Ilanga Estate is situated to the north of Bloemfontein on a tranquil estate with beautiful gardens and an exquisite ambience. Well, this stunning venue was the backdrop for Loan and Rianza’s Free State wedding shot by Palm Photography. We just love the use of soft pastel colors in the decor and flowers, definitely a timeless style. The stationery was designed by Lilly Young, a great choice for any wedding. Relive Loan and Rianza’s special day with us!
Lovebirds | How did you two meet?
It was one Sunday morning in church. I (Rianza) was standing outside and talking to
some of my family members, when I saw this beautiful man , whom I have never seen
before in our church, approaching me, but the thing that I noticed first was his one black
eye! I thought it was from a bar fight, but luckily it wasn’t. He played cricket the
previous day and got hit by the ball.
I said Yes | How did the proposal go down?
Loan took me to a special restaurant. When we arrived at the restaurant he said that he
forgot his handkerchief in the car.I told him that I had tissues with me,but he insisted to
go and fetch it.At our table there was this huge bouquet of the most beautiful flowers and
a red rose where a was suppose to sit.I remember that he was sweating a lot and he
looked quite nervous the whole time.He kept asking were the waitress was with the
wine,and when it came he almost drank half of the bottle!We talked and enjoyed our
evening and at one stage he told me to close my eyes and when I opened them he was on
The Big Day | Tell us the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Rianza: The one moment that I will remember for the rest of my life is the moment when
the church’s doors opened and I looked into my future husband’s eyes. The way he
looked at me, with tears in his eyes and his bright smile, I knew that I loved him like a
haven’t loved anyone or anything before and that he loves me in the same way.
Loan: The moment that the wedding march started and I saw my future wife all dressed
in white. She took my breath away!
I Quote | Describe in one sentence your wedding day
Rianza: It is the most special day that I will cherish for the rest of my life, because on
that day I became one with my husband.
Loan: It is the day that I have waited for for a long time, because I knew that I am
starting a new life with my beautiful wife.
Forever & Always | Any advice for future brides
Cherish every moment from when you start planning your big day up until the big day
itself. You have the right to say what you want and how you want the things on your
wedding day, because it is your special day. The most important thing to remember is to
make God part of your day, because He is the one who created you two for each other!