I met my HUSBAND (who is south african) when I traveled to the usa to work. My dad always said "You had to go all the way to America to meet a South African boy". Fast forward 2 years and we got engaged in Las Vegas, but did not partake in the whole getting hitched by Elvis in the little wedding chapel. We instead went on a long journey of planning dates to get married and something always happened along the way where we ended up postponing the date. Fast forward and we will have been together 11 years on the 4th of July 2016 and finally we are married. I can honestly say that we were not like many others when planning the wedding. We are very easy going, maybe sometimes a little too easy going, but it worked for us. We had alot of help and had alot of people we trusted to help with the preparations which started in late February and we were married in June. The ceremony was more than I ever could of imagined. I saw everything for the first time when I came walking down the isle. We had a small intimate wedding with family and a few close friends which really meant a lot to see everyone we cared about there to share the day with us. The scenery was the perfect backdrop with the mountains and the wind blowing through the towering trees and really added to the magic of the day. I am usually a shy person with a big group of people, and I wasn't looking forward to being the Centre of attention, but when I walked down the Isle and saw everyone waiting for me and the look on my now husbands face I decided that I was going to own the day and everyone was there because they wanted to celebrate us. It all came together, from the service providers who were phenomenal, to our family and friends, to the spectacular weather in winter to the little extra touches like hand written thank you notes and massive amounts of beautiful flowers and decor all organized by my husband's mother, my bridesmaids and my loving sister. They all added to the magic of the day. While planning I couldn't wait to get it over with and after experiencing it I just want to do the day all over again and again and again.