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Elona Bruyns (Marais)

Elona Bruyns

Married on Mar 1, 2014

Never in a million years would I have thought that after traveling the world over my (now) husband and best friend was right here in my home town all along. After a ruff time medically I was forced to retire my career working on crew ships as a hairdresser and look to find a new beginning on land. After securing a job and working my first week in SA in 2010, my colleagues took me out for a drink to welcome me into the family . . . . only to find the other half of my family there . . .

Our relationship was awesome from the start. We had our ups and downs like any relationship but the laughter, joy and love far overshadowed every bump in our road. We got engaged on 7 July 2012 when Jonathan took me out for a beautiful dinner in Camps Bay to celebrate my birthday!!! We were ecstatic. To explain all the emotions that fill you is an impossible task.

On our wedding day my mother and I woke early in our guest house in Paarl, to share a coffee and a giggle. We had so much fun getting ready with my sisters, grandmother brothers girlfriend and my best friend. Being a hairdresser by profession I naturally saw too all the girls and my awesome make-up artist perfected the rest of their looks. We had so much fun. Music playing, champagne and snacks even matching shirts.

We exchanged rings on 1 March 2014 in the presence of God, friends and family. Our wildest dreams could not come close to the immaculate reality we were blessed with. Looking back there is not a thing I would have wanted to change, just that time could move a little slower. Even though our wedding day did come to an end, a lifetime of fun silliness and adventure began. Today almost a year later we are still so thankful for everything we have been blessed with and looking towards the future cannot but bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. I married my best friend and if our future is just a spec of what we shared so far you will definitely see a fairy tale come true.


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Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth’s gowns are the ultimate in femininity, romance and sensuality. She has built an enviable reputation for creating exquisite bridal gowns, using only the best fabrics.

Nikolai P Photography

Nikolai P Photography

I am passionate about creating truly unique, beautiful images that are not just fun and exciting but capture the magic of your special day! (Who says wedding photography must b...