I have been dreaming about my wedding day ever since I was a little girl. It had to be the perfect dress, the perfect man and the perfect place. I imagined a forest with millions of fairy lights, a beautiful hall made of glass, our friends and family dancing and laughing and sometime during the night I would look across the room and see him, staring at me as though I was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. And suddenly, we would be the only two people in that room. Eyes fixed on me, he would walk across the room until we were mearly a breath apart. Then, he would take my hand and put his arm around me and we would dance as if the music would never stop.
I guess this might be what every girl dreams of for her wedding day and I think I am one of the lucky ones who actually got it. Ever since I met Nicolas, I couldn't imagine my life without him and when he proposed I knew exactly we would celebrate an eternity together.
As the name suggests, "Die Woud" was the most perfect setting for the most important day of our lives. As I walked through the forest towards the spot where the ceremony was held, I saw the sunlight trickling through the trees, illuminating all the details of the forest. I felt so happy. So at peace and so amazed at how much I was able to take in.
From behind the trees the scene became clear. Our friends and family was sitting on wooden benches among the fallen leaves and I saw Nicolas at the end of the isle. My father took my arm and together we walked down and I married my best friend.
Our reception was one of the most breathtaking scenes. We were standing in the heart of nature and we took a moment to breathe the air of the beautiful tranquility that surrounded us. Nicolas took my hand and lead me to our table which we shared with our parents - a true symbol of two families becoming one.
I believe I am one of the lucky ones. I married the love of my life and my best friend, we could share our wedding day with everyone we care about in one of the most exquisite venues in South Africa and I had my dream wedding - the exact one I dreamed about when I was a little girl. The perfect dress, the perfect man, the perfect place...the perfect day.
Venue : Die Woud
Photographer : Jana Marnewick
Videographer : Liezl Cronje
Hair & Make-up : Anelda Botha & Mathilda Pieterse
Decor : Love Affair