I guess I can start describing my special day (like everyone else) as the day I’ve always dreamt of. From the dress, to the flowers to the ring, everything had to be absolutely perfect…But these were not the thoughts that were rushing through my head when I opened my eyes on the 5th of November 2016. The only thing I could think off was that my fiancé, Tiaan was getting dressed right next door to me. And in a few hours’ time, I’ll be walking towards him…a few minutes later I’ll be promising my body, my soul and my life to him, for ever and ever!
Needless to say, even though I wouldn’t have minded if everything did not played out as I wanted it to, on the day it was absolute perfection and truly magical. From the moment I woke up, I was surrounded by all the amazing women in my life. The 10minute drive to the church (in the 80 year old Chevrolet) with my mother was a moment I’ll treasure for ever. A few pearls of wisdom were definitely shared. However, the moment that I’ll treasure for ever, was the moment I saw Tiaan looking at me walking down the aisle. There’s something incredibly beautiful about a strong, grown man getting emotional about LOVE.
Belair Country estate provided the perfect backdrop for our special day, from the rolling hills to the English rose gardens, the lavender maze and last but not least, the incredible glass house that was filled with the smell of blooming jasmine, we couldn’t have asked for more. Lindie Meyer captured every moment so perfectly. The bubbles were flowing, we were dancing the night away and the tables were filled with an endless supply of bowls of home cooked food that were made with love by one of our family friends, Anita from Oemf catering. It truly was a wedding celebration and Lindie Meyer captured every moment so perfectly on her camera.
Our wedding started at 3PM and lasted till 3AM. When we finally strolled back hand in hand to our cottage, being the last to stay, I kept on thinking…I lifetime with this person will never be enough. I still toast to LOVE every day of my life, because love is all, and will always conquer all.
I will for ever and always
Remember; remember the 5th of November…!