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Louise Cowling (Maritz)

Louise Cowling

Married on Dec 17, 2017 in Kwa-Zulu Natal

The Journey of Louise & Michael

Michael & I met February 2005. We used to work for the same Pharmacy back in Nelspruit (Mpumalanga) and had some the best connection two people can have, however, we were both in a relationship and we never "took things to another level".

A Year after I've started at the said Pharmacy, Michael disappeared off the face of the earth and we never saw or heard of each other ever again. I got married in 2005 and he got married in 2006.

Facebook was a new thing and like everyone, we befriended each other on Facebook in 2007 and we made contact with each other and never spoke again until 2011. He got divorced 6 months into his marriage, however, I was still married. We made contact again in 2014, I just started with divorce proceedings myself and soon both realized that the connection is still there.

I got divorced and we arranged to meet each other and since then, I moved to Durban to be with Michael. We got engaged on my birthday which is 3 May and decided to rather utilize any funds towards a wedding to have a fabulous honeymoon. We eloped on 17 December 2017 and will soon be jetting off to Bangkok and Phuket for the most romantic holiday/honeymoon ever.


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Magical Moments


Well, seeing this was a second wedding for us both, we decided to elope. We kept it a BIG secret, no one knew.

Without all the trimmings and stress, we casually eloped with close friends on 17 December 2017. We'll utilize the funds one would spend on a wedding to buy a house and go on the most romantic honeymoon ever.

The Honeymoon


Not yet, we'll be going in 2018 to Bangkok and Phuket.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

Well, we didn't do all the fancy trimmings so this might bore you but here goes:-

Hair - done by myself
Makeup - done by myself
Wedding Dress - a cute little dress i bought from Fochini in Durban
Shoes - same as above
Lingerie - same as above
Jewellery & Accessories - same as above

The Venue

We got married in Amanzimtoti, private venue. Because we eloped, we had no guests, only our two witnesses.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I only coloured my hair :-)

Wedding Elements

We had none. I had one flower which was a Protea.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

Michael wet to Woolies and got a shirt similar in colour to my dress :-)

Beautiful Bridesmaids

I had no bridesmaids.

Marriage Officer

Our very best friend who is a Pastor in Toti.

My Captured Moments

Our witness who is also a "starter photographer" did all the happy snaps, nothing fancy.

The Wedding Planner


Wedding Transport


Food & Cake


Wedding Stationery


The Reception and Entertainment