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Short wedding dresses and why we love’ em!

Google 'short wedding dresses’ and you’ll find heaps of references for fabulous options.   Google, ‘why do western brides wear long dresses’ and you’ll get crickets. Further google why western brides wear white and you'll discover that it is a relatively recently created tradition.  White wedding dresses became a fashion choice in the 1840’s after Queen Victoria of England married Prince Albert. Before that, even the wealthiest brides wore gold, or blue (which symbolised purity back in the day), or, if they were not rich, whatever color their best dress happened to be. The rise of photography, and of wedding...
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WEDDING FLOWERS THAT YOU’LL LOVE…

It is truly amazing to witness how carrying a gorgeous bunch of wedding flowers that you love, in a palette that reflects your style turns a woman from nervous jitterbug to excited bride in an instant. Truly...and this is why one of our very favourite parts of the tiny weddings we host is presenting our brides with their bouquets. In our experience most people love flowers and including them generously in a wedding day is a tradition that few are willing to drop.  And, at a tiny wedding especially, there are fewer other decor distractions and so it is vital...
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Marriage officers. What’s in a name…?

We're here to help! All marriage officers in South Africa must be sponsored and supported by an organisation recognised by the Dept of Home Affairs.  Traditionally the organisations recognising by the DHA were main stream religious bodies.  The result is that individuals qualified to legally marry couples are often from a religious background. South Africa has two main laws governing marriage: the Marriage Act of 1961 and the Civil Union Act of 2006.  The Civil Union Act enables the marriage of same sex couples.  It also opens the door for secular and minority religions to sponsor marriage officers.  Thus there...
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