How can I put all my feelings into words... On 2 April 2016 all my dreams came true! I got to marry the most amazing and wonderful man. Bernard is truly the man of my dreams that makes me happy beyond belief. It was the perfect day, our wedding day!
Bernard and I planned our special day together, every step of the way. We did venue 'shopping' and decided on the beautiful Red Ivory Lodge in Hartebeespoort. We made confetti sticks together, hand-delivered the save the dates and wedding invitations, made the flower boxes from scratch and he even helped to pick out the flowers. The only aspect he had no say in or idea of was my wedding dress... Obviously.
I had the privilege of using my mothers wedding dress. A few alterations was made and needless to say, it was what I've always wanted and more!
And so the big day arrived!!! I woke-up with a happy and excited heart. Off I went with my mother to get our hair done before we made our way to the venue. When we arrived, my beautiful bridesmaids were busy getting their make-up done... now the reality started to kick in: This is not a dream, I am actually getting married!
The morning went by with champaign, laughter, happiness, excitement and of course nerves. I was luck to have my Mom with me, keeping me calm, holding my hand and supporting me every single step of this wonderful journey. Opening of the presents also brought tears. Luckily Missy make-up artist turned a teary face into a 'I-cannot-wait-to-walk-down-the-aisle' face. Exactly what I wanted, bright lips and all! Hair done, make-up done and now to put on the dress. All that was missing was the man of my dreams by my side.
But first I am holding on to my Dad's arm... such a proud daughter of such a great Dad, the best. I was smiling all the way down the aisle to meet my husband-to-be. Now everything was perfect.
Ds Marina Strydom had such a great message and then we sealed it with a KISS! Mr and Mrs Erasmus. God really blessed this day.
Stella Uys Photography and Motion Craft Films captured all of the moments and outdid themselves. The reception looked better than I hoped for, like a fairytale! Royal Flowers and Functions did an exquisite job with the flowers and our DJ,Rowan Louw, played the best songs.
I can carry on and on and on about our special day, but I think you get the picture. We were surrounded by our family and friends on a perfect day and I can finally call him my husband! I have never been happier! Picture perfect. I want to end of by quoting words from our first dance song, 'Liefde is al wat ons het' from Laurica Rauch, Bernard "ek het jou lief, liewer, liefste!!"