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

Even though society dubs it the worst place to look for love, we met in a club. Byron was really shy and so his best friend played cupid and got us together.

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How long have you been dating?

We have been dating for 7 years and a bit.

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How would you describe yourselves?

Byron is a bit shy and reserved but has a friendly and happy nature, I am more outgoing and a people's person. So like they say, opposites attract.

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

He proposed in the Eiffel Tower in Paris while we were on a European holiday. After we shared a very quiet and awkward dinner (nerves got to him) in the Eiffel Tower, he took me to a lookout point in one of the corners. He made sure there was no one in sight, took my hand and said "you know how much I love you, and you're my best friend….will you marry me?", and proceeded to get down on his knee...

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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 had never done a photo shoot together and thought it might be a great idea to get comfortable in front of the camera before our big day. I specifically booked it through my friend and well-known local photographer, Byron du Bois of DB Photography

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

We shot our engagement shoot in Summerveld in Shongweni. The location was a perfect setting for the shoot, the long grass, open skies and falling leaves created a tranquil ambience.

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

We opt for a vintage picnic styled shoot.

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

He chose it - with some hints from me.

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

We are planning the big day ourselves, I have quite a few ideas in mind and my mom and I own a décor shop down the South Coast called Natural Interiors, so I'm lucky enough to have all the décor I want at my disposal.

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

We are planning an elegant barn-style wedding in the Midlands, and we are set to wed next year in August.

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