Elrika Pieters, the radiant bride from one of our most recent weddings lets us in on her special day with her Prince Charming at Waterkloof.
HOW…DID YOU MEET?
We lived in the same neighbourhood. It was just a matter of time before we spotted one another. We met for coffee and it lead to dinner, and the rest is history!
WHAT…IS YOUR STORY?
Johan grew up in Pretoria, but spend several years in Europe before moving to Somerset West. Originally from the Northern Cape, I have been living in Somerset West for the past 12 years. Johan has his own company, specialising in the medical industry, and I was in the corporate industry for several years, before leaving to pursue my creative passions in photography.
WHY…DID YOU CHOOSE WATERKLOOF?
Deciding on a venue was not difficult. From the get-go, we had only one venue in mind: we fell in love with Waterkloof. Situated in the green valley of the Schapenberg, with the fynbos and the vineyards, the cellar is just breathtaking.
WHAT…IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEMORY OF THE DAY?
We had early morning rain, and the weather cleared an hour before the ceremony started. I have never seen such beautiful white clouds as I saw that morning. Standing on the veranda, saying I do, with everything washed clean by the rain… the colours were bright and shimmery, and the air was crisp and fresh… I have to say that was our best moment!
WHAT… WAS YOUR FAVOURITE DISH?
The menu was out of this world. We were blown away by the different tastes that we experienced with each bite. The first course was the Camembert Crème Brulee, and we were amazed by this dish. The Karan Beef Fillet was served for the main course. We were again so impressed by the perfect texture of the fillet. Our choice of dessert was the Cream of Ivory Chocolate, it was decadent. The colours and the presentations were beautiful, but the taste was something we’d never tasted before.
WHAT… IS YOUR ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES?
For couples that decide to have their wedding at Waterkloof , I have to say, you will have the most wonderful time and great memories. Waterkloof is the perfect venue for wedding photos. I give five stars to the menu and the staff of Waterkloof!