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Romantic Intimate Wedding at La Paris

How did your love story begin?

On 12 April 2014, we both attended a 21st birthday party in Botrivier and immediately loved each other's company. After a couple of weeks, it was time for the famous Cheese and Wine Festival. Waldo brought his A-game and bought me a nougat and some wine. Later that evening, Waldo, the good guy that he is, offered to walk me to my flat. When we arrived at Rattray, I offered Waldo a G&T which gave us time to engage in a lot of small talk on the porch. In a moment of madness, Waldo made his move, which until today will still be remembered as that night that we had our first kiss. Even though we were head over heels in love, we both needed some time to evaluate the commitment. Little did we know that on the 03 October 2014 our lives would change forever. At Rocking the Daisies, Waldo finally plucked up the courage to take the relationship to the next level. After setting up camp we took a walk to the main stage where Waldo turned to me and asked, "Sal jy my meisie wees?" Without hesitation I answered, "Jaa natuurlik!" and the rest as they say, is history!

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Tell us about the proposal

I grew up on a farm, Tevrede, near Riviersonderend, where my parents still live. Waldo knows that it is a very special place and kept it top of mind as he planned the big proposal. My grandfather, Malan Jacobs, passed away during the Laingsburg flood on 25 January 1981. Waldo spoke to my grandmother about their proposal and she mentioned the special bench that she still has at her apartment where he proposed. On 26 January 2019, on the same bench that my grandfather asked my grandmother to marry him, Waldo asked the big question.

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How did you find the planning process?

I loved planning our wedding and Waldo was very supportive in this.

Where did you draw your planning inspiration from?

I enjoyed using Pinterest and following Instagram pages.

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What was the most memorable and special part of your wedding day?

There were so many special moments at our wedding. But seeing each other for the first time was incredibly special.

What was your wedding theme (if you had one) and why did you choose it?

We did not have a specific theme, we used a lot of delft objects and vibrant jewel tones such as emerald, navy, maroon and mustard.

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What was the inspiration behind your wedding dress as well as the bridesmaids' dresses?

I wanted a plain and elegant, but still WOW dress. I went to try on different styles and loved long sleeves and low back. Got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. My mom was also my biggest inspiration. My bridesmaids' dresses were emerald bought at Woolies (plain and simple).

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Your décor and flowers: Do you have a specific reason why you chose what you did?

The flowers were my mom's "baby" and she did an amazing job.

Did you incorporate any DIY items?

My mother and I made the napkins.

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What song did you choose for your opening dance and why?

We had a lockdown wedding and could not have the first dance. But we walked into the venue on "Breathless", a song we both LOVE.

What is your favourite, will-never-forget memory of your big day?

21 March 2020 our special had a lot of will-never-forget memories. We both loved getting ready with our bridesmaids and groomsmen. Seeing my father for the first time was also a memory I will cherish forever.

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Any advice for other brides-to-be/grooms-to-be who are busy planning their big day?

Enjoy the planning and when things start to get hectic, pour two glasses of wine and take a break.

Did you go on honeymoon and if so, where did you go?

Due to Covid-19, we postponed our Bali honeymoon.

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NConcepts and Designs

NConcepts and Designs

Created by the innovative and forward-thinking Nico Laubscher who celebrates 26 years in the wedding and event planning industry.

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Kovacevic|Bosch Films & Photography

Kovacevic|Bosch Films & Photography

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