"Maryke & Aylwin celebrated the beginning of their lives as husband and wife at Makiti: it sure turned out to be a memorable beginning! In a location surrounded by some of South Africa's best known heritage sites we witnessed their love for each other. Surrounded by their closest family and friends their union was cemented in the hearts of all who attended. Congratulations, we wish you deep love and lasting happiness in your time together!" - Mighty Fine
"Maryke and Aylwin celebrated their incredible day in Makiti's fairytail gardens. So many people had made the effort to join in the celebrations: the whole day was filled with special moments! From the ceremony at the water's edge to the dancing at the reception - the joy and happiness never seemed to stop! We hope your love for each other always keeps expanding, steadily, like the swell of rivers after winter. Congratulations" - Mighty Fine Productions
Once upon a time there were two people from totally different worlds... from small beginnings in the countryside to living it up in the big city.
They were just minding their own businesses when cupid had other ideas. He decided to close the gap on a paticular dance floor one Friday night where they "sokkie'd" the night away, oblivious to what was actually happening in their hearts.
On a so called "business" trip overseas which ended up in a magical place where my expectations of "that day" where about to be exceeded beyond my expectations...
From palm trees, white sandy beaches and waterfalls to a private candlelight dinner on a beach with the moonlight as our companion.
My soon to be fiance started the day spilling his cappachino looking all stressed and totally out of character. His walk and talk seemd strange all of a sudden.
The weirdness continued up until a relaxing swim in the infinity pool overlooking the everlasting beauty of the Thai beaches.
Later that evening, all dressed up for a normal night out, we were escorted by a walkway of candles that led to the fairytale site that i'll never forget.
A mesmerizing setting with pink and purple lights enhancing the draping that set the tone for a memorable candlelight dinner.
From the private waiter to the menu options on a ipad to the proposal on one knee was of the highest quality.
From the minute we opened our eyes till long after midnight our big day was more than perfect!
The Holy Spirit was almost touchable throughout the day and it was clear that God had planned the day for us. An atmosphere of contentment and happiness filled the day.
The three little OO7 agents that brought our rings was one of the highlights.
We went to the beautiful island of Mauritius for our honeymoon and had a blissful time getting to know each other on a new level.
We got married at Makiti's fairytale gardens near Krugersdorp.
Very talented family helped to put this day of my dreams together.
Getting the men dressed was a brease. It was made easy by the guys at Coquis.
The bridesmaids wore infinity dresses by The Maiden.
Derick du Plessis
We had the privilege of working with the amazing team at Mighty Fine Productions on Photos and Video.
We had our Engagement shoot with them, photos, video and a slowmo video that entertained our guest.
My fabulous Mother in law "Ria Kruger" was more than just a planner and made everything easy for us.
With the Makiti team, Bridesmaids and family everything were streamlined easily.
We both love dancing...
Growing up on a farm, I learned to dance on my father's feet. I took some dance lessons in the city at Ceroc containing a bit of ballroom, latern and sokkie.
As we met on the dance floor, this was a big part of getting to know each other.
We had one Ceroc lesson together before the wedding.
Michelangela Bridal Boutique situated in Pretoria East, specialising in bridal wear and bridesmaids dresses.
The Original Infinity Dress can be worn 27 different ways, making it the perfect bridesmaid dress for all figures!