De Uijlenes Forest Wedding.
~The Rustic Farm Chapter.
De Uijlenes Forest Weddings have that special touch of magic to them. A popular venue and for good reason! The service delivery is top quality, and let’s not even get started on the amazing food!
The day before the wedding, torrential rain poured down with heavy clouds filling the skies. Despite the weather forecast predicting more cloudy weather and rain for the next day, in my heart I knew that some miracle will happen and so it did! Not even one single cloud on the day of the wedding! Joadri and Jacques Matthee chose the most perfect day at the most perfect place. Here is their story.
A Pearly Beach Braai.
In a small town named Pearly Beach, we were both invited to a braai with friends of ours. Believe it or not, but at the start of the evening we really did not like each other very much. But as the night progressed it turned out as we never could have guessed. The evening turned in to a night of dancing on the beach and chatting to each other all through the night. What pulled Joadri to Jacques was the fact that he was such a fun person, a good listener and definitely his attractive and beautiful eyes! Jacques on the other hand was drawn by Joadri’s beautiful smile and how that smile can just light up everyone around her with her beautiful personality. She is such a warm and beautiful woman with an even more beautiful heart.
A Proposal in the Sand.
After 3 years of love and laughter, we planned a picnic at Pearly Beach together. The same beach where we danced all night long that very first time. At the end of the picnic, right before we were ready to go home, Jacques told me to turn around and come see what he wrote in the sand. Joadri turned around only to find Jacques down on one knee with a ring. In the sand he wrote, “SAL JY MET MY TROU.”
After crying for almost 10 minutes, Joadri finally said yes! Completely taken by surprised, especially since they planned the picnic together!
Rose Molteno Creations.
I went to a bridal expo and received a free fitting from Molteno Creations based in Woodstock. I absolutely loved her dresses. After my second fitting with her I found my dress. She also made my veil and garter.
The most memorable moment!
We didn’t see each other for 4 days prior to the big day. So naturally the moment I walked down the aisle and saw Jacques standing at the front, waiting for me, was such a highlight moment of the day. Jacques felt like everything around us just disappeared and that we were the only two people there between 150 guests.
Joadri had no idea where they were going for the honeymoon. She only found out at the airport that they were embarking on a journey to Thailand! They visited Phuket, Phi Phi, Koh Samui and Koh Toa. They also spent a day in Dubai on the way back. Definitely the best holiday ever!
Venue: De Uijlenes
Dress: Molteno Creations
Flowers and Decor: Mother of the bride and De Uijlenes
Music: Sunset Seat Shop