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dna photographers

We wholeheartedly agree with today’s bride, Chrisli, who says that simplicity can still be exciting as long as it’s well-executed. If you need some convincing, just take a look at her wedding! South African wedding professionals dna photographers, AnnaH, and Fleur Le Cordeur helped Chrisli and Matt find their true wedding potential

South African wedding with a glam gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

From the bride, Chrisli: We wanted something sophisticated, but still young, fresh and out of the ordinary. We believe less is more if it’s well executed – and there’s always space to add a touch of your own personality. Let’s just say we went for ‘red carpet’, not fairytale!

South African wedding with a glam gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

bride getting ready - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

South African wedding with a glam gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

tulip bouquet - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown
Flower recipe: Imported yellow baby orchids, white orchids, tulips and interestingly used greenery.

groom looks - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

flower girl - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

flower girls - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

ceremony processional - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

We wanted simplicity and sophistication, with a touch of personality. Our colour scheme was natural, white, wood and a touch of gold and yellow for fun. Minimalist, simplistic, sophisticated, fresh, slightly off-beat, light and summery!

wedding ceremony - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

ceremony kiss - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

ceremony recessional - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

wedding portraits - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

glam wedding gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

South African wedding with a glam gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

modern wedding decor - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

wedding reception - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

South African wedding with a glam gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Don’t get lost in the detail – remember the main reason for the day (if you end up marrying the love of your life, everything went according to plan!) 2. Hire a wedding planner (they save you many hours, tears and frustration…and most likely money too) 3. Download a To-Do list app (like Wunderlist) to keep track of everything that needs to be done.

tulip wedding flowers - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

modern reception - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

wedding reception - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

weddings with a view - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

cake cutting - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

South African wedding with a glam gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Mid Air,” Paul Buchanan
Recessional: “Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Reception Entrance: “Hooked on a Feeling,” Blue Swede
First Dance: “I Wanna Grow Old With You” from The Wedding Singer, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” Whitney Houston

Wedding Vendors

Photography

dna photographers

Wedding Planning and Design

Anneke Roux from AnnaH

Florist

Fleur Le Cordeur

Venue and Catering

Vrede en Lust

Wedding Dress

Kobus Dippenaar

Hair and Makeup

Alicia Buckle Hair & Make-up

Bridesmaid Dresses

Forever New

Wedding Cake and Dessert Table

Cakes by Wade

DJ

DJ Chopper

Cocktail Hour Musicians

Manouche Trio

Stationery

Seven Swans

Videography

Desert Rose Productions

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