This diary will assist you in planning your own wedding, without the use of a professional wedding co-ordinator. The Wedding Diary will be with you every step of the way, helping you follow a step by step guide in planning your wedding, reminding you of special events and important meetings as well as a comprehensive list of Service Providers that will make your wedding day unforgettable. Happy planning!
         
 
     
  Real Wedding at Beloftebos  
 

Arnold and I met when we where teenagers at a beach party in Onrus. Both our families have been going there for holidays (and they still do). We used to sit on the rocks and watch the sunset. Years later we met again as grownups. We were both single and on our first date I knew I wanted to marry Arnold. He proposed to me on the same rocks in Onrus while we were watching the sunset, just like the old days!

 
 
posted: 2011-06-16
 
 
     
  The newest hottest online stationery shop is here!  
 

The Invitation Gallery is a brand new concept in the wedding stationery world. 

 
 
posted: 2011-06-10
 
 
     
  Folded Paper Pretty  
 

I’m having a bit of a moment with paper recently. Being a personal obsession of mine, I do love finding a new stationer that makes unique and pretty wedding invitationsPaperbird does exactly that, and I’m really excited to be introducing you to their gorgeous origami stationery – something I think guests would love to receive and that is perfect for setting the tone for a contemporary wedding…

 
 
posted: 2011-06-09
 
 
     
  Johnny Hamman, Creative Director of the Aleit Group, heading for the U.S.A.  
   
 
posted: 2011-06-09
 
 
     
  Aleit in London again!  
   
 
posted: 2011-06-07
 
 
     
  Alexandra and Paul – Paul Cluver, Elgin Valley  
   
 
posted: 2011-06-07
 
 
     
  401 Rozendal  
 

The Joubert family has been wine farmers in the Stellenbosch district since 1913 on the farm Rozendal. In 2009, construction started on an agricultural roof structure to protect the one hundred year old shed situated on the farm.  What started out as a bid to save the building quickly escalated into the construction of 401 Rozendal, one of the winelands’ most unique wedding and function venues. 

 
 
posted: 2011-06-06
 
 
 
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