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Eileen Gould & Andre Botes

Married on Nov 4, 2023 in Gauteng

How did your love story begin?


Myself and Andre met 16 years ago through a mutual friend's gathering. We were smitten with each other from the get go and I can truly say it was love at first sight. We started dating on the 7th of the 7th month 2007!!! Wow... My lucky number lol. We have been inseparable ever since and I cannot begin to imagine my life without this handsome, kind hearted, caring man in it. We are so excited for what the future holds for us. I cannot wait to marry my absolute best friend.

Tell us all about the proposal.


Andre caught me completely off guard when he proposed. It was my 21st birthday and we had all of our friends and family there to celebrate my birthday. When the time came for all of our speeches, he informed everyone that he would like to make a toast on the birthday girl (that's me) lol. He got down on one knee and said the sweetest words. I don't think I even gave him a chance to even finish his whole speech that was prepared before I just jumped up and hugged him... Of coarse I said YES, I actually think I yelled it. I felt like the luckiest girl alive and I still feel that way today.

Magical Moments


We truly enjoyed every single moment, but my favorite part has to be our first dance. We danced on a cloud along with Roxette's beautiful voice singing "Almost Unreal" and that is definitely how it felt! ALMOST UNREAL

The Honeymoon


We are going to the beautiful island of Mauritius for our Honeymoon

Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

I was wearing a lovely Ivory dress by Dednam Couture, my hair was down in a soft wave and makeup beautifully done by HOULSONBeauty

The Venue

We got married at a stunning venue called Riverside Country Estate. Some of our guests stayed the night at the venue as the have the most beautiful accommodation

My Bridal Beauty Regime

DEFFINATELY had to go for a massage @ CHEVEUX D'OR, used a lovely alo vera face cream and drank plenty of water

Wedding Elements

Everything was perfectly done by Riverside Country Estate

My Groom And His Groomsmen

All of them wore black suits, the grooms suit jacket was ivory with black trim. Suits done by The Dress Suit

Beautiful Bridesmaids

All of my bridesmaids wore a white dress with silver sequins

Marriage Officer

The priest from out church

Wedding Services Used



Perfect for honeymoons, Mauritius is incredibly romantic, perfect for love birds.