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Elandi and Awé

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

We met while helping my sister and brother-in-law move house. I was fixing a kitchen drawer and in walked this friend of my brother-in-law I never met! He was kind enough to help me repair the kitchen drawer then.


How long have you been dating?

Just a little under four years.

How would you describe yourselves?

We are each other’s best friend and companion. We laugh with and at each other and can be annoyingly silly together. Awé reminds me to let go and relax at the end of the day. Elandi is always willing to motivate and encourage me in all my endeavours.

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

We did a road trip down the West Coast and stopped over in Paternoster for a few days. While there, Awé organised that we go up in the lighthouse on 26th December 2015, even though it was closed for the public. While taking photos of the gorgeous sunset, he got down on one knee and popped the question!

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 played around with the idea of an e-shoot because we wanted proper photo’s of us, and were super stoked when it was part of the wedding package we selected.

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

We did the shoot at our wedding venue – Zebra Country Lodge. We always wanted to do a nature-type shoot, and this offered us the opportunity to tick the nature-box and for our photographer to get to know our venue a bit better ahead of our wedding day.

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

Just us… we love being outdoors and enjoying nature.

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

I gave him a few ideas of the type of ring I liked, but he had it made all by himself.

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

Our venue has an in-house wedding planner who is helping with the set up and co-ordination on the day. The rest of the organisation, invitations and planning that go with a wedding, we did ourselves.

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

We are planning a no-fuss, rustic type wedding. Picturing a great get-together and everyone dancing and having lots of fun!


Wynand van der Merwe Photography

Wynand van der Merwe Photography

I am a fun and creative photographer based in Gauteng, South Africa.

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