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Elizabeth Otto

Married on Sep 17, 2016 in Western Cape

My "I do" story

Standing at the altar, his hands in mine...

Did I ever think I would be happily married at the age of 22...well if you would have asked me this 2 years ago I would probably have stood there laughing.
But I just knew.

It was a spring Saterday in September, all 120 guest (everyone that we had invited), made it to take witness to our BIG DAY!
The warmth from family and friends was something I will never forget.

Many decisions were made leading up to the wedding and I often felt unsure wether I had made the right ones.
The day before the wedding was a mad rush to get all the decor done. It was raining cats and dogs! I wasn't afraid though, I knew whatever the will be just right! I had this feeling that God was just saying "I'm just watering the garden for your big day tomrrow so that everything look nice and fresh."

Waking up to a crisp clear morning. I wasn't nervous at all. The day was exactly as I had wished, romatic, calm and a whole lot of fun! From getting ready at Belair Country house, the drive with my Daddy to Ashanti.
The beautiful ceremony in Ashanti's chapel, after which we went for our couple shoot with Nikolai in the 'perfectly watered gardens' while the guests enjoyed their Predrinks down by the dam. We ate ourselves stuffed on the delicios mains of Lamb shank and Fillet, ate cake, danced the night away, and ate more cake. We had, in fact, 8 cakes made by Kanya Hunt's Kitchen. Needless to say, it was polished within an half an hour. Seeing the laghter of our guests and hearing a constant hum of voices made my heart feel warm.

But in the end there was only One person who could have sown the day together as perfectly as it was.

My parents were a huge blessing. And if it werent for them the wedding would have not happen this soon.
I am truely grateful for all they have done.

When you know, you know, and when the time is right we get to sow the fruits of this wonderful life.

My wedding however; even though it is described as 'one day', is not just a once off event, but an everyday decision to say "I do".


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House of Silk

House of Silk

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Nikolai P Photography

Nikolai P Photography

I am passionate about creating truly unique, beautiful images that are not just fun and exciting but capture the magic of your special day! (Who says wedding photography must b...