A wedding must-do

Whether the big question has been popped, or whether it was just a mature decision between two grown-ups to tie the knot, the fact still remains: A wedding is on the way!

Most girls cannot wait to plan their big day. I know that I am definitely one of those hopeless romantics who want every fine detail to be perfect – from the dress, to the music, to the ‘thank you’ gifts. And let’s not forget those beautifully captured moments!


I saw someone’s Facebook status the other day that read, “Photographs have a way of remembering those little precious memories, long after you have forgotten them”. Well, thank goodness for technology and cameras!

Some of our best instruments when taking photos are our eyes. Everyone sees and perceives things differently, from details, to colour contrasts, to which moments are camera-worthy. So, when I get married one day, I won’t be having professional photographers at the ceremony or reception. Instead, I have decided that I would like my closest family and friends to capture their favourite moments of my big day.

So, here’s my detailed plan:

Choosing the photographers: A month or two before the special day, my partner and I will decide who will have the privilege of receiving one or two disposable cameras to capture special moments on our wedding day. (Note to self: Remember to choose carefully – our wedding album rides on this decision).

Brief them shortly: I will be sure to brief them shortly beforehand, so that they know what types of moments I would like them to capture. This will be such an intimate and fun experience for the “photographers” on the day.

A week before the big day: At this point, I will already have the perfect image of what my perfect wedding day will look like. I will make a card with keywords on them so that the photographers have an idea of what I am looking for.


The big day: If there are particular photos that I would like, I will be sure to inform one of the guests holding a camera. Other than that, I will relax and enjoy every moment. ♥

What is Love?

Hi there Dear Readers,

I know it has been a few days since our last post. How are you all doing? Today’s fantastic post comes from a truly fabulous woman in our Marketing team. Chipo – thank you for contributing your words.

Readers, please read this post – I have no doubt that you will be thoroughly inspired.








What is love?

At the risk of sounding very cheesy, I decided to write about love this “Valentine’s month”. Definitely not the most original of topics, because too many songs have been sung, too much poetry has been written, and too many stories been told about love. Yet there is always a need to stop and contemplate this beautiful mystery, because so much more can be said and so much more can be sung.

So what is love? If I had been asked this question ten years ago, I would have talked about weak knees, butterflies in the stomach, warm fuzzy feelings, hearts skipping a beat and all that jazz. I now see things a whole lot differently. You will not always feel warm and fuzzy or weak at the knees. There are going to be days when the person you love does not smell so great or does not look so hot, and days when he or she will irritate you endlessly. Does that mean you don’t love him or her anymore?

Love is what is left when you don’t have an overwhelming itch to throw your arms around the other person. When you don’t feel an urge to go dancing in the rain and shouting on rooftops about how wonderful you feel and how great it is to be in love.

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” ―C.S. Lewis












There are times when you look at someone and it seems like the whole world vanishes and it’s just the two of you left. But you know you love someone when you look at them and the whole world does not vanish, but that person is the only thing that matters. You look at them and you do not feel butterflies, there is no warm fuzzy feeling, no weak knees, but pure pleasure in the fact that you have them in your life and that you have the honour of helping them be the best they can be.

True Love











Wedding planners get to witness some amazing love stories. If you are a hopeless romantic like me, and would like to be paid to be a part of some amazing love stories, why not register for wedding planning courses at College SA?

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Thank you Chipo, it’s refreshing to see that there are still people out there that believe in love. Even though I am a cynic when it comes to love, I know that for many people, planning other people’s weddings can be a great source of joy.

It is almost (thankfully) the end of the so-called month of love. But, for all you budding Wedding Planners out there, love is always all around and you have many weddings to looking forward to planning!!

Take care Dear Readers, and remember to be gentle with yourselves.

Until next time,