“We wanted our wedding to have a timeless feel with red, black and white being the main colours. My husband is however a bit of a Star Trek fanatic so I tried to incorporate little surprises for him: I found Star Trek cufflinks, his wedding ring is a limited edition Star Fleet Academy ring, and I couldnt resist having a Star Trek garter made! His reaction was priceless. There were red roses hanging in half globes and fairy lights adorned the arch ways. Pearls were draped on the candelabras and lace covered candles help set the mood. It was an exceptionally hot summer day in South Africa but we were blessed with rain. I feel like the only person who was praying for rain on my wedding day; it was magical!
I was very privileged to wear Tulip from Sophia Tolli which I purchased from Bridal Manor in Pretoria, South Africa. When the doors of the chapel opened, my husband took one look at me, gasped, grabbed his best man’s arm and started crying! I got to wear a dress that I had seen on Mon Cheri’s website a year before that I thought would be so far out of my reach. The most difficult part was keeping the dress a secret when all I wanted to do was tell my now husband about my amazing find! I felt so elegant throughout the whole wedding and I danced the night away with friends and family and my new partner in crime. My husband might be obsessed with Star Trek, but my obsession lies with Paris. He took me there for our honeymoon and also designed my wedding ring to look like the Eiffel Tower. What a keeper! My precious Tulip will be worn a few anniversaries from now when we hope to do an after session shoot in Paris. She will then be framed because she is too beautiful to be kept in a box. Thank you Sophia for helping to make my wedding day the most amazing day of my life!”
It is always so wonderful to hear how much a bride loved her gown as well as how wonderful it made her feel. Samantha was beautiful wearing Sophia Tolli Tulip, a satin wedding dress with directionally draped bodice that falls into a sweeping side draped satin skirt with a tulle and lace underskirt. The Tulip gown is no longer available, but if you love Samantha’s dress you will also love Sophia Tolli Joan (Style No. Y21242) and Olga (Style No. 21262).
CRWyeth Photography in Pretoria, South Africa captured these lovely shots from the day.