A beautiful Sunday, my favourite wedding minister (Jaco Mostert) and the beautiful Makiti Wedding Venue in Muldersdrift near Krugersdorp. Add to this two beautiful, fun to be with people like Ernst and Candice…and you have the perfect day from a wedding photographer’s perspective.
Enjoy their wedding photos and video. But first, let’s hear what Candice has to say about her wedding!
How did we meet
Ernst and I met in High School in Welkom, we met through a mutual friend one afternoon and our friendship grew from there.
We were a large group of friends and we would always visit amongst each other.
I always had a crush on Ernst throughout this time but it wasn’t till a couple of years later that we started dating.
I was away on a trip with work ( an incentive that I had won) for a week, and Ernst had told me that his work needed him to travel to a site for a week and that the plan was for him to leave the day after I arrived back.
His trip ended 3 weeks later which was over our 10 Year anniversary, so he told me that when he got back we would go to a nice restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We booked a table at Pigalle in Befordview.
At this point I had no idea he was going to propose, but shortly after we sat down the table next to us was filled with a rowdy business dinner of 10 people, nevertheless we enjoyed our dinner and made our way home.
Ernst very romantically proposed to me in the comfort of our home, but don’t let that be deceiving, It was the perfect proposal to me.
Our Wedding day
We planned to be married at Makiti’s riverdeck and with all out door weddings one always hope’s and pray’s for a nice sunny day. And there we were Sunday morning and its overcast and freezing cold, we must have had an overwhelming amount of prayers because we had no rain the entire day. I planned to get ready early as I didn’t want to feel rushed at all on the day and although I thought I would have a lot of time to spare, I was literally done 2 minutes before having to make my way down to the riverdeck.
I had tried on about 10 dresses at different stores, and chose a dress from Wedding Connexion in Boksburg (what a helpful team, Theresa and Desire) I decided to hire my dress and was worried that I would regret that I didn’t buy it, but no regrets.
My mother and I told the florist that we love flowers and we want lots of flowers, the bouquets and table arrangements were so beautiful exactly what we requested.
But if we could go back in time I would have had more arrangements around the ceremony area.
Highlight of the wedding
We had a quartet play for our ceremony, Musique Romantica, I contacted Francois about a month before the wedding to check and confirm the music, I then requested a song that Ernst and I love from Enya – Only Time, I asked that if he could fit it in anywhere during the ceremony we would appreciate it. He told me that they did not know the song but that they would try to get the music in time to learn.
I knew it was short notice and was not expecting it to be played but as I stood waiting to get the go ahead to walk down the aisle, I heard THE song, what a feeling and I had to take a couple of deep breaths to compose myself.
Ernst booked our honeymoon in Phuket, we flew out the day after the wedding, so everything was quite a rush until we were booked in at the airport. After about 20 hours of travelling and waiting around we arrived at our hotel, Mom Tri Villa Royale, and we somehow felt energized, although it was also very humid. The hotel and beach was so beautiful, we couldn’t wait to spend our time there.
We had an absolute fantastic honeymoon, and we will be returning to the same hotel for an anniversary.
JC you were fantastic, and it was great to have your wife, Surika, and your son, Timothy, there with us as well.
You all have a way of making a person feel very comfortable. We absolutely enjoyed having you there.
Make Up and Hair
My make up was done by Riana Botha from Make up Monsters and I am very pleased with how my make up looked that day, she also stayed with me doing touch up’s until we were going to walk down the aisle, what a fantastic and positive person. She can be contacted on 0824183963/rihanna@
My hair was done by my hairdresser and friend of about 4 years Natasha Geel, there was just no other choice, although she was very nervous on the day, we had done many trials and the best result was on the day. She can be contacted on 0825736733/ email@example.com.
by: JC Crafford
Here is their wedding photos
…and a short version of their wedding DVD