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Chandré Ochse

Married on Sep 19, 2020 in Free State


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How did your love story begin?


I was in 10th grade when we met, I was walking by, and I happened to notice Ricardo in passing at lunch brake one day. It’s literally a story of love at first sight. It was this magical thing where you look at someone, and know that person is special and someone you have to know. We dated all through high school and college - lots of driving up on the weekends to see each other. I feel like marrying your high school sweetheart has this stigma around it. I think being able to go through some of life’s greatest milestones together not only makes your relationship stronger, but more meaningful. We can say that we actually grew up together. Because we did. I hope when we are together for 50 years, both old, wrinkly, and decrepit, we can look into each other’s eyes and see not an old man or woman, but ourselves at 18 — fresh-faced, hopeful, and blissfully ignorant.

Tell us all about the proposal.


The short version. We were in the mountains of Clarens. And I said yes, obviously.

On the 2nd of November, the day of the rugby world cup final, I said yes to marry the love of my life. It all started with a weekend trip to Clarens with some friends.

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