Wedding Cards What to Write

This is the season for Weddings and most of us will attend at least one wedding over the next couple of months. If you’re not one of the poetic types and often get stuck when writing your good wishes for the newlyweds, we are here to help.

Congratulations or Felicitations?

Thankfully we no longer live in a time where it is thought that a woman is lucky when asked their hand in marriage, rather both the man and woman are seen as lucky to have found each other. But there was a time when writing congratulations might have offended the bride-to-be because it was thought of as congratulating her on actually landing a man!

For the most part, writing the wedding card is all about making your words heartfelt. Below are some of our favourite wedding wishes. Feel free to use them and add your own words for that special touch.

May your joining together bring you more happiness than you can imagine.

Our marriage advice: Always kiss the cook, whoever cooks DOESN’T clean.

May the Lord bless you and keep and surround you with love in your new life together.

Your union is a blessing, may it only grow stronger as the days go by.

The love you share is immense and sweet. May your love never fade away.

The love you share is an inspiration to everyone who knows you. We wish a world of happiness to the beautiful couple.

Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.

Wedding Tip: Include a wedding quote in your card, especially when you don't know what to say.

“Insomuch as love grows in you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” ~ St. Augustine

 

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Wedding Venue Pretoria

Love, friendships, fruit and wedding memories

Chéri and John Barrett tied the knot at Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa on Saturday 24 September. Their wedding photographer, Sharon from Imaginary Photography, calls this one of the most beautiful weddings she's captured, and as you can see from the wedding photographs, she really did a superb job at collecting their memories in her lens. The flowers and wedding décor were done by Szoosh, our in-house décor specialist, and fun fruit names were given to the tables at the wedding reception. Congratulations once again to this beautiful couple on your wedding and best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.

Some trivia, soon after Chéri and John Barrett got hitched at Intundla, another John Barrett got married on the other side of the world in Georgia, USA.

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Intundla Wedding Venue - Symbolic Meaning of Wedding Traditions

The real meaning behind wedding traditions

Today we may not think twice about ordering the confetti or embarking on a ‘treasure hunt’ to ensure we have all the traditional items for the wedding. Despite being fun to make sure you have something borrowed or blue, these traditions symbolize more than good fortune for your wedding and a happy-ever-after with your partner.

Something Old
Generally, an item of jewellery shows that despite changing your surname, you are intend stay connected to the family and are honouring your roots.

Something New
If you buy something then you are showing that you have plans for the future. Wearing something new to the wedding is for good fortune.

Something Borrowed
When someone lends you one of their possessions it is because they trust you to take care of it and return it in good condition.  It symbolises a bond, relationship and support from your friends that will endure beyond your wedding.

Something Blue
This will most likely be a garter and although you need to flash some leg for the guests to see that you are keeping the tradition, it actually symbolises faithfulness and loyalty.

And some money in your shoe
This is not to stop you from making a clean getaway in case you have second thoughts before the wedding. Putting money in your shoe is to wish you wealth on your new journey.

The gift of a ring
The wedding rings are exchanged to symbolise never-ending immortal love. Placing it on the ring finger comes from the ancient belief that there is a vein on that finger, the Vena Amoris, which flows directly to the heart.

Throwing of confetti
As the couple departs the chapel, the guests shower the couple (traditionally) with seeds or grain, blessing the union to be as fruitful and fertile as the seeds themselves.

Need more wedding charms?

Book your Wedding at Intundla for our wonderful Game Lodge Charm

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Team Building Venue Pretoria

Team building for resourcefulness gives you the competitive edge

When we think about what we want from a Team Building Activity, it is usually in terms of our existing team’s situation, such as increased productivity, or better communication. But why not aim higher and go for building a resourceful team?  Resourcefulness is arguably the most useful and important trait for a team to have, especially in times of recession or high competition. A resourceful team is driven, innovative and committed to working together in pursuit of success.

Leveraging possibilities
A resourceful team is able to approach a situation with an open mind and positive attitude. Change is embraced and opportunities are identified and value is found in people and suggested ideas.

Confident and capable
A resourceful team is built on the back of achievements. Through achieving, they are confident in their abilities to tackle any situation. They know their strengths and weaknesses and are capable of using both to their advantage.

Positive solvers
Being self-assured, solutions are forthcoming and are more likely to be creative or simply ingenious. Going into a situation believing that a positive solution will be found, ensures that it is only a matter of time before the best solution comes to light.

Carpe diem
There is never a perfect moment to seize the day. If we wait for everything to be perfect then we will undoubtedly have to wait forever. A resourceful team will create the perfect moment from an imperfect situation.

At Intundla there are a multitude of Team Building Activities that will help you develop a resourceful team. Our raft building challenge or the float a car challenge are ideal for teaching teams that they are capable of achieving extraordinary results from a few simple tools.

Need a competitive edge?

Come to Intundla and start building a resourceful team

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The Best way to reward your team is with a Boma Evening

What a year this has been. A lot has happened at Intundla this year, a lot has changed and a lot has stayed the same. Some of the things that have stayed the same is our loyalty to our clients, our devotion to make every single guest at Intundla a happy guest, and our dedication to keep making Intundla a better place to come to, whether you come for a Conference, Team building, a Wedding, or just a leisure trip with a bit of pampering at the Spa.

What kind of year have you had? What changes have you seen in your organisation? What growth have you seen in your team? Chances are, that a lot has happened in your year, in your organisation, and in your team. For some this might have been more intense, and you might feel that you could achieve more and want to change the way you work together in the future. This is the best time to start strategizing for 2017 and close 2016 off with your feet already on the starting block for the year to come.

How do you reward the people that matter most in your organisation? The best way to help people respond to change and deal with change, is to keep them motivated.

Some of the best moments are shared around the fire at Intundla’s Boma, perfect for evening drumming, year-end dinners or simply enjoying nature around you with the people that matter most.

Book now you (and your team) will be so glad you did.

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The Alternative Bridal Party

This is your BIG day and you can’t imagine your wedding day without your best friends by your side. Traditionally the bridesmaids and groomsmen are picked to be your support group, your A-team, your wedding day front line. They get to wear bridesmaid dresses that look the same and stand by your side at the altar. And mostly those bridesmaid dresses are a fit all sizes .. but they never do!

We’ve looked at alternative ways to make your wedding unique and still include all your besties, while at the same time making them feel special.

Instead of having a bridal party up at the altar in matching attire, ask your best mates to wear a certain colour so they stand out at your wedding. They will feel treasured and you can even mention them in the program.

Don’t be limited by the age or gender of your bridal party. There is no rule that all of a bride’s best friends need to be women around her age, so why leave out your best bud who happens to be male, or that dear old lady that has stood by you through your whole life, even though she is 30 years older than you.

If you have too many best friends and choosing just a few for your bridal party seems impossible, invite all your best friends to get ready with you the morning of your wedding, they can even ride with you to the ceremony and then can take their seats in a reserved row behind your family. This way you get to include them all and they will be thrilled to play an important role at your wedding.

We have the best in-house Wedding Coordinators to offer help and advice with all your Wedding needs.

Image courtesy www.sweetwaterportraits.com

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