Hendale’ & Prieur’s fairytale Wedding Day at GooseHill/Appelliefie Art + Photography/Wedding Photographer Pretoria, Gauteng & Free State

March 17, 2018

Hendale’ & Prieur’s fairytale Wedding Day at GooseHill /Appelliefie Art + Photography/Wedding Photographer Pretoria, Gauteng & Free State

 “We loved with a love that was more than love.”

― Edgar Allan Poe


Their story seems one of pure coincidence 🙂

Hendalé, working and living in Bloemfontein, Free State, went to visit Douglas with a friend for a weekend, and they were invited to a brazil with friends, and with Prieur working in Douglas at that time, and as little towns may have it, he ended up at the same braai she was at. They connected immediately and chatted for the rest of the evening as if there was just the two of them.

Not long after he went to visit Hendale’ in Bloemfontein and as they say …. The rest was history.


After work, on Hendalé’s birthday, the couple were supposedly on their way to Bloemfontein, when Prieur suddenly took the road towards Douglas, where he had planned a surprise stay at Broadwaters for the Friday night. Thinking it was only a birthday surprise, Hendalé still had no clue as to what was actually happening. With the most beautiful sunset, next to the same river where the couple met, Prieur got down on one knee and popped the big question.

Favourite things about each other?

Hendalé: Prieur has the ability to make me feel like the prettiest woman on earth and handles me with the upmost respect. He truly is my superhero.

Prieur: Hendalé loves me unconditionally and accepts me for who I am.


Hendale’: “Being comfortable is important to me, so from the beginning I knew I did not want to struggle all night with people (and myself) stepping on the dress. So I had a dress designed that could be converted into a short dress before the festivities started later on. I however still wanted to look elegant in a long dress in the church, so Carmen Couture did an excellent job to design a 2-in-1 dress to meet both requirements. My dream Dress <3”   “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

― Sarah DessenThe Truth About Forever


  • “Stay true to yourself”It’s so easy to let your emotions and stress get the better of you at this time while it really needs to be fun.

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”

― Pablo Neruda100 Love Sonnets


Ceremony and Reception Venue: Goose Hill wedding Venue, Bloemfontein

Wedding Dress Designer: Carmen Couture

Make-up Artist: Chantelle Bischoff

 Hair Stylist: Melanie Bischoff

Pretoria Wedding Photographer: Appelliefie Art & Photography

DJ: Creative Creative kilowatt

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

― Dr. Seuss

Hendale’ & Prieur’s fairytale Wedding Day at GooseHill /

Appelliefie Art and Photography, Wedding Photographer Pretoria, Gauteng & Free State

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