Murray and Marinel – a beautiful LongMeadow Wedding / pretoria wedding photographer

May 30, 2017

Murray and Marinel

 a beautiful LongMeadow Wedding

 pretoria wedding photographer

Their LOVEstory:

Murray and Marinel  are such a beautiful couple and listening to them talk about each other and their LOVESTORY, is truly a pleasure! This is what fairytales are made of, some might say…

These two met at Ligpunt church in Pretoria in 2013. They each place their relationship with Christ first, and thus met through their love and passion for God. Murray asked Marinel to a braai at a friends house and we chatted a bit there, but they took their time toi get to know each other first. And in Marinel’s words:  “He only officially made his move in 2016 when he asked me on a date.” 🙂

The Proposal:

Murray and Marinel love the outdoors, and being out in nature hiking in Magaliesberg for the day, they had a lovely lunch at the Ou Pastorie restaurant in Harties. He had the ring in his pocket waiting for the right moment but the moment only presented itself when they went to the Northcliff water towers later that afternoon. He asked her on top of that hill to get married.

The Dress:

It was such a special dress, it was Marinel’s something Old, and Something borrowed… she and her and Murray’s wedding was the something new part. The dress was the exact same dress Marinel’s eldest sister got married in. Marinel had fallen inLove with her dress, loving all the lace and detail on the dress. And since her sister found “the dress” Marinel has been saying {for the past 5 years} that she would love to get married in “that dress”. With some minor alterations to give it a different look that suits Marinel’s personality and figure best, it WAS their DREAM DRESS*.

Marinel’s Favourite thing about Murray: “His gentleness with me, but also his confident manner. He knows exactly what he wants.

Tips from the Bride, for newly engaged couples planning their big- day:

“What is important is to remember why you are getting married. For me it was not about having everything perfectly done. I just wanted to marry Murray. That was what got me excited about the wedding. Also try to delegate as much as possible. Weddings do not have to be a stressful affair.”


Ceremony&Reception Venue: Longmeadow Wedding Venue, Fourways

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero – Olivelli

Flowers: Mona van Heerden

Stationary: the Bride and Groom did an e-vitation/ fun DIY Website: Wix wedding website e-vite

Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist: Marizanne Griesel / MG-Professional-Make-up

Cake: Longmeadow Venue

Pretoria Wedding Photographer: Appelliefie Art & Photography

Bride getting ready: Amber Rose Country Estate

Couple Photos and Bridal Party partially inside The FF Market


“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

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