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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.
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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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BEST ANTIPERSPIRANT ROLL-ON EVER!

Hey sweeties!

Confession time…

I don’t know about you, but I have a problem with my armpits sweating. Sometimes just putting on a roll-on or antiperspirant spray automatically gets the sweat glands going and I start to sweat, without even doing any physical activity. It’s terribly annoying!

Recently I’ve been using PERSPIREX and I can honestly say its the BEST roll-on ever! No more sweat! Yay!

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You use PERSPIREX at night before bed, because your sweat glands are less active at night. In the morning you wash it off and you don’t have to re-apply. I use it about 2-3 times a week as recommended. 2 strokes up and down is enough! It’s not like the normal roll-on where you constantly rolling it up and down in fear of sweating.

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It’s a small bottle (25ml) and costed about R130,00 from Dischem. It may seem expensive, but you use so little of it, that it will last you a seriously long time.

It can get itchy, but that’s only because you may have applied it to your skin when it wasn’t fully dry, or you’ve applied too much.

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I really love it, because you only need it about 2-3 times a week. Without having to use anything else other than your perfume! I don’t use any other roll-on or sprays! Nada! That’s just amazing!

Plus it’s tested on human volunteers only and is made in Denmark! A product I am trusting big time!

So if you have a sweaty problem, please try this product out. They even have a lotion for your feet! Lucky for me I don’t suffer from that problem. I just thought I’d tell you about a product I personally love and feel truly works!

Click onto their website for more info: PERSPIREX.com

MuchLuv
Sandylashxx

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#LILLY #GHALICHI EVERYTHING! HAIR, MAKEUP INSPRIRATION & TUTORIALS

Hey hotties!

I’m almost obsessed with Lilly Ghalichi’s hair, makeup and style. (I say almost, because im not one to idolize ANY celeb! lol)

Who is Lilly? Let me introduce you….

Neelufar Seyed A.K.A LILLY GHALICHI

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OK, so the reality show she apparently stars in is called SHAHS OF SUNSET. Click HERE to learn more about the show and it’s “cast”!

I first learnt of Lilly Ghalichi while on YouTube, looking at another one of my favorite makeup gurus… BINNY KHAN YOUTUBE MAKEUP GURU! She is amazing!!!!!!! You will love her tutorials! That’s how I got to learn about Lilly.

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Click HERE to look at Binny Khans version of Lilly’s makeup tutorial.

Click HERE to log onto Lilly’s official we page.

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Click HERE to follow her BLOG.

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Her fabulous makeup artist is ROKAEL. You can follow him on twitter ROKAEL TWITTER

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He has done amazing work on Jennifer Lopez, Carmen Elektra and many more.
Click HERE to log onto his official web page and see his brilliant makeup artistry.

Here are some tutorials on everything Lilly Ghalichi, bear in mind, it’s a screen grab, so I’ll add some of the links below…

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q & a Lilly Ghalichi
Chloe morello Lilly Ghalichi tutorial
Kate CATHEYY Lilly Ghalichi tutorial
marianabear Lilly Ghalichi tutorial

Btw, I absolutely adore BINNY KHAN and KATE CATHEYY. Subscribe to them on their YouTube channels.
KATE CATHEY FACEBOOK
LILLY GHALICHI FACEBOOK

There is so much out there on Lilly Ghalichi, so just google!!!! Do it!

Muchluv
Sandylashxx

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Fhm Modelbook

Hello Poutlings,

 

I’m pretty sure you are all very¬†familiar¬†with FHM or even more so FHM Modelbook,

Who couldn’t be all forms of Social networking has been over flown by “Vote for me by sms-ing” since 2009,

I am extremely “Sad” (RollEyes) to finally report that this has officially come to a stop with FHM releasing an official “FHM MODELBOOK CLOSES IT’S DOOR’S ON THE 30th JUNE 2013” email, and post to their website.

Now as a Modelbook member since 2011 or so myself I’ve had my fair share in taking part in the “site/Form” activities but soon distanced myself when I moved up the “FHMgirlfriend voting poll ladder” due to unfair¬†participants¬†and FHM simply turning a blind eye to it, Even though the modelbook section will be closed the Girlfriend side will take over by becoming an official Fhm “leg” if you will.

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Full statement:

“All good things must come to an end and so it has proven for FHM Modelbook, which will close it’s doors on the 30th June 2013. The platform has provided an incredible opportunity for thousands of up-and-coming models to get a start in the business and was used as the base for several of FHM’s famed annual model competitions, most notably FHM Models 2009 through 2012. However, the technology the platform is built on is no longer feasible and we’re moving onto something bigger, better and a little bit different… FHM Girlfriend!

In the past, our up-and-coming model competitions rewarded those models who had the most dedicated “clickers”. Those whose boyfriend/granny/uncle/friends/fans were prepared to vote the most. And everyone, from the FHM editorial team, to the participating models and even their fans expressed dissatisfaction with the voting methodology. It became ¬†apparent that we needed a whole new way of doing things. So, we’ve created the FHM Girlfriend Challenge to help models who want to get themselves into magazine, into the magazine!

Basically, the FHM Girlfriend challenge will still allow FHM fans to rate the model’s hotness, but it will work in conjunction with monthly challenges set by the FHM team that will help models climb the ladder to FHM success. The challenges will be based around a theme taken from the magazine and could be anything from raising money for a charity of the model’s choice, through to submitting a photoshoot based on dressing up like, say, a cheerleader, or even a 30-second lip-synch to a favourite song.

But back to FHM Modelbook. It will still be available to the models who utilize the platform right up until the 30th June 2013, when it will finally close it’s doors for good. That should give everyone enough time to ¬†download their FHM Modelbook image portfolios and apply, if they so wish, to participate in FHM Girlfriend.

FHM would like to thank each and every model who participated in the phenomenon that was FHM Modelbook. And let’s not forget the fans who logged on in their millions to browse the galleries, vote for their favourites and even chat to the girls who lived their FHM dreams.¬†

We’re currently launching the new FHM.co.za website and the FHM Girlfriend platform as you read this so here’s the link to apply for FHM Girlfriend, but please note it may be a couple of days until you can access it properly.

fhmgirlfriend.co.za

Thank you

The FHM Team.”

Source: http://fhm.co.za/guy-things/fhm-modelbook-closes-its-doors-30th-june-2013/9637/

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I’m sure if you’ve been bullied with the spam and constant posts for votes you too will agree that’s it’s about damn time ūüėČ

Now we wait to see what happens with the girlfriend section i’m sure there is a few of you that are just as interested as I am to see what the changes will be.

Either way good by and RIP Modelbook, No more “My friend has a camera models” Or “I own a camera so i’m a photographer people”

As much as i use to enjoy the Magazine as a girl I very soon learned to hate it due to “MODELBOOK BABES” claiming to be professional models. RIP Modelbook

As much as¬†I’ve¬†had fun being active on the site and meeting great people i soon started to hate it due to the constant¬†bickering. RIP Modelbook

As much as I’ve grown fond of the guys I’ve made friends with I’ve become fed up with the ones that see girls as sex objects. RIP Modelbook

With that i’ll leave it to your opinions and feedback,

Please share your thoughts on the section of the site closing, a new one opening and just modelbook in general.

Lady_HellFire

xxx

 

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