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Elke Lötter

Married on Nov 6, 2021 in Western Cape


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How did your love story begin?


Our love story started almost 6 years again when we matched on Tinder. It was about 5 days after we matched and then he sent me a message and we started talking. The first time we met, I already knew that this was going to be the man that I am going to marry one day. It was like we had known each other forever, both coming from small "platteland" towns and Afrikaans families, we share so many interests. My father passed away about 3 weeks after he met Jacques for the first time, and he loved him! We were in the beginning stages of our relationship and Jacques just immediately filled and stepped into that role of support and comfort for me. He is the love of my life and the highlight of my day everyday since day one.

Tell us all about the proposal.


We got engaged last year in the middle of a lockdown in this pandemic - We had the fireplace going and enjoying a glass of red wine. Jacques got up and left the room and the next moment he was on one knee asking me to marry him! It was exactly what I wanted - us alone and being completely caught off guard! My ring is very special as it has the diamonds in of the engagement ring my father gave to my mother.

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