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MR & MRS TRUBLET DE NERMONT | galagos cullinan weddingAugust 16, 2012

posted in Real Weddings

I’m very excited to share this lovely wedding on the blog! From the first time I met Lisa & Christian I could see that these two are not only soulmates but also best friends. Every moment I have spent with them has been filled with giggles. I had so many expectations when they told me they would be having a Bohemian themed wedding & I was still blown away on their wedding day.

This wedding was filled with many pretty elements: the bunting decor during the wedding ceremony; popcorn for confetti; Lisa’s amazing wedding dress; Christian’s stylish suit; the beautiful bridesmaid dresses and a bride’s bouquet made of baby’s breath flowers. Those are just to mention a few.

I had so much fun taking their photographs! I don’t think there was one guest at this entire wedding that didn’t enjoy themselves – it’s just so natural to be swept away by this couple’s playful love for each other.

In Lisa’s own words, here’s the adorable story of how they met:

“On the playgrounds of our old primary school Irene Primary, he was hand tennis champion and I was trying not to get hit by the ball every morning as I arrived at school. Many years passed, we went to rival high schools, crossing paths at inter high school sports days. We then somehow bumped into each other on the very first orientation day of University at the University of Pretoria. If only we knew then that seven years later we’d be marrying each other. Life has a funny way sometimes…
We reconnected on Facebook and not much chit-chat occurred until I returned from London in 2010. We bumped into each other at a mutual friend’s ‘farewell’ drinks at our local restaurant and I was smitten. He had blossomed into a handsome gentleman and for the first time in all the years we ‘bumped’ into each other he was now the one who was unavailable. I was totally bummed, but alas, it’s a small town and we bumped into each other again at a local pub (how romantic). We do a lot of ‘bumping’… He was with a girl and I was with a guy, but neither of us knew that these people were only our friends so we thought we were both with our ‘partners’. It came out during the night that we were all ‘just friends’ and there was an invisible sense of relief on both our faces as we realised we were now both really actually single.  We went out on a date a week later and before I knew it he was braai’ing for my parents and we were moving in together – the rest as they say is history. We are now happily married a year and a half later with ZERO regrets just big smiley happy hearts filled with ushy gushy love for each other. Love has no particular timing but the ‘right time’.”

 

I asked Lisa why they decided on a Bohemian wedding :

“Christian and I have been to a few weddings in past years and while we took as many pointers and tips from each of them we really wanted something that would reflect our characters and our crazy stupid love. We are both spiritual people with creative instincts and our ideas for our wedding day, we felt, reflected just that – a little bit of both our personalities. My personality came out in most of the decor and Christian’s personality came through in all the music. We had Foo Fighters ‘Times Like These’ acoustic playing for the bridal party to enter, then I arrived on Lana del Ray ‘Video Games’.  It created the perfect atmosphere; music really does make it so memorable. I always wanted a wedding on a beach or in the forest, and well the nearest beach to Gauteng is about six hours away so the forest suited us just fine. There was so much we were allowed to do with the decor. Galagos Estate was very encouraging of our ideas and at the end of the day we had our dream wedding!”

Lisa also has some tips for those of you in the process of planning your own wedding:

“1 . When the girls are getting ready, make sure that you are all getting ready together and that you’re not divided – time creeps up so fast and at one stage I had no one to help me get into my dress!
2. Secondly and more importantly, for the bride and the groom: Stick together! Throughout the day and night hold hands and do whatever you need to do not to break contact. People steal you away for two minutes and before you know it you have spent an hour or two away from each other. That’s the best bit of advice we got and it worked wonderfully.
3. Breathe. Take it in. Love every second!”

Lisa did all the stationery herself. Galagos Estate, located in Donkerhoek in Gauteng, provided them with their in-house DJ, wedding day coordinators and catering. The wedding cake was done by Magriets se Kombuis.

”We were so grateful for all their efforts in making our day a magical one,” Lisa said, “ and our photographers at Iz Photography were SUPER COOL, what worked for us is that we were so comfortable just being ourselves around them and that’s when you get the best photos. They are very talented too so it all came together beautifully.”

My team & I wish Mr & Mrs Trublet de Nermont a lifetime of happiness together!