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Tanya Reynders

Married on Jul 29, 2017 in North West Province


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How did your love story begin?


Where do I start, I met the love off my life in 2003 nevertheless to found out that he was my primary school crush. We met at a best friend of mines house, he was such a gentleman and kind with a smile that I could not take my eyes off. Our love story actually started on the 31 Dec 2003 I was looking into an answer my heart was seeking, my heart was beating and my eyes did not question anything, the butterfly feeling I had on my stomach not even knowing that this is the man I wanted to spend my hole life with. There were times off laughter, fun, sadness, good times, bad times but yet we had survived all of the obstacles that life threw at us as a couple and grew stronger each and every year.

I did not know where all of these would have taken me, but I surely knew when we looked at each other a moment too long this was surely that we could not just have been friends we had to be soul mates.

Tell us all about the proposal.


On the 31 Dec 2015 we went to visit my parents for the festive season in Witbank, me not knowing what was going to happen in the year 2015. We as a family went to a new years party as CJ had already asked my parents for blessing this same day because this day is the day we celebrate our anniversary of being together 12 years at that time. To be honest I never thought that we would come to this day that he would ask my hand in marriage. When we had the new years count down and everybody wishing everybody Happy new year....our favourite song played Dreams from Cranberries and he asked me to dance, when the song stopped and I planned to walk back to my seat he went down on one knee in front off everybody at the Party and he asked me to marry me. I was so shocked and burst out in tears as my biggest dream came true and I said YES!!

Magical Moments


Any day is special If you have your parents by your side, and it will be one of the most precious moments for me as the bride when my mom completed my outfit by attaching my jewellery, not to mention the tears flowing when my father had put on my shoes for me for the last time. Before entering the chapel I wrote a special letter to the groom which I had the privilege to read it to him outside the chapel before the doors opened for me to enter the chapel. When entering I could see the love in the grooms eyes and tears and the feeling when my father had to hand me over to the groom with delightfulness and tears.
Out of the grooms eyes, not only was I the most beautiful women in the room I was about to be his wife and his eyes by looking at me said more than what I expected.
Later during the evening we changed clothing and opened the dance floor with a special Paso Doable & Tango, that was the hi-lite of the evening.
We as a couple love to dance we decided not to do the traditional throwing of the bouquet and the garter, we decided that the single ladies and men had to dance for it with a brown bag over their heads and the bride and groom eliminated them till the last one standing.

The Honeymoon


We went to Thaba Tshwene for 2 days, we are going on honeymoon in Dec 2017 - Cape Town

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

Wedding look - My wedding theme was vintage combination colours of burgundy, cream, chocolate brown, baby blue and lace.
Hair - Alushke42

The Venue

Vintage Affair in Klerksdorp
Guest stayed at other guest houses

Wedding Elements

My wedding theme was Vintage, décor was made up with fairy lights, rustic under plates, chandeliers and candles. Flowers was Red roses, proteas, succulent desert roses and green moss. On the tables we had old books with vintage lace covered with it. All rented elements was done by Vintage Affair, and the flowers as well.

Marriage Officer

Pastor Wikus van Zyl from Nuwe Lewe

The Wedding Planner


Food & Cake

Vintage Affair prepared the food and my wedding cake was made by Amanda Pienaar from Klerksdorp

Wedding Stationery

Melissa Smuts at Ebko

The Reception and Entertainment

Well we always said when we get married we want to PARTY till the sun comes up therefor we have chosen a venue that allowed this dream to come true. Our wedding celebration started at 15:00 and we partied till 03:30 the next morning. Robbie Rossouw's team from The Event Maker made it possible to have one blast of a party. My brother Zeine Reynders was our MC and boy did we have fun with him and the guests enjoyed his jokes.

Wedding Services Used

Thaba Tswhene Game Lodge

Thaba Tswhene Game Lodge

Our experienced and dedicated staff prides themselves in offering the personal touch to make your wedding a memory to treasure forever. Our chapel and banqueting hall at Thaba Tsh