With tears in my eyes, on the evening of the 25th of August travelling from JHB 1000 km's down to PE I left my mother’s house for the last time as a Miss, knowing that after the weekend that lay ahead I would be returning as a Mrs. with my new husband :-)
Emotions were running high at the thought of this exciting new chapter I was venturing into with the most amazing man with a heart of pure gold.
Our wedding and journey is combination of both our personalities ...modern meets vintage. Devaan being the old soul and I the more modern one but most of all it was something different just like us. We planned the wedding in 9 months over the phone, constant emails, a two week trip to PE and Skype calls with all our wedding service providers.
The week building up to the day was filled with love, laughter and most importantly; family that travelled from all across SA to be present on our special day. Excitement was building as the eve of the wedding drew to a close.
On a cloudy Friday morning I awoke with butterflies in my stomach looking out the window to see if the rain had cleared up from the night before. We had planned for a beach wedding …however Mother Nature had other plans for us. On the last Friday in August we had a terrible cold front and snow in the Eastern Cape, but that didn't stop us from having the most memorable day ever.
My morning started off with my bridal party and me getting our hair and make-up done in the most amazing room. As the clouds got darker and the rain began to fall outside, the room was filled with so much laughter and excitement that the weather didn’t bother me at all. I knew this was God’s way of showering our union with His blessings.
As I was putting my dress on it finally sunk in …today was my wedding day. My heart was filled with so much joy and excitement that all I wanted to do was get to the chapel and walk down the aisle and marry the man that was made just for me. Just like Cinderella getting ready to meet her Prince Charming. I waited impatiently for the car to come and get me, never in my life have I ever been so excited and sure of something.
We arrived outside the chapel and immediately I had the hugest smile ever on my face. It was finally happening, all our months of planning, DIY’ing, late nights this is what it was for. My excitement grew more and more as the bridal party made their way into the chapel.
Walking down the aisle was what I was looking forward to the most and although it passed way too quickly, it was a truly magical experience as in front of me awaited my future husband the man I get to spend eternity with. As tear laden eyes glared upon me all I could focus on was one pair of gentle and smiling eyes, which I have looked into a thousand times. This time around those eyes were filled with a height of emotion I was seeing and experiencing for the first time. As I focused my attention onto Devaan with tears in his eyes I was overwhelmed with emotion and love for him.
As our ceremony started there was not a dry eye in the entire chapel and it stayed that way for the entire time. I loved that we wrote our own vows to each other and only heard it for the first time on our wedding day, it made the moment more special and unique to us. My favourite part of the day was our first kiss as husband as wife ? and then of course when our Pastor pronounced us as the new Mr. & Mrs. Parbhoo.
Dancing into the reception area filled with the most important people in our lives, was simply amazing. Entering a crowd of smiling faces holding my husband’s hand is a moment I want to relive over and over.
What was amazing in the room is that it was so full of love. It was like nothing I had ever seen before and it was exactly what we wanted it to be and wouldn’t have changed it for anything, including the rainy weather. The 29th of August 2014 is a day that will always be magical to us and our guests. I mean, it was the eighth wonder of the world …the greatest wedding of all time #itsaparmoothing.
Here's a peak inside our magical day: