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Karen Zaayman (Gerber)

Oct 18, 2014

I met my HUSBAND (I just LOVE saying that!!) in Hermanus initially, and it took us a few months to build up the courage to meet up again. After a few phone calls and sms's he just arrived at my front door one evening for a cup of tea, and we spent the whole night chatting until the sun came up. I knew this would be the end of life as I know it!

After that we were pretty much inseperable. I had a new favourite person....
We knew right from the start we would spend the rest of our lives together...it still took him (A VERY LONG) 4 years to propose, but it was certainly well worth the wait.

We got engaged on Christmas eve last year in the Kruger National Park. The perfect setting for the perfect event. I unwrapped my Christmas gift - it was a "scroll bead" for the Trollbeads bracelet he gave me for my birthday a month before. The bead was was engraved and as I started reading, he went down on one knee..."To the woman of my dreams...will you marry me". It was just magical!!

We started planning the wedding as soon as we got home after the holiday. After viewing a few venues we fell in love with Ashanti Estate. It had all the elements we wanted - a gorgeous rustic chapel, a beautiful lawn opposite a damn for pre-drinks, and a hall large enough to seat 160 guests comfortably, with enough extra space for a large dance floor. All on one beautiful estate.

We wanted a wedding that reflected our personalities and our relationship with each other, as well as our relationship with our friends and family. We wanted it to be fun, quirky, lighthearted, and off course pretty :)
The day was more than we could ever dream of. Flawless and gorgeous in every way. As if every element was blessed...
The weather was amazing. The decor was gorgeous. The food was fabulous. And the best of all - every person there had just as much fun as we did. We danced non-stop! The DJ was even more disappointed than us when we had to ask him to finish playing as the venue had to close. :)

The best day of our lives! Made possible by an amazing group of suppliers and wedding experts. We are endlessly thankful and look forward to a marriage equally wonderful. <3

 

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Ashanti

Ashanti

Ashanti Estate; nestled in the picturesque Paarl valley beneath the peaks of the Klein Drakenstein mountain Range. We offer a selection of boutique style venues, cake designer...

Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth’s gowns are the ultimate in femininity, romance and sensuality. She has built an enviable reputation for creating exquisite bridal gowns, using only the best fabrics.

ZED MENSWEAR

ZED MENSWEAR

At ZED MENSWEAR we Specialize in Dressing the Groom for their Big Day & also Coordinating the Best- Men with the Wedding Party..in other words we make life easy & the whol...