Al­tus & Paula say I do – again!

Will it be sec­ond time lucky when Paula and Al­tus fi­nally tie the knot… again?

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Hill­side’s been see­ing a lot of darker days re­cently, but among all the drama there’s some good news for hope­less ro­man­tics: a wed­ding! Af­ter Al­tus (Heino Schmitt) cheated on wife Paula (Di­aan Lawren­son) in Novem­ber 2014, things fell apart for them. But on Fri­day 19 Septem­ber, the cou­ple again prom­ise to love each other for­ever – and this time we hope they re­ally mean it. For the glam­orous oc­ca­sion, Paula’s gor­geous wed­ding gown and most of the guests’ out­fits were spe­cially made by the 7de Laan wardrobe team – and we got all the juicy de­tails on the day they filmed it.

HEART TO HEART

One month – that’s how much time Al­tus gave his bride to or­gan­ise their sec­ond wed­ding, but soapie fans know that things never quite work out like they should. One of their big­gest chal­lenges was the fact that Paula’s fa­ther Marthi­nus (Deon Lotz) wasn’t keen on the cou­ple re­unit­ing. Paula found out that her par­ents had split when her dad re­vealed from his hos­pi­tal bed in Venezuela on Mon­day 14 Septem­ber how he di­vorced Paula’s mom af­ter she cheated on him. He was just try­ing to pro­tect his daugh­ter from get­ting hurt, like he did. Thank­fully, Marthi­nus agreed to give the union his bless­ing.

BUN­DLE OF NERVES

On Wed­nes­day 16 Septem­ber, Paula re­turns to Hill­side and lit­tle does she know that Al­tus went ahead with the wed­ding ar­range­ments, de­spite her re­quest to put the oc­ca­sion on hold. Al­tus is de­ter­mined not to let Paula slip through his fin­gers again, says Heino. “He re­alises she’s the love of his life and wants to sur­prise her with a beau­ti­ful wed­ding.” So he catches her un­awares on Thurs­day 17 Septem­ber when he tells her that they’re get­ting mar­ried the very next day.

7de Laan’s set de­signer Ben­nie Marais and his team spe­cially built a chapel for the cer­e­mony, as well as a sep­a­rate re­cep­tion set for the ro­man­tic scenes that were filmed way back on Tues­day 7 July. Di­aan says that film­ing her sec­ond 7de Laan wed­ding felt like déjà vu. “Heino and I looked at each other on the day and joked that we could’ve sworn we’d been there in front of the al­tar be­fore,” she says. Heino adds that film­ing the nup­tials was a busy day. “The pre­vi­ous wed­ding [in Septem­ber 2012] was shot over two days, but this time we filmed it all in one day. We were busy ’til late, but it was great fun and good to wear fancy clothes again.”

They’re hus­band and wife again!

Paula stepped out in style in this pair of R1 500 Steve

Mad­den de­signer heels.

7de Laan set de­signer Ben­nie Marais says that he pre­ferred can­dles for ta­ble dec­o­ra­tions. “I wanted to get away from the fairy lights that are so of­ten used at wed­dings,” he says. Di­aan says that she was jeal­ous of Paula’s hair: “Morné Marx, the head hair­styl­ist at 7de Laan, styled my hair for my real-life wed­ding to Jody Abra­hams in 2014. But when I saw my hair for Paula’s sec­ond wed­ding, I ab­so­lutely loved it. I told Morné that we should rather have done

this style for my own wed­ding.” This beauty is made of rose-coloured satin and lace. Gem­stones and beads were sewn onto the lace by hand and the pric­etag was R4 500 per me­tre. The fab­ric was spon­sored by Mid­destad Fab­rics & Bridal Bou­tique in Pre­to­ria and de­signed by Matilda En­gel­brecht, the head of wardrobe at Danie Oden­daal Pro­duc­tions. The fab­ric alone cost R35 000 and if you add the de­signer’s fee, the dress is worth R50 000!

Ag­gie (Mimi Mahlasela), Pu­lane (Masego Se­hoole) and Kim (Corné Crous) add a touch of fun and glam

to the guestlist in their very dif­fer­ent dresses.

Paula’s new ring was sourced at the Swarovski store and is worth R1 500, while Al­tus’s is a plain

R500 ti­ta­nium band from Amer­i­can Swiss.

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