Song choices

We played a lot of The Beatles at our wedding reception… the reason for this? Our wedding date, 9/10/11 is John Lennon’s birthday! He would have been 71! I thought it was a nice little nod to him!

Other songs we used throughout the day:

Walking into the Chapel: Your Call by Secondhand Serenade.

I think this song is just so romantic, and it has ALWAYS given me goosebumps when I hear it! The line in the chorus “I was born to tell you I love you” literally melts me everytime! I love it!



Exiting the Chapel to Greet our guests after the ceremony: Happy Together by The Dollyrots – this song is a cover of The Turtle song.

Such a fun, happy song. My brother and his wife played the original as their first dance at their wedding (about 15 years ago!!). I love cover bands, and I love punk girlbands like The Dollyrots… such a fun song!


Our First Dance: Two is Better than One by Boys like Girls ft. Taylor Swift.
I really didn;t want to do a first dance – as both Peter and I have the dance co-ordination of a dead fish. But Peter insisted we do one, so I insisted he choose the song, and this is what he chose… We both love Boys like Girls and this is such a pretty song. In the end, I think we did pretty well, and it wasn’t as awful as I had anticipated! :p


Cake Cutting: Dear Bobbie by Yellowcard
I think this song is really sweet and romantic too. It’s a man singing to his wife about their long lives together, and how they met many many many years ago. He sings about how beautiful she was back then, and how beautiful she still is, even though she is in a rocking chair and her hair is silver. “When I die, then I die loving you” – brings tears to my eyes – so romantic!


Last Dance: Island in the Sun by Weezer

Chilled, laid back – and about an island in the sun we’re playing and having fun… basically a “Bye, we’re going on Honeymoon!” … we actually danced to this song, with the few stragglers left at the wedding. Peter loves Weezer and really wanted a song of their’s in the wedding, and this one fitted perfectly!

The majority of these songs are not the run of the mill wedding songs, or even common songs – in fact, I had to email some of them to our DJ as they didn’t have them, and couldn;t find them. Peter and I both like music that you don’t typically hear on any radio stations, and is generally a bit different. We picked these songs as they are some of our favourites… and now they mean even more to us!

What were the song choices you made for your wedding, and why did you choose them?

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Vendor List

For those who may be interested, here is a list of vendors/suppliers that we used for our wedding:



Venue: Oakfield Farm
Catering: Oakfield Farm
Cake: Salon de Culinaire
Wedding Co ordinator: Angel’s Weddings
Invites & Wedding Stationery: Design by Evergreen Design – put together by bride and friends
Hair (Bride and Bridesmaid): Frances from SLM Hair Design
Make Up (Bride and Bridesmaid): Lizelle from SLM Hair Design
Wedding Dress: Marietjie Oelofse Couture (msg me for her tel/email address)
Bridesmaid Dress: Marietjie Oelofse Couture (msg me for her tel/email address)
Bridal Jewellery: Irene Jewellery Etsy Shop
Bride’s shoes: Ackerman’s (yes, seriously!)
Photographer: Jeanette Verster
Second Photographer: Alana Meyer
Flowers (including tablecloths): Flower Creations
Marriage Officer: Larne Hugo

Photo Booth: The Photo Corner
DJ (in chapel and reception): Soundworx
Horse Drawn Carriage: Oakfield Farm

Birdcages for decor: Pick ‘n Pay





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Some photos by the amazingly talented Jeanette Verster and Alana Meyer from our beautiful wedding!

Thank you ladies for your immense talent – i am blown away!


First look photos… i snuck up behind Peter… was my most favourite part of the day – seeing each other for the first time, all ready to get married!



About to be walked down the aisle – my dad’s hair was a mess :p


couple shoot after the ceremony… dandelions


my amazing dress by Marietjie

Dress detail on the dress. brooch ordered online from Etsy and made in Israel

first look photos


flower detail

during our first look photos


during the ceremony

isn’t this just beautiful!?

and isn’t he just *gorgeous*!?

photos at the Oakfield Farm stables


love the photos! Thank you again Jeanette and Alana



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Answers to The Dress Game

A few weeks before the wedding, I posted a little game of filling in the blanks to guess more about my dress! I had a lot of fun reading the entries… thank you to all who played along!!


this was the entry:


The dress is  (1)………… coloured and made of (2)…………

It is going to be (3)………… with (4)………… on the bodice and a sprinkling of (5)…………

The (6)………… is a gorgeous (7)………… (8)………… which will be echoed in the (9)………… (10)…………too!


And this is the answer…:


The dress is  (1) OYSTER coloured and made of (2) SILK

It is going to be (3) STRAPLESS with (4) PLEATING on the bodice and a sprinkling of (5) BEADS (which then ended up as pearls and swarovski crystals)

The (6) PETTICOAT is a gorgeous (7) PINK (8) TULLE which will be echoed in the (9) BRIDESMAID (10) DRESS too!


Well done for guessing correctly on:


(2) SILK – Gina, Sally-Jane

(3) STRAPLESS (I also accepted other things that were valid) – Gina (with “form fitting”), Ros with “long”,


(5) BEADS – Gina (the plan then changed and the beads were off and PEARLS and CRYSTALS were added) – Ros,

(6) PETTICOAT – Sally-Jane

(7) PINK – Sally-Jane, Ros

(8) TULLE – Sally-Jane


(10) DRESS



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We’re off to…….

It’s official… we are going on Honeymoon… to this place:


Hooray! I am soooooo excited! A whole week at the end of October will be spent at Le Victoria!

A few special thank you’s:

To Peter’s folks who gave us money to put towards the honeymoon.

To Carmel from AC Travel Solutions for getting us a great honeymoon package at a great price.

And thanks to Peter for pulling it all together :)


Yay! Can’t wait!


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