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#MY WEDDING DAY – service providers – THE WEDDING CAKE

Good morning dahling! 🌷

Hope you’ve been following the posts about my wedding and the service providers who made that day extra special.

Today’s post is all about the WEDDING CAKE! 🎂

I didn’t want a typical 5 tiered wedding cake layered in heavy fondant. One just never knows how dry those cakes are on the day. I just wanted seperate cakes with different flavors where every guest could slice what they wanted. So don’t expect to see a typical wedding cake!

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We found a patisserie in Johannesburg called THE PATISSERIE and immediately fell in love with it. This hidden treasure is very popular among those ‘in the know’ and I could see why! Helen the owner makes the most divine macaroons. The best I’ve ever had. After Nicholas and I had them, it didn’t take much to convince us that Helen at THE PATISSERIE would be making our wedding cakes.

We had a meeting and discussed flavors, and all the other details. Of course we ordered 200 macaroons too and they were placed with the desserts at the venue.

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We decided on 6 cakes.
🍰RED VELVET
🍰LEMON CHIFFON
🍰VANILLA WITH A MARSHMALLOW 🍰FROSTING
🍰DECADENT CHOCOLATE
🍰BAKED CHEESECAKE
🍰CARROT CAKE

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(Photo credit: Christopher Munton. Venue: Morrells Boutique Venue)

Personally I loved how different our wedding ‘cake’ was to any other wedding. And I can’t describe how delicious they were!!!

Thank you Helen from The Patisserie for making the cakes extra special with your elegant touch!

Contact details:
The Patisserie
Post office center
30 Rudd Road
Johannesburg
Gauteng
011 268 0022

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Helen and her Patisserie winning an award for service excellence for best coffee shop.

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NOT EVERYTHING IS OFFENSIVE

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Thought for the day.

NOT EVERYONE FINDS EVERYTHING OFFENSIVE.

The word ‘NOT‘ is offensive. You are NOT beautiful.

The word ‘EVERYONE‘ is offensive. EVERYONE thinks you’re irritating.

The word ‘FINDS‘ is offensive. He always FINDS the worst in her.

The word ‘EVERYTHING‘ is offensive. EVERYTHING you have done in your life was a waste.

The word ‘OFFENSIVE‘ is offensive. In my opinion what you said about so and so. This and that. Him and her. Them and they is OFFENSIVE.

What is my point?

Don’t take everything to heart. What I’ve been noticing about people these days is that they finding anything and any word or term offensive.

People. Relax!!! One of these days we won’t be able to use any words in any language, because somewhere along the way, a vowel, a consonant, a verb, a term was used in the wrong manner according to YOU.

You know what? Let’s just stop any form of communication. Because what is the point? People are over sensitive.

At the end of the day, different people in different cultures, countries and even the same families are exactly that….Different! Our sense of humors aren’t the same. Our levels of “offense” aren’t the same.

I’m not saying not to care about other people’s feelings, but if you show that something doesn’t affect you. Then it’ll die out. Sometimes the problem is not with others, but with you holding on to a mere term or word. Wow. Such a small and sad world that is. (If something major happened to you, then yes. Protect your feelings, but also understand. The billions of people out there don’t know what you’ve been through. And yes. You have to walk a mile in ones shoes to understand. But, this post isn’t about that. It’s about chilling the flip out)

Be considerate, but also. Don’t shoot people down if they didn’t know that they may have obliviously offended you. And if you correct them, do so understandably and don’t throw the offense back with a offensive defense!!! That defeats the purpose you supposedly stood for.

And if you disagree with me. Please comment nicely below. Don’t get offensive because I was offensive. Because I’ll find it so offensive and say something offensive. Then you’ll reply with an offense. Then I’ll hit back with an offense and then you’ll be cheesed off, because of the offense and well………… You see where this is going????????

Just embrace positivity. Be positive. Be a blessing. Don’t be a negative Sally. Don’t think you’re an emotional scientist looking at people in an emotional lab and you need to do some experiment. Let’s all change for the better, judge less (and I’m sure some may think this post is all about judging), eat clean. Lol. And drink lots of water. Read a spiritual book, brain-fart less and just give someone a hug.

Breathe in and out. Relax the tit muscles! Life is all about learning. But learn and teach kindly.

The word ‘not’ isn’t offensive. You are NOT all the bad things people say about you.

The word ‘everyone‘ isn’t offensive. EVERYONE looks up to you, because you’re an inspiration.

The word ‘finds‘ isn’t offensive. He FINDS all that you think are imperfections about yourself perfect.

The word ‘everything‘ isn’t offensive. EVERYTHING about you is beautiful.

The word ‘offensive‘ isn’t offensive. They stand up for what they believe in without being OFFENSIVE.

See? Same words as above. Different set of mind. What set of mind are you and I tuned to?

Muchluv, BeBlessed
SandyN

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MY WEDDING DAY – THE SERVICE PROVIDERS – part 1, THE DRESS

Good afternoon Dahlings.

So on the 5th of October 2013, I got married to my babsie. Ever since, I’ve been terribly busy, but I’ve always wanted to write up a post about the amazing service providers that made the day unforgettable. Post 1 will be about the dress.

To plan a wedding is easy if you know what you want and you’re not influenced by too many different opinions. Trust what you feel is right. I started with a mental list of exactly what I DIDN’T want.
For example: no poofy dress, no veil covering my face as I walked in, no updo hairstyle, no bridesmaids, no flower girls, no main table, no buffet, no garter throwing, no dj, no blingaling, no sparkly invites and so the list goes on. Now you look at that and you’re probably thinking that I had a terribly boring wedding. Haha. Boy are you mistaken.

Let’s start off with my dress. I knew I wanted a lace dress, mermaid shape. I knew I wanted a mantilla and that I wanted to look elegant. In my mind I had a vision. We then booked an appointment at PRONOVIAS in Sandton. Honestly, the most exquisite and beautiful wedding dress store ever. If you haven’t heard of PRONOVIAS, I suggest you have a look at their site. Dresses from designers like Elie Saab, Manuel Mota and Atelier. We were welcomed by the amazing staff and our consultant sat us down and showed us all the dresses on the computer. I then had to choose my favorites. And from those favorites, I had to choose 6 dresses which she would then get ready for me to try on.
I tried on the 6 dresses, but by the 2nd dress I knew I found the one. It’s name was SILABA, by Manuel Mota.

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I also got my headpiece, shoes and mantilla from PRONOVIAS. I’m terribly thankful for their amazing service, because I was losing weight before the wedding and they altered it perfectly with no complaints. (I didn’t lose weight for the wedding, it was a health issue I was facing.)

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This was on the actual wedding day. :)

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Prepping the mantilla.

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My mother and best friend.
My mother, aunt and sister also got their dresses from PRONOVIAS. Of course my mom spoiled me with lots of cocktail dresses for my honeymoon. I’m so blessed.

What I also love about their store is that they have sales where you can get selected cocktail dresses for R1000,00. These were dresses that normally costed over R5000,00 and more. So make sure to just pop in for a cocktail dress, they may have a sale on the go.

For more info:

YouTube link to pronovias runway

PRONOVIAS CONTACT DETAILS:
Building: Michelagelo Towers Mall
Street: 145 Maude Street
Suburb: Sandton
City/Town: Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Country: South Africa
Contact
Landline: +2711 784 2000
Website: http://www.pronovias.com

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So my next post will be on the amazing photographer!

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
SandyN

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#SANDY CUTS HER HAIR: BEFORE AND AFTER

Well hello to you my dearies.

Much has happened since I last blogged, I got married. Yes indeed I did. Will post a blog on all the service providers, venue, etc. ;)

For now I would like to show you my new hair cut. Now now, everyone knows that I’m not one that supports the whole “I’m married now, let me cut my hair, eat more and not bother with makeup or dressing up” mentality, but I really felt I wanted a sexy shoulder length hair style. This decision happened very suddenly. And I’m extremely happy with it.

I am intending on growing my hair again, but for now, I’ll enjoy my new look.

So if you want to have a new hair cut, but you maybe don’t have the ‘oomph‘ to do it, well then maybe this look can inspire you to do it. ;)

BEFORE
(Taken yesterday)

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AFTER
(Taken today)

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So what do you think Dahlings?

I’ll catch up again pretty soon with all you lovely readers. Mwah

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
Sandy N

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#COLORFUL EYE MAKEUP OK FOR DAY TIME :)

Me Again!

Have you ever looked at your colorful eyeshadows and thought you don’t use them as often as you’d like? Many times we buy colorful pigments as it ‘catches our eye’ but hardly ever find an opportunity or an occasion to use them.

Yes, sometimes a colorful eye liner is all you need to bring out that ‘POP’ effect we all want, but the thought of using more than one color may seem terribly overwhelming. Is it? In fact, using more than one color on the eyes, if done correctly, can look quite subtle.

Here is my version of a colorful eye makeup totally okay for a day look. Using INGLOT pigments in the colors of yellow, green, blue and purple may seem like quite a lot on one makeup plate, but let the pics speak for themselves. Hope you enjoy :)

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So as you can see, with all the blending it’s not actually that ‘OTT’.

MuchLuv, BeBlessed
Sandylash

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