Once upon a time there was this very gentle passionate prince who could not wait to meet the girl of his dreams and get married and have a family of his own. Little did he know that his future wife was this fun loving, fiercely independent princess that was done having her heart broken but yet still looking for real love with skepticism of course.
Unbeknown to either of them, God had intended for them to meet in the most unlikely way in the least expected place at the exact time of their lives that he had intended and designed. This was a meeting of two hearts that would never know the boundaries of their love ever again. Since the princess had been married before, she had previously bore two beautiful maidens, whom the prince grew to love dearly and without hesitation accepted them into his heart, and so the story began...
From the day we started planning our big day, it was a test of our patience, faith and most of all our love and loyalty for each other. Everything we planned to do God had ordained by gracing us with gifts of financial assistance and more. When deciding on our theme we had only one thing in mind which was the sea. Our most special place we visited frequently and where he proposed to me Struisbaai, became our inspiration. However we needed to be in Cape Town for our guests, so we created our own piece of heaven at the Blue Peter Hotel in Blaauwberg and yet be traditional in exchanging vows in a church.
Ever single idea and inspiration was a journey together. With the groom's web and graphic design career and my creativity flair was the perfect combination. The groom had designed, printed and together hand delivered most of our invitations to keep the feel of the old school tradition. We collected wine bottles for table numbering and lit them up from the bottom with blue LED lights made by the groom. We hand made our napkin holders...with much frustration on the groom's part due to using the wrong glue which would not stick! A good laugh had with much disagreement and tips on which glue to use. We had bought whiskey tumblers and filled them with beach sand and shells with tea light candles. We made our own photobooth using PVC piping, organza and fairy lights. As confetti we had pink and blue bags of popcorn which was friendly for the environment. Our wedding cake was a carrot cake and little ones were red velvet which embodied elegance made by Frosted Dream Cakes. One single top tier and the rest of the cake were miniatures made to look exactly like the main tier. Each and every seat at our wedding was filled with laughter and tears of joy.
On the day of our wedding it was South Easter winds which had been blowing for days on end. Not once did we complain...since i cannot handle heat much it was a God sent once again! Every single moment captured was a fun moment and we loved each other through the wind and chill. Looking back at everything, and how blessed as a couple we are that we had accomplished this together with no or / very little help other than relying on each other...it is an honor and privilege to now be called his Queen. He is the King of our castle, and our maidens have now become princesses. We are married for two months and we live happily ever after building our palace together piece by piece with the help and grace of God.