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Alice

How did you meet your husband and how did you get engaged? I met my husband , very romantically, in our first year at university.  We were both studying mechanical engineering and had no idea what we were doing.  We got engaged at sunset, on top of a hill, drinking craft gin in the Karoo on a surprise weekend I…

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Tiné

How did you meet your husband and how did you get engaged? I lived in South Korea for 6 years, and every second year I would come and visit my family. In the beginning of 2017 I made my way to visit my Family and during my vacation I met Riaan. After a year of long distance he decided to…

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Euodia

How did you meet your husband and how did you get engaged? We met four years ago at a mutual friend’s house. We immediately clicked and started dating very soon after that. Two years later, we along with both our families, went to the Kruger National Park for a holiday. He went down on one knee with the most amazing…

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Charissa

Our darling real bride Charissa looked incredible on her wedding day in her Elli-Nicole wedding dress ordered through us. Her dress features hand beaded pearls and beaded lace that creates an intricate ombre effect. We absolutely loved every fitting with her. She shared her loved story with us:   How did you meet your husband and how did you get…

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Gerda

Gerda chose her wedding dress during her first fitting appointment ever and it was so lovely to work with a bride that wanted to make a statement with her wedding dress whilst looking like she stepped out of a Vogue photo shoot.   She wore a two piece wedding dress from the Leilah James Collection by Janita Toerien. Her Ava…

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Gail

It was such an honour to have Gail as a The Wedding Collective Real Bride as she studied with our owner, Marié at University and is such a beautiful soul. She looked incredible on her wedding day in her Janita Toerien Maxine ball gown. Below she shared her story with us:   How did you meet your husband and how…

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Anmarli

Anmarli was one of our first brides when we opened our boutique doors in 2016, and little did we know what an amazing and ground-breaking bride she would make. She chose the most gorgeous black and nude wedding dress by Janita Toerien which set the tone for her dramatic winter wedding. She shared her wedding planning journey with us:  …

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