Archive: October 2012

31 Oct 2012

Are Weddings Really Expensive?

There is a current assumption that weddings are expensive. Sensationalist journalists even call them 'freakin' expensive - in case you were not already stressed enough by the ever rising cost of food and petrol, now the ...

29 Oct 2012

Wedding Readings That Are Slightly Quirky (And Don’t Come From The Bible)

You may not intend having a particularly alternative wedding, but every couple wants to have readings that are meaningful. At the very least you're after a passage that rings true for you; a reading that is slightly ...

26 Oct 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: A Few Realisations 8 Sleeps Before The Wedding

With only eight sleeps to the wedding, my excitement grows, my energy wanes and bank balance resembles a balloon that’s just been pricked with a pin.  There’s a pop and all air escapes at a scary rate.  Whilst I ...

26 Oct 2012

Going Solo Down The Aisle (When Your Father Doesn’t Give You Away)

Don't be intimidated by those who believe that a trip down the aisle should involve a procession of no fewer than five people, headed by the bridesmaids and the ushers, and followed by the ring bearer or flower girls, ...

25 Oct 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Choosing The Shoe

The Great Shoe Hunt is officially starting. One of the many joys of the lead up to summer months is that the shoes available suddenly triple in selection. I’m slowly starting to eye shoe shops in search of my special ...

24 Oct 2012

Is It Bad Taste To Invite Your Ex Mother-In-Law To The Wedding?

You've heard of the etiquette rule: never invite an ex to your wedding, but what about your ex mother-in-law? Latest news on the Jennifer Aniston / Justin Theroux wedding (for those of you who are not up to speed ...

23 Oct 2012

Makeup and Delight for your Wedding Make-Up in Cape Town

Lindsey is a professional make-up artist based in Pinelands, Cape Town. She focuses on beauty make-up and specifically bridal make-up and hairstyling. I qualified in ‘Motion Picture Make-up’ at City Varsity, and ...

23 Oct 2012

How Not To Propose – Because It’s Sure To Fail

My marriage proposal was one of the most romantic I could have hoped for. The significance of the whole thing totally escaped me until the ring was virtually upon me, so it was a complete surprise. Despite the ...

22 Oct 2012

In Favour Of Cohabitation Before Marriage

A church in Ohio, America has offered October 20th as a free marriage day. Anyone already living together can marry free of charge in the church, and they will include marriage counselling in the bargain. The premise ...

19 Oct 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Essentials Three Weeks Before The Wedding

Even though it’s only three weeks until I finally get to marry my dream man, I don’t this fact has full hit me. Strangely enough, I am more at peace now that I was a few weeks ago.  Gone is the frantic panic, ...

Struggling to Commit
18 Oct 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Struggling to Commit

With just over six months to go until The Big Day, I feel fairly comfortable that we have all the “big” things booked and arranged – venue, church, photographer, bridal party. I then look at all of the wedding ...

17 Oct 2012

New reception trend – the lounge pocket

Coffee shops and book shops made them all the rage. The lounge within a shop. The couch or two in the corner into which you can tumble at the end of a shopping spree, skinny latté in hand, magazine tightly clasped ...

16 Oct 2012

Tie The Knot at Zwakala River Retreat in Haenertsburg

Zwakala River Retreat is situated on a private farm in the beautiful Magoebaskloof / Haenertsburg Mountains on the banks of the Broederstroom River – the source of the great Letaba. Our new venue, Mina’s @ Zwakala, ...

16 Oct 2012

Tattooed Brides

I've probably caught on to the trend really late, but brides and tattoos are big, if you hadn't noticed. Tattoos in general, provided you can spell 'tattooed', are more than just a form of body modification, they're a ...

15 Oct 2012

Guide To An OTT Wedding

Rather than vent about those weddings where money, rather than sense, appears to dominate. Where, rather than celebrating the union of two lovely people, there is a rather garish display of how much money can be spent - ...

12 Oct 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Who To Seat Where At The Wedding?

Amongst the tricky tasks of wedding planning comes the bitter sweet table seating chart which needs to be assembled once all your RSVP’s have come through. There are many approaches one can take when setting out into ...

12 Oct 2012

The Stag Party Low-Down And A Few (More) Ideas

More commonly known in South Africa as the bachelor party, stag dos are an evening set aside for the groom to celebrate his last few days of 'freedom' with his mates. These have been known to get so out of hand that ...

11 Oct 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Honeymooning!

In all the bustle of wedding planning, I think it’s easy to forget that there is a wonderful holiday for two waiting at the end of it -  time to get to know each other as husband and wife, bask in the “newly wed” ...

11 Oct 2012

3 Secrets To Long Marriage – How To Celebrate 50 Years Or More Together

Sounds inconceivable, doesn't it? Fifty years, or even sixty five in the case of some people like my great grandparents - who are both still alive and kicking, talk over one another (for neither has a hearing aid), take ...

10 Oct 2012

Tie The Knot at d’Olyfboom in Paarl

D'Olyfboom Estate in Paarl, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, offers exclusive venue hire at a breathtaking boutique wine estate - just a stone's throw from Paarl village centre. D’Olyfboom, a 40 hectare family ...

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