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Topics: Wedding, Vows, Love, Romance

Soon it won't be a daydream, soon it will be a reality!

I am getting married in 2022!

My Fiancé and I have been together since 2014 in a long distance relationship and we have spent the last 7 years trying to meet the UK income requirements. It has been difficult because as a self-employed person you have extra hoops to jump through to prove income status. There was also a huge downturn in his industry at the beginning of our relationship which made things impossible. After that we had to fix tax issues because things weren't done right with the previous accountants. Things have finally come right. He changed industries, and next week he starts his new job with a new company who I am positive will treat him well and reward him for all his hard work.

I have decided that I no longer want to immigrate to the UK. It caused fights between us because I have said countless times to him how much I hate things in South Africa, especially the crime and lack of opportunities here. Covid changed all of this for me. During the last 6 months the UK has turned into a place I want nothing to do with, I don't want that life that currently exists and the one that will exist in the future. Africa is the most stable place to be in the world right now, and South Africa is a little like a first world country in parts. Lots is wrong here, but lots is right as well.

I've looked into things and I am going to be going over to the UK to marry him there, then return to SA and continue preparing things for buying our farm and getting things set up for self-sufficiency.

The wedding!

This is the place where we will get married...

Above image source is a screenshot from Wikipedia

Above image source is a screenshot from Tripadvisor

Why that location?

  • It's close to Gatwick airport which is where I fly into when I visit him - I hate Heathrow, they treat people like criminals when they go through customs.

  • It's low cost.

  • It's beautiful, it's nature, it's stunning.

  • It gives us the perfect opportunity to do our road trip honeymoon.


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Our wedding overview

It's going to be a small wedding, the only people who will be there is:

  • My Fiancé

  • Myself

  • The person marrying us

  • The photographer (witness 1)

  • The videographer (witness 2)

The reason it will be so small with no family? My Mom and Dad will be in South Africa and my Fiancé's family is scattered across Europe, funds don't (at this point) allow for everyone to fly to London and be there. Neither of us have any desire to put on a show for friends and extended family who may be able to attend. We want to have our day, our moment, and if it's not possible to have those close family there for our special day, we want to share that time in our own crazy way. Inviting friends for the purpose of just having people there is costly and makes no sense.

We are going to renew our vows every year

To some people it might sound corny or weird or crazy or some type of a waste. For us? We want to have a lifetime of photos of our married life together. Each year older and wiser, celebrating another successful year of being husband and wife.

Our family wedding will happen when finances permit and travel permits. But our first renewal of our vows will be in South Africa with Mom and Dad there. It will be another wedding. It will be a beautiful and special day for all of us. It will be the joining of my very small family with his big family and it will be a beautiful time of love and the celebration of finding that person you wake up to every day and say, I can't believe I found you.

My wedding dress

Below and lead image source(s), screenshots from: https://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/view/281639/Julie-Vino-2018-Venice-Collection-1414-Size-8

I am so excited that I have managed to find it again and that it is still out there for sale! The last time I looked (a couple of months back) it wasn't anywhere to be found.

I wanted a dress that is both sexy and classically beautiful. To me this dress is all of that and so much more.

The shoes

I am not one for stilettos! They are not practical and I don't want to break my ankles when we are dancing on our wedding night 🤣

These are the type that I want...

Image source is screenshot from: https://www.weddingjournalonline.com/15-affordable-and-gorgeous-flat-wedding-shoes/

They are practical, really pretty and will go with the dress. I just need to find them in ivory. The white wedding has never really worked for me.

My hair 😍

I'm keeping my hair long for many reasons, but mainly because of the wedding day! This is the style I've been dreaming of...

Above image source, screenshot from: https://therighthairstyles.com/wedding-hairstyles-for-long-hair/18/

I just need to get my hair thicker, would appreciate any suggestions in the comments 😬🤪

Makeup?

What makeup? I don't wear it much and don't believe I will be wearing much on our special day either. It comes with too many issues and when I start crying with happiness it's just going to run all over my face anyway. My Fiancé has also always said he thinks I look better without any on anyway so I'm happy with some lip gloss! Strangely enough I'm not really a "girly" person, I love to wear nice things once in a while and look / feel pretty, but I'm not much into the glamour stuff. I prefer simple and natural.

The cake

Below image source, screenshot from: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/16677461103438105/

I want something like this, but smaller. Simple, classic, white with red roses.

Photography

We are going to have a night wedding because the photographs you get are absolutely spectacular. There is so much that can be done with lighting and contrast. We also want to enjoy a party into the evening and following morning where we can have some type of a braai at the location, dance and just enjoy some beautiful time next to nature. Watching the moon and seeing the sunrise the following morning after we are just married...ahhhh...it's going to be heaven.

Here is just one example of something that we love!

Below image source, screenshot from: https://www.lidadebeer.co.za/night-wedding-photography/

Food and Drinks

A braai is the South African word for a BBQ. I want to make a fire and cook some meat on it as a married woman haha I feel that it is good luck and not to mention how beautiful the flames will look for photos as well. Snacks? Sushi. Why? Because sushi is delicious!

Drinks-wise, we have got a stash of alcohol that our friends have given us as presents over the years, so there will be plenty for the person marrying us and the photographers to enjoy once they are done. For us though? Vodka and coke for my Fiancé, and white wine. For me...Malibu and coke, as well as a good red wine.

Our honeymoon!

We are going to go road tripping and head to Scotland. We're going to stay at Loch Lomond.

Image sources, screenshots from: https://www.loch-lomond.co.uk/rooms/carter-suite/

The best part of getting married

I can't wait to wake up as his wife. I can't wait to be MRS. I can't wait to share the rest of my life with him and to be able to have my special person forever. I know that you don't need marriage or a wedding to do that, but I want that. I want be his wife and I want him to be my husband.

Thank you for reading my wedding rambles!

It's so nice to dream and to also know that the time is getting closer and things are falling into place. It's nice to be ending this year with positivity for me, it's nice for me to feel as if there is a weight off my shoulders and be able to breathe again.

2022 is the start of beautiful things for all of us 🌸

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I really like the venue of your wedding it's very stunning! A perfect place for your 🍯moon ....The most important thing is that you're happy with your decision

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4 months ago

Dear Happy New Year Best Wishes for your wedding stay blessed

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4 months ago

Wow congratulations, everything is in place for the most amazing wedding of 2022… I love the gown and the cake and the hair as well.. you will gorgeous with the dress.. God will grant you a happy home and a long lasting home, He will bless your union and everything you wish for God will grant them all…

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4 months ago

Oh wow that's great! 2022 looks like it will be a great year for you and hopefully all of us. 👍

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4 months ago

Oh dear you have planned everyone perfectly. The place you choose for the wedding is really amazing. I wish I could had a candle light dinner with my partner there. My best wishes and prayers are with you and congrats for you wedding fixation.

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4 months ago

I'd be glad if you could add just one more person to this wedding list; add me to this list and I'd be glad to attend lol.. I do hope the event goes perfectly as planned and without a set back. I wish you success on your coming wedding, I wish you a happy home as well.

Surprisingly this is your first article I will read without you adding your beautiful dog, I am sincerely surprised. I think he should be part of the wedding list as well.

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4 months ago

When we renew our vows he will be there running down the aisle! haha

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4 months ago

Firstly I say congratulations...it's nice to find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with.

I have to say I love your concept of simplicity and the night wedding is nice too. I pray that you both find happiness and all the good thing in life. Happy married life to you dearie.

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4 months ago

Thank you very much! The simpler the better for us, we don't like extravagant things :)

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4 months ago

For sure you'll look beautiful in that wedding dress... But when is your plan to settle with your fiance? 😁

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4 months ago

We will hopefully be settled and together before Christmas of 2022, wedding to be before June, so it is not long now! haha

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4 months ago

😭 This is so sweet, I pray the day with being perfect and the marriage will be a blessing forever.

I believe new years has lots of great things in store for us, congratulation madam.

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4 months ago

Thank you so much my Friend xxx

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4 months ago

Is this real dreams or just random ramblings? Hehe I was about to congratulate you in advance haha and if it's real we will be the same 2022 bride, my fiance and I plans to have our wedding soon once he signed off the ship.

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4 months ago

It is real! haha I can't wait for it to happen, we are planning for before June 2022 and I can't wait to share the photos! :) Congratulations on your wedding plans too, I am so excited for you!

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4 months ago

Yay! June is our tentative month too haha I'll look forward on your photos then, I am excited to see it as well. Thanks best of luck with our plans, and I am so excited as well to share on our beloved community about it hehe.

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4 months ago

Wow so fabulous and elegant, it's a nice dream wedding you are planning up. Hope your desired dream wedding will be achieved. Godbless and may God fulfill of what your hearts desire.

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4 months ago

Soon all if them will be fulfilled and will not stay as a dream. You have a beautiful dream of your wedding. I like the wedding dress by the way. And if I will choose I'll take flat sandals that wear stilletos , I think instead of feeling happy I'll be more uncomfortable with it. But seriously, I need to find a man first before I dream of something like this. but the problem is even after reading this I can't still imagine myself getting married 🙈🙈🙈 ahhh whatever. But I really hope to happen this soon. 🥳🥳

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4 months ago

Thank you so much! And don't worry, you will find someone special when the time is right! :) I can understand not wanting to get married, before I met him I didn't think I ever would haha

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4 months ago

I really hope that this dream of yours gets fulfilled and that you enjoy th joys of a married life

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4 months ago

Hey!your photography is great 👍 I like it more keep it up may Allah success u

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Hi 👋 none of the photos are my own photographs, I've given links to their sources 🌺

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4 months ago

Ooo good

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4 months ago

Congratulations on your wedding day soon my friend.

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4 months ago

Wow what a very nice wedding 🤗

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