More than a year ago, I met Jenna for her wedding consultation, beaming with happiness. I could sense that she was over the moon in love with Andrew. We started chatting about her ideas for her wedding day at Red Ivory Lodge, and I then I think I got more excited than her. She told me she is in my hands, and she will do whatever I asked her to do. Well, she was one ahead of me because as we started walking down the Triumphal Arch at Hartebeespoortdam she was already climbing on the dustbin to get to to wall. *Swoon* The colours that te sun cascaded on the walls, the structure, the beautiful bride, everything just came together.
The reeption was nothing but boring with the payment of Labolla, with a blow up plastic cow that was handed over the her mom
Their love story is one of South African meets Australian in London.
Jenna was visiting a friend in London for a 2 week holiday. Jenna’s friend organised an outing to the Royal Ascot horse races in 2009, and it turned out to be that one of the friends she invited (and her ex house mate) was Andrew. Despite being natural enemies of the sporting variety, they hit it off immediately and between them the South African/Australian mix somehow worked.
Andrew took Jenna out to dinner twice the week after the races but she had to go back to South Africa that weekend. They kept in touch and tried to meet up as often as they could in various countries that were sort of half way for both of them. After realising that one of them had to move if they want to move forward in their relatsionship, they decided Jenna should move to London. She moved there in 2011 and 18 months later they got engaged in Hong Kong. They wanted to make sure that all their family and friends from over the world are prepared well in advance and then set the wedding date for 15 months later.
Jenna and Andrew, I wish you blessings in your new chapter of life. Thank you for letting us into such a special part of your memories.
Venue: Red Ivory Lodge