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Jo Love

Married on Jul 1, 2017 in Eastern Cape


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How did your love story begin?


Dylan and I have known each other forever, we grew up in the same small town and were friends throughout school. We both say that we always knew we would get married one day, but neither one of us ever said it. We both ended up back in our home town after several years apart at different universities, and it was just so different and right. What had always been a great friendship was now so much more. We got engaged in December 2015 and a year and a half later we has the wedding of our dreams. He really is my best friend, and that what makes our relationship so exciting, fun and special.

Magical Moments


Everything about our wedding day was just so perfect. Dylan and I were both adamant about getting married on the beach (ceremony and reception), despite constant doubt from everyone around us (it was the middle of winter). People joke that we were so brave, and also so lucky, as everything turned out better than we ever could have imagined. The weather was absolutely perfect, and even as we danced the night away, barefoot in the sea sand, no one got cold. We never had a doubt, but still we were blown away by just how incredible the whole day turned out. It really was just the most amazing, happy, stunning, fun and memorable day and night.

The Honeymoon


We went to Mauritius and stayed at the Sensimar Lagoon Resort.

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My wedding dress was designed by LENA LISA, my hair was done by Michelle Edwards from Blown Away Hairdressing, and my makeup by Melanie Tharrat. The flower arrangements and bouquets were by Sarah May - fine art florals and styling.

The Venue

We got married on the beach in Mazeppa Bay, which is in the Transkei. It is a very remote location, and so all our guested stayed over, at the Mazeppa Bay Hotel.

Wedding Elements

We had the reception in a beautiful Bedouin tent on the beach, and it was absolutely breathtaking. The decor was very rustic and simple, to go with the relaxed vibe of the wedding. The tables, chairs and dance floor were rented from Border Cater Hire.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom and groomsmen wore navy blue chinos and white linen shirts from Old Khaki.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids wore a variety of Merlot coloured dressed from Hoiden Bridesmaids.

My Captured Moments

Stephanie Norman was our photographer, and Pelicula Productions did the video.

The Wedding Planner

We Love Events did all the coordinating as well as the decor.

The Reception and Entertainment

A local Queenstown DJ did all the sound as well as the music after dinner. At the ceremony and before dinner at the reception we had Aston Whyle playing live music.