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Stephni van Rooyen (van der Merwe)

Stephni van Rooyen

Married on Oct 10, 2014

How do you describe the best day of your life in words? The day a little girl has waited for her whole life. Our day was a beautiful October day in 2014 at Kronenburg just outside Paarl. I woke to a sunshine morning with a light breeze blowing outside.

The first song I heard in the early morning was, I'm not scared anymore by Chris de Burgh, which my husband (Fiance at that time) sent to my maid of honour to play me. What a great beginning for such a splendid day.

After the calming song I felt ready to begin my day with a song in my head and love in my heart. I couldn't have asked for better bridesmaids to help me on this, my best day of my life. They tended to my every need and made sure I felt calm and relaxed. My parents was an inspiration that day, guiding me with loving words and sound advise. They are truly the greatest parents in the world.

The second song I heard the day was, "Meisiekind" by Janita Claassen, which my parents played to me just before I starter to get ready. This was a truly memorable moment between me and them acknowledging again their blessing for my wedding.

Before I knew it, it was time for me to head down to the venue and for the wedding to start. I was accompanied by my Dad in the car on the short trip down from the dressing room to where the ceremony was to take place. There I stood dressed and ready to make may way down the aisle, flowers ready and my Dad by my side.

The music started playing (Marry Me by Train) the bridesmaids and groomsmen made their way down. The wedding march started to play, with my dads hand in mine holding it tight, we began to make our way down. As I descended down the aisle I could not stop looking at my husband to be. More hansom than I've ever seen him before, I fell in love all over again and couldn't wait to be his wife and life partner.

The ceremony was unbelievably beautiful and I was walking on cloud 9 after I became his wife and friend for life.

Our colours where plum, grey and charcoal and made the day just a bit more special since plum is both of our favorite colour. We are very thankful to everyone that made our day special.


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Kronenburg Estate

Kronenburg Estate

With majestic mountain views and beautiful sunsets, it is ideal for a day never to be forgotten.

Ilse Roux Bridal Wear

Ilse Roux Bridal Wear

Ilse provides a professional and personal service to brides to be. Working from her studio, her services include custom made bridal gowns and retinue dresses, she also has a la...