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MR & MRS SWANEPOEL |forest walk midrand weddingApril 23, 2013

posted in Real Weddings

Ronnie and Trevor share such an amazing love story together (click here to read more about their love story and to see their Botanical Garden’s engagement session photos). I have so much admiration for them both. Their wedding day was the light at the end of a difficult struggle with cancer – on the 16th of March 2013, Ronnie and Trevor finally said their vows at Forest Walk in Midrand and embraced their new life together as Mr & Mrs Swanepoel!

Ronnie took the time to answer a few questions:

 Can you tell me about your inspiration – how did you do things differently?

“We wanted to go for a classic black and white theme, with a touch of red as those are our favourite colours, but we wanted it to be timeless. We chose roses as a reminder of my gran that passed as they were her favourite. We did as much as we could ourselves to save money and bought all the vases and décor ourselves, which we set up the morning of the wedding, saving us a huge chunk of money.”

 

How would you describe your wedding theme?

“We used lots of swallows in the printing with hearts, which we themed throughout with the origami birds on the tables, with touches of ribbons, hearts and roses everywhere (obviously all in red, white and black).”

 

What was your favourite part or things about your wedding?

“My favourite part was seeing Trevor at the bottom of the aisle in his tuxedo and bow tie, looking even more handsome than James Bond, but I couldn’t help chuckle when he started saying his “vowels” as vows – he joked he would, but I never thought it would be as well thought out and touching as it ended up being. Also our clumsy dip for our first dance which hopefully wasn’t too noticeable, it was all just so amazing and perfect, I couldn’t have asked for a better day.”

 

What advice/tips do you have for other couples’ in the process of planning their wedding?

“I suggest really not stressing too much, your day will be perfect if you’re marrying the right person no matter what happens.”

 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

“Special thank you to Izzy and Gerhard for doing our photo’s – it was an honour meeting you guys and working with you – I’m going to miss our chats.”

 

Their wedding was everything a wedding should be: a celebration of life, love, friendships & family.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Swanepoel; may you have a long and happy ever after together!

Wedding Planner: Daniela @ The Forest Walk, Midrand, South Africa (website)
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Forest Walk, Midrand, South Africa (website)
Bride’s Dress: Amber Rain Bridal, Benoni, South Africa (website)
Bride’s Shoes: Iron Fist @ Boogaloos
Groom’s Outfit: Hyde’s Menswear, East Gate Shopping Centre, Johannesburg (directory website)
Flowers: Flowers with Pazazz
Make Up: Debbie-Lee Cheetham – 083 678 3338
Stationery: Marketing Fanatics (website) and Moon Printers