the “MaraisBruilof” : Danelle&Uys’ Beautiful Hertford Country Hotel Wedding Day

February 6, 2018

Danelle and Uys’ beautiful Wedding Day at the Hertford Hotel /

Appelliefie Art and Photography, Wedding Photographer Pretoria and Surrounds

<3 The #MaraisBruilof was one day that will be a lasting memory for many <3


“We work at the same company and were introduced by my sister at one of the social events. We both are very social people and bumped into each other quite a few times thereafter, when she finally agreed to go on a date with me. We learnt a lot about each other by competing in a team at the 5150 Bela-Bela Ironman event. Things escalated from there. We became best friends and I knew I was going to marry her” aren’t those just the sweetest words from the Groom?!


Uys planned the whole thing to the tee. It started the afternoon before the Day of Reconciliation. He surprised Danelle with an evening at the ‘Ou Pastorie in Skeerpoort’ where they had an evening filled with laughs and lots of wine. In the early morning hours Uys woke her up, saying she should get ready, they needed to leave in 30 minutes. Arriving at Bill Harrops just past 05:00 in the morning, Danelle was surprised that she felt so relaxed, being that it was so early and had just been sprung on her, so no stress prior to that morning. “I was joking about a couple going in their own hot air balloon, getting engaged, little did I know what Uys was planning. He did not even finish asking the question when I started saying Yes. He then asked if I would like to see my ring and I was instantly in love with my elegant and beautiful ring” surprised Danelle was ecstatic <3


The Bride: “The search process only took about a month. My mom and I made a pack that we will not drive ourselves crazy by going to too many stores to try on. Timeless Bridal was our third and final stop. Wendy was so lovely with our appointment. My dress was the first one I tried on, and every single one after that just did not match up.

{Before the big day : the bride’s excitement is so beautiful to see, “I cannot wait to wear it as it is the most girly and beautiful dress I have ever seen.”}

THE Bridesmaids Dresses:

Hermie Designs was used to create custom dresses for all of Danelle’s gorgeous bridesmaids.

“a dress should be Long, girly and a shade of pink.” and that s exactly what they were 🙂


  • Take a breath and work together. Involve your husband-to-be as much as possible as it adds to your relationship.

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”
—Jalaluddin Rumi

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13


Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Hertford Country Hotel

Wedding Dress: Timeless Bridal Couture-Le Papillon Modeca

Flowers: Ashleigh from The Loveknot

Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist: Debbie Ellis Make-up and Hair

Pretoria Wedding Photographer: Appelliefie Art & Photography

DJ: Andre Vermaak from AMA Promotions

Musician: Philip Moolman


“How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I can.
How long will I need you?
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan.
How long will I be with you?
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash up on the sand.
How long will I want you?
As long as you want me to
And longer by far.
~ Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

Danelle and Uys’ beautiful Wedding Day at the Hertford Hotel /

Appelliefie Art and Photography, Wedding Photographer Pretoria and Surrounds

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