Stu and I got engaged in Madagascar on the 23rd of July this year which most definitely one of the best things to have ever happened to me! He is my balance, my rock and sometimes my head!!!!
When we sat down to plan our engagement party we realised we had to do it sooner rather than later as I have one heck of a crazy schedule with very few weekends off these days. Stu also works abroad which made things even more tricky. When we decided on a date Stu’s Mom and her husband booked tickets to come visit us from the UK and it was all systems go.
The week leading up to the engagement party was ridiculously stressful trying to juggle work, admin coming out of my ears, my personal shoots, organising the party, Stu’s folks being out here from the UK and friends and family visiting from other parts of the country. I remember feeling quite freaked out and overwhelmed and started dreading the actual wedding. (not getting married just the wedding bit)
Then the Party day came and all of that was blown straight out of the window. It was honestly one of the happiest days of my whole entire life. To have so many people whom I love, admire, respect and adore all around us celebrating our love and commitment was just so damn awesome.
I am now so excited for our wedding. Yes I know it will be stressful to organise but I know I will be marrying the man of my dreams surrounded by the people who mean the world to me and that is what is important!!!!
Here are some pics!
PS Huge thanks to Drew for doing my hair and Charelle for doing my make up. To Mom and Dad for having all of us. To Wilma for baking up a storm and to Keith for flying out here! Thanks to Carissa for lending us all the cutlery and crockery. Thanks also to everyone for coming and celebrating with us and also for the amazing prezzies. Last but not least huge thanks to my brilliant assistant Tash for taking all of these photos. She is the bomb and I think she has done such a marvelous job!!! Welldone Tash. Round of applause!!!!
PPS Stu says he needs a special mention for his lamb and pork spit cooking expertise. I am vegetarian and he loves meat but it works!
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