Some time ago a newly engaged bride-to-be sent me this “bridesmaid proposal”. I thought it was such a wonderful idea, doing something special to honour your bridesmaids. We often forget that the bridesmaids spend a lot of time and money to make the bride’s big day special.Vicky tells us in her own words how she got the idea for the “bridesmaids proposal”: “I’m Vicky Alvarez Campos and I was born in Argentina, but moved to Cape Town four years ago for love … In the summer 06/07, while on a working holiday in Aspen, Colorado, I met the man who would become my fiancé. We only dated for three weeks before I had to go back to Argentina to work and finish varsity.
After that Arri came to visit me for three weeks, then I came to visit him in South Africa for another three weeks and at the end of that year I moved to Cape Town … a few months ago he asked me to marry him.
When we decided to have the wedding in South Africa I knew I wanted to have bridesmaids (a tradition we don’t have in Argentina). I’m so thankful to my best friends, because without them I wouldn’t be who I am today. I have two groups, my childhood friends with whom I share wonderful memories and I know I can count on, no matter what, and my friends from South Africa, without them I would never have been able to cope with moving to a new country.