Maiden Moose {Our biggest Adventure yet}

‘In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours.

In all the world there is no love for you like mine.’

There is magic in breaking rules together, being yourself and following the path that sets your soul on fire.

There is also a sense of unrealnesss when you find someone that inspires you to be bold enough to stare the world in the eyes and say ‘you enjoy yourself I am doing my own thing’.  The only experience more magical then that is finding someone who makes you feel brave enough to break rules in a stylish manner, inspires you to be real and makes you look at the world in a different way.

When you find that type of person who sets your soul free you end up saying yes when they ask you to get married just after midnight in Paris (and no not the movie) in the actual city of love! February is in so  many ways the month of love for us. We celebrate our adventures and wedding anniversary and most of all we get to be thankful for finding each other in a world that is sometimes so dangerously cold.

Here is a few images of our little wedding adventure. When we started planning our wedding I got super nervous, I mean where do you even start? I have always wanted to elope and Eben wanted a small wedding but flying our favourite  people to an island just wouldn’t have worked. So our approach was simple we wanted it to be chilled and no matter what happened we didn’t want to become those people who got so overly consumed about the wedding details that you ended up not focusing on what’s important…your adventure and promise to love each other in front of God. We broke a lot of rules – there was no obligated speeches, cake cutting or weird dance moves- not because we don’t love these things at weddings, but because that’s just not our thing.

The result was really an afternoon of relaxed vibes at the beautiful Shepstone Gardens, we did all our legal documentations the day before our wedding to ensure we could just enjoy the ceremony and not have any admin. We sneaked away earlier the evening to a surprise location in Johannesburg before our big road trip to the Drakensburg, Karoo, Garden Route and Cape Town and lastly we both now look back and can honestly feel it was such a perfect day for us and everything we ever wished for.

Our advise to anyone who is planning on getting married is to always to follow you heart, whether you are a hipster soul, an elegant queen, perfectionists or classic bride and groom, its your day! Don’t be scared to break any rules and most of all be yourself…everyone else is already taken.

 

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The dress also had its own interesting story (of course) I found this dress in a random little shop that didn’t even sell wedding dresses!

It was the only dress there of its kind and they only had it in one size, so it was meant to be. I am a bit of an impulsive soul so naturally I had to buy it on the spot.

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We had our lovely friend Lucille from Bloom Design do our flowers ,we went to the flower market together a day before our wedding and got some beautiful wild flowers and paired it with feathers that Eben and I collected for our wedding.

 

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We even decided to step outside the venue and went to explore a little ‘dodgy’ street.  We had people drive past in taxis congratulating us! Very random but we loved it.

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A special thank you to Marleen and Carel from Stroopsoet for taking these photos, they made us feel relaxed and we appreciated that they enjoyed our not so traditional wedding day as much as we did.