It was 2015. In the Mother City. Gin was in. It was hot. So we had wine and bubbles together then we had gin.
The plan was hatched: in no particular order, see the world together, run everywhere, taste every wine in Platters and share adventures, cooking up more along the way.
I am truly lucky and could not have asked for a better best friend, partner-in-crime, husband and future father to a large cohort of conquistadors.
Next stop the Andes.
A year ago today - picture this:
Our beloved Table Mountain as the backdrop, glorious country fields, a troop of horses.
He drops to his knees but she doesn't say "yes", she says "OF COURSE" without even having seen the (TO DIE FOR) tension-set sapphire and white gold ring.
The rest was history, but only because he ducked deftly left, narrowly avoiding decapitation by a midget-ridden horse galloping straight at him.
Seeing my husband's face when I saw him at the altar. Saying "I do" to the man of my dreams and knowing I get to share the rest of my life with the most incredible man!!!
Beautiful Venice, Italy and Dubrovnik, Croatia
Vintage all the way - my dress was mermaid in style in champagne with white lace overlay. I received a multitude of compliments from my hubby, family and friends! I felt like a princess and my husband's smile said it all when I first walked down the aisle :)
Vintage all the way - my dress was a mermaid style in champagne colour with white lace overlay. I received multiple compliments from my hubby, family and friends! I felt like a princess and my husband's smile said it all when I first walked down the aisle :)
Married in St Martin's church in a historic village called Bladon. The reception was in an English manor house from the 15th century, the Manor at Weston-on-the-Green. It was a truly magical day that exceeded all our dreams :)
Our flower arrangements were done by the very talented Emma from Pollen Florist in Woodstock and the ladies of the church led by Sue. They included spectacular pink peonies, blue and white flowers and some greenery and gold spray.
They all looked very dashing in their English morning coats, waistcoats, navy ties, pin-striped trousers - with rose buttonholes. My husband had his gold patterned waistcoat designed by a South African tailor. He wore Union Jack socks with S.A. and U.K. flags for cufflinks.
We had a matron of honour (Caroline, my best friend from school), two junior bridesmaids and a flower girl (our nieces Tatiana, Amalia and Stella). They were all dressed in navy blue satin and lace with touches of gold.
Canon Adrian Daffern
Guy Hearn was our photographer. Second to none!!! We could not be happier with our photos and gaining a new friend :)
We did it ourselves with the help of email, skype and our family
Vintage 1955 Bentley R type, black and silver in colour
The Manor chef prepared our plated 3-course meal. Our wedding cake and cupcakes were designed and made by the wonderful Rachel of "Cakes by Rachel"
During the reception drinks we enjoyed some lawn games including croquet while listening to a live string trio. After the dinner, we all put our dancing shoes on, and let our hair down for a Scottish ceilidh dance.