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Zelmari Van Zyl

Married on Aug 26, 2017 in Gauteng


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How did your love story begin?


In the beautiful city of Cape Town. It started with a coffee, which turned into a dinner, which turned into ice-cream and coffee looking out over the beautiful ocean and city lights. The butterflies in my tummy didn't stop that whole entire time. It was perfect!

Tell us all about the proposal.


We were back in Zimbabwe to visit my family during the New Year period. Whenever I go back, we try and take a hike up Tsindi Ruins, which is a kopje situated on our old farm. Well, as usual, we all got ready for our hike, on 01 Jan 2017. The guys 'had to go earlier to get drinks and snacks' and us girls took our time in getting there. When we got to the clearing at the top of the kopje, Joe said he would like to take my to the rock around the corner, which is the highest point. We got there, and then he said "We aren't going to be able to celebrate our one and a half year anniversary together, so I thought I would give you your present now. He handed my a present. I opened it, and inside was a Disney book with all my favorite Disney stories. (Yes, I am one of those girls, obsessed with disney and fairytales). As I opened the cover, my dream ring was neslted in its box, with the words, 'Let's start our happily ever after. Grow old with me?'

After catching my breath, giggles, tears and squeals, I obviously said yes. Dream come true!!!

Magical Moments


Seeing Joe in the front as I walked down the aisle.
Getting ready with my sisters.
My husband helping me do a backflip in my wedding dress!
Dancing the night away with the best dance partner ever!

Wedding Gallery


My Groom And His Groomsmen

Groom: Navy suit and tie, white shirt, tan shoes and belt, polka dot socks!
Groomsmen: Navy trousers, waistcoat and tie, white shirt, tan shoes and belt, polka dot socks!

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Rosegold sequins and chiffon dresses!

My Captured Moments

Absolutely awesome people and service!

Photographer: Wayne - Wayne Viljoen Photography
Videographer: Chris - First Kiss

Food & Cake

My sister-in-law made our wedding cake. A Cupcake Cake :)

The Reception and Entertainment

My friend provided live music while we were taking photos.

Joe and I choreographed our own first dance.