Ruth and Kristof, who celebrated the start of their lives together with a magical wedding reception at Waterkloof in December 2012, share memories of their special day with us:
WHERE…DID YOU MEET?
We met where most people spend most of their time… at work. It wasn’t the typical story about love at first sight. We worked together for a year first, and only when we really started working on a project in Paris together, did we get to really know each other.
WHY… DID YOU CHOOSE WATERKLOOF?
We were always 100% sure that we wanted to get married in South Africa. So, when we decided – after 5 years – to tie the knot, we started browsing the net for the perfect location. We had seen pictures of a magnificent venue with a stunning view, but didn’t know the name. Kristof searched the internet for 3 weeks and then found it… Waterkloof!
WHICH… WAS YOUR FAVOURITE DISH AND WINE?
Tough one. When we sat down with Gregory to discuss our wedding menu, we couldn’t decide which dishes we liked most… so we ended up with a customised menu that gave our guests 11 different dishes to enjoy! If we HAD to choose just one, Ruth would pick the Camembert Crème Brûlée and Kristof the Lime-cured Fizantakraal Trout. We both loved the Circle of Life White.
WHAT… IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEMORY?
Ruth: The whole day, from beginning to end. We really tried to live the whole day very consciously and, in our opinion, we succeeded. We can remember the whole day in detail and still love every bit of it. Wouldn’t change a thing!
Kristof: Very difficult to pick just one, as the whole day was filled with wonderful moments. It was all picture perfect and we couldn’t ask for anything else. The whole day was a reflection of what we like and who we are: From the flowers we like, to the wine and the food we love.
WHAT… IS YOUR ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES?
Follow your heart and gut feeling and do whatever YOU like. After all, it’s your day and your marriage!
Coordinator: The Aleit Group
Flowers & decor: Okasie
Furniture: In and Out Events
Music: DJ Darren
Stationery: Secret Diary
Hair & make-up: Alicia Buckle
All images © ZARAZOO PHOTOGRAPHY