Real Wedding: Tamaryn + Daniel

When this wedding found its way into our inbox we freaked out a little. With so many beautiful pictures and so many wonderful details, how on earth would we choose what went into this post, and what didn't? That question was very quickly decided - we'd have to put all of them in, naturally. With a theme of books and hearts and a colour palette of Sage, Ivory and Chalkboard black, Tamaryn and Daniel's wedding ticked all our boxes - so sit back and admire all of it! 


The Bride and Groom: Tamaryn Rohan & Daniel Szamosvari
Wedding Date: 19 March 2011
Venue: Oakfield Farm, Muldersdrift
Colour and/or Theme: Theme: Books & Hearts and Colours: Sage, Ivory & Chalkboard Black


So what’s your love story? 
Daniel and I met through mutual friends at school but only got together after we matriculated. He was the naughty, cheeky guy and I was the goody-two-shoes quiet kind of girl. A perfect match really. Ten years later, almost to the day we tied the knot!
How did he propose? 
The proposal was so unexpected! We had spoken about getting married but not about when, the ring or any other details. Daniel arranged a dinner with our close friends and family and while I thought it would just be an ordinary Friday night it turned in to an amazing celebration with all of those we love! I love books so Daniel bought a book and had a designer create a new cover with the title “Will you marry me?” by Daniel Szamosvari and cut out a section in the book to place the ring. It was really romantic and I was super impressed at his creativity. He proposed with the book just before we headed out to dinner.
What was the best lesson you learnt through planning your wedding? 
You can’t do everything yourself! I am a perfectionist and a pretty stubborn Capricorn too! I wanted everything to be perfect and I had a vision of everything in my head. Through the process though I learnt that sometimes you have to put your trust in other people – you don’t have to have control of everything!

Any tips for brides to be? 
Make sure you relax the days before! Spoil yourself; go for a spa treatment and take it all in! Don’t spend the night before entertaining guests or doing last minute things. You don’t have to have control of everything!
How did you decide on the colour or theme of your wedding?
I saw an inspiration board on 100 Layer cake that I fell in love with. Ivory and chalkboard black. I needed an extra colour and sage was a perfect fit. There were only traces of colour but I think it worked out well! *We agree!*
How involved was your husband or family in the wedding planning?
Daniel organised himself and his grooms-men's suits and shoes! You know what guys are like, they don’t really care about the small details. That’s where my sister and mom came in. They were great. My sister is a graphic designer so her ideas were fantastic and she did all the stationery.
What would you change about your wedding day if you could? 
There are three things I tell all my friends who are getting married:
- Eat as much of your own wedding cake as possible! With so much going on I didn’t get any of ours! 
Hire a videographer. I didn’t think I would want one but looking back I wish I did have one. You don’t see all your guests arriving or yourself walking down the aisle or what happens during the cocktail hour.
- Go on honeymoon straight away! Daniel and I planned a small trip to the Kruger with family 
who had come out from the UK. If we had gone on Honeymoon straight after the wedding we

wouldn't have been able to spend time with them! However, the honeymoon we promised 
ourselves at a later date still hasn’t materialised! One day…

Were there any elements of your wedding that you did yourself? 
My sister did all the design and I used her elements on some special extras. I bought slops for the ladies, in case they got tired or sore feet. I had rubber stamps made with our logo and we stamped it on all the serviettes for the snacks during the cocktail hour. We also put a sweet table together too.
Did anything unexpected or extra special happen on your wedding day that surprised you and your husband? (Or just you!) 
Unexpected, yes. Daniel locked his ring the in safe in the honeymoon suite and then couldn’t get it unlocked in time for the ceremony. So needless to say, the “with this ring” part turned into “with this ring, which is your brother-in-laws’s ring”. We got it out the next day!
What was your wedding song? 
In the Sun – Chris Martin & Michael Stipe (originally done by Joseph Arthur). Listen to it here.
What was the flavour of your cake? 
Ahhh, the cake that I didn’t get a piece of! It was a stacked cheese cake. 7 layers of yummy cheese including, Gouda, Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, smoked Edam and Boursan with figs, Raspberries and Grapes. 
Did you go on Honeymoon? And if so, where did you go? 
Still not… but like I said one of these days we’ll have our holiday!


Venue: Oakfield Farm 
Coordinator: Denise at Oakfield Farm
Photographer: Quintin Mills 
Decor: TJ Moore of Chantek Floral Design 072 914 2075
Stationery: My sister
Dress (including bridesmaids dresses): My mother in-law (AKA superwoman)
Hair: Shaun Bhudal 072 544 5132
Make-up: Jenna from M.A.C at Eastgate
Flowers: TJ Moore of Chantek Floral Design  072 914 2075
Catering: Oakfield Farm
Cake: TJ Moore of Chantek Floral Design 072 914 2075

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