Tying the Knot
by: Nicky Gomes-Luis

“Having had a fair amount of experience running a wedding and conference venue, I thought I was pretty clued up on how the whole wedding thing was done. Not until it came to organising my own wedding did I realise that, although there is a lot of information out here for brides to sift through, there is no one-stop South African guide that explains everything you need to know. In South Africa we have different laws, different cultures and different ways of doing things. I became tired of reading about how weddings in England or America take place and realised that having information from a South African perspective was needed. I hope this book makes the organising of your wedding a lot easier, and gives you some useful information and ideas when it comes to planning your big day.” – Nicky Gomes-Luis

100 WORDS ABOUT WEDDINGS – THE ARTISTRY OF ALEIT , is an indulgence for all who appreciate the finer things in life, especially those in search of exceptional and exclusive wedding inspiration. On 5 December 2007, Cheviot Publishing in conjunction with Aleit Wedding Coordination launched South Africa's first Signature Wedding Book, 100 WORDS ABOUT WEDDINGS – THE ARTISTRY OF ALEIT, during a glittering cocktail event hosted at Clouds Estate, Stellenbosch.  This magnificent coffee-table publication features the genius of Aleit, South Africa's most distinguished wedding coordinator, as he and his team plan and executes lavish and unforgettable wedding celebrations. Specialist photographers Joe Dreyer and Jean- Pierre Uys showcase actual weddings – creating a complete overview in timeless, classic design. A comprehensive planning summary, from South Africa's finest service providers, ensures that your dream day becomes a breathtaking reality. 100 WORDS ABOUT WEDDINGS is the ultimate guide to help you design your own wedding and have fun doing it. "The three most important facets of wedding design today are simplicity, personalisation and enjoyment "says author Elmari Swart. "100 WORDS ABOUT WEDDINGS was written to help you create the perfect wedding, as simply as possible. The book highlights these vital elements with stunning photographs and detailed descriptions to give couples inspiration for their own celebration. We demonstrate how to make each venue extraordinary, creating unifying themes using colour, decor and personal touches" she says. A comprehensive planning summary by a group of Aleit's finest service providers ensures that the bridal couple's dream day becomes a breathtaking reality. Sharing trade secrets, they teach the power of simplicity which can be tailored to any budget, always to stunning effect. Their combined decades of experience streamline the process of planning and design, and their insights assist the reader in determining and articulating his or her requirements with confidence. In addition, most ideas can be tailored to any other occasion such as your engagement, a birthday or even a dinner party – any festive celebration.







Copyright 2009