We met through my cousin. My fiance and my cousin worked together. I popped in at the store where they worked, I always wear a flower in my hair, he asked my cousin who is "the flower girl" since then I was known as the flower girl ☺ my cousin gave him my number. We became friends. For 5 months before we started dating we were just friends. August 2012 we started dating. September 2015 we got engaged. The ring was shaped in a flower❤ my heart melts.
It was my birthday the 19th of September that week before my birthday he was going to work in East London for the week, he told me he might not make it back the 19th of September so he wants to take me on a date the weekend before on the 11th of September. He picked me up from work. He knows i take long to get ready i was wondering why is he riding around in circles (he was waiting for the sun to set as everything was setup at home) we eventually got home he told me to wait in the car. I thought he is having a surprise party for me and everyone is inside. He asked me to close my eyes as we walked in. When i opened my eyes there were tea light candles everywhere and rose petals running down the stairs. We then had a candle light dinner (debonairs pizza) our favourite. He asked me to get something that was behind me. When i turned around he was on one knee asking me to marry him
1. Marrying my best friend, the lovery of my life, my sun and stars ❤ after 6 years of dating.
2. The look on his face when he saw me in my dress.
3. A special tribute to my late gran.
4. The love shared by both families United as one
5. The speeches.
Yes we did. We had the most amazing 4 days... I wish we could go back into time, we went to Plettenberg Bay and stayed at the Milkwood Manor, we had a sea facing room right on the beach. We went to the Wilderness and Knysna. My husband took me to the most amazing places with the most amazing views.
I've always dreamed of looking like a princess on my wedding day and I did☺ I felt like one too.
My wedding dress was a ballroom styled dress with a long train and the veil longer than the dress: Dress by Evelyn Peris Suit Hire
My shoes were from woolworths.
My jewellery was from Heinz:
Lingerie: gifts from my bridal shower☺
On the day of my wedding I hired a make up artist, the best in the industry: Debby Atkinson ❤
I wanted a natural look with smokey eyes and red lipstick.
I had such a fun time with my make up artist that I didn't even get to do my hair!
My hair was natural, wash and go.
I always wanted curls, I had pictures saved but there was no time, in the end everything was perfect.
We got married in St Francis Bay
Cape st Francis Resort
We stayed at the harbour the night before, we had an amazing place, a walk away from a private beach and on the night of the wedding we stayed at the resort.
The venue was rustic, we didn't have to decorate that much.
We hired the following from Wise Hire in Port Elizabeth:
Mr and Mrs sign
Bouquet: PE Flowers
We got a pallet from my cousin and decorated it with a photo collage of our pre wedding shoot.
The thank you cards had photos of our pre wedding shoot with gold boxes and a sweet treats inside from Domestic Distributors in Port Elizabeth
My husband wore a silver grey suit by Heinz and looked handsome as ever
We had an intimate wedding. We didn't have any bridesmaids or groomsmen ❤
Our photographer was Anneli Young ❤
Amazing job well done.
I am a photographer, my neice took photos with my camera as well, Megan Moodalay ❤ most amazing memories captured by these two, I will treasure for the rest of my life.
Everything was planned by my mother in law❤ Janine van der Merwe.
She is the most amazing woman/mother in my life.
Our wedding car was a Mercedes Benz, driven by my husbands cousin, Reino Jacobs
Our wedding was at Cape st Francis resort, their in house chef prepared the food.
Welcoming snacks and drinks
The wedding cake was dessert with a coffee bar
Cake made by: Pearl Botha Moodley
Print Rite in Port Elizabeth did the printing of our wedding invitations and thank you cards.
We had a very intimate wedding lunch with the heads of each family.
We had a play list of classical music:
Vivaldi the four seasons and Beathoven's 9 symphonies❤