My sister met Jacques in 2012 and declared that she had met the perfect guy for me but sadly he was unavailable but two years later at a braai where friends were in fact trying to set me up with someone else I finally met Jacques (not knowing he was the guy my sister had mentioned years previously) and we hit it off.
In January 2017 Jacques surprised me with a weekend away in Stanford, I had been trying to get a reservation for ages and he managed to sneak this one past me [you see, I am the planner in this relationship so he really did a great job on this one :-)]. He proposed on the Saturday morning with champagne and the perfect ring! I spent the entire weekend staring at it which amused him terribly and for which he teased me relentlessly.
We did some research our favourite venue, De Uijlenes in Uilenkraalsmond (near Gansbaai) only to find they were fully booked for the entire 2017 however I decided to send a request regardless. We were delighted to receive a response that they had in fact just had a cancellation for the date we had requested! What more could I girl ask for - a prince charming and her dream venue.
We got married on 27 April 2017 at De Uijlenes with the ceremony in the forest and the reception in their big barn venue.
Venue: De Uijlenes
Dress: Brides Mom (not a seamstress but still talented)
Decor: Bride via Function Hire 4U
Cake: Brides Mom (not a professional baker but damn she can bake!)
Lights: Husband Wife Team
Flowers: Bride & Mom
Music: DJ Leon Carstens
Catering: Mornay & Charmaine at De Uijlenes
Make-up & Hair: Kuif 53 (Yvonne Ross)
Photographs: Marlize van Zyl (MvZPhotography)
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