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Heyde-Marie Bekker

Married on Nov 25, 2017 in Garden Route

Hi, I am Beyers. I love you`re shoes.

It feels like yesterday when we had our very first "hello`s" to each other.
A quick introduction to our first engagement as two single people.
The very first conversation we had was about my feet and shoes, (pick up line if you ask me) and yes I don`t have pretty feet at all if you were wondering. I was wearing a wedge sandal that tied around my ankle the night I met my future husband. Till today he appreciate a good pair of beautiful shoes on my feet.

It was a fun summer holiday romance we had in 2012. After the holiday he went his path and so did I, we lost contact and three years went by. In 2015 he saw me at a wedding, about two weeks later he message me " Hi kan ek jou nommer kry asb." and then we started texting. On 5 October 2016 we had our first date at Blue Peter in Blouberg Strand. What an amazing day we had with the most amazing sunset.
9 Months went by and a sunny Sunday morning he ask me to be his girlfriend, with a table of flowers spelled out "will you be my girlfriend?" so romantic. I still get butterflies.

It was a very cold day in the beautiful Prague. The day started of normal, with some sightseeing and a glass of Gluhwein at every Christmas market.
I was told the day before (26 December 2016) that we will be having dinner at a very "fancy" place and 16:00, to me it was normal because we enjoy good food as a couple and our daily planning is around good food and restaurants. He bought me a nice jacket the morning to wear to the "fancy" supper.
On our way in a railway train to the dinner, he was all weird and was standing on his own with his hands in his pockets looking all jittery, I just thought my poor boyfriend he must be so hungry.
Arriving at the scene, but take note Prague is the city of Love so every thing romantic goes and everywhere there`s love language.
Oops, it is 16:00 and the boat is closed. Calmly my boyfriend said that he received a e-mail they will pick us up at the boat for the supper, but still he was weird and avoiding any form of physical contact.
After a few minutes he said that we should take a walk. This walk was located in front of the Prague Castle and next to the Charles Bridge that crosses the Vitava river. My boyfriend then ask me, what he did many times on our winter holiday in Europe to strike a pose. O silly me ask the romantic guitarist with his candle light set up if he would mind me taking a photo, "No lady, please go ahead". The next moment after my semi photo shoot my boyfriend told me, facing the Castle we must leave. I turned around, and it was him, my boyfriend on one knee. He was looking me deep in the eyes on one knee and started crying, I was so overwhelmed seeing a ring and him on one knee crying. The only words coming out of his mouth is "I love you", "I love you". He then spoke the most beautiful words ever and asked me to become his wife. "YES!!!" and a thousand time yes again. He organized all the way from South Africa a proposal setup, a professional photographer and a guitarist. I am blessed with the most amazing proposal ever.


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The Honeymoon


We went on the most romantic honeymoon at Zilwa Attitude, Mauritius. My husband packed my honeymoon suitcase and surprised me with the most beautiful new clothes in my suitcase.
I would highly recommend this romantic resort.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

Elizabeth Stockenstrom designed my dress, absolutely to perfection. It was a milk white colour.
I had the most amazing wedding shoes customise from Turning Point. It had a lace finish that worked perfect with my wedding dress. My hair and makeup was done by the very talented Karin Chan. I had a soft lower neck messy bun with a sparkling gold eyeshadow look and soft nude lips for makeup.
My wedding look was elegant, romantic but stylish.

The Venue

We got married in the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna at Villa Castollini.
Our family guest stayed over at the 5 star guest house on the wedding venue (Villa Castollini) and close by at Brenton on Sea Cottages.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I did microblading at Skin Tech for the perfect brows on my wedding day.
I had a few Oxygen and deep cleasing facial throughout the wedding journey and two peels.
I used AP24 Nuskin for teeth whitening and the brilliant at home whitening kit twice a week for 12 weeks.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

We had four groomsman, their look was inspired by my husband and pinterest.
The suites was hired from Suite Hire Belleville with assistance from George Suite Hire.
All of them wore a grey polo suit with a navy tie and superhero cufflinks.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I had three bridesmaids. The dresses was inspired by our overall classy and elegant wedding look.
The dresses was from Forever New, high-low in a soft pink.

Marriage Officer

We did a pre-marriage counselling course with pastor, Anton Louw, and he married us on the day. It was very special having someone who knows us personally and who walked the journey with us.

My Captured Moments

Michelle Photography took our engagement photos and our weeding day photos and her husband, JVS productions captured every moment on video for us. JVS productions also flew the drone on our wedding day to capture the singnaficient view from our wedding venue.
I could highly recommend both of them.

The Wedding Planner

The most talented and phenomenol women I ever met.
From the very start she captured our dream wedding day and made every step of the journey remarkable for us.
She is so talented and phenomenol in what she does.

Wedding Transport

We went for a more modern and elegant look. For the bridal entrance we had a Jaguar XFR.

Wedding Services Used

Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth’s gowns are the ultimate in femininity, romance and sensuality. She has built an enviable reputation for creating exquisite bridal gowns, using only the best fabrics.