After 6 years of a happy relationship, Jaun popped the question, and she said “Yes”! Top photographer Izelle Labuschagne is sharing this lovely wedding with us today, shot at Kuthaba Bush Lodge, a beautiful wedding venue in the Limpopo province. The bride, Madelaine is sharing her story with us.

I Propose | Elaborate on how the two of you met

I was working at Spec Savers as an optical assistant and Jaun walked in with his friend Matthew – they gave me a very hard time. Jaun ended up adding and changing his frames and phoning and coming into the practice at random times… He ended up getting spectacles a couple of days later only to ask me in front of everyone for another appointment; I answered ‘What would you possibly need another appointment for – you have had everything done now?’ and he said ‘I would like to make an appointment for a dinner date’. Well, two kids and almost six happy years later, we finally got married! We have a special restaurant that we go to every year for our anniversary so I did not think anything of our normal special date… Jaun deals in exotic pets and we ALWAYS have to cart spiders or snakes with us and not even our anniversary escaped the little spider container that I was asked to please keep in my handbag. To my irritation I said to him ‘of all the things we keep in our bags, now I have to keep the spider as well’. We had our drinks, placed our order and Jaun seemed strange. He was on his phone and then said the person will meet him to get the spider and asked if I will please take it out of my bag and open the plastic Tupperware container as there is another container inside and he just wants to give it to the person like that… I opened the bigger container and inside was a beautiful little box with the most stunning diamond ring inside. All I could say was ‘this is not happening!’ and he popped the question! That was the biggest surprise of my life!

Your Day | Tell us about the planning

I LOVE all things vintage and different. I planned our wedding for two years and I said from the start all things lacey and pearly would make me happy. I made everything myself and worked very hard at it but it was perfect.

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No More Wedding Woes |  Share your wedding advice for future brides.

Take your time planning your big day. I planned and prepped for two years and there were still little things I did not get to do or forgot that I would have loved to have done.

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