D’Amor Photography treating us today with a simply beautiful ‘Just Hitched’ feature. “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, God gives us a fairy tale” No words can describe this amazing wedding any better. A fairytale it most definitely was!! This was truly a wedding that I will never forget. Jasper and Ezalle got married on the 16th of March 2013 at the most breathtaking venue, Molen Vliet, nestled between the mountains of Stellenbosch and Franschoek – any photographers dream. Three words that come to mind when I think of this wedding is DETAIL, DETAIL and DETAIL!! Ezalle had been planning this wedding for just over a year and what an amazing job she did. We became very close friends during the wedding planning process and I knew that their wedding would be one for the books. Everything turned out perfectly, we had wonderful weather and amazing light!!
I Propose | Elaborate on how the two of you met
One night a friend and I went out for a few drink, when my soon to be hubby walked in with his friend. Immediately I thought to myself “Who is this handsome guy?” Fortunately for me, my friend and his friend knew each other. After that night, I knew I would marry this guy in a heartbeat. On the day Jasper proposed, he took me to this beautiful place near Hennopsriver and there, right next to river, was a small gazebo with a table, candles, roses, chocolates AND a small vintage box. At that time I did not know there was a diamond in that small box and for this reason I immediately picked up the box a shook it to “hear” what is was. Jasper’s heart almost stopped as the diamond fell out. He immediately ordered me to stop and to sit still with my eyes closed. Eventually when he was done placing the diamond back on to the flower and into the box all he could utter was “Will you marry me?” Priceless!
Bride & Prejudice | Express some memorable experiences you had during the planning
I really enjoyed every moment of planning our wedding! Every day I would do research, go onto wedding blogs, create files, match colors and buy loads and loads of bridal magazines, I was hooked and I LOVED it! On the day of the wedding it was the most incredible feeling just to see all the ideas and hard work come together and looking so beautiful. I think every guest can agree that you could see a little bit of Jasper and Ezalle in every detail. Sometimes all the planning and attention to detail made me feel a bit tired and overwhelmed, but looking back, it was definitely worth every little tear. Everything was perfect!
My Fair Wedding | Describe an event that you feel was unique
Our wedding day started out very relaxed, but it soon turned into rushing from doing one thing to another. Just before my father and I walked down the aisle, our emotions were running high and we both struggled to keep the tears from coming. I just remember him saying “Lets think maths” :-) As soon as we started to walk down the aisle I immediately looked at Jasper, I did not see anything or anyone else and it was like a wave of calmness just flowing over me. It was truly a magical moment. Jasper’s sister also conducted our ceremony. This definitely added something very special and intimate to our wedding. After our guests left, Jasper and I went to the dance floor and we both just stood still and took everything in, and at that moment we both knew that our wedding day was without a doubt perfect! I will never forget the feeling of gratefulness.
Don’t Tell The Bride | Reveal something that happened behind the scenes
A week and a half before the wedding I went for my last dress fitting. When I got there my dress was TOO SMALL! I wanted the earth to swallow me then and there. It was terrible! Luckily everyone at the bridal store was very professional and my problem was sorted out just in time :-)
No More Wedding Woes | Share your wedding advice for future brides.
During your planning you will definitely encounter some ups AND downs, but don’t let that stop you from what you’ve been dreaming of. Remember what your day is all about; it is about you and your other half making a promise before God. Don’t expect the world from others, as this can lead disappointment. But most of all ENJOY your day, it REALLY goes by SO quickly!
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