Nigel and Elsje has a beautiful love story. Elsje is from Klerksdorp in South Africa and Nigel is from England. Elsje was working in England where she was marketing her art and she and two friends decided to go on a holiday to Barbados. Nigel and a friend of his decided at the same time to go to Barbados on holiday. They were on the same plane to Barbados but didn’t know it. They met the first day on the beach, but didn’t chat a lot, the evening at the hotel they met again and started chatting…there was a spark between them then already.
They went for a walk one evening, just the two of them this time, and Elsje took a very special photo of a fisherman at sunset…she then knew, very special person, special sunset, special photo…everything just clicked.
Their romance has started.
Elsje went to Italy to market her art again…and Nigel went with. On the way back to England in the taxi he said to her he wanted to marry her…no ring yet.
It was a difficult situation because she was on her way back to South Africa. Nigel wanted to show his commitment and showed her an airplane ticket that he has bought…he wanted to meet her parents.
Elsje was back in SA, and Nigel in England.
Two months later he was in South Africa, after that they went on holiday to Sri Lanka..real globetrotters. It is fitting that they got married at a wedding venue in Potchefstroom with the name Around the World Wedding venue, have a look at the photos…beautiful place.
From June 2010 they visited each other in SA and England.
A beautiful story, two people that deserve to be together. Nigel is already back in England…without his bride, Elsje is just finishing work commitments and will follow him in April 2012.
Worst moment of the wedding: My car stopped without petrol on a deserted dirt road 9 km from Carletonville after the wedding on our way home. Luckily my two sons were with me and they hiked into town to get some petrol, when they arrived back with the petrol my battery was flat. And then it started raining! I’m making sure I have enough petrol in the car after this episode!
This is some bank notes from Barbados, where they met. Something special about Nigel’s ring that he doesn’t know yet. Elsje engraved the words : “Joune vir ewig” inside his ring. You must understand that Nigel doesn’t speak or understand Afrikaans, Elsje said that if he takes his ring off one day and see the engraving he must take a dictionary and find out what the words mean.
Elsje’s make up and hair was done by Francois at Salon Michel in Klerksdorp. Tel 018 462 5047. His email address is email@example.com. He also did her hair for her matric farewell party.
Elsje’s sister helping her to get ready, she ordered her wedding dress through the post from the United States….11 months before the wedding! Talking about putting pressure on yourself not to pick up weight!
Getting rid of some of the emotions just before the wedding at Feather Hill Spa in Potchefstroom, they also spend their honeymoon there.
I took some photos of all the wedding guests with this frame…I have never seen grown ups having so much fun with a frame, try it at your wedding!
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