If I could have just one wish,
I would wish to wake up everyday
to the sound of your breath on my neck,
the warmth of your lips on my cheek,
the touch of your fingers on my skin,
and the feel of your heart beating with mine…
Knowing that I could never find that feeling
with anyone other than you.
– Courtney Kuchta
We met at a party, his birthday party. I was a friends plus one. The only thing he can remember of that day is how stunning I looked in a red dress… What I remember is how much I disliked him ;) Months later we became really good friends and then we fell in love after a couple of years.
The proposal was a romantic weekend away to a spa in Magaliesburg where I got pampered very much. I kind of expected that we would get engaged that weekend, just had a feeling. I was however really surprised that he didn’t ASK me to marry him; he TOLD me that I’m going to be his wife. There was nothing further to say or do, except for to kiss my husband to be. I wanted to be his wife because I knew in my heart that God picked him specifically for me!
The most memorable moment of the wedding day was when I stood in the chapel and waited for her so we could start with our photo shoot. She took my breath away when I finally got to see her. I couldn’t help but just hold her until I had words to say something. (Totally agree with him on this one, this was my favorite part tooJ )
We had an intimate wedding surrounded by loved ones.
My advice for future brides would be to make sure that you’ve done sufficient research and have read enough reviews before you pick suppliers. Pay extra attention to your make-up artist and hair stylist. I picked two amazing suppliers and it made getting ready fun and exciting (it also reduced stress levels)! You don’t have to pick all your girlfriends to be bridesmaids, especially because it is such a stressful time in your life and I have seen many friendships end during wedding planning. Pick a friend/s who knows you and who have been part of your life for many years, someone to keep you calm, to support you and to keep things together. Picking the right photographer is also a very important decision, make sure that both you and your fiancé are happy with your choice, and if you pick the right one, you will also have STUNNING photos and a lovely experience like we did! J Finally, enjoy this magical time in your life. It goes by so quickly and time should not be wasted on fights, tears and constant worrying about minor things. It’s all about marrying the man of your dreams and should be filled with happiness and excitement! Remember, it is YOUR day!
Venue: Morrells Boutique Hotel
Flowers & Décor: Morrells Boutique Estate Flowers & Fine Things
Invites: Lily Young
Dress: Liezl Hammann Atelier
Bridesmaids Dress: Fanny Crown Paris
Hair: Corné Loubser
Make-up: Make-up by Lauren | Lauren Smit
Groom suit: Polo