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MY WEDDING DAY – SERVICE PROVIDERS – part 2, THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Hey there! So I hope you enjoyed my previous post on my wedding day about my wedding dress and where I got it. If not, please check it out wedding dress

Post 2, is all about the photographer. Christopher Munton. Actually, he isn’t a photographer, think of him as an artist.

I personally can’t stand cheesy wedding photos one sees these days. And sometimes it is the photographers that just are inexperienced. If you’re planning a wedding, I suggest you pay for a good photographer. Photos are what you end up with to remember the day forever. Not the shoes, not your perfume, or the amount of people you invited. So if you’re going to settle for a cheap photographer with a cliche portfolio, then that is what you’ll end up with…

The venue I chose sent me a list of suggested suppliers of photographers, musicians, makeup artists etc. Scrolling through the lists, Christopher’s work definitely stood out! It wasn’t normal wedding photos. It was art!

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My parents, me and Nicholas.

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Nick’s parents.

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My mom giving me a gift in the day. Tavita my niece was with us.

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My cousins son looking for his name in the seating list.

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My nephew with my sister.

Please have a look at the rest of the photos on Christopher’s website in the link below and tell me what you think.
Nicholas and Sandy Wedding, Christopher Munton blog

Please read up on Christopher and his work in this link below.
FAQS

So if you’re planning your own wedding and you’re in need of the best photographer, please contact Emily and or Christopher. You will not be disappointed! I must say, he is also such a great person! You feel totally comfortable with him. He captures the most wonderful moments without being all up in your face. Chilled and relaxed is how I felt. I feel that the mood of the photographer can set the mood of the bride as he is there while she is getting ready. So if he can relax you, you’ll be way more calm walking into the chapel. So this is a thank you to Christopher. Thank you for bring a brilliant artist.

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More info:

Contact Christopher Munton: contact Emily or Christopher
Christopher Munton photography FACEBOOK: Christopher Munton Facebook

So have a look, like his page and be wow’d!

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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They had to take down so much of the dress. Bear in mind that this dress arrived 7 months after the appointment I made in January. It gets made in Spain and then sent over. If you’re planning on going to PRONOVIAS, make sure you make your appointment 6 months before your wedding. Minimum!

Our dear consultant was Lindiwe. What a lovely lady. So cute, tiny, friendly but the biggest sweetheart ever.

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This was on the actual wedding day. ūüôā

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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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#HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA GLAMGLOW SUPER-MUD REVIEW

HELLO HOTTIES!!

Do I have a product review for you!

Have you ever wondered what celebrities use on their faces and thought you’d never be as lucky to use it on yourself? Well, thanks to MELROSE ARCH, my sister NATALIE, and METROPOLITAN COSMETICS I now too have my own celebrity beauty product.

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instructions:
Apply an even layer to clean skin
Leave in for 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes and remove with water
Use as a full mask or spot treatment
Use as often as needed

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You see, the lovely lady at METROPOLITAN COSMETICS explained that when you apply the mud, it’s black but when it dries it will dry become gray. However, it will remain black on all the parts of your skin that has imperfections. So all your spots, blackheads and enlarged pores will stay black, because the product is extracting all the impurities out of your skin. How interesting is that? So… I tried it and as mentioned it did as promised.
See all the black dots on the picture below?

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This product is truly amazing. After I did the mask facial, I applied my makeup and it looks flawless. It’s smooth and feels so clean. LOVE it.

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The worlds most scientifically advanced SUPER-MUD clearing treatment, clinically developed by GLAMGLOW dermatological chemist to help fight all common skin concerns. Leave on for 5, 10, 15 or 20 Minutes. New acnecidic-6 4,4%, new pore-marix, bio-life-cell-science & new teaoxi will target, prevent & heal for crazy gorgeous skin.

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*acnecidic 6
*pore-marix
*bio-life-cell-science
*paraben free
*all skin types
*cruelty free

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*glycolic helps restore photo damaged skin and texture
*salicylic helps DE-CLOG to minimize pores and rejuvenates
*lactic helps pigmentation, moisture, stimulates
*mandelic helps fine lines, wrinkles, aging skin & elasticity
*pyruvic helps the effects of scaring and clearer skin
*azelaic helps fight follicle bacteria & breakouts

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NEW PORE MARIX. Our activated-x charcoal is an xtreme absorption carbon, attracting toxic substances into its mass up to 500 times it’s volume from all skin types, within the deepest and toughest areas.

*eucalyptus leaf helps fight toxic skin complications
*licorice root helps regulate and alleviate problem skin
*peppermint plant helps control bacteria and irritations
*chamomile helps inflammation and regeneration
*marigold helps fight viral and microbial issues
*comfrey herb helps analgesic recovery
*aloe vera helps healing and rejuvenation
*cucumber helps soothe and calm skin

I absolutely LOVE this product and what it does for me! Thanks Natalie for this! I’m going to have a pweeeedy face on my wedding day!

So if you can, pop into your nearest METROPOLITAN COSMETICS, either in Sandton or MELROSE ARCH. It costs about R630,00 for this 34gr jar. But I think it’s definitely worth it!

MuchLuv
Sandylashxx

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Highest Paid Super Models 2012

Hiya Poutlings!

I thought I’d share with you the highest paid super models according to Forbes 2012

1. Gisele Bundchen 

$45 million

2. Kate Moss

$9.2 million

3. Natalie Vodianova 

$8.6 million

4. Adriana Lima 

$7.3 million

5. Doutzen Kroes 

$6.9 million

6. Alessandra Ambrosio 

$6.6 million

7. Miranda Kerr

$4 million

8. Lara Stone 

$3.8 million

9. Carolyn Murphy

$3.5 million

10. Candice Swanepoel

$3.1 million

I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel pretty financially broken now…

**missfitzz

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