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Cecile Kotze

Married on Jun 30, 2018 in Western Cape

 

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How did your love story begin?

 

Peter and I were introduced to each other about 4 years ago by a mutual friend, Mouton, who we both had lived with. I was sharing a flat with Mouton at the time and he wanted to introduce me to his friend he thought would be a perfect match for me. We organised to all go out together for one of the 2014 Soccer World cup matches and as they say the rest was history. We immediately clicked and it turned out that Peter and I had met 10 years prior to that attending the same classes at Technikon, only for our paths to cross again when the time was right.

Tell us all about the proposal.

 

During December 2016 we rented a house in Yzerfontein along the West Coast. All the family came together for a braai the day before Christmas and the next minute Peter arrives with a gift wrapped box. He insisted I open it there and then and I was amazed as we no longer exchange Christmas gifts and said I would open it later, but he said no I need to open it now. I unwrapped the box and inside was a kettle. I was like oh cool as ours at home had a broken lid and did not think anything of it. Peter then said lets see what it looks like inside the kettle and as I opened it he dropped to one knee as I found a small box, proposing there and then in front of our family. This was total surprise...the best surprise!

Magical Moments

 

Highlights of our day included being able to get dressed at my childhood friend's house who was also one of my bridesmaid's; being driven to the church by my brother; seeing my husband's expression when he saw me coming down the isle, being declared Mr and Mrs Kotze; being able to celebrate our day with our closest friends and family and dancing the night away into the early morning hours!

The Honeymoon

 

My husband surprised me with a romantic honeymoon in Italy, we went Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples and island of Capri. It was amazing and so special to go on our first oversea's trip together!

Wedding Gallery

 

My Special Day

I had a vintage wedding dress and a classic up-styled hair style. My dream dress was made by the brilliant Brigitte von dem Bongart and my hair was done by Franchet Bester. My make up was done by Kirsten Pouwels Makeup Artistry and my shoes were bought from Samstar Shoes. My earrings was my something old from my late grandmother.

The Venue

Our wedding reception was held at Delsma Farm and our guests were able to stay at the venue in one of their many self catering cottages or rooms.

Delsma Farm Wedding & Conference Venue

Delsma Farm Wedding & Conference Venue

Delsma farm is ideal for small to medium conferences and teambuilding activities. The Function and Conference Centre is able to seat 220 guests. It also has a meeting room for ...

Wedding Elements

Our flowers were supplied by Flowerheart and our decor was sourced by our Wedding Planner, Pretty Different Events. Furniture, under plates and bistro lights were supplied by Delsma Farm and Decor-it.

Flowerheart

Flowerheart

Flowers are a vital part of any wedding. It adds life, fragrance and colour to a ceremony. Be it overwhelming, stylish, and elegant or fairytale. I am committed to good quality...

My Groom And His Groomsmen

My husband's suit was purchased and the groomsmen suits were hired from Eurosuit. My husband wore a navy blazer with a white shirt, beige pants and tan shoes. The groomsmen wore navy suits with white shirts and tan shoes. They also wore bamboo checkered socks from Sexy Socks.

Eurosuit

Eurosuit

Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My bridesmaids wore dresses with lace tops and grey blue satin skirts made by Brigitte von dem Bongart. The look and colour was inspired by Pinterest.

Marriage Officer

Our marriage officer was Ds Jan Steyn from Malmesbury.

My Captured Moments

Our special day was captured by the magnificent Wil Punt from Peartree Photography. Wil made us feel so relaxed and comfortable and captured the most amazing natural moments.

The Wedding Planner

Carla Celliers from Pretty Different Events planned and coordinated everything for our wedding day. She took care of everything and we literally just had to show up on time for our wedding. Carla is worth every cent paid and I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Wedding Transport

Our wedding car was a vintage old Rover from a family friend.

Food & Cake

The food was prepared by Delsma Farm.

Delsma Farm Wedding & Conference Venue

Delsma Farm Wedding & Conference Venue

Delsma farm is ideal for small to medium conferences and teambuilding activities. The Function and Conference Centre is able to seat 220 guests. It also has a meeting room for ...

The Reception and Entertainment

Our DJ was Johann Mouton who played the best music to keep the party and the feet going until the early hours of the morning!

Wedding Services Used

 
Eurosuit

Eurosuit

Eurosuit has established itself as the leading brand in men’s formal wear hire and sale.

Flowerheart

Flowerheart

Flowers are a vital part of any wedding. It adds life, fragrance and colour to a ceremony. Be it overwhelming, stylish, and elegant or fairytale. I am committed to good quality...

Delsma Farm Wedding & Conference Venue

Delsma Farm Wedding & Conference Venue

Delsma farm is ideal for small to medium conferences and teambuilding activities. The Function and Conference Centre is able to seat 220 guests. It also has a meeting room for ...