YOUR UNIQUE LOVE STORY & WEDDING DAY VENDORS:
Tell us about your love-story leading up to your special day – how did you meet one another?
Me and Stiaan met in Great Brak in 2007. During that time he lived in George and I was in Stellenbosch. After university I did my community year in Mossel Bay and our paths crossed again. We became good friends over the years. 6 Years ago Stiaan unxpectantly needed a urgent liver transplant. I knew then that he held a special place in my heart. But it was only when my dad got diagnosed with canser in January 2018 that we finally realized how much we value each other. We started dating again and got engaged in August 2018.
How did your husband propose to you?
We had a weekend planned on our farm in the Langkloof. The week before he asked me to marry him, I noticed that he was getting all funny and was not quite himself. We took a flask of tea and drove to a place in the mountains where me and my dad had started the foundations for a small mountain hut. I made us some tea and then he really got funny. He played some music for us and then the special song I have always loved started to play. He went on his knee and popped the question. I have not seen him so serious ever before. I of course said yes and out of the back of the bakkie champagne appeared!
Did your wedding have a theme:
We love the outdoors and wanted to bring in nature and the simplicity of it. I also love gardening and wanted to portray the wild garden into my theme. We did not want to spend most of the budget on flowers and I started picking flowers for the wedding 3 days before the wedding. Flowers came from our farm in the Langkloof where my dad use to drive past with his big red tractor, oom Piet’s se plaas in Herbetsdale and some from the farm my brother works at near Riviersonderend.
Wedding Planner: Me – I love DIY
Wedding Car: Stiaan’s boss – Mr. Pierre Conradie from George (He collects old cars and did it as a wedding favour)
Place where Bride got ready: The Minor at Somerset Gift Holiday Farm near Buffeljagsrivier.
Brides Dress: Stephan van Deventer at Bridal Inn George
Veil: Bridal Inn George
Brides Shoes: Shoes I bought in University – almost 10 years ago
Brides Jewellery: Lovisa
Make-up Artist: Anemari van Niekerk
Hair Stylist: Picture Perfect Hair Salon in Swellendam
Bridesmaids Dresses: Imported from China 😉
Bridesmaids Gifts: Put together by myself
Bridesmaids Accessories: Everyone’s old favorites
What did you choose for…
Something old: My shoes – more than 10 years old
Something new: My earrings
Something borrowed:My petticoat
Something blue: The garter
Place where groom got ready: The Eagle’s Nest at Somerset Gift Holiday Farm
Grooms suit: Edgars
Grooms Accessories: American Swiss
Grooms Shoes: De Jagers
Groomsmen Suits: Edgars
Groomsmen Accessories: Their own
Ceremony Venue: Old NG Church in Swellendam
Reception Venue: Chris Elle in Buffelsjagsrivier
Minister: Pierrie Kies
What did you choose for confetti: The colourful petals of bougainvillea
Who made your Wedding Cake: Stiaan’s bosses wife, Mrs. Ria Conradie
What type of cake did you choose? 3 Layers, red velvet, vanilla and chocolate decorated with flowers with a touch of gold.
Cake topper: only flowers
First Dance Song & if there is a story attached to your choice: Jy is my alles from Bobby van Jaarsveld
Catering Company: Toitnette from the Rooikombuis at Barrydale
DJ: Just Music
Wedding Invite Design: Myself
Wedding Stationary: Myself
Any Other Vendors you would like to mention:
Help with the decor:
Sandra Bredenkamp – Friend from Cape Town – my decor friend that’s a histologist full time and very creative after hours
Santie Tredoux – Friend from Hartenbos
Joanne Kritzinger – Sister in law
Chair covers and glases – LaFlor