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Bernadine Coetser

Married on Apr 6, 2017 in Limpopo

To all who is reading this. I met my husband in school and we were definitely high school sweethearts. I call us Tarzan and Jane, because we are definitely the 2 bush veld lovers, and we kind of look like Tarzan and Jane 2. I have been dating him for 6 years before he finally asked the greatest question of all time. He woke me up on the 24th of December 2015, 3 o'clock in the morning!!!! We raced towards God's Window as he wanted to catch the sunrise that morning. When we finally got to the gates the security guard did not want to let us in as the gates were not open yet. As I know my husband he got us in some how. He raced up the stairs as he wanted to find the perfect spot, i was of course taking my time having no idea whats really going on because i was still very much asleep (not a very good morning person). When i got to him he had already set up the go pro and we took a few pictures and just stood there being amazed by the wonderful Nature and Sounds that God has created. As soon as the sun peeked over the horizon he went down on his one knee and finally asked the question i could not wait to hear. I was so shocked and happy and emotional at the same time that no words came out so i grabbed him and just gave him the tightest longest hug i have ever given him. He still asked me after that hug....soooo is that a YES? i replied with laughter and said the best yes i ever could.

About a year and a half after that the big day has arrived. On the 6th of April 2017 we got married in the heart of the Bush veld at Kuthaba Bush veld Lodge in Neilstroom, Limpopo. The morning was so beautiful as i woke up realizing this is everything I have ever wanted. I couldn't wait to see him walking down that isle and i did expect him to cry when he first saw me, but i had never expected me to also start crying. It was a moment of butterflies and happiness and endless love that just flowed through my heart and i knew when i saw my Husband that he felt exactly the same.

The day i got married was the best day of my life so far and i just can't wait to make so much more memories and create more of the best days of our lives.

I truly love you Eldred Coetser and thank you for being my Tarzan, my hero, happiness, and confidence!!!! you are the best man I know and I Thank God for blessing me with someone like you!!!


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Magical Moments


The highlight of the day was obviously getting married to the man of my dreams, my very own Tarzan!!!
But i have to say I really loved my wedding venue!!! Kuthaba bush Lodge!!! the most amazing and beautiful bush veld wedding venue a person could ask for. Thank you for the effort and beauty you have created for us on our special day. Everything was perfect and the food was amazing the decor was spot on the feeling the love everything just felt right to get married at this venue!!!!! a thousand thank you's!!!!!!!

And then of coarse I cannot forget our best man and maid of honor, a cheers to the best speech ever given on a wedding you really brought the house down!!!!

To Vincent Maqueen and Nicole Macqueen

The Honeymoon


So the Honeymoon was absolutely the funnest vacation ever.
It started off a bit shaky as we never got what we booked for but the next day we walked into the doors of Archipelago lodge in Mozambique.

This place is really amazing with the greatest people you will ever meet, the most delicious food you will ever eat and the most adventures you will ever encounter.

I never knew where we were going for our honey moon and it was really kept a secret pretty good, until the day of our wedding and my Husband accidentally let it slip. The moment I found out I laughed with joy and I found it very funny that he could keep the secret for so long and then whoops he lets its slip just as we were about to enter the reception area.

It was truly amazing to be there in the heart of Mozambique, the sun the sea the whole island feeling was absolutely breathtaking.

It was very sad to leave there as we just wanted to stay there forever and never look back.
It was truly the most amazing and breath taking holiday you could ever imagine.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

Where do I Begin

I felt like the most beautiful bride ever.

Thank you Hilma for the most amazing and special wedding dress ever. You made me exactly what I wanted. I felt like a bush veld Godess!!!!! You truly are so talented and you have the greatest Knowlege of anyone i know.

And then to my Sister in Law Biancha Van Niekerk, I want to thank you for the amazing job you did with my makeup, i still believe that you've got a hidden talent that the world should see!!!!!

Saving the best for last to my Dad, Martin Beukes, thank you sooo much that you also gave me the wedding dress of my dreams, for supporting me so that I can get the dress I have always wanted. You are truly my Hero and i love you with all my heart.

Wedding Elements

To Danielle Mac Queen

WOW WOW WOW, my invites the decor the cake topping!!!! you are sooooo talented and creative. Thank you for everything you did all the effort and late nights spent to make everything for the big day sooooo special!!!! I love you to bits!!!!

Nicole Macqueen, words cannot even describe to begin to tell you how much i appreciate your help and effort put in!!!!!
You truly are the best est friend anyone could ask for!!!!!! I lovvveee you to bits!!!

My Captured Moments

We had the most amazing, most talented and most energetic Photograper ever. Alke-Merique Photagraphy.
Alke I have to thank you for making my day extra special for capturing our love story and moments we shared together. You are truly one of the best there is, she had energy she had knowledge and she really gave us exactly what we wanted.

To any one out there to be married please visit her on facebook, Alke-Merique Photography!!!!

To the best of the best, thank you a thousand times.

The Wedding Planner

To my Mother in Law!!!

If it wasn't for your help and effort that day could not have taken place. I thank you for everything you did all the hard work the effort the admin the organization and the love you put in everything that was done

I love you and I appreciate everything you mean to us!!!!

Michelle Coetser, the most talented and wisest women I know!!!!

Food & Cake

To the most amazing woman I know... Engela MacQueen!!!!!
Thank you, thank you thank you a thousand times more!!!!, The cake was absolutely breathtaking!!!! The best Biltong cake really had that bus veld south African kick to it!!!!

You are so talented and very creative.

To all check out my amazing wedding cake in the gallery!!!!

You are one in a million.

Wedding Services Used

Kuthaba Bush Lodge

Kuthaba Bush Lodge

Kuthaba Bush Lodge is a private game reserve situated near Modimolle, in the Limpopo Province and forms part of the serene Waterberg Mountain Range, renowned for its exquisite ...