge is situated along the spectacular forest-cloaked ravine of the Mzimkulwana river west of Port Shepstone. We have ...

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