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Courtney Mulder

Married on Feb 29, 2020 in Garden Route


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How did your love story begin?


For me, it was most definitely ‘love at first sight’, for Marcel, he needed to wipe his sunnies down and maybe needed one more eye check before he knew it would always be me. ;)

We we’re both invited to a mutual friend’s camping birthday weekend away in Beverlac. I have to admit, he was the most beautiful man I have ever seen in my life and I was completely lost for words the first time we spoke. This is highly unusual for me, as I have always been the one in the past to strike up bubbly conversations and get the flirting going, but in front of Marcel, I was a giddy little girl that couldn’t string two words together- it was highly embarrassing for me, so I decided to abort the mission to talk to him- scared that I would continue to make a fool of myself.

In later months I found out from our mutual friend that he had been in a relationship when we met, and that they were still together. I didn’t mind hearing this, as I was totally okay with waiting for my crush, as I was going through a personal journey of self-love and healing. Completely preparing myself to be a ‘full cup’ for my person one day.

The day that I finally felt completely ready to let another person into my life and decided that, that next person would be my husband, I prayed to God and the Universe to let him know that I am ready that thanked the God in advance. What do you know, I receive a message on Facebook from my crush, Marcel, asking me if I would like to meet up with him and go on a date.

The following day, he drove up to Stellenbosch to see me for dinner, and that was that I suppose- within the first couple of days, I knew God had answered my prayers and just ‘knew’ you know. I know it sounds so cliché, but you do really just know. It’s a knowing from inside your core that this is your person and that your souls have chosen each other to have a life together.

And the rest of the story I suppose just fell into place, we fell deeply and madly in love, moved in together, started businesses together, travelled the world together and now we are at a point where we are walking hand in hand, and walking in love together. We are so ready to experience the fullness of life and all that it has to offer.

On the 29th of Feb, 2020, 5 years after we met, we will be saying our vows to one another in front of all our special family and friends and will start the next journey and cycle of this wonderful life together. Everyday we count our blessings and we are filled with gratitude and love.

Follow your heart and listen to souls desire, and all will fall into place, exactly how it should be.

Tell us all about the proposal.


Firstly, I have to give you a little background information. Marcel attempted to propose once on my birthday, but I stopped him mid-speech

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