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KwaZulu-Natal 2012

26th edition

bride

Contents

Big Day...
I Do... The
68 Transport

Jewellery
Legal Advice & Ceremonies

2
6

For Her...

Health and Beauty


Bridal Wear
Bridal Gallery

10
20
30

For Him...

Grooms Wear

40

Before...
Stationery 48

Coordination and Dcor


Bridal Registry
Favours

52
64
66

72
84
70
78
86

Venue and Reception


Flowers
Catering
Entertainment
Photography and Video

After...

102 Honeymoons

Cover Competition...
108 Front Cover Finalists

Bridal Index...
110 Classifieds

Bridal Planner...

Published by: BRABYS BROCHURES


PO Box 1426, Pinetown 3600 Tel 031 717 4000 Fax 031 717 4100
E-mail: brochures@brabys.co.za Website: www.futurebride.co.za
While every care has been taken in the preparation of this publication, no liability can be accepted by
the publishers for any errors or omissions that may occur. This publication is the exclusive property
of the publishers and no part of the contents may be reproduced in any form without the prior written
permission of the publishers.

Editors: Carol Spalding & Ren Hartslief


Layout and Design: CREATIVE SOLUTIONS - Michel Gribben
Editorial: Louella Morgan-Jarvis
Marketing: Carol Spalding 031 717 4117
Front cover photograph by Dean Demosthenous

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From the perfect pamper treatments to get you ready for your big day, to your dream dress,
body copy do not read, body copy do not read, body copy do not read, body copy do not read,
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Health and Beauty


If you want to look as beautiful as you feel when you walk
down the aisle, and do justice to all the work that has gone into
creating a dream wedding, you need to devote enough time to
your own health and well-being. Unfortunately, rushing around
in an attempt to get everything done can disrupt your normal
healthy diet and exercise regime, and the accompanying
stress and tension can deplete energy reserves and play
havoc with your skin and weight.
Its always best to get into the habit of eating sensibly and
exercising regularly a few months before your wedding. Dont
skip breakfast, take a healthy lunch to work, and have a cooked
supper of lean meat, fish or chicken with lots of veggies. Cut
right down on red meat, animal fats, wheat-based products,
sugar, processed foods and take outs, and limit your caffeine
and alcohol intake as far as possible.
Drink lots of water (tap is fine) and replace the odd cup of tea
and coffee with herbal or green tea. Get up and go! If youre
looking to boost your metabolism, shed unwanted kilos and
have loads of extra get up and go in the months leading up to
the wedding, try these simple tips:
Amazing graze Grazing on small meals through the day
instead of having three hearty meals (or junk food all day
followed by a huge evening meal), will keep your metabolism
stoked up. This is because your body has to work constantly
to process the food.
Keep it simple Ditch high maintenance, high intensity
workouts in favour of walking, whether outside, or on a treadmill
at the gym. Just 30 minutes a day is plenty. Moderately gentle

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exercise burns more fat than carbohydrates, while vigorous


exercise does the reverse.
Build activity into your day Making small changes, such
as always taking the stairs or parking as far away from the
entrance to the mall as you can, will keep your metabolism
permanently raised.
Change your timing Research shows that those who
exercise early in the morning stick to their workouts. It may
be an effort at first, but get up early, start the music pumping,
and get it out of the way. It will have become a habit after
three weeks.
Learn to dance Make your body work harder by choosing
something you have never done before. Good moves are the
tango and salsa, as well as belly dancing, which is a great
body and tummy workout that is guaranteed to get you into
sizzling shape.
Take a breather If youre feeling overwhelmed by the thought
of all the things on your to-do list that still need to be crossed
off, take some time out for a mind and body break. The way
you breathe is directly linked to way you think, feel and act.
Most of us breathe between 12 and 18 times a minute and
more when we are stressed, but if you reduce the breaths
to nine, or less, per minute, this will increase your feelings
of self-control. Find a peaceful place and start by taking
ten slow, deep breaths. This can be useful whenever you
feel anxious, and is also a helpful way of stopping an overemotional reaction.
The essential beauty calendar Follow our countdown to bridal

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health, happiness and beauty, and youll be off to a flying


start.
Eight months
Start a diet and fitness plan, bearing in mind that it is safe to
lose around two kilograms per month over a six-month period.
Aim to reach your ideal size in time for your dress fitting two
months before the wedding. Sign up with a reputable weight
loss organisation, take out membership at a gym or enrol for
yoga or dance classes.
Find a hairdresser and makeup artist now, so you have
plenty of time for trials and experiments. Some professionals
will do hair and makeup at home, or come to the wedding
venue itself.
Five months
By taking care of your skin now youll reap the benefits on
both your big day and the honeymoon. Exfoliate every morning
with exfoliating gloves before stepping into the shower, and
apply moisturiser afterwards.
Begin a course of facials just one treatment per month
will have your skin looking smoother, clearer and glowing with
health. Book each treatment with the same therapist, who will
be able to monitor your skins progress and advise you on the
products that are best for your individual needs.
Two months
Check your skincare routine if you want to invest in any
new products, doing so now will give your skin enough time
to respond. Choose the best moisturiser for your skin type;

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you might need one thats rehydrating, quenching, firming


or balancing. Your day cream should have an SPF of 15 at
the very least.
Schedule your pre-wedding beauty treatments, from having
your legs waxed and brows professionally groomed to a
professional fake tan, detoxing lymph-drainage massage,
pedicure and reflexology.
A manicure is essential as youll want to show off your ring
on the day but not with flaky nails and ragged cuticles!
Book one at your favourite nail spa or beauty salon. At home
you should care for your hands daily with a pampering hand
cream.
One month
Give your skin a boost with an intensive course of skinperfecting serum underneath your everyday moisturiser,
designed to smooth out fine lines while rejuvenating and
replenishing.
Make a conscious effort to relax in a bubble bath every
evening, surrounded by candles, and soak away those to-do
list tensions!
Two weeks before your wedding, file your nails down to
two millimetres above the fingertips so they grow to an equal
length for your wedding.
Have your hair trimmed ten days before the day and, if
necessary, a colour touch-up.
Your wedding day
No matter how nervous you are, eat breakfast. It wont make
you feel sick or bloated, but it will line your tummy so the first

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sip of bubbly doesnt make you feel tipsy. Try some herbal
tea and a fruit smoothie or some fresh fruit with plain yogurt,
followed by a big bowl of oat porridge.
At some point before everyone arrives, take some time out
for yourself by escaping for a quick walk, listening to some
uplifting music or meditating.
Sleep like a baby
One of the best health and beauty tips around is to get enough
sleep: having roughly the same amount of sleep every night
will make you feel less stressed as well as giving you a brighter
and clearer complexion on your big day.
Grace and poise Your gown is perfect, but hows your posture?
Practice the correct body alignment by imagining that you are
drawing a straight line through your weight-bearing joints:
ankles, knees, pelvis and shoulders. This is your bodys
central axis. Then turn your knees slightly outward to activate
the muscles that lift your arches, thinking of your legs as
vertical pillars of support. Your spine should now be aligned.
Bow your head slightly to look at your feet, and then lift your
face slightly, keeping the chin down. When you walk, lead
with your head, and your arms will swing naturally. This is the
way to bring out your inner grace and strength.
Big-day beauty So how do you decide on a look thats right
for you on your wedding day? Firstly, do some research. Look
at magazines and file pictures of bridal makeup looks that
appeal to you. Is there a common theme? Are you leaning
more towards a dramatic look or a beauty look? Think of your

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dress and dcor as well as the theme of your wedding; the


makeup should complement both.
Aim to achieve a timeless effect, so that when you look at your
photos in years to come they dont look dated. Makeup should
accentuate your natural beauty, and a good makeup artist will
be able to use makeup to bring out your best features and
perhaps downplay areas you are less happy with.
Consider your skin type. The makeup needs to be suitable.
Dont go for a glowing, dewy look if your complexion tends to
be oily you dont want to look like youve just been for a run!
Equally, if your skin is dry, steer clear of a lot of powder as this
can be ageing.
Makeup for daytime weddings should be soft and look good
in natural light. If your wedding goes from day into evening,
your makeup should also be able to translate well in artificial
lighting. You always want to ensure that your makeup is going
to last the entire ceremony, through the photo shoot, and even
as far as the bridal suite!
A professional makeup artist can achieve cover-girl results
and help you feel on top of the world.
The top ten makeup tips According to the bridal makeup
gurus:
Let the makeup enhance your natural beauty,
not overpower it
You should be completely comfortable with your
overall
look
Do your research, both on the makeup and the makeup
artist

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Choose a reputable and reliable makeup artist who is able


to provide recent references, and book a trial
The makeup chosen should be suitable for your skin type
Know what you like and dislike
You should look like yourself only better and not like a
completely different person
The makeup should be soft and flattering, not harsh
The staying power of your makeup is important; it should last
through the ceremony and reception.
Choose a classic look
That professional touch Experts suggest that the bride as
well as the bridal party should opt for a professional makeup
artist. While you might think that you do a pretty good job
with your own makeup, a professional makeup artist has been
specifically trained to make you look even more amazing, and
knows how to work with the photographer to show you in your
best light. Never think it will be a waste to hire a good makeup
artist; you spend a fair amount on professional photographs,
so make sure that you look your best. Whats more, chances
are youll be pretty nervous on the big day and will be most
thankful to have someone there to do it for you.
Finding a good makeup artist Again, make sure you do
your research. Most often, this involves word of mouth.
Alternatively, you could visit reputable makeup counters.
Look at a prospective makeup artists website or photos of
other brides they have worked with. Ask about their training.
Have a trial run with a makeup artist. If you are unsure about

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the final product, or less than completely happy, then dont


book them.
Use your time at the trial wisely and communicate with your
makeup artist. Dont be afraid to tell them what you want. Be
open minded. Remember that they are trained to make you
look your best in photos, so sometimes it can be a good idea
to let them show you what needs to be done.
Once youve had your trial, wear the makeup for a few hours.
See how it wears and also how it photographs. For this reason,
remember to take along a camera with you to the trial.
Looking ahead
Booking a trial run with a makeup artist is the best way to
guarantee that you get what you want.
Beauty tips If you do decide youd rather do your own
makeup, with a little practice, the right products for your skin
type and some advice from top beauty consultants, there is
absolutely no reason why you cant learn some of the tricks
of the trade.
Applying a thick layer of foundation doesnt make it last longer,
and thicker bases tend to accentuate rather than conceal lines
and wrinkles. A liquid foundation has better staying power than
a stick or compact and looks more natural in photographs.
When applying blush go for a natural look, like the colour
you would have in your cheeks after a brisk walk. Pinks work
well on fair skin, reddish browns on medium and cinnamon or
plum tones on dark. Layer powders over creams to make the

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Bridal Wear
If you want to look as beautiful as you feel when you walk
down the aisle, and do justice to all the work that has gone into
creating a dream wedding, you need to devote enough time to
your own health and well-being. Unfortunately, rushing around
in an attempt to get everything done can disrupt your normal
healthy diet and exercise regime, and the accompanying
stress and tension can deplete energy reserves and play
havoc with your skin and weight.
Its always best to get into the habit of eating sensibly and
exercising regularly a few months before your wedding. Dont
skip breakfast, take a healthy lunch to work, and have a cooked
supper of lean meat, fish or chicken with lots of veggies. Cut
right down on red meat, animal fats, wheat-based products,
sugar, processed foods and take outs, and limit your caffeine
and alcohol intake as far as possible.
Drink lots of water (tap is fine) and replace the odd cup of tea
and coffee with herbal or green tea. Get up and go! If youre
looking to boost your metabolism, shed unwanted kilos and
have loads of extra get up and go in the months leading up to
the wedding, try these simple tips:
Amazing graze Grazing on small meals through the day
instead of having three hearty meals (or junk food all day
followed by a huge evening meal), will keep your metabolism
stoked up. This is because your body has to work constantly
to process the food.
Keep it simple Ditch high maintenance, high intensity
workouts in favour of walking, whether outside, or on a treadmill
at the gym. Just 30 minutes a day is plenty. Moderately gentle

exercise burns more fat than carbohydrates, while vigorous


exercise does the reverse.
Build activity into your day Making small changes, such
as always taking the stairs or parking as far away from the
entrance to the mall as you can, will keep your metabolism
permanently raised.
Change your timing Research shows that those who
exercise early in the morning stick to their workouts. It may
be an effort at first, but get up early, start the music pumping,
and get it out of the way. It will have become a habit after
three weeks.
Learn to dance Make your body work harder by choosing
something you have never done before. Good moves are the
tango and salsa, as well as belly dancing, which is a great
body and tummy workout that is guaranteed to get you into
sizzling shape.
Take a breather If youre feeling overwhelmed by the thought
of all the things on your to-do list that still need to be crossed
off, take some time out for a mind and body break. The way
you breathe is directly linked to way you think, feel and act.
Most of us breathe between 12 and 18 times a minute and
more when we are stressed, but if you reduce the breaths
to nine, or less, per minute, this will increase your feelings
of self-control. Find a peaceful place and start by taking
ten slow, deep breaths. This can be useful whenever you
feel anxious, and is also a helpful way of stopping an overemotional reaction.
The essential beauty calendar Follow our countdown to

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Bridal Index...
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Catering

Venues

Child Care

Entertainment

Coordination

Photography

Bridal Index... | 19

Catering

Venues

Child Care

Entertainment

Coordination

Photography

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Accommodation

Albany Hotel (80)....................... 031 304 4381


Assagay Hotel (75).................... 031 768 1171
Banghoek Lodge (65)................ 035 573 1302
Bayala Game Lodge (77)........... 035 562 0498
Blue Waters Hotel (78)............... 031 327 7000
Braeside Weddings & Functions (67)..............
.................................................. 032 947 0785
Breakers Conference Ctr (78).... 031 561 6169
Collisheen Estate (66)................ 032 947 0198
Cranford Country Lodge (80)..... 033 330 2182
Ebandla Hotel & Conference Centre (63)........
.................................................. 032 947 2550
Falcon Crest (72)....................... 031 765 5300
Ghost Mountain Inn (70)............ 035 573 1025
Grand Manor Gardens (59)........ 032 945 4671
Granny Mouse Country House (58).................
.................................................. 033 234 4071
Illovo Africa Lodge (65).............. 031 903 6594
Inkungu Lodge (82).................... 084 465 8648
Insingizi Lodge (64).................... 031 781 1767
Izotsha Creek (74)...................... 039 685 0037
Kings Grant (69)......................... 039 834 2730
Makaranga (73).......................... 031 764 6616
Oyster Box Hotel (77)................ 031 514 5000
Penwarn Country Lodge (131).. 033 701 1368
Qambathi (124).......................... 033 267 7515
Quarters Hotel (80).................... 031 303 5246
Salt Rock Hotel (67)................... 032 525 5025
Sani Valley Lodge (123)............. 033 702 0203
Sicas Guest House (79, 81)...... 031 261 2768
St Ives (73)................................. 033 234 4490
Tala (127, cover)........................ 031 781 8000
The Caledon (71)....................... 083 259 6166
The Chantecler Hotel (75).......... 031 765 2613
The Du Boirs (65)....................... 031 776 5159
Umdlalo Lodge (61)................... 039 695 0224
Umngazi (123)........................... 031 701 6881
Zimbali Lodge (60)..................... 032 538 5000
Qambathi (124).......................... 033 267 7515
Quarters Hotel (80).................... 031 303 5246
Salt Rock Hotel (67)................... 032 525 5025
Sani Valley Lodge (123)............. 033 702 0203
Sicas Guest House (79, 81)...... 031 261 2768
St Ives (73)................................. 033 234 4490
Tala (127, cover)........................ 031 781 8000
The Caledon (71)....................... 083 259 6166
The Chantecler Hotel (75).......... 031 765 2613
The Du Boirs (65)....................... 031 776 5159
Umdlalo Lodge (61)................... 039 695 0224
Umngazi (123)........................... 031 701 6881
Zimbali Lodge (60)..................... 032 538 5000

Bridal Wear

B Ismail (Mint Fabrics) (85)........ 031 305 5066


Bella Eve (44)............................. 076 929 5841
Belles Of Hilton (53).................. 033 343 1382
Bridal Elegance (47)................... 084 688 8356
Bridal Mall (52)........................... 031 563 2548
Caprice (45)............................... 031 572 7802
Christa White Designs (48)........ 032 525 7996
Cinderellas (52)......................... 031 563 8776
Dream Brides (48)...................... 031 404 5966
Dream Dresses (54)................... 083 290 8999
Eternal Designs (47).................. 033 387 4850
Fabric World (46)....................... 031 306 5001
Fabulous Bride (46)................... 031 561 5165
Gorgeous Gowns (53)................ 073 162 9647
Jasmins Bridal (45).................... 031 306 3582
Just Prom (46)........................... 031 201 4275
Les Femmes (49)....................... 033 394 1123
Nadine Designs (49).................. 031 400 7706
Pink Chilly (51)........................... 082 946 8860
Sensuous (51)............................ 032 586 0291
Shonas (47)............................... 031 709 0712
Soft Touch (52).......................... 031 208 3671
Sposabella (44).......................... 031 312 0321
Sugar Berry (54)......................... 032 946 1490
The Fabric Gallery (48).............. 033 342 6890
The Wedding Box (54)............... 031 709 6897
Tiaras by Dianne (47)................. 084 626 0604
V I P Bride (49)........................... 031 765 1446
Wantashi (50)............................. 031 304 2233
Nadine Designs (49).................. 031 400 7706
Pink Chilly (51)........................... 082 946 8860
Sensuous (51)............................ 032 586 0291
Shonas (47)............................... 031 709 0712

Soft Touch (52).......................... 031 208 3671


Sposabella (44).......................... 031 312 0321
Sugar Berry (54)......................... 032 946 1490
The Fabric Gallery (48).............. 033 342 6890
The Wedding Box (54)............... 031 709 6897
Tiaras by Dianne (47)................. 084 626 0604
V I P Bride (49)........................... 031 765 1446
Wantashi (50)............................. 031 304 2233

Catering

Arriba Chocolates (94)............... 031 312 4059


Cakes By Cordi (95)................... 082 925 7802
Cakes Etc (95)........................... 031 400 4121
Cynthia Frost (94)...................... 031 811 5807
Designer Cakes By Moyra (94)... 082 490 8804
Food Matters (93)...................... 032 946 3173
Fruit Cakes 4 U (95)................... 083 235 0592
Heathers Cakes (94).................. 031 708 3184
Paulas Kitchen (94)................... 031 708 2040
Sugar And Spice (95)................. 031 584 6477
Tamtam Confectionery (95)....... 083 656 3584
The Little Chapel (70)................ 031 708 3316
Tiramisu (95).............................. 084 431 8035

Ceremonies

C Moir T/A Dance School (19)... 031 201 1136


Clive Jacobson (19)................... 031 261 1638
Pathfinder Ministries (20)........... 073 155 2563
Rev Colin Andrews (19)............. 031 708 6014
Rev AJ Haasbroek (19).............. 082 921 6475
Rev Neville Shaw (19)................ 031 708 1666

Coordinators

A 2 - Z Wedding Planner (11).... 031 201 9644


Candles And Dcor (12)............ 033 345 1936
Cheers Hiring (12)...................... 031 337 2408
Classic Events (86).................... 031 209 2555
Creative Concepts (17).............. 031 266 6667
Designer Dcor (1)..................... 031 764 1898
Elegant Events (14).................... 031 563 7719
Event Co (16)............................. 084 511 6834
Event Designs (15)..................... 082 664 7156
Function Planning & Hire (130)... 031 914 2473
Functions For Africa (9)............. 031 205 2211
KZN Brides (17)......................... 033 266 6362
Labola Event Design (85) ......... 082 654 0692
Lemontree Concepts (5)............ 031 569 5563
Lesley at Wellspring Wedding Planners (17)...
.................................................. 083 287 1296
Memory Makers (16).................. 031 565 1297
Orange Petal (83)....................... 083 381 1097
Sposabella Events (14).............. 082 877 4111
Status Productions (7)............... 032 947 1723
Talloula (74)................................ 031 205 0706
The House (13).......................... 031 312 2019

Entertainment

Audio World (97)........................ 083 274 3023


Dial A DJ (97)............................. 082 514 5163
Entertainment Today (96)........... 031 462 0499
Exclusive Entertainment (98)..... 082 822 7890
Music Man (98).......................... 031 201 1175
Natal DJs (98)............................ 031 765 8260
Rhythmic DJs (98)..................... 076 162 3637
Silverback Productions (96)....... 083 781 5554
The Wedding DJ (97)................. 082 334 3263
Topjocks (98)............................. 031 266 0878
Wedding Ambiance (97)............ 031 266 8534

Favours

Arriba Chocolates (94)............... 031 312 4059


Bella Bon Bon (88)..................... 072 270 0835
Traceys Sandblasting (88)......... 031 916 1905

Flowers

A 2 - Z Wedding Planner (11).... 031 201 9644


Bluff Florist (90)......................... 031 466 5753
Boston Ivy Flowers (90)............. 031 563 5173
Classic Events (86).................... 031 209 2555
Elite Events (84)......................... 031 464 6321
Flora Flowers (89)...................... 031 208 7095

Functions For Africa (9)............. 031 205 2211


La Stem (92).............................. 032 946 2902
Lemontree Concepts (5)............ 031 569 5563
Magic Moments (90).................. 031 202 2312
Occasions (92)........................... 082 468 3121
Orange Petal (83)....................... 083 381 1097
Peters Florists (91)..................... 031 309 3541
Sweet P (92).............................. 031 563 0434
Talloula (74)................................ 031 205 0706
The Little Chapel (70)................ 031 708 3316

Gifts

Bella Bon Bon (88)..................... 072 270 0835


Clementine & Co (25)................. 031 563 4919
Exquisite Linen & Gifts (25)....... 031 312 0890
Liberty Group (132).................... 033 341 9570
Traceys Sandblasting (88)......... 031 916 1905

Grooms Wear

Classique Suit & Tux Hire (41)... 031 702 9810


Debonair Suit Hire (40).............. 031 701 0764
Dickson Tailors (41)................... 031 306 4561
Lord Louis Suit Hire (41)............ 031 304 4835
Suit Yourself (40)........................ 031 564 2188

Health & Beauty

Accentuate (30)......................... 079 541 2551


African Sensations Lodge & Spa (38)..............
.................................................. 031 207 5564
Angel Faces (29)........................ 031 262 1425
Aqua Spa (37)............................ 031 566 4562
Armani (36)................................ 031 916 6744
Art Of Make-up (32)................... 083 384 7460
Bronwyn Louise (28).................. 082 484 4704
Charlotte Professional (28)........ 031 763 4375
Creative Upstyles (34)............... 031 563 7097
Crowhurst (33)........................... 031 767 5078
Fashion Cheveux (39)................ 032 586 0590
Irina Peltz (36)............................ 076 644 7544
Kerry-Lee (27)............................ 031 765 4290
LArtiste (30)............................... 083 334 3832
Lindsay Nixon (38)..................... 031 563 7185
Maharani Hair Stylists (29)......... 031 337 8865
Make Up Your Mind (26)............ 031 312 2019
Polished Body Spa (37)............. 031 561 1750
Roslyn Faber (31)...................... 032 946 1784
Senses Day Spa (31)................. 033 345 0511
Slender Wonder (29).................. 012 346 6786
Studio Canbri (34)...................... 031 702 8245
Sure Slim (39)............................ 031 563 1030
Twisted Elegance (32)................ 072 321 1767
Crowhurst (33)........................... 031 767 5078
Fashion Cheveux (39)................ 032 586 0590
Irina Peltz (36)............................ 076 644 7544
Kerry-Lee (27)............................ 031 765 4290
LArtiste (30)............................... 083 334 3832
Lindsay Nixon (38)..................... 031 563 7185
Maharani Hair Stylists (29)......... 031 337 8865
Make Up Your Mind (26)............ 031 312 2019
Polished Body Spa (37)............. 031 561 1750
Roslyn Faber (31)...................... 032 946 1784
Senses Day Spa (31)................. 033 345 0511
Slender Wonder (29).................. 012 346 6786
Studio Canbri (34)...................... 031 702 8245
Sure Slim (39)............................ 031 563 1030
Twisted Elegance (32)................ 072 321 1767

Hiring & Dcor

A 2 - Z Wedding Planner (11).... 031 201 9644


B Ismail (Mint Fabrics) (85)........ 031 305 5066
Balloonful Events (84)................ 031 262 2018
Bella Bon Bon (88)..................... 072 270 0835
Candles & More (83).................. 074 135 6630
Candles And Dcor (12)............ 033 345 1936
Centre Piece Hire (84)................ 031 312 3042
Cheers Hiring (12)...................... 031 337 2408
Classic Events (86).................... 031 209 2555
Classy Candle Hire (85)............. 031 573 1505
Creative Concepts (17).............. 031 266 6667
Designer Dcor (1)..................... 031 764 1898
Elegant Events (14).................... 031 563 7719
Elite Events (84)......................... 031 464 6321
Functions For Africa (9)............. 031 205 2211

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Highway Function Hire (87)....... 031 708 1100


Labola Event Design (85)........... 082 654 0692
Lemontree Concepts (5)............ 031 569 5563
Linen & Centrepiece Warehouse (87)..............
.................................................. 082 926 3353
MNS Dcor Specialists (85)....... 082 824 2109
Multi Dcor And Design (87)...... 031 539 1744
Nomadik Tents (86).................... 031 264 1715
Orange Petal (83)....................... 083 381 1097
Party Themes Classic (87)......... 031 577 0202
Status Productions (7)............... 032 947 1723
Wings Of White (84)................... 072 739 4133
MNS Dcor Specialists (85)....... 082 824 2109
Multi Dcor And Design (87)...... 031 539 1744
Nomadik Tents (86).................... 031 264 1715
Orange Petal (83)....................... 083 381 1097
Party Themes Classic (87)......... 031 577 0202
Status Productions (7)............... 032 947 1723
Wings Of White (84)................... 072 739 4133

Honeymoons

Banghoek Lodge (65)................ 035 573 1302


Ghost Mountain Inn (70)............ 035 573 1025
Granny Mouse Country House (58).................
.................................................. 033 234 4071
Illovo Africa Lodge (65).............. 031 903 6594
Insingizi Lodge (64).................... 031 781 1767
Makaranga (73).......................... 031 764 6616
Oyster Box Hotel (77)................ 031 514 5000
Qambathi (124).......................... 033 267 7515
Sani Valley Lodge (123)............. 033 702 0203
Sicas Guest House (79, 81)...... 031 261 2768
St Ives (73)................................. 033 234 4490
Starlight Cruises (124)............... 031 303 3572
Tala (127, cover)........................ 031 781 8000
Umdlalo Lodge (61)................... 039 695 0224
Umngazi (123)........................... 031 701 6881
Zimbali Lodge (60)..................... 032 538 5000
Oyster Box Hotel (77)................ 031 514 5000
Qambathi (124).......................... 033 267 7515
Sani Valley Lodge (123)............. 033 702 0203
Sicas Guest House (79, 81)...... 031 261 2768
St Ives (73)................................. 033 234 4490
Starlight Cruises (124)............... 031 303 3572
Tala (127, cover)........................ 031 781 8000
Umdlalo Lodge (61)................... 039 695 0224
Umngazi (123)........................... 031 701 6881
Zimbali Lodge (60)..................... 032 538 5000

Jewellery

NWJ Jewellery (3) ..................... 031 570 5000


Pretty Cute Things (2)................ 082 337 4302
Tiaras by Dianne (47)................. 084 626 0604
Vawda Goldgem Jewellers (4)... 031 208 9142

Legal Advice

Livingston Leandy (125)............ 031 327 4000


Naicker And Naidoo (125)......... 031 709 2984

Make-up Artists

Accentuate (30)......................... 079 541 2551


Angel Faces (29)........................ 031 262 1425
Art Of Make-up (32)................... 083 384 7460
Bronwyn Louise (28).................. 082 484 4704
Charlotte Professional (28)........ 031 763 4375
Kerry-Lee (27)............................ 031 765 4290
Lindsay Nixon (38)..................... 031 563 7185
Roslyn Faber (31)...................... 032 946 1784
Twisted Elegance (32)................ 072 321 1767
Accentuate (30)......................... 079 541 2551
Angel Faces (29)........................ 031 262 1425
Art Of Make-up (32)................... 083 384 7460
Bronwyn Louise (28).................. 082 484 4704
Charlotte Professional (28)........ 031 763 4375
Kerry-Lee (27)............................ 031 765 4290
Lindsay Nixon (38)..................... 031 563 7185
Roslyn Faber (31)...................... 032 946 1784
Twisted Elegance (32)................ 072 321 1767

Photography & Video

Anwen Evans (103).................... 031 764 0090


Brandon Wyness (109).............. 083 313 7376

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Bruce Rodda (107).................... 083 272 3293


Carmen Roberts (99)................. 084 514 5230
Cholwich Photography (103)..... 083 274 3722
Daena Chanel (100)................... 082 435 5138
David Weeks (99)....................... 031 765 4443
Dean Demos (101)..................... 031 763 5526
Debbie Aird (100)....................... 079 697 7744
Geoff Goldswain (109, cover).... 031 266 4428
Geoff Redman (102).................. 083 564 3088
Graham Carruthers (111)........... 031 564 0787
Heather Fitchet (102)................. 084 583 2957
Helen Winfield (106)................... 084 688 8356
Instyle Studios (122)................. 033 330 3298
Ivor Hamilton (117).................... 083 272 0726
JJ Groenewald (116).................. 031 262 8900
Jenny Grinwis (101)................... 082 376 0424
Just Jitters (116)........................ 078 282 2225
Justine Rae (113)....................... 071 603 6050
Keepsakes Photography (106)... 084 595 5030
Kim Swan (114)......................... 084 206 0091
Lara Baker (cover)..................... 083 771 4242
Lesley Cole (111)....................... 082 422 4199
Lisa Nicholas (112).................... 072 455 5905
Lori C (104)................................ 031 764 5465
Majestic Photography (114)...... 078 450 9994
MSM Photography (118)........... 082 339 1161
Neil Northover (111)................... 083 726 6173
Paul Henman (110).................... 083 440 8471
Photography By Colleen (106)... 084 408 6677
Photopark (118)......................... 072 831 1644
Pro-Marc (121)........................... 082 654 5266
Ray Roberts (119)...................... 031 563 9468
Rod Prynne (104)...................... 031 261 6918
Snap Dragon (115).................... 082 787 0702
Steve Yelseth (108).................... 084 580 1229
Stuart Dods (117)...................... 083 789 5283
Studio Light (109)...................... 084 555 7721
Studio 7 (108)............................ 033 345 1540
Tara Kelly (105).......................... 082 560 7705
The Click Crew (110)................. 031 266 4428
Trent Saunders (113)................. 083 310 9763
Tyrone Crossman (115).............. 082 710 4117
W A R Images (112)................... 076 842 2875
Andre Rainden (121).................. 031 705 4290
Durban Wedding Prod (122)...... 031 262 9581
Epic Studios (131)..................... 083 407 4450
Instyle Studios (122)................. 033 330 3298
Just Jitters (116)........................ 078 282 2225
Karen Le Grange (120).............. 082 438 5089
Leo Video Productions (121)..... 031 705 2545
Lifetime Media Solutions (122)... 031 312 4957
Nicki Haywood (121)................. 031 202 1453
Pro-Marc (121)........................... 082 654 5266
Rand Video (120)....................... 031 562 8849
Ray Roberts (119)...................... 031 563 9468
Videoccasions (122).................. 031 700 8837

Stationery

By Invitation (21)........................ 082 875 5551


Handmade 4 U (22)................... 084 401 4092
I Do (24)..................................... 082 494 4373
Ingrid Lotter Calligrapher (22).... 031 564 6328
Save The Date (23).................... 083 393 9730
Very Inviting (21)........................ 031 312 7582
By Invitation (21)........................ 082 875 5551
Handmade 4 U (22)................... 084 401 4092
I Do (24)..................................... 082 494 4373
Ingrid Lotter Calligrapher (22).... 031 564 6328
Save The Date (23).................... 083 393 9730
Very Inviting (21)........................ 031 312 7582
Ingrid Lotter Calligrapher (22).... 031 564 6328
Save The Date (23).................... 083 393 9730
Very Inviting (21)........................ 031 312 7582
By Invitation (21)........................ 082 875 5551
Handmade 4 U (22)................... 084 401 4092
I Do (24)..................................... 082 494 4373
Ingrid Lotter Calligrapher (22).... 031 564 6328
Save The Date (23).................... 083 393 9730
Very Inviting (21)........................ 031 312 7582

Transport

Champagne Wedding Carriages (55)..............


.................................................. 033 266 6075
Homejames (55)........................ 082 300 8387
Instyle Studios (56)................... 033 330 3298
London Taxi Hire (56)................. 083 656 1142
Nigel Atherstone (56)................. 082 554 8260

Champagne Wedding Carriages (55)..............


.................................................. 033 266 6075
Homejames (55)........................ 082 300 8387
Instyle Studios (56)................... 033 330 3298
London Taxi Hire (56)................. 083 656 1142
Nigel Atherstone (56)................. 082 554 8260

Venues

Albany Hotel (80)....................... 031 304 4381


Assagay Hotel (75).................... 031 768 1171
Banghoek Lodge (65)................ 035 573 1302
Bayala Game Lodge (77)........... 035 562 0498
Bella Vista (78)........................... 031 765 2738
Blue Waters Hotel (78)............... 031 327 7000
Braeside Weddings & Functions (67)..............
.................................................. 032 947 0785
Breakers Conference Ctr (78).... 031 561 6169
Coedmore Castle (70)................ 031 469 8811
Collisheen Estate (66)................ 032 947 0198
Cranford Country Lodge (80)..... 033 330 2182
Durban Botanic Gardens (69).... 031 309 1170
Ebandla Hotel & Conference Centre (63)........
.................................................. 032 947 2550
Falcon Crest (72)....................... 031 765 5300
Ghost Mountain Inn (70)............ 035 573 1025
Gold Circle (71).......................... 031 314 1780
Grand Manor Gardens (59)........ 032 945 4671
Granny Mouse Country House (58).................
.................................................. 033 234 4071
Greensleeves (62)...................... 031 765 9400
Illovo Africa Lodge (65).............. 031 903 6594
Albany Hotel (80)....................... 031 304 4381
Assagay Hotel (75).................... 031 768 1171
Banghoek Lodge (65)................ 035 573 1302
Bayala Game Lodge (77)........... 035 562 0498
Bella Vista (78)........................... 031 765 2738
Blue Waters Hotel (78)............... 031 327 7000
Braeside Weddings & Functions (67)..............
.................................................. 032 947 0785
Breakers Conference Ctr (78).... 031 561 6169
Coedmore Castle (70)................ 031 469 8811
Collisheen Estate (66)................ 032 947 0198
Cranford Country Lodge (80)..... 033 330 2182
Durban Botanic Gardens (69).... 031 309 1170
Ebandla Hotel & Conference Centre (63)........
.................................................. 032 947 2550
Falcon Crest (72)....................... 031 765 5300
Ghost Mountain Inn (70)............ 035 573 1025
Gold Circle (71).......................... 031 314 1780
Grand Manor Gardens (59)........ 032 945 4671
Granny Mouse Country House (58).................
.................................................. 033 234 4071
Greensleeves (62)...................... 031 765 9400
Illovo Africa Lodge (65).............. 031 903 6594
Inkungu Lodge (82).................... 084 465 8648
Insingizi Lodge (64).................... 031 781 1767
Izotsha Creek (74)...................... 039 685 0037
Kings Grant (69)......................... 039 834 2730
Makaranga (73).......................... 031 764 6616
Market (64)................................ 031 309 8581
Oyster Box Hotel (77)................ 031 514 5000
Pecanwood (66)......................... 033 330 2206
Providence (67).......................... 033 266 6187
Quarters Hotel (80).................... 031 303 5246
Rain Farm (72)........................... 032 815 1050
Salt Rock Hotel (67)................... 032 525 5025
Sicas Guest House (79, 81)...... 031 261 2768
Simbithi Country Club (57)........ 032 946 5401
St Andrews (61)......................... 039 973 0456
St Ives (73)................................. 033 234 4490
Stonehaven Castle (76)............. 031 769 1010
Tala (127, cover)........................ 031 781 8000
Talloula (74)................................ 031 205 0706
Tanglewood (76)........................ 033 234 4366
The Blue Zoo (82)...................... 031 303 3568
The Caledon (71)....................... 083 259 6166
The Chantecler Hotel (75)......... 031 765 2613
The Du Boirs (65)....................... 031 776 5159
The Little Chapel (70)................ 031 708 3316
The Pot And Kettle (69)............. 031 777 1312
Umdlalo Lodge (61)................... 039 695 0224
Umhlali Country Club (76)......... 032 947 1181
Ushaka Marine World (68)......... 031 328 8000
Weaver Conference & Function Centre (82)....
.................................................. 031 914 0959
Zimbali Lodge (60)..................... 032 538 5000

Bridal Planner...
All you need to organise your big day, including a planning guide, important contact numbers,
space to write your guest list, order of service, etc.

Bridal Planner... | 23

Bridal Checklist
Do it now
Tell friends and family your news
Set a wedding budget and decide whos paying for what
Meet the marriage officer and decide on a wedding date
Visit reception venues and book as soon as possible
Determine number of guests and draw up a list
Choose wedding theme and style
Start a wedding file
Select a wedding coordinator, if required
Research wedding vendors, set up appointments and
review portfolios
Begin a diet or exercise plan
Organise a family get-together

Meet with makeup artist and hairdresser


Book beauty and body treatments
Discuss wedding shower

Nine months
Visit bridal stores to find your dress or book a designer
Select and book caterers, musicians/DJ, photographer and
videographer
Research and interview florists
Discuss ceremony with marriage officer
Choose your attendants and discuss duties
Discuss honeymoon destinations

One month
Confirm all orders, bookings and details with service
providers
Final fitting of wedding gown and grooms outfit
Give estimated numbers to caterer and confirm menu
Trial run for hair and make-up
Shop for honeymoon wardrobe and luggage
Discuss ceremony details with marriage officer

Six months
First fitting for bridal gown and attendants outfits
Order headpiece, veil, gloves and shoes, as well as
bridesmaids accessories
Organise grooms and groomsmens suits
Discuss menu options with caterers and get food and
drink estimates
Select florist and discuss wedding theme
Determine order of ceremony and choose wording for
programme
Research airline, hotel and car rental reservations for
guests
Order invitations
Buy wedding rings or consult jewellery designer
Finalise details with wedding coordinator
Register for gifts
Consult a travel agent about the honeymoon
Organise leave from work

Two weeks
Finalise event order for ceremony and reception, making
copies for bridal retinue
Call anyone who has not responded to the invitation
Give final numbers to caterer and draw up seating plan
Final haircut and colour touch-up
Break in wedding shoes
Arrange transport to and from airport
Have car serviced, if necessary

Four months
Discuss what is required of service providers, such as a
playlist for DJ/musicians
Order wedding favours
Discuss service with marriage officer, including hymns and
readings
Create information cards and maps to include with
invitations
Order table cards and place print order for programmes
and service sheets
Approve invitations
Order wedding cake
Book wedding night accommodation
Book wedding transport
Book honeymoon and organise visas and passports; check
travel insurance
Three months
Review and approve service sheets and programmes
Post wedding invitations with gift registry details
Decide on speechmakers
Write or choose wedding vows
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Two months
Finalise details with florist
Finalise music requirements for ceremony and reception
Buy ceremony accessories: candles, wineglasses, etc
Secure a dressing room at the venue
Choose presents for attendants and mothers
Update gift registry
Draw up antenuptial contract and wills
If changing your surname, inform banks, etc

One week
Confirm date, time, delivery to venue and special requests
with all suppliers
Meet marriage officer and members of the bridal party for
a rehearsal
Discuss order of events and whos who with
photographer/videographer
Collect rings as well as wedding dress and attendants
outfits
Pick up tickets for honeymoon, buy travellers cheques,
start packing
The day before
Check reception venue and dcor are ready and cake
delivered
Double-check transport arrangements
Have manicure/pedicure and a de-stress massage; confirm
hair and makeup appointments
Check dress is ironed, shoes clean and pantyhose ladder-
free
Pack an emergency kit of beauty items
Get an early night
On the day
Give yourself enough time to get ready
Eat a good breakfast
Have bouquets, buttonholes and corsages delivered, or
send someone to collect from florist
Start make-up and hair sessions early
Photo-session with parents and bridesmaids
at least an hour prior to wedding