It was a chilly and wet morning underneath the Outeniqua mountains. Almost 4 years ago we fell in love underneath these same mountains, and today we finally become one.
The smell of farm and rain fulfilled me the morning as I gazed through the sliding door. I could feel His presence.
We were quite relaxed having had more than a year to prepare. Most of the decor we made our-self, even the flowers were bestowed and arranged by family. The meat was provided by our farm and mum baked the wedding cake. A real intimate farm wedding!
A message from Junior with the sweetest words left me with a knot in my throat and close to tears;” Today our lives begin as one, I can’t wait for what the future holds! You make every second of my life so much better and easier. I promise I will stand by you through rough waters, support you and love you unconditionally. Never doubt it…”
After a light breakfast with Champagne, I went to relax in a big bubble bath with candles. Today I become a mrs. Today I become his wife.
The drizzle started to clear just before I had to jump into the car. Just in front of the sink church’s door, my dad made an unexpected comment; “ remember I am not giving you away, I am just getting some help.” The giggle helped to calm the nerves a bit. We walked in on a Ukulele version of “ Can’t help falling in love” .
After my dad gave me away, I looked into Junior’s twinkling eyes as he took my shivering hand, and felt the tears coming down. This man was really sent by Him to cherish me to death do us part.
The message from our Christian Counselor was very suitable for young couples living in the new tech world, something everyone should hear. He finished with a acoustic self-written song. The priest brought some humor after all the emotions and announced us as husband and wife. It was a very spiritual moment.
The reception was a feast with loved ones, South African music and delicious farm food.
It is really the best day of a married couple’s life!
Venue & catering: Uitsig Venue
Photographer: Anina Harmse
Dress: La Bella Sposa - Mia Solano
Jewelry: Hayley Goodrich Accessories
Hair: Louisa - All About Me
Make-up: Cara - Bella Faccia
Nails: Almari - Bella Faccia
Flowers: Mother of the Groom
Decor: DIY, Lezanne's Designs, Happy Trees, Flowers for you, Fancy Functions
Cake: Mother of the bride
Cupcakes: Miche's Munches
Groomsmen Gifts & Hangers: Help 'n bruidjie
Groom cufflinks: Cocky Creations