My name is Janine and I married my best friend and life partner, Stefan Botha, on a sunny winter day on the 18th of June 2016.
I am a practising industrial psychologist and Stefan is a commercial attorney practising contact management. We met at the age of 15 when I transferred o his high school. We however did not date until 11 years later! We had a chance encounter at age of 21, however timing was not our side. When we met up again 5 years later, Stefan did not leave anything up to fate and asked me out that very evening. We have been together ever since and finally tied the knot at ages 29 (Janine) and 30 (Stefan).
Our Wedding Story:
We are a down to earth couple that loves adventure, relaxing and to do life, being authentically us!
We fell in love with our wedding venue after having visited venues across SA, i.e. surrounding areas of Nelspruit, Midlands, Pretoria and finally Limpopo. Our venue provided for a perfect winter wedding day with a touch of both elegance and natural beauty. We did the 'I DOs' at the Palala River on an island connected by a bridge which serves as a rather long walk-in with my father. As I was approaching the Island I noticed the sea of cream, Chinese-style umbrellas which guests we provided with to guard against the gruelling Limpopo sun, it made for a beautiful image. Stefan were also sheltering us underneath an umbrella as we listened to the pastor's service, shaking a bit from all the nerves and excitement of the day building up to the root cause of it all: The BIG moment we say 'I DO' with our loved ones as witnesses!!!
After the pastor announced us to be husband and wife and after some kissing :) we had a sensory welcome as we left the island by guests ringing little hand-held bells. We then proceeded to cut our Wedding Cheese Cake and the official congratulatory greetings commenced...
We had the most amazing photo shoots with family and the bridal entourage, off course closing it out with our couple shoot. The theme here were loving and surrealistic.
Janine & Stefan Botha
072 468 2391 & 0765702145
firstname.lastname@example.org & Stefan.email@example.com
From grand receptions to the intimacy of family affairs, Palala Boutique Game Lodge's attention to detail and precise planning will make this day stress-free and most enjoyable.