Byron and Lizelle’s is the fairytale portrayal of a satisfied-ever-after couple. They met while studying and decided to tie the knot following a number of many years of studies. The wedding ceremony took location in the lovilee Western Cape and was a brilliant and cheery yellow affair.
How did you meet?
Our varsity hostels (Sonop Ladieshostel and Helshoogte Mens hostel) did rag with each other in 2006, when we were the 2 in our first yr. Even even though Byron had my number for in excess of a yr soon after that, we only actually interacted on a train trip to Potchefstroom soon after a sport trip. Right after 3 months, our friendship started changing and soon after his 21st birthday he asked me out while sitting on a tiny wall on leading of a mountain seeking out across Gordon’s Bay.
How did Byron pop the big question?
Byron brought a brilliant yellow baberton-daisy to my spot of perform and asked me on a date to celebrate the end of our exams. I thought it odd that he would come to my work with a flower, but he explained that he was in the vicinity and desired to spoil me somewhat following studying so hard. He suggested a sushi restaurant – Beluga in Greenpoint, a restaurant that we frequent.
Upon arrival we were seated upstairs in the wine cellar, extremely romantic, but with a massive table subsequent to us. I bear in mind commenting that there would probably be quite a bit of noise from the table ought to the occupants arrive, but hoped that we would be completed by then. We ordered champagne to celebrate the ‘end of exams’. The next moment the waiter entered with an huge bunch of yellow flowers and an envelope.
The envelope contained a photo taken of us at a hostel dance 3 many years prior, he on his one particular knee with a extended-stem baberton-daisy in hand (equivalent to the one he brought me earlier in the day). At the back of the photo there was a lovilee message from him, following reading it he went down a single one particular knee again and popped the query! Off-program I stated ‘yes’. Then, one more shock: In came my parents, his dad and mom, my sisters and some of our friends… A pre-arranged engagement get together! The large table was for them and I was much more than happy for them to be as noisy as they wished to be!
What was the best component of organizing the wedding?
We really enjoyed searching for our venue – we desired to get married at a venue with lots of greenery and vines. We employed this as an excuse to go to a number of wine farms and attended a variety of wine tastings. It is so interesting to consider that absolutely everyone you enjoy will be gathering underneath one particular roof to celebrate the union of your adore and guarantee to every single other.
Do you have any tips for brides-to-be?
I have 2 important factors: (1) do not fret more than things that might go wrong on the day. Your visitors don’t really know the details of how almost everything is supposed to be and they most likely won’t realise these little factors. Take pleasure in each second as the day will be over in a blink of the eye! And (2) bear in mind to hydrate throughout the day and to consume, even if it is only snacking. 1 gets so carried away with almost everything that you only realise the hunger and thirst that evening.
Did you have any DIY tasks?
We had been really fortunate to have Izandi Serdyn as our wedding ceremony coordinator. She was brilliant and really pulled every little thing with each other flawlessly. My sister (Trudi Turner) frequently makes cakes, cupcakes and cookies for weddings and birthdays and assisted with the wedding ceremony cookies and desserts.
What is Byron’s strengths?
Byron is the best instance of a “mens-mens” – he very easily interacts, is not biased, really loyal, down-to-earth, reliable and talks the hind-leg off a donkey!
He is also an absolute gentleman, he will often make certain that I am comfy, make positive that I am warm and carry me anything to drink at property or away. He will also simply give a stranger support when seeing them carrying out heavy lifting.
What elements of Lizelle do you really like?
The very first time I really “saw” Lizelle was on the train to Potch. She stood on the platform, whilst I was currently seated inside. She turned and looked in my course and I was instantly captivated by her big blue eyes. These Eyes even now make my heart skip a beat!
What do you think is the recipe for a profitable marriage?
Communication, respect and love.
Photography: Nikki Meyer Photography
Venue: MolenVliet Wine & Guest Farm
Wedding ceremony planners: Izandi from I DO
Hair & make-up: Alicia Buckle
Dress: Elizabeth Wedding ceremony Gowns
Stationary: Chrizanne from Sugarbird Inventive
Décor & flowers: N Ideas & Types
Bridesmaids dresses: Alana van Heerden
Cake: Birdcage in Stellenbosch