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Anilda Wepener

Married on Apr 29, 2017 in North West Province


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How did your love story begin?


My hunk of a husband was working with me. When I started I saw him and thought what an arrogant man!!! I will never talk to you. I got promoted and moved from offices. After four years I went back after a bad retrenchment. This is when I saw him again and we started talking as my work required that I do work for their department. Once he started flirting and talking I knew this is my took him almost 5 years to actually invite me for an coffee I will never forget..

Tell us all about the proposal.


We were 4 year going strong...sitting at the kitchen table I asked him he needs to decide if we need to go further or are we just wasting time as he had been married before and me not I wanted to know what or where we at he just there and then went to his knee and asked me to spend the rest of our life's together...

Magical Moments


getting dressed in my gown was an highlight....but the best was once I walked in the churched and saw my husband to be crying that was the best...

The Honeymoon


The plan was to go only for a few days as we did not have any extra money after the wedding as we paid for all ourselves , we went to Pilaansberg stayed one night and the work phoned the next day asking if he perhaps can come back...we did not care to go back like I said we actually did not have any extra maybe next year we will try and go on honeymoon ..

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My wedding look I wanted to look elegant but still myself...
my makeup was light as I myself don't wear a lot..
my wedding dress was an soft off white dress with an open back..and mermaid bottom...the top part had the detail of my shoes I was the same as the dress toppart , comfortable to dance the whole night..lingerie was bought at the lingerie boutique jewellery was pearls that was my grandmothers...

The Venue

We decided on a weekend wedding and a family venue..Kwanja Lodge in Middelburg...all the quest could stay the whole weekend and enjoy our family time.

My Bridal Beauty Regime

I am a beautician and could do almost everything myself..I worked out running each day.The only treatments I did was nails and hair ....most I did myself up to wedding day.

Wedding Elements

my décor was hessian and mint green flowers was gyps with an flower made of news paper..with pearl strings and glass bottles I wanted a comfortable wedding where you feel at home and children could enjoy with us...our lights was fairy lights and lint from the roof..

My Groom And His Groomsmen

our groom and his groomsmen wore blue jeans with white shirts , only the groom had an brown jacket.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

bridesmaids whore white skirts with blue denim shirts and cowboy bots, this was fitted in with groom and the décor.

Marriage Officer

we have been to an wedding and saw the preacher and he gave the most amazing lessons , so we decide to use him for he wedding as he can tell a story of love and this is why you should get your preacher right he blessed our wedding form day one..

My Captured Moments

my original photographer had to cancel a week before the wedding and I almost died...then I got a photographer from the lodge and she really caught all the moments and memories.

The Wedding Planner

I did all the arrangements myself that took about 7 months of planning..

Wedding Transport

I was suppose to have an donkey cart but he decided to be sick the day of wedding and I had to use my dad's vito buss...that was actually special..

Food & Cake

my wedding cake was biltong cake and droe aunt made the cake as an present...for the wedding...
the food was done by the lodge as an cowboy south African style wedding we had spit and a lot of side dishes.

Wedding Stationery

I designed almost everything and printed it at local printer.

The Reception and Entertainment

if I could change one thing on my wedding a better dj he was to strict on music and did not really did what was asked..
dance lessons NO we stay in a "boere " community and we dance a lot...

as an weekend wedding the people was already acquainted with one another and Friday was a bit to much as we had a big braai..and the Saturday after maths was that the wedding was actually not till late..