Carl & Annelize’s Sparkly Pastel Wedding

When someone in the wedding industry ties the knot, you know it will be something special. Today’s beautiful bride Annelize works at Leipzig, one of our favourite floral design companies. She married her groom Carl on a rainy day in August at Kleinevalleij Estate in Wellington.The bride looked feminine and timeless in her beautiful strapless gown.
Annelize is a self-confessed glitter addict, so it was no surprise that she added a touch of sparkle to her big day. We can’t get enough of all the beautiful decor. From the stationery to the table numbers, all gorgeous. And let’s take a moment to talk about the incredible flowers. The girls from Leipzig did a wonderful job with all the early spring flowers. Everything looked so cheerful and fresh!Kate from Storybook Photography took these amazing images.

What were the highlights of your wedding day?


Seeing the whole evening pull together, guests having fun and friends and family brought together. Most importantly starting the new adventure with my husband.

Any advice for brides-to-be?


Enjoy the process. For the DIY brides, enjoy your day and don’t let the little things that don’t work out perfectly spoil your day!

Where did you get most of your ideas and inspiration from?


I have been in love with weddings ever since I could remember and I am such a research addict. FromPinterest to The Pretty Blog to Style Me Pretty. Mention the site and I have probably been on it (everyday of my life)! I also work alongside very creative colleagues and together with them pulled all my ideas together into one day.

What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome while organising your dream wedding?


For us the most daunting thing was our guest list. You have so many people you want at your wedding but realistically you can’t! Make a decision about who is important to you and your future husband.

Where did you get most of your ideas and inspiration from?


I have been in love with weddings ever since I could remember and I am such a research addict. FromPinterest to The Pretty Blog to Style Me Pretty. Mention the site and I have probably been on it (everyday of my life)! I also work alongside very creative colleagues and together with them pulled all my ideas together into one day.

What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome while organising your dream wedding?


For us the most daunting thing was our guest list. You have so many people you want at your wedding but realistically you can’t! Make a decision about who is important to you and your future husband.

Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently?


The only thing I would’ve have done differently was not to actually go to the venue on the wedding day. I just realised how much still needed to happen and that I didn’t have time to do it myself so it stressed me out probably the rest of the day. So if I had to do it over I would have just relaxed and enjoyed the day.

Did anything unexpected happen?


The weather just interfered with some of our plans but at the end of the day still worked out. We had balloons as confetti and the morning the sun was still shining but by one it was pouring with rain and I’ve wanted balloons ever since the day we booked the venue, but in the end the weather played along for that bit and I still had that element in our day.

Any hints for other brides on how to keep your wedding budget friendly?


Every person has got some sense of creativity inside of them and if you really don’t have, ask a few friends, go on blogs. There are so many amazing inspiration sites! You can cut some costs by doing some things yourself! So many sites have DIY blogs. I would also say make a list of the most important things to you. What do you really want on your special day and make a way to make it happen! Think creative. Cut things that will really take chunks out of your budget.

What song did you choose for your opening dance and why?


We picked a song from Jack De Priester called Wedewee Se Kruik. Seeing as I’m Afrikaans and he is English we decided to open it with an Afrikaans song. The song’s lyrics are very beautiful and speaks about how our love for each other will never run dry and how we will still love each other even if the world says it won’t last.

Any time saving or organising tips?


Make use of your bridesmaids! Make use of those creative friends! I know whenever I hear of a friend getting married I’m always dying inside just to get asked to help :) Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Did your wedding preparations include any DIY projects?


I love DIY :) From the stationery to vinyls to Coca Cola crates, wooden message boards, newspaper, frames with love quotes and this all added to the detail of our day.

What was the “theme” of your wedding, and why?


A whimsical pastel festival.