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Boy meets Girl - how did you meet; where did the magic begin?

Barry-Jon and I met 14 years ago in High School. We ended up being in the same class every year. We started off as friends, but as we grew closer, our love grew stronger.

How long have you been dating?

We've known each other for 14 years – dating more or less 9 of those 14 years.

How would you describe yourselves?

Both of us are exceptionally loving and affectionate towards each other, we love to laugh and make jokes together. We both have soft hearts and a strong love for the Lord. I'm a big go-getter and Barry-Jon is very confident and has a passion for helping people. Many of his patients are children, which makes him an excellent listener. What more can a girl ask for?

When did he propose and how did he pop the big question?

Barry-Jon planned an entire day filled with amazing activities, including a half day at the spa, followed by lunch at Cavalli in Stellenbosch and then romantic sundowners on Table Mountain. It was there that he popped the question! After that, we went for a fun-filled dinner at Star Dust.

Why and how did you decide on an engagement shoot? Did you specifically book it or was it an extra offered to you when you booked your photographer?

The shoot was included into our wedding photography package.

Where did your engagement shoot take place and how is the location linked to you?

We wanted an urban, yet modern engagement shoot and, along with our photographer, decided on various locations within Cape Town.

What is the theme of your engagement shoot or what is it inspired by?

Two words: Urban Elegance

Did he choose your bling or did you pick your ring together?

He designed my ring himself and had a professional jeweller make his exact design. He designed the ring according to exactly what I wanted to the T. He wanted my ring to be stunning and one of a kind - like me.

Are you making use of a wedding planner or are you planning your wedding all on your own?

We did make use of a wedding planner, but I was very involved in the planning. The planner only coordinated the day, not all the planning leading up to it.

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