You can’t go wrong with white. This wedding proves it again! We just love how the very creative bride gave the classic black and white theme a modern, yet laid-back twist. The couple also used decor items that they could reuse in their home after the wedding, like those very cool black frames. We’re also adoring the very quirky table numbers as well as the gorgeous stationery, all crafted by the bride herself!
Talking about the bride, isn’t she just spectacular? She looked like a princess, I just lurve her whole attire. And what I love even more, is how crazy in love her husband is with her. Just read the story on how they met.
The photographer was none other than our Christine.
So how did you you two meet and fall in love?
We were in the same church. Both of our smal lgroups were on duty at the church that morning. All the guys were joking around, and we were all doing our bit, then we were called together to hear what our duties were. Guys and girls were paired up together, at the entrances, to welcome people in to the church. While we were sitting in the group I scanned through the faces of the girls on duty with us. I only knew one of them the rest were all strangers. I noticed the very tired looking blond girl.
She was stunning, but she looked very tired. And even though she looked tired she still looked beautiful. She had such a natural beauty (damn..gorgeous hair!!). I so hoped I would be paired up with her…I got paired up with one of the strangers instead. After greeting people for a few minutes at our door all the while watching the hot, tired blond (damn..gorgeous smile!) greeting people at her door. I convinced the girl with me that our door was too quiet to justify both of us standing there, and that the other entrance, hot-tired-blonde’s door, could do with someone extra help. She didn’t even notice me(shows how tired she must have been). I started greeting the congregants louder and more bombastically in order to get her attention. She finally looked up. (damn..gorgeous eyes!) and I introduced myself and shook her hand. (damn..gorgeous hands!). After church, I invited her to Mochachos for a burger. Our first date…and she said “no”. With a ” Hell no!” look in her eyes. Because who eats burgers at 10am on a Sunday morning? Probably that nerd who just fell in love and could think of no better way to extend seeing her.
After blowing it with a Mochachos burger invite I couldn’t wait for next Sunday to see her again. Luckily, however, for the 6 days following our first meeting, we bumped into each other on campus. She had already forgotten my name the next time I saw her. I have never forgot her name, or lost interest since that first day I saw her. After 7 days of seeing me in a row, she knew my name, and I was in with a shot. Since then we became friends (lasted 6 months) started dating (lasted 4 years) got engaged (lasted 5 months) got married (everlasting) and I still want to stand next to her at church, I’m still in love with her, I love her more that I have before, and she still hasn’t eaten a Mochachos burger with me.
And how did he pop the question?
It was a complete surprise. We have been dating for 4 and a half years, but we never really talked about marriage, although I guess we both thought we’d get married. One the night we got engaged we had dinner, at a place I wanted to go to for ages…The Woodlands Eatery. Daniel made up an excuse for us to leave a little early. When we got home, it was dark except for all the lights in my room, even my bedside lamps. I thought it was funny and went to check it out. When I went into the room, all of the sudden all the lights went out and I got nudged onto the bed. When I looked up in my ceiling he had written with glow – in – the – dark stars, “Sal jy asb my vrou wees?” I was speechless, there was a lot of rattling I switched on the light and there was Daniel on his knee with a beautiful ring, he designed himself. All I could get put out of my mouth was…”is dit nou? Is dit nou?” I said yes, SUPER excited, Daniel rushed to get the champagne and the adventure began!
Any advice for brides-to-be?
Shop around, it is worth it, you will find great bargains to make your wedding the best you imagined. Delegate, people around you want to help you with your little things and it takes a lot of pressure off you.
Any time saving or organising tips?
Try to get as many things off your list as soon as you start. When it is done, its done. If people offer to help, give them things to do. Any hints for other brides on how to keep your wedding budget friendly? Try to use things you already have or can collect. Also think of décor that you can reuse after the wedding, feels better to buy things when it has a purpose after the wedding as well.
Were any of your family members or friends involved in the wedding and what were their contributions?
My family and friends were great. My mom and stepmom came a week before the wedding and helped with all the cutting and punching, they made all the last minute things happen. They were stars. Two days before the wedding we already started at the venue to put frames up. The lights were also a big job. One of Daniel’s friends, David Krige, did everything himself. He was amazing, he built scaffolding, and were up and down to sort the connections and the length of the cables, etc. He even came on the Friday morning at 4 am to finish the lights before we arrive so that we could start the tables straight away. What a great friend!!! Also Daniel’s mom, (the greatest mom in law of the world), was there the whole time, she organised food and drinks for everyone. My dad and brother made boards for direction and all the heavy – duty things, like the photo booth and moving tables, wrapping the lights with Chinese balls. We all jumped in to do flower arrangements. I asked all the ladies coming to the wedding to help collect glass jars and to mark their jars at the bottom, so that after the wedding they could all take their jars home with flowers in. It was amazing as all the ladies did this. I am blessed with great friends.
Did your wedding preparations include any DIY projects?
Yes, everything at our wedding was DIY. I did all the stationary and designs that went into the frames myself. Framed everything. We did the lights and flowers.
What was the “theme” of your wedding, and why?
We just wanted everything we liked at our wedding. We kind of wanted everybody to feel like they were at our house, like it was a big wedding festivity at home. A laid back and relaxed feeling. And it did feel that way. The venue probably contributed to this to a large extent, it is gorgeous and the owners at of the venue, Liz and Mike, went out of their way to make us feel at home and welcome (we also stayed on the farm). They were fantastic. We also chose our menu to contribute to this. We chose simple and super tasty dishes, which arrived in platters on the tables. Everyone had to dish up for themselves, like a huge family get together.
Bridal Accessories: Lily blue Shoes
Cake: Minke Du Plessis
Dress: Magda Grove Creations
Entertainment: Jaco Maree email@example.com
Flowers: Me, my mom and bridesmaids
Food: Liz Wood from Rockhaven
Hair: Franchette Groenewald
Make-up: Franchette Groenewald
Photographer: Christine Meintjes
Shoes: Lily blue Shoes
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