The special moment… the kiss! That’s where our life starts and the build up to this moment started 3715 days ago when my husband sneaked my number from my cousin’s phone. Back in those days cell phones did not have pass codes – thank goodness for that! It was in between the hostel walls and under the trees in Stellenbosch where our story starts. In nature we got to know each other, and when the day came to ask the big question we were on a blue rowing boat which struggled to stay afloat as JP went down on his knee. As the sunrays peaked through the clouds I said yes.
The first question my wedding planner (also known as my mother) asked was; “what is your colour scheme?” I answered “All of them!” Colour is what happiness is painted with in life and we want all of them. It is going to be a celebration! And a colourful event it was. With a Outside-Inside wedding the beauty lied within the finer detail, from handmade leather bowties, flower-printed dresses, bold lettering, whiskey and cigar hour to a vertical garden hanging above the dance floor.
My future husband was waiting proudly for me at the altar. Not even my rainbow bouquet could distract him – he couldn’t keep his eyes off me. The moment has arrived. The buildup is over and the beginning is here. While we take photos the mountains are filled with the sounds from the saxophone and piano. Mr. and Mrs. Theron is announced and as we enter the hall I see the trees lit by candle light for the first time, the beautiful vertical garden and how it all comes together with the flowers in shades of orange, pink, yellow, purple, red, all the colours of the palette. Our Outside-Inside wedding is perfect. The cheers bring me back down to earth and as we raise our glasses we are overcome with gratitude. We are still saying thank you.
Our love for nature is just as it should be; we love all aspects of it – even if it is rain on your wedding day! This blessing covered us early evening and lead to a moment captured under an umbrella away from the crowd … a #therontroue moment. We will never forget it. Felt like the happiness of the whole world was captured in that moment.