30 June 2009

They call me Mrs!!!

Yes, thats right, Steven and I finally got married on Friday, June 26th at 8:30!! I wasn't nervous at all, that was until we arrived at the Marriage officers office. It took about 15 minutes for all the formalities, then we came home and cut the cake my new father-in-law baked for us. It was divine. After cutting the cake and drinking some champaign, my dad took us out to lunch. It was an awesome day all round.
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Laurence (my father in law), Steven, me and Jéan (my dad)
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Laurence (my father in law), Steven, me and Triena (my dad's girlfriend, aka Stepmom)
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My Stepmom, Steven, me and My Dad
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Steven even paid "lobolo" to my dad to "pay" for me, LOL. When Steven and I started dating my dad told me that when we get married, lobolo must be paid. He wasn't serious of course, but we couldn't leave it there. He was very chuffed with his farm and animals. This has been framed and is standing on his desk at work.
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On Saturday, we had a braai (bbq) with a few family members. It was great.

We got a few lovely gifts:

My Dad and Aunty Triena: Two gorgeous sets of Steak knives and forks.
From my Gran: A box of glasses
From my Uncle Phillip and his girlfriend Rosemary: Champaign glasses and coffee mugs
Heather and Brett: 2 gorgeous photo frames
Aunty Margie and Uncle Rob: A gift voucher which we used to buy a steamer
Greg and Michelle: A gift voucher

24 June 2009

Check list: Wedding 2009

Date: 26 June 2009
Time: 08:30
Venue: Randburg Department of Home Affairs
Pre-nup Contract: Done
Outfits - Steven: Done
Outfits - Jolene: Done
Outfits - Duncan: Done
Outfits - Corbin: Done
Outfits - Kate-Lynne: Done
Ring - Steven: Done
Ring - wedding band - Jolene: Done
Guest List: Done
Menu:
Meat Bought:
Salad ingredients bought:
Dessert ingredients bought:
Crockery bought: Done
Thank you gifts: Done

17 June 2009

Check list: Wedding 2009

Date: 26 June 2009
Time: 08:30
Venue: Randburg Department of Home Affairs
Pre-nup Contract: First appointment was a success. We will see the Notary Attorney to sign the contract next week
Outfits - Steven:
Outfits - Jolene: Done
Outfits - Duncan: Done
Outfits - Corbin: Done
Outfits - Kate-Lynne: Done
Ring - Steven: Done
Ring - wedding band - Jolene: Done
Guest List: Done
Menu:
Meat Bought:
Salad ingredients bought:
Dessert ingredients bought:
Crockery bought: Done
Thank you gifts: Done

Check list: Wedding 2010

Date: June 26th, 2010 (reception)
Venue: Done - (North Haven Country Estate)
Wedding Planner: Done
Minister: We are getting married in front of a marriage officer on 26 June 2009 and then have a reception on 26 June 2010.
Catering organised:
Menu set:
Cake ordered: Done (Ansie van der Merwe)
Wedding dressmaker: Done
Wedding Dress Patterns (dress and cape): Done
Wedding dress fabric:
Kate-Lynne's dress:
Suits and ties rented/bought:
Colour Scheme and Theme: Done - Cerise pink, black and white
Guest list finalised:
Save the date designed:
Save the date mailed:
Invitations designed: Done
Invitations Paper: Done
Invitations Ribbon: Done
Invitations Decor: Done
Invitations printed:
Invitations mailed/delivered:
Thank you notes designed: Done
Thank you notes printed: Done
Thank you gifts:
Photographer:
Flowers: We aren't doing flowers
His ring:
Her ring:
Hair dresser booked:
Hair style trials booked: Done
Makeup artist booked: Done


I'll add and update as the planning progresses

15 June 2009

Update: Wedding 2009

Well we've made our date at Home Affairs, bought our outfits, the plates, bowls, glasses, toothpicks and serviettes. I've also put all the little thank you gifts together and we've invited all our family for a small family BBQ the following day.

Now all we need to do is order the meat and buy the ingredients for the salads and desserts.

Bring on the 27th!!!

09 June 2009

In just 17 days

Steven and I are getting married scuba diving in Thailand We finally went to home affairs this morning to make an appointment with a marriage officer. We are getting married on 26/06/2009 and we are then going to renew our vows on 26/06/2010 with all the bells and whistles happy smileys

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