Lucy and Ruan tied the knot at the majestic ROCA Restaurant in the heart of the Franschoek Valley. Thank you, Expressions Photography, for sharing this beautiful wedding with us! Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Lovebirds | How did you two meet?
We met at a friend’s birthday party in London. We were introduced and then chatted together all night. We bonded over a love of sports, so started playing squash together and the rest is history as they say.
I said Yes | How did the proposal go down?
He got me up early on a Saturday and told me that we were going to go for a walk with a hot chocolate like we sometimes do on a cold day. We got in the car and drove up to my childhood house where my mum still keeps her horse. We walked through the wood that my Dad planted when I was born, through the 28 year old trees… he started to kiss me and then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was so special because I lost my Dad at 19 so it felt like he was there and most definitely approved!
The Big Day | What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
When the dominee/pastor almost forgot to do the exchanging of the rings. The best man had to stand up and remind him. Something different to remember our wedding day!
Describe your wedding day in one sentence
The most relaxed, fun, sunshine-filled, amazing day surrounded by our beautiful family and friends overlooking our favourite place in the world.
Forever & Always | Any advice for future brides?
Whatever plans you have in your head – throw them aside – things won’t go as you planned, you won’t choose the dress you think you want and the weather will do what the weather will do. Relax, take moments just to take in your special day – and trust me what happens on the day will be ten times better than you could ever have imagined. If the man standing at the altar is the right man then nothing else matters.