Pepper Tree Wedding.
Van #Ampestrampe tot #Stramptelik.
Tell us about how you met and the attributes that drew you to each other.
Our story started in a restaurant, but not your typical restaurant. Well, actually, yes, your typical restaurant. We met in Spur. But that was it.
A few months passed and we started to attend the same social events. Our story truly started at a friend’s birthday, which was coincidentally at a restaurant, but this time, an upgrade from the Spur sparkles. I guess other sparks flew that night.
Our first coffee date was in October 2018. This Coffee date lasted 10 hours, a few refills and since then our conversations became bottomless.
How did the proposal go down?
We went to Clarens with Stefan’s family for the weekend to celebrate his 25th birthday. We were at Drakenberg View when Stefan TRIED to go down on one knee. Ademarie did not give him time to ask, she just yelled “yes” a few hundred times and threw her champagne GLASS in the air. We both enjoyed the moment, even without a glass of celebratory bubbles
What was the most memorable moment of the day?
Stefan: Ademarie surprised me with a voice-over recording just before she walked towards me. And then finally seeing her.
Ademarie: I knew walking down the aisle would be special. These few seconds held a lifetime worth of memories. The memories that were already written and the exciting ones to come. Right before my father and I anticipated the walk down the aisle, my father handed over his supporting crutch. He wanted to WALK me down the aisle. Another favourite moment was when we had to take a quick break halfway towards Stefan – my father’s eyes were filled with tears – a moment I cannot begin to explain. And then finally joining hands with Stefan in the front. My father officiated the wedding and blessed us with a beautiful message.
Any advice to other couples still in the planning process? What was the most difficult and what really helped?
Don’t forget to go on coffee dates, but once you go on them, please do forget to speak about the actual wedding planning. It can sometimes completely consume your time together. Once the day arrives, take in every moment. Go outside to catch a glimpse of the moon with your groom (a friend called us outside for this one).
Venue, Catering, Coordinating & Decor: Pepper Tree – https://web.facebook.com/ppertree/
Make-up Artist: Karle Potgieter from MUD Studio – https://web.facebook.com/karlepotgieterartistry/
Hair: Petrie Claasens – https://web.facebook.com/Petrie-Claasens-Hairstylist-780028378813127/
Lights: Lighticle – https://web.facebook.com/Lighticle/
Flowers: BLOM – https://web.facebook.com/blom.weddings.online/
Wedding Dress: Julie Wedderburn Bridal – https://web.facebook.com/juliewedderburnbridal/
Water Bottles: Attie van Rensburg, GoZone – https://web.facebook.com/GoZonePellissier/