When a man knows what he wants, he will stop at nothing till he gets it! Astrid caught the attention of David and he made sure she fell for him. Their day was captured by Christelle Rall Photography and she did a spectacular job in doing so. The couple had a stunning shoot inside of an aquarium. Check out today’s post and we hope that you will be inspired.
Lovebirds | How did you two meet?
We met whilst I was working in a restaurant during June 2010. David came in promoting his products he imports from Asia and well from that first meeting David came to pop in 2-3 times a week to ‘get some food’. We started chatting and bonded. He did have to ask me out on a date several times before I said yes though. Our joined love for food, culture, dancing and travel united us from day one.What started as just being great company, turned into a relationship after David and I took a trip together up the Garden Route to watch the Fifa 3rd place game in Port Elizabeth.
I said Yes | How did the proposal go down?
14.Feb’12 David decided to take me for a romantic candlelit dinner at the Cape Town Aquarium for Valentines Day. He tried to keep it a surprise but as I know David all too well – he can’t keep surprises for long before his excitement gets the better of him. It was very cute – lovely little walk around the different tanks until we were led to our table in one of the secluded corners of the aquarium. As our desserts arrived & I was about to tuck into the best thing at a meal – there outstretched over the table a big bling stared at me. Not sure how to react – I stared back, and we all know what I said…
The Big Day | Tell us the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Oh that is so difficult to say as there are so many memories that I will cherish forever! But I guess seeing it all come to life after months of planning and taking in the joy and love in from everyone that attended. Also watching David have so much fun. For David it was at walking in to ‘On top of the world’ by Imagine Dragons at the Reception and everyone was clapping and so happy for us.
I Quote | Describe in one sentence your wedding day
“Love is a never ending journey. Love doesn’t maybe make the world go round, but it sure makes the trip all the more worthwhile”
Forever & Always | Any advice for future brides
1. Start planning EARLY- we both had full time jobs and planned the wedding in our spare time.
2. Set a realistic BUDGET and stick to it!
3. Be YOURSELF – trends come & go – do what feels right for you. Add plenty of DIY items to make it truly you own.
4.Spend money on the PHOTOGRAPHER! Your day will come and go so quickly. I was willing to save money on many things but a good photographer was not negotiable. Your photos and video will be things that will remain forever.
5. Enjoy the day – things will go wrong for all the right reasons.