Casper and Adele were the only singles invited to a braai with friends. Was it a setup, or was it fate? Either way, it turned out to be a wonderful introduction that ended in these two love birds exchanging vows on a beach.
After their initial introduction, Casper offered to give Adele a lift back to Potchefstroom where she was living at that stage and on the way they realized how much they had in common and just how much they enjoyed each other’s company, and soon they became inseparable.
Casper carefully planned the proposal and whisked Adele away to the coast for a holiday, the plan was that they would spend the first week of the getaway alone, and would be joined by friends the week after. Adele suspected that he was going to pop the question whilst alone, and found out later that he had forgotten the ring at home. So he had to revert to plan B, and had one of his friends bring the ring. Unfortunately he also had to find time for them to be alone again, so late on Christmas Eve after being out with friends; Casper made a detour on the way home to their favourite place…the beach. Whilst watching the fireworks, it started to gently rain and the next minute Casper was on bended knee, saying “since the day I met you….” Adele admits that she was crying so much that she didn’t hear the rest of what he had to say, and remembered squealing “YES!”
Needless to say, Casper and Adele chose a venue that could offer them a beach wedding, and after viewing a few, they found what they were looking for, a wooden lodge with a stunning view and a train bridge, a perfect fit for their planned Bohemian theme.
The couple was really blessed with a beautifully perfect day; the weather was perfect, with no rain and very little wind, which is unheard of for a beach wedding. The food was amazing and the guests enjoyed themselves, dancing and having drinks on the deck until late into the night.
They set the tone for their wedding by adding a personal touch, and decided to hand deliver their wedding invitations to all their guests. Their invitation was a booklet full of images of them and all the necessary details for the day. It was covered with flowers and rose gold foiling, which was one of the main colours selected for their décor.
The main theme or vision they wanted to achieve was beach bohemian; hence the chosen colour scheme which fitted in perfectly; rose gold, green and white and another obvious for this theme, wood. They chose rose gold lace chair covers and placemats. Off white draping with huge dream catchers was a focal point behind the main table; the dream catchers were lovingly made by Adele’s mom especially for the wedding!! Hessian is a must for a bohemian theme, so Adele incorporated hessian flowers on the chair covers to tie them back as well as hessian holders for the serviettes and cutlery. To include the beach feel, candles in green, blue and pink bottles were displayed with sea sand on the tables. They decided on simplistic gold candle holders with white and rose gold candles on gold and white table cloths. The flowers were minimalistic white roses and baby’s breath displayed down their long tables.
To achieve her wedding look, Adele selected a bohemian theme, long sleeve with lace and completed the look wearing rose gold jewellery. Her bridesmaids and she wore lace foot accessories to the beach ceremony.
On their second anniversary they were celebrating in Harties and there was a band playing at the venue. Adele decided there and then that she loved their vibe and kept their business card until they started planning their wedding and fortunately they could make their day as special as she remembered. Another really special element at their wedding came in the form of a gift from Adele’s boss, Grant van den Berg who ordered a dessert truck which served ice cream with either Nutella or fresh fruit and it was a real treat.
They decided on practical wedding favours and provided lace umbrellas for the ladies and hats for the gents to wear to their ceremony on the beach. All their guests appreciated the gifts and made good use of them.
Adele says the highlight of her day was seeing her husband’s face when she walked down the aisle, they both cried. Their first dance was just perfect as they danced to “I would do anything for love” wowing their guests by not forgetting a single step they meticulously learned in dancing lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. However, Adele says the most amazing and unforgettable highlight of her day was when she received not one, but three gifts from Casper. The night before the wedding she received her first gift box which included bath oils, soaps and pamper items to relax. On the day of the wedding she received another box which contained a letter from Casper revealing that he had booked their honeymoon to Thailand, this was a total surprise and the third box arrived as she was getting dressed for the wedding, it was her favourite perfume with a letter saying “can’t wait to see you.”
Johann van Dalen Photography
Happy Days Wedding Films