She wanted to have them photographed to showcase how amazing they all were and add them to her website for her clients to view them. So we organized an amazing shoot with some great providers.
It was such a fun day and I just love the outcome of the photographs.
If I were a bride I would be want to buy them all – I just love how stunning they look on the gorgeous models, and they really do look comfortable, which is so important for a bride on her wedding day.
I love my job in general, but I love my job even more when the weddings that I plan go so well and I get hired by the sweetest couple in the whole world!
When Christine asked me to plan her wedding, I was very excited. Christine is a wedding photographer, so she knows the ins and outs of this industry. So it was quite an honour for me to help her with this, and to be honest, I was a bit nervous!
Let me tell you a bit about what I learnt about this couple:
Christine and Andrew met at UCT
They travel together
They laugh together
They cry together
They support eachother through everything
They love eachother….ALOT
Andrew put up with Christine’s weekly wedding countdowns
Christine put up with Andrews non weekly wedding countdowns
Andrew’s smile is infectious, his cheeks a constant rosy and his eyes never, ever leave Christine. He is one of the nicest people I have ever met and he truly loves his new bride. It is a beautiful thing to see.
Christine is creative, funny, down to earth and I think she might love weddings as much as me. She also looked like someone who just stepped out of a fairytale when she put her wedding dress on. Christine was very specific about what she wanted in a dress. So much so, that I received an email from her one day… It contained a photo of three separate dresses photoshopped into one – it made me giggle. This is a bride who knows exactly what she wants, and Alex from The Wedding Boutique gave her exactly what she wanted. She looked incredible to say the least.
I loved working on this wedding. It was a big task and we brought in some amazing people to pull this day together. The venue looked absolutely stunning, the flowers and decor were oh so pretty. The dessert table was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. There was not one piece of candy left at the end of the night! From the food, to the barmen to the DJ that rocked the house till 1am – everything was fabulous!
Christine and Andrew – THANK YOU for asking me to help plan such an important event in your life. I loved every second of it and I will be using your wedding as a reference for the rest of time! I wish you love, light and happiness for your future together as Mr and Mrs Murray.
Thank you to the amazing service providers who helped make this day so special.
My very best friend said “I Do” to the man of her dreams on September 27th 2013.
It’s a day I’ll never forget.
Megan, the beautiful bride and I have been friends for more than 20 years.
We’ve shared good times and bad times, our school years, heart breaks and happiness, her move to the UK, her kindness, my protectiveness… and the list goes on.
This is a friendship that I will always be eternally grateful for.
This day was an emotional one for me, I was tearing up pretty much from the second I woke up that morning. Although Meg is just as emotional as me as a person, she was so in control that day. She was calm.
This came as a surprise to me, and then it dawned on me… That little girl I went to school with that wore glasses and pigtails, was now a grown woman and today she was getting married. You would’ve thought I’d have realized this sooner!
She was just so excited and happy to be marrying Ross, her one true love.
Ross and Meg met in High School, and as the story goes, they lived happily ever after.
Although this is from a fairy tale, it does ring true for them.
Ross has had loads of people asking him throughout the years: “When are you getting married Ross? When are you going to propose? You better ask her soon hey bud!”
But to be honest, Ross didn’t have to listen to anyone. He had the ring in the cupboard for months before he proposed, he wasn’t in any rush. He didn’t need to be, he knew without a shadow of a doubt that Megan was going to be his wife, he just needed to find the perfect moment to do it.
When the day finally rolled around (after counting down the months, lots of messaging between myself, Meg and her other bridesmaid Andrea with our whatsapp dancing girls, hearts and champagne bottles) we were all so excited! All their friends flew down from far and wide to share in this special day.
Now I know I am being biased as I know the bride and groom – but they both looked so amazing!
Meg was a picture of beauty when she put on her dress and Andrea and I were just bursting with smiles the entire time. Her beauty is not only skin deep, it goes much deeper than that. Her kindness and good nature should be a subject taught at school!
Ross’s speech, wow, I don’t even know what to say about this. I knew he would rock it, as he’s really good at writing, but this was one for the books.
It actually came back to Andrea’s and my room that night in the gift bags, and we sneakily re-read it in the morning. The tears came back all over again.
His love for Meg is a beautiful thing and I can only wish to find a love like that one day. Go Ross!
I wasn’t her wedding planner for this wedding. I gave advice when it was asked…. ok, ok, I may have given advice and sent countless emails without them asking. I couldn’t help myself
I did help with suggesting great providers that I love to work with and giving them as much information as I could to make sure their day was perfect.
But to be honest, if it had snowed in Durbanville that day or our car had broken down on the way to the wedding – Meg and Ross were getting married!
Get Married is exactly what they did. They got married surrounded by love, by special friends and an amazing family.
This could easily turn into the longest blog post of all time, but I will let the photos from the uber talented Christine Watters speak for themselves.
Meggy and Ross – I love you both like family and I wish you love, light, happiness and only good times in your marriage. I know you are going to have an amazing life together and I’m blessed that I got to share in your day. Thank you!
“Show me a man who is smiling from ear-to-ear and living a beautiful life, and I’ll show you a man who is grateful for what he has and utterly in love with his wife.”