Johan and Franchetté are two high school sweethearts that fell in love way before they even knew it. Best friends that became husband and wife! They had their wedding at Tara Wildlife Lodge just outside of Ventersburg in the Free State. Franchetté is a striking bride, her beauty is elegant and we love her red lips and blond hair combination. Francois from Palm Photography captured the day and we just love how he documented this story. May today’s post inspired you!
Lovebirds | How did you two meet?
We met at the age of twelve when I (Franchetté) transferred to his school. We were
friends for a long while before either of us admitted to liking the other. It was in grade 11
when we were best friends that I realized I was in love with him when he started dating
another girl. I told him how I felt and at the beginning of grade 12 we started dating. We
dated until the 21st of March this year when he asked me to marry him.
I said Yes | How did the proposal go down?
We went away for the weekend. I suspected he was going to propose that Friday evening
and then nothing happened, so I thought I was mistaken. The next morning we went for a
walk up a hill with a great view. When we got to the top he was all nervous and very
emotional, he was trembling. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife,
with the most beautiful ring and a very special bottle of wine. He saved that bottle from
my first year ball in 2007. He told me that night that he will ask me to marry him with
that bottle one day, and so he did.
The Big Day | Tell us the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
The most memorable moment was when I was walking down the isle and I looked up at
him and tears were running down his cheeks. He had everyone in tears. For a brief
moment our eyes met, and I knew this will be forever.
I Quote | Describe in one sentence your wedding day
The most special day of my life, a day that changed lives and touched many hearts, a gift
of a day that God planned for us.
Forever & Always | Any advice for future brides
Be well planned, go over every fine detail a week before and make sure everyone knows
what you want them to do. Don’t be afraid to delegate. If you are like me, you want to do
everything yourself, but delegation will help you to be more relaxed so that you can
enjoy your special day.Know that you cannot control everything and that’s okay. Enjoy
each moment with friends, family and especially your husband it is over in a flash.