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Part 1 A spring wedding in South Africa ♥

I’ve been very excited to share this wedding with you all week, why? Because it’s so classic, so elegant and so lovely, plus I’ve known about this wedding since the day I met Asha.
I met Asha 2 weeks before her wedding day. While I sat with her in Marina Mall discussing my own wedding plans (She’s a wedding planner at Olivier Dolz) I gazed down to see a big shiny ring on her finger which then lead us into her own wedding details. We had a similar interest for vintage and lace and of course weddings in general. I can honestly say I have no worries in the world about my own wedding being perfect… as you can see from her’s (scroll down) it’s absolutely gorgeous.
Asha & Ross got married on the 24th March 2012 at  The Rickety Bridge Winery, Franschoek, South Africa. ♥
So here are the details we love…
The Proposal… I came home to ‘I wondered if you’d marry me….?’
The Vision for the day… Lace and Pearls/ a vintage feel
The Planning process… Planning from Dubai was a challenge but a 2 year engagement allowed me to be fully organized to find the best suppliers/venue to work with
Finding My Wedding Dress…The dress was from the Lake District in the UK and thankfully flown over to Dubai with my friend Faeye…

My Lovely Accessories… A beautiful pearl Necklace I’d had as a birthday gift the month before, pearl earrings from my fiancée, a lace Umbrella from Brolliegallore.co.uk, silk gloves from netaporter.com, Lanvin Marry me perfume and my Manolo Blahnik Shoes…

Groom’s Threads…A Caroline Herrera Suit & shoes with R&A Cufflinks
My Lovely bridesmaids… Best friends; Rebecca and Laura, Sisters; Nadia and Nina; Flower Girl Isabella
The Flowers…Various types of Roses with Gypsophelia
The Cake… A 3 tier lace appliqué design with one tier of chocolate, 1 vanilla and 1 fruit
My Details + Décor… Lace, Pearls, lots of Signage, English country garden style …
Our Honeymoon… The Maldives
Favorite moments… Hearing my favorite poem read by Gill Kenny Seeing everybody that are special to us in one place, as a destination wedding enjoying the whole week before and after as a holiday with family and friends was fabulous 🙂
Advice for other couples…Plan ahead and enjoy every minute. It’s your wedding so have it your way.

Credit for friends, family & suppliers…
All our Bridesmaids and Paige boys, immediate Family, Paula Gill and Faeye, Terry Scholes, Klarissa from Rickety Bridge and Nadia from 4 every event.
Part 2 coming later today so don’t forget to check in 🙂
 

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