Kearsney Manor Wedding – Simone + Keegan

The first time I met Simone and Keegan they were both in their work uniforms. The two of them work in the family business which is construction, so I am sure you can imagine that the said uniforms were more practical than pretty. Despite the branded golf shirt I could see that Simone is a girly girl with a sweet softness to her heart. On the drive home from our meeting I wondered what type of dress she would wear on her big day and it was no surprise to me when I laid my eyes on her swirly, princess gown. Simone absolutely radiated in her floaty frock and despite the many happy tears her eyes beamed with joy.  This pure delight was matched by her groom and every guest that attended. This was such a happy wedding and Kearsney Manor was the perfect venue for their I do’s.

Huge thanks to Simone and Keagan for picking me to photograph your big day, I so enjoyed getting to know you both. I must also mention that it was so fab to work with Debbie from ETC events and David Yapp the DJ. You guys rock and always go out of your way to make everyone’s day a smiley one!

And now for a few words and the credits from the bride

Our wedding day was more amazing than I could ever have imagined it would be! I know it sounds like such a cliche but it truly was the best day of my life (well, so far anyway!). After 12 years of being together it really was just the next step on this journey. However, nothing could have prepared me for the emotion and love I would feel on that one VERY special day in our lives.

Venue: Kearsney Manor Tel: 032 815 1061 / 032 552 8100  Email: info@kearsneymanor.co.za

Wedding planner: ETC Events – Debbie Montague (I can highly recommend ETC Events!!! Debs made my dream wedding come true! And saved us from a lot of possible headaches… Debbie is unbelievably organised and knowledgeable about everything ‘wedding’. Her guidance was invaluable and I could not have done this without her. She understood my vision for the day and totally amazed me with the final look – everything was so beautiful! The big day ran smoothly from beginning to end because of her coordination. We didn’t have a care in the world – which is how it should be on the special day Smile Debs noticed my anxiety in the weeks leading up to the wedding so would send me regular messages checking on me. These were helpful in calming me down! Her thoughtfulness and kindness will always be remembered.)
Tel: 083 653 7900 / 031 762 1345
Email: debbie@etcevents.co.za

Decor: ETC Events – Debbie Montague

Flowers: ETC Events – Debbie Montague

Hair: Cindy from Terry Scott Hair Fashion (Pavilion)
Tel: 031 265 2958/9

Make up: The Durban Makeup Artist – Camilla Smith
Tel: 079 235 6079
Email: camilla@thedurbanmakeupartist.co.za

Brides Dress: Toujours Wedding House (Tracey is the sweetest person and made the whole experience of helping me select my dream wedding gown so memorable and extra special – this is something I will never forget! I can highly recommend her services!!!)
Tel: 071 509 3223
Email: tracey@toujours.co.za

Brides shoes: I can’t remember… but they’re not fancy!

Bridesmaids dresses: Clara Vach (she also made my Mom’s dress, my Gran’s dress, and my Mother-in-Law’s dress)
Tel: 078 605 0401
Email: claravach@gmail.com

Groom’s Suit: Suit Yourself
Tel: 031 564 2188
Email: admin@suityourself.co.za

Cake: Kupcake Heaven (What can I say?? DIVINE!!! They live up to their name – the cake really did taste like heaven!)
Tel: 031 564 3993 / 079 785 0100
Email: info@kupcakeheaven.co.za

Music: David Yapp
Tel: 031 266 0467 / 083 280 0581
Email: alexis@surrealeventing.co.za

Priest: Lyle Fell (my cousin) from Living Rivers Church

Caterers: Blue Strawberry (They were FANTASTIC!!! Highly recommended!!! Every plate was served perfectly on time, hot, beautifully presented, and every one looked just as good as the other.)
Tel: 031 579 1463
Email: contactus2@bluestrawberry.co.za