Christie and I met while both studying Graphic design at Stellenbosch. Her mom, Di, secretly contacted me just before Christie and Craig got engaged. Wow, I was so excited, it meant a trip to East London and an opportunity to see my friend on her most special day! Christie is so sweet and beautiful – both inside and out. I knew she would look pretty, but looking back at the photographs, I can only say 'WOW', isn't she the most stunning bride?! I loved her bouquet and exquisite dress. Her 3 wonderful bridesmaids wore the neatest soft grey-purple-blueish dresses. Craig, who looked very handsome himself, had the broadest smile when he saw Christie coming into the church and that smile remained there for the rest of the day! The ceremony was in the small town of Stutterheim and from there all 240 guests travelled to Craig's parents' farm a few kilometers out of town. I saw the their forestry farm (thousands of hectares!) that afternoon for the first time. Wow! What more can one ask for than to be surrounded by majestic mountains, green fields, pine tree forests and game? This is where Christie and Craig will start their new life together. The reception was held in a bedouin tent and later that evening we could see a spectacular thunderstorm in the distance but luckily it never rained at the venue! The food was sumptuous – juicy steaks and stuffed chicken and a buffet with mouth watering sweet goodies. Guests had a fabulous time on the dance floor and I was later told that the party went on well into the early hours of the morning!
Christie and Craig thank you for having me there at you beautiful wedding. I hope you enjoy this preview!
(Also a special word of thanks to Willie & Di Wade who made me feel so welcome in their home!)
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I love the colours on this first photo and the lovely smiles!
The bow was such a stunning detail..
Just look at those mountains!
Brother and sister having a fab time on the dance floor1