Shepstone Gardens in Johannesburg presented the perfect setting for Wilecia and Waldo’s beautiful, unique wedding. Everything about this day was gorgeous – from the stunning bride and her lovely bridesmaids, to the pretty stationery and breathtaking venue.
Their celebration was photographed by Gingerale Photography.
Lovebirds | How did you two meet?
Well to start with our story, it’s been 7 years and counting.
It all started in 2009 – when we met in a bar. I had a crush on him for a while now, and as luck would have it he started talking to my best friend. Of course I’m thinking, oh well…there’s goes my fantasy love. Meanwhile he was trying to smooth over my friend, to get my number. To make a long story short…we’ve been happily dating for 7 years, bought a house together…when he decided to make me his forever.
I said Yes | How did the proposal go down?
I was arriving back from a work conference which was in Cape Town. While I was walking through arrivals, I saw him standing with a banner saying “welcome back”. As I approached him, he went down on one knee with the ring in his hand and proposed. “My response was “Rêrig! At the airport…” But of course I said yes. This is the man of my dreams – even if he thinks it’s OK to ask me in front of 100’s of people, family and colleagues.
The Big Day | Tell us the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
How can you put the whole experience into just one moment? Impossible! But if there has to be one moment that I will cherish forever, is the excitement and love that he had on his face, when he saw me walking towards him down the isle.
I Quote | Describe in one sentence your wedding day
A day filled with laughter, love and awesomeness.
Forever & Always | Any advice for future brides
Enjoy every moment of this journey. Because that is exactly what it is – a JOURNEY, with good, bad, miserable and absolute blissful moments*