Kris and I met in 2015 via a mutual friend who initiated a lift club/car pool. We travelled to work together everyday and grew to know one another. After travelling together for some time we all decided to hang out and watch the Soccer World Cup at one another's homes. Every night without fail we would watch the games and enjoy one another's company. To try and impress me Kris would prepare a dish and serve us. We enjoyed it until Kris and I decided to spend even more time together. It was then when I discovered who Kris was and what a great big heart he had. He asked me out and we started officially to date in January 2016.
It was a cold and windy weekend in Port Elizabeth. We decided to spend the weekend at my mom's place. Kris on the other hand had some other plans in mind. After a delicious meal with the family, we all moved to the lounge area for some drinks and snacks and started chatting about this and that. For some weird reason I noticed that Kris seemed a bit uneasy and nervous. I just ignored it and continued chatting when all of a sudden he scraped the confidence and stamina together and went down on one knee (with permission from my mom of course) and popped the question. Of course I said yes and now our journey begins..
Since my father is no longer alive the highlight of my wedding was walking down the aisle with my rock, my Mom who has supported me through thick and thin to hand me over to my handsome husband.
Another highlight was the photo session with my hubby where our photographer captured magical moments of just the two of us.
No not really but we spend a few nights at the Radisson Hotel in Port Elizabeth.
I went for the princess look. My hairstyle was an upstyle finished off with a tiara. My hair was done by Fiona Hair Design in Port Elizabeth. Ayesha Seedat gave me smokey eyes and did a beautiful job with my makeup. My lingerie was from Woolworths and my silver shoe was from Truworths.
We got married at Lake De La Vie in Port Elizabeth. Our guests did not over night but we slept over at Lake De La Vie's Bridal Chalet. It had a breath taking view and made sure we had midnight snacks too.
My hubby and I went to the gym (Virgin Active) on a weekly basis for 2 months before the wedding.
Lynley at Floral Creations in Port Elizabeth provided us with beautiful floating boquets on each table, and the Hire Warehouse provided us with the decor.
The groomsmen wore silver suits with green ties and beige undercoats. The page boy and miniature groom wore black suits with silver undercoats. Suit Hire in Newton Park Port Elizabeth provided them with their stunning outfits.
The bridesmaids wore mint dresses designed by House of Hoiden in Port Elizabeth. The miniature bride wore a dress made by a private dressmaker called Nita in Johannesburg. The two flower girls had long coral dresses also made by a private dressmaker in Johannesburg.
Our Marriage Officer was Pastor Leon Du Preez.
Our photographer was Ewald Stander. He captured all the special moments on our special day. He was professional and did an outstanding job. We did not have a videographer.
The bride and groom planned the wedding day by themselves.
A friend of the family provided us with a Merecedes convertible to the wedding venue.
The food at the wedding was provided by Fat Cats in Port Elizabeth and our beautiful, delicous cake was prepared by Faranaaz at Vanilla Pod.
My brother Stanley Le Roux in Port Elizabeth designed our stationery and it was printed by Deo Gloria Signs in Polokwane Limpopo.
The wedding party danced through an arch which was formed by the guests at the reception hall . Since I married a Belgian my wedding had an international flavour. My husband's sister performed a traditional Belgian wedding welcome at the reception. My older brother Garth Le Roux from For Ya Soul Sound in Johannesburg did the sound for us. He was the Dj for the wedding. My family is talented when it comes to music hence they serenaded us with music on our wedding day. My brother Stanley Le Roux was the Master of Ceremonies and did a fantastic job.