Robyn&Ockie / Bloemfontein Weddings / Wedding PhotographerJune 17, 2015
Bloemfontein Weddings / Wedding Photographer / Free State Wedding
Robyn & Ockie’s love story:
Coming from the same religious background, they have known each other for as long as they can remember. They were never really friends though until Robyn asked his best friend to be her matric farewell date, it was actually also the beginning of their journey… As a group they all started getting to know one another better and Robyn and Ockie rather enjoyed each other’s company. Then Ockie asked her to meet him for coffee one Tuesday afternoon at Coco C, alone… They spent hour after hour there, just chatting and Ockie declared his intentions to get to knowher better (this was his way of asking her out)!!
And in Robyn’s own words: “And because he is such a stand up guy, he first spoke to my mom to get her blessing! (Awwww!!)”
The Dress story:
This is such a unique story, of Robyn and her mother finding her dress, I just had to share it*
Four years ago Robyn walked past Que’s boutique (which at that stage wat in Mimosa Mall, Bloemfontein) and saw an unforgettable dress. The next day she took her mother to go have a look at it. She loved it, just as much as Robyn had fallen for the dress, they were both speechless. They decided right then and there and made arrangements to fit it on at the designer. It was a perfect fit! They bought the dress right there and kept it until Robyn found my Mr Right.
Sometimes the dress just finds you, even before you were looking.
Ockie, Robyn and her mother went on holiday to a nature reserve in the Transkei. It had been raining every day since their arrival, and so, on the one clear day that they could enjoy, they decided to go walking along the beach, through a lagoon and over a hill, down and past two small rivers… needless to say, they enjoyed the hiking and love the outdoors. On a hill-top, with such a beautiful lookout point that has an 180 degree view of the sea, Ockie picked a weed’s flower and gave it to Robyn. Then he asked her mom to take photos of them and while she was taking a photo, he went down on his knee and asked her to marry him.
Robyn’s Advice for any Bride-to-be in her planning of their special day:
“Don’t be engaged for too long, the stress will kill you!! Do it quickly so you can get it done and enjoy the gift of marriage!”
Ceremony Venue: Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Reception Venue: Oppie Plot
Catering: Kanono’s Catering
Wedding Dress designer: Stanley Baptiste
Hair: The Loft Maison Costa
Make-up: Shanelle Steyn
DJ: Arista Ras