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Cailin & Petri
28 March 2015

The Afridome, Parys was awash with colour for this wedding.

The colour-scheme was bold and Cailin went to much effort with every minute detail making her wedding day quite a spectacle. Well done Cailin!!

Look forward to seeing you both again in Parys and wishing you much love, Sam.

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Dominique & Nathan
14 March 2015

Dominique and Nathan got married at The Nutcracker on a perfect late summer’s day. The weather was gorgeous and so was the bride!! Herewith some pics from this special day…

To Dominique and Nathan – wishing you both much happiness in your future’s together, love Sam.

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Ilze & Rick
January 2015

Ilze & Rick chose Savannah Game Lodge for their country wedding. Guest started arriving from all over the world to be part of this special occasion. Ilze’s theme was “Boereseun meets city-girl”, and she was very careful to include Rick’s passions into the wedding theme.

Ilze it was wonderful getting to know you as I did over the past few months. It was such fun being part of your special day. I wish you and Rick all of the best as you start your new lives together. I know you will be very happy.

Love Sam

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Zania & Willem
January 2015

Willem & Zania’s beautiful country wedding took place at The Nutcracker. It was a picture perfect summer’s day on the banks of the Vaal River!!  Tribute to Zania’s organisational skills was the total calm ahead of the ceremony. Loved, loved, loved her unique choice of décor.

 

Willem & Zania, dit was so lekker on deel te wees van jul mooi dag! Mag julle n leeftyd van geluk saam hê.

Love Sam

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Lucille & Chris
October 2014

Lucille & Chris got married in the Michaelhouse Chapel in the Natal Midlands, where they had a High Tea mid-morning, followed by a formal dinner that night at St. Andrew’s Retreat. I think the photos speak for themselves…

Lucille & Chris – what fun memories I will always have of being part of your wedding. Everything was AMAZING – the venue,  the detail in the décor, the flower-girl’s dresses, and luckily, the weather…..not to mention the two of you!! Congratulations to you both.

With special love,
Sam

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Melissa & Ross
September 2014

Melissa & Ross got married at The Nutcracker Wedding Venue. What a wonderfully relaxed couple. More than anything, they wanted to have fun with their family and friends, celebrating their love for each other. It was fabulous to see the care and attention to ensure that every person attending would have their needs met and would be comfortable. Your attention to detail was phenomenal.

Melissa’s brief was very much country-style flowers that would not detract from the beauty of the wedding venue. So, being Spring, we brought a lot of the natural beauty from the outside, in. Hence the use of blossoms wherever possible.

Melissa & Ross – it was awesome to be part of our wedding day and I wish you both much love for the future.

Samantha

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Jennifer & Wilfred
September 2014

Jennifer & Wilfred got married on a beautiful sunny afternoon in September at The Nutcracker Wedding Venue. From the time I met Jennifer at a coffee shop in Parys, I knew that here was a lady who knew exactly what she wanted which made my execution thereof very easy. It was awesome to see how all her hard work and planning paid off and how their wedding mirrored their style – very elegant with clean lines.

Jennifer & Wilfred – wishing you both true happiness in your marriage. May the love you have for each other grow from strength to strength,

Samantha

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Kelly & Johan – April 2014

April saw me back at The Nutcracker Wedding Venue – this time to make Kelly and Johan’s dream of a South African wedding come true! Kelly had brought out various silver tea and coffeepots from the UK and we used these as the central theme for her flower arrangements. Thanks to the tireless planning of Mum, Jenny, this wedding was a huge success!

Kelly and Johan – it was a privilege meeting you both! May the love that you have for one another blossom as you embark on the next chapter of your lives together.
With love
Samantha

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Lindi & Coenraad – December 2013

Lindi and Coenraad chose to get married at The Nutracker and wanted a soft, feminine, sophisticated yet ‘country-style’ ambiance to their wedding. This was achieved through the use of the stunning silver-ware at various heights and through the choice of flowers.

Lindi en Coenraad – dit was n voorreg om julle blomme te doen! Ek wens vir julle net voorspoed toe in julle huwelik!
Liefde
Samantha

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Wedding at The Nutcracker Country Retreat

I was asked to provide sophisticated country-style flowers to compliment this charming venue. The flowers were to be soft with a romantic, rustic feel. This is what we did;

  • The bride’s choice of flowers was orchids for sophistication which we used in combination with delphiniums and alstoemeria ( old-fashioned, yet romantic-style flowers)
  • The use of glass vases which allowed the flowers to hold their own in terms of beauty
  • Wrapping some of the vases with antique lace and rustic twine
  • Being generous with the arrangements and adding different heights on the tables to compliment the high ceilings of the venue
  • Using candelabras for additional height and softening them with moss to add a romantic, vintage look
  • Corsages were made with a single white rose and wrapped in hessian – again to marry the two themes

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