Barend and Serina’s wedding shoot is absolutely gorgeous! The blushing bride is radiant in her simple yet elegant wedding dress. Complemented by soft pinks, violets and blues in her bouquet. The bridesmaids were also dressed in white, but that didn’t stop Serina from stealing the show. So don’t be afraid to opt for an all white wedding!
Lovebirds | How did you two meet?
Our fathers were childhood friends and after many years of not seeing each other we “met” again at my 21st. Apparently the belly dancer outfit caught Barend’s attention because 3 months later we started dating, 3 years later we got engaged and the rest is history.
I said Yes | How did the proposal go down?
Barend surprised me with a weekend away at a luxury game reserve for our 3 year anniversary. I was not expecting anything fancy because he had recently built a house so even the weekend away was a great present. One afternoon the game ranger called us to come see the leopard kill he had just come across so we grabbed the camera and ran to his vehicle. We were then driven in to the most beautifully romantic picnic in the middle of the bush and hills where Barend proposed (with the ranger and his gun close by).
The Big Day | Tell us the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Barend: The moment she first started walking into the chapel and I saw how beautiful she looked I was overwhelmed with excitement that I was marrying my best friend.
Serina: Our first kiss as husband and wife. I was so excited I kissed him twice!
I Quote | Describe in one sentence your wedding day
The culmination of dreams, love, work and a little bit of pixy dust produced the celebration that exceeded our wildest expectations.
Forever & Always | Any advice for future brides
Don’t stress about anything on the day of the wedding. Decide to leave it all behind the night before and just enjoy the day and take in every single second. It goes by faster than you can ever imagine and you don’t want to wonder what happened at the end of the evening after everyone left – you want to remember every incredible moment and cherish the memories. If something goes wrong ignore it – no one will know but you so pretend it didn’t happen!