Andrea & Ivan
Where and how did you meet?
We met at UCT while reading for our engineering degrees. We were introduced by mutual friends in 2003.
How did he propose?
Ivan surprised me one day after work with his hidden cameraman (his best friend). Red rose petals were strewn over the floor leading to the main bedroom, and he was dressed in a black suit. He was down on one knee with a ring in his hand.
Please provide a short description of your wedding day?
It was an elegant, simple and beautiful affair that we shared with the people who we hold dear in our lives.
If you could change one thing about your wedding day, what would it be?
I wish I could have been able to pause for a little bit longer to observe the guests and the lovely fanfare that was around me.
What was the highlight of your day?
The highlight was the opening of the dance floor – the music/DJ was amazing!
How did it feel to finally stand next to each other as husband and wife?
It felt complete; a special knowing delight shared between the two of us.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
We postponed our honeymoon; we plan to visit the Caribbean in a few months’ time.
What advice would you give to a bride-to-be?
Hire a wedding planner if you don’t want to fuss over every minute detail required in planning a wedding. I found a planner a godsend in the run-up to the Big Day and the wedding was a completely stress-free experience. I wouldn’t have been as pleased with the outcome of my wedding without my wedding planner.