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A Sophisticated Navy Blue and Coral Wedding

anelelungi-56I’ve a sophisticated navy blue and coral wedding with touches of gold to share with you today. To say that this wedding is right up my alley is a an under statement. When I went through the images of Anele and Lungile’s wedding, I struggled to hold back my tears. I was especially moved by the image where Anele gives her speech and it looks as though Lungile is emotionally touched by what she said. You can tell the love these two share is extraordinary.

I’m madly in love with their choice of venue styling. And what can I say about the bridesmaid’s outfits. These ladies are trend setters. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of this look this year.

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anelelungi-139anelelungi-133Their photographer Derryn Semple beautifully captured each and every emotion. She not only created beautiful memories for Anele and Lungile but took everyone who will ever see their wedding on a wonderful journey of two lives becoming one. Thank you Derryn for letting us experience your creative work. You are amazing.Navy Blue and Coral WeddingNavy Blue and Coral WeddingNavy Blue and Coral Wedding

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Navy Blue and Coral Wedding


Wedding Advice from Anele:

Visit as many Bridal Fairs/ Expos as you can to get ideas and inspiration.

I also visited a lot of blogs, wedding websites, Pinterest and Instagram to collect ideas and create mood boards of my favorite ideas.I stated attending Fairs/Expos and doing my research in 2012 even though I was only going to tie the knot in 2014. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TO MUCH INFORMATION!!!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with color.

Once we found our ideal Decor Supplier, we set up a meeting to share ideas. When we returned for the mock up meeting (where Chantelle prepared a table setting that incorporated our ideas- colours/ flowers/ centrepieces etc). All I can say is we were thrilled with the end result of the combination of our 2 favorite colours, Coral and Navy with hints of Gold.anelelungi-195anelelungi-211anelelungi-223anelelungi-229

Rope in the help of your Fiance/ Husband:

I was fortunate enough to have a husband who was keen to get involved with the major items (Decor/ Attire/ Venue), so our wedding was a true reflection of who we are as individual and as a couple. Colourful, Sophisticated, Detail- orientated and Classy hahahaha.anelelungi-346anelelungi-333anelelungi-345anelelungi-360anelelungi-366

Have a Co-Coordinator on the day of your Wedding

This will assist you to focus on the festivities of your big day and not worry about some of the small insignificant things.

anelelungi-333Meet all your suppliers face-to-face before you enlist their help or sign any contracts

Trust me, this is crucial!!!!! This should actually be point #1. This is of great benefit as you have the opportunity to get a feel of the person you are entrusting to execute your vision on your big day. Different people have different ways of doing things so you want to understand if you and your supplier are on the same page and have rapport. If not, you have the opportunity to continue your search without having paid deposits or signed contracts with someone you are unhappy with. On our first meeting with our photographer, Derryn Semple, she brought us macaroons. While this was not in anyway a reflection of the quality of the work she would do, it certainly was a small but insightful gesture into the person she is; kind, considerate and thoughtful.

In summary, a good relationship with a supplier increases your chances of getting services of a higher quality and standard.

Thank you so much Anele  for sharing your gorgeous wedding with us. May you be blessed with all the blessings of Deutoronomy28:1-14anelelungi-464anelelungi-467anelelungi-528

anelelungi-522anelelungi-651anelelungi-648Supplier Info:

Photographer: Derryn Semple

Videographer:Micaela de Freitas

Venue Styling/Decor:Decor Mechanics

King/Queen Chairs and Table & Cake Table:Marcelle dos Santos

Make Up and Hair:Miss Ncumisa Mandy Sigalelana, Mac Make Up Artist (Gateway Store)

Wedding Dress:Wedding Wish

Food:CHC Catering

Cake: iKhe Wedding & Birthday Cakes

Wedding Stationery:Pistachio Designs
Anele has also entered the SA Wedding Bride of the Year Competition and I know she would love your votes. So please, please VOTE via sms 33253 to 36697
Click here to view Anele’s profile in the competition.
I hope you enjoyed this wedding as much as I did. I’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave a comment in the box below. Don’t forget to Vote for Anele to win the SA Weddings Bride of the year.

With A Joyful Heart

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Hi! I'm Ika. Thank you for visiting Bontle Bride, a gorgeous space where I share exquisite weddings with a flava of culture.

(11) Comments

  1. Beyond stunning! Adore the cute and unique bridal party outfits!

    1. Ika says:

      Thanks Tamika, loved them too.

  2. Lebogang says:

    That was a breathtaking,sublime, fashion forward wedding I have ever attended. All I can say is…I was blown away!I really had a great time. You deserve to win the wedding of the year

    1. Ika says:

      Thank you for commenting Lebogang. Lets keep on voting to make sure Anele wins

    2. Anele Sikakane says:

      Thank you do much Lebohang for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed it as much as we did.xxx

  3. Faith Dlamini says:

    By far the most elegant, exquisite and magical day of the year. @anelelungilewedding was too amazing for words and just a reflection of the love and adoration this beautiful couple exudes through and through….to God be the Glory.

    1. Ika says:

      Thank you Faith. Please Vote for Anele to win the SA Weddings Bride of the Year Competition via sms 33253 to 36697

    2. Anele Sikakane says:

      Thank you so much Faith for the wonderful words. To God I give all the glory for making it such a blessed and memorable occasion. I thank you for being there from the very beginning friend, we have come along way since then….but I do believe that the best is yet to come for us. Love you plenty

  4. Anele Sikakane says:

    Thank you Thuthuka Mbatha for that wonderful compliment

  5. Thuthuka Mbatha says:

    One of the best weddings I have ever attended! Wedding of the year!!! Everything was absolute PERFECTION!! I

    1. Ika says:

      Indeed Anele and Lungile’s wedding was beyond perfect.

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