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

We met at University (UJ). We were both out one night after Varsity Cup at a place in Melville. He came up to me and asked me if I had false eyelashes. My reply to him was “NO I don't!”. I then started laughing (more like blushing because he was so good looking). He then asked me to close my eyes to prove that I didn’t have false lashes. I closed my eyes and he kissed me...

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How long have you been dating?

We have been dating for almost 5 year

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How would you describe yourselves?

I’m the more organised and serious one, where as Ivan is the easy-going, loving one who always takes care of me.

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

He nervously asked me to marry him on 27 April 2015 whilst on the big wheel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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

We won a photographer on Facebook by participating in a competition.The brilliant Wynand van der Merwe is our engagement-shoot photographer.

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

Roedean School - the Venue. It is a gorgeous private school in Johannesburg. My mom is a teacher there and asked permission for us to have the engagement shoot there.

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

We had no theme initially, on the way there Ivan suggested a picnic basket and goodies.

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

We shopped around for engagement rings, so he got an idea of what I liked. Then he had one made at Poggenpoel Diamonds

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

We don’t have a wedding planner.

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Can you give us a little sneak peek of what you are planning for your wedding?

A rustic winter wedding, at the Hertford Country Hotel in Muldersdrift. Warm colours, good music and great company.

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