MR & MRS SCHEEPERS |l’aquila donkerhoek pretoria weddingOctober 24, 2013

posted in Real Weddings

Alisha & Renard tied the knot on the 30th of August 2013 at L’Aquila, a graceful wedding venue, conference centre and spa in Donkerhoek, Pretoria. After the ceremony we slipped away to nearby located Sammy Marks Museum for most of the newlywed photos.

Alisha & Renard looked amazing in their attire and it was great to see that all their planning for their special day finally realised into a beautiful, relaxed yet elegant wedding day.

Here’s their proposal story in Alisha’s words – and this has to be one of the sweetest proposal stories I’ve ever heard:

“The day my husband proposed it was the 7th of  August 2012 – the day it snowed. I was at home with flu, lying on the couch with red eyes, a stuffy nose in my PJ’s and my hair all over the show when my husband-to-be arrived home after work. He sat next to me on the couch holding my hand and asked me how I felt. I replied with my huskiest voice and sniffing my answer with ‘not very well but I’ll survive’. Then he asked if I remember when he said that he will ask me to marry him the day it snowed; I frowned, I nodded my head slightly – not really remembering anything considering the state I was in. He then took out a ring made out of office stationary – file binders and split pins to be exact – and slipped it onto my finger and said the following words: ‘I am a man of my word and today it’s snowing….will you please do me the honor and marry me?’ His proposal was unpretentious, just like his love is. He did not take me out to a beautiful restaurant and ordered the most expensive champagne, rather he asked me when I looked and felt at my absolute worst – just the way that true love should be: for better or worse.”

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Scheepers!! 🙂

Ceremony & Reception Venue, Catering, Cake, Flowers, Hair & Make-up: L’Aquila, Donkerhoek, Pretoria
Photo Location: Sammy Marks Museum, Pretoria
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sotero from Olivelli in Centurion
Wedding Shoes: Anella shoes from Olivelli in Centurion
Groom’s Suit: Hyde’s Store in East Rand Mall
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bride & Co., East Rand
DJ: 4 Seasons Mobile Disco