We have a beautiful ‘Just Hitched’ feature by Michelle Joubert-Martin Photography. Michelle says:” I’ve been blessed to be so busy this season, and have met so many amazing couples… Ada and Calldo are no exception! They celebrated their day at Groenrivier Function Centre in Riebeek Wes. I spend 5 minutes with these guys and it’s obvious how much they are in love. They did everything themselves, it was simple, with just enough detail and beautiful. I loved the natural earthy colours and textures they decided to use for their decor. They didn’t have a wedding cake, instead Calldo made the log for the shot glasses, a nice personal touch. Guys, what a pleasure to meet you, your families and share your day!”
I Propose | Elaborate on how the two of you met
We were in the same school but a few years apart. I always knew who he was – because he was a senior :) One day I went for a walk with my dog and he was visiting a friend of mine … we only said “hallo” to each other. The next day he just came to my house for an unsuspected visit and the rest is history
Bride & Prejudice | Express some memorable experiences you had during the planning
We were on our way to friends in Gouda. Driving past Gouda – with me not noticing – we turned onto a gravel road so that Calldo could phone for “directions”. He got out of the car to get better “reception” and after a few minutes called me to come and have look at a baby tortoise. Grabbing my camera to take a picture, Calldo turned around on his one knee and asked me if he could be the one to watch over me and protect me for the rest of our lives. We then checked into a Lodge in Tulbagh where the whole room was decorated with candles and roses, it also had a fireplace and some delicious Champagne.
My Fair Wedding | Describe an event that you feel was unique
We did EVERYTHING together. We laughed, we planned, we brain-stormed and we decided on everything together. This was not only great for the wedding, but it was REALLY great for our relationship. Do one thing at a time. We bought a big calendar and only wrote down ONE thing to do each day. If that ONE thing is finalized for the day, just relax and don’t speak about any other arrangements for the rest of the day
Don’t Tell The Bride | Reveal something that happened behind the scenes
It really is impossible to describe your feelings when you wake up that morning. I think each bride should DECIDE how she wants to feel – and just stick with that. I decided to be happy, excited and calm – and that’s how I felt all day long. Make sure that you have a nice breakfast with your parents … the day goes by so quickly and they are the people who raised you, tell them you love them and make sure you spend a nice relaxed moment with them.
No More Wedding Woes | Share your wedding advice for future brides
The Hairdresser messed up my hair – Luckily my bridesmaid is a geeeeenius with a GHD and fixed it up in no time. Just stay calm – there will be drama and there will be disasters – just stick with the feelings you decided you want to feel.