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Helen Thacker (Swithenbank)

Helen Thacker

Married on Dec 13, 2014 in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Justin first saw Helen in 2008 in an album her mom used to carry around with her in her handbag. He was with his parents at a braai and Helens parents were mutual friends of this couple. In true mother style she heard Justin was single and within seconds had an album out showing off her daughter that had recently returned from London. However it was not until 2011 when Helen found her passion for training again that she first caught a glimpse of Justin at the Virgin Active Gym in La Lucia.

Helen had no idea who this guy was, but she knew she wanted to! Thank you to Facebook, Twitter and a friend who had very good detective skills, within days we had a name, friends in common, knew he was single where he worked and what car he drove!! There was a lot of plotting and scheming to get Justin to her 33rd birthday party and the rest of the story Helen left to my imagination….

Justin proposed to Helen on the Celebrity Silhouette on her birthday 2 years later whilst cruising the Amalfi coast!

On returning to South Africa they took a trip to Natal Midlands with 3 venues in mind, but after one look at Providence, meeting Fern and the fact that Kevin kept bees, they looked no further! Justin and his dad had been bee keeping since he was a boy. The date was set..

“Before we knew it the wedding weekend arrived! We had all of our family from the UK, SA and our incredible friends surrounding us. We embraced every moment, we cried and laughed and cried some more! From the moment the chapel doors opened and our eyes met, we knew in our hearts this was meant to BEE!”


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