Byron and Lizelle’s is the fairytale portrayal of a happy-ever-following couple. They met while studying and decided to tie the knot soon after multiple years of studies. The wedding took spot in the lovilee Western Cape and was a bright and cheery yellow affair.
How did you meet?
Our varsity hostels (Sonop Ladieshostel and Helshoogte Mens hostel) did rag with each other in 2006, when we were each in our very first year. Even even though Byron had my quantity for over a year following that, we only really interacted on a train trip to Potchefstroom following a sport trip. After 3 months, our friendship began changing and after his 21st birthday he asked me out while sitting on a modest wall on best of a mountain seeking out across Gordon’s Bay.
How did Byron pop the massive question?
Byron brought a vibrant yellow baberton-daisy to my location of work and asked me on a date to celebrate the finish of our exams. I thought it strange that he would come to my operate with a flower, but he explained that he was in the vicinity and wanted to spoil me somewhat soon after studying so tough. He recommended a sushi restaurant – Beluga in Greenpoint, a restaurant that we frequent.
Upon arrival we had been seated upstairs in the wine cellar, quite romantic, but with a massive table next to us. I keep in mind commenting that there would possibly be really a bit of noise from the table need to the occupants arrive, but hoped that we would be accomplished by then. We ordered champagne to celebrate the ‘end of exams’. The next moment the waiter entered with an huge bunch of yellow flowers and an envelope.
The envelope contained a photo taken of us at a hostel dance 3 years prior, he on his one knee with a long-stem baberton-daisy in hand (comparable to the one particular he brought me earlier in the day). At the back of the photo there was a lovilee message from him, soon after reading it he went down one one knee again and popped the query! Off-course I mentioned ‘yes’. Then, one more surprise: In came my parents, his parents, my sisters and some of our close friends… A pre-arranged engagement celebration! The massive table was for them and I was much more than pleased for them to be as noisy as they wanted to be!
What was the very best element of arranging the wedding?
We actually enjoyed looking for our venue – we wanted to get married at a venue with lots of greenery and vines. We used this as an excuse to check out a number of wine farms and attended a variety of wine tastings. It is so fascinating to feel that everyone you enjoy will be gathering beneath one particular roof to celebrate the union of your really like and guarantee to each other.
Do you have any suggestions for brides-to-be?
I have two important points: (1) do not fret over things that may well go wrong on the day. Your guests don’t truly know the details of how everything is supposed to be and they possibly won’t realise these small items. Appreciate each and every moment as the day will be over in a blink of the eye! And (2) remember to hydrate throughout the day and to eat, even if it is only snacking. One gets so carried away with every little thing that you only realise the hunger and thirst that evening.
Did you have any DIY projects?
We have been really lucky to have Izandi Serdyn as our wedding coordinator. She was brilliant and genuinely pulled everything collectively completely. My sister (Trudi Turner) often tends to make cakes, cupcakes and cookies for weddings and birthdays and assisted with the wedding cookies and desserts.
What is Byron’s strengths?
Byron is the ideal instance of a “mens-mens” – he easily interacts, is not biased, really loyal, down-to-earth, dependable and talks the hind-leg off a donkey!
He is also an absolute gentleman, he will constantly ensure that I am comfortable, make sure that I am warm and bring me one thing to drink at residence or away. He will also very easily give a stranger help when seeing them doing heavy lifting.
What aspects of Lizelle do you love?
The very first time I truly “saw” Lizelle was on the train to Potch. She stood on the platform, while I was currently seated inside. She turned and looked in my direction and I was immediately captivated by her massive blue eyes. These Eyes still make my heart skip a beat!
What do you feel is the recipe for a successful marriage?
Communication, respect and adore.
Photography: Nikki Meyer Photography
Venue: MolenVliet Wine & Guest Farm
Wedding planners: Izandi from I DO
Hair & make-up: Alicia Buckle
Dress: Elizabeth Wedding Gowns
Stationary: Chrizanne from Sugarbird Inventive
Décor & flowers: N Concepts & Designs
Bridesmaids dresses: Alana van Heerden
Cake: Birdcage in Stellenbosch