A funky spin on ‘bridal bliss’ is the wedding celebration of Hunter and Nelia. The couple got together with close friends at Rockhaven and rocked the night away… literally. Hunter, talented guitarist of Die Heuwel Fantasties and Nelia, a gifted graphic designer and one of Pretty Blog’s much-loved stationery contributors, Nooi Stationery, joined their artistic forces for their big ‘I do’.
The day was filled with quirky touches and creative flair. Entertaining guests with jenga and pick-up sticks, they even thought of slush puppies and Nelia took charge of all the stationery, flowers and table décor. She looked radiant in her Guipere lace wedding dress that her mother made, which makes it all the more special… and yes, Hunter looked dashing too. Vivid Blue Photography was the fortunate enough to capture this special day.
We went to the same school, but never really moved in the same circles. Until 3 and a half years ago. We went to a mutual friend’s party and then we started chatting till the sun came up. We were both seeing other people at that time, so never really thought too much about it. As time went on we would see each other more often at braais and parties and that’s when we realised that we want to be together and see each other everyday. We then ended our relationships and starting dating straight after that. Since that day we are the happiest ever.
What were the highlights of your wedding day?
Sharing such a big day with all the special people in your life is amazing. I would say the fact that we did our own vows was quite exciting to me.
Any advice for brides-to-be?
Don’t sweat the small stuff and silly details. Focus on the main things and never try and copy another wedding. Make it your own.
Did anything unexpected happen?
It started to rain at about 19:00 and I was afraid that it would be a problem, seeing that our dancefloor was outside. But that didn’t stop anyone. All the guests ended up dancing in the rain. We felt like a bunch of kids.
Did your wedding preparations include any DIY projects?
Yip! Pretty much everything. I own Nooi Stationery, so I did all the stationery myself. We did our own flowers, I collected bottles and animal toys and sprayed them gold. I did my own make up and my mom made my dress. It’s so much fun to be so involved in your own wedding.
What song did you choose for your opening dance ?
Whitney Houston’s “I wanna dance with somebody”.