Stephanie February and Conrad Jansen van Rensburg are all set to get married at Hudson’s on 7th May 2020. Hooray!
We grabbed five minutes with Stephanie to hear about their story and how their wedding planning journey began.
How did you meet?
We met at an outdoor event in February 2017. We shared a stand for the weekend and kept an eye on each other from a distance but I wasn’t interested… until a week later when we began to get to know one another.
We spent many weekends enjoying lunches, romantic dinners, outdoor activities, movies and spontaneous road trips. Six months on we became a couple. We’re the happiest we’ve ever been since!
What’s your engagement story?
It was a beautiful summer’s day on 1st December last year – perfect for a sunset dinner at Blue Peter in Blouberg. Our table overlooked the ocean, the atmosphere was vibrant, the food was amazing and he was a ball of nerves! We went for a stroll, I turned towards the mountain to take a picture and when I turned back he was on both knees with a ring. He quickly realized that only one knee was necessary! Conrad caught me completely off guard. The rush of emotions and subsequent tears caused me to zone out for his well prepared speech. I said yes and had to ask to hear the speech again afterwards!
How did you go about venue hunting?
It was a fun process. We stumbled upon Hudson’s online and loved the beautiful garden and breathtaking reception venue. We arranged a visit and took my family along. We walked away enthused and booked the venue a few weeks later.
Do you have any advice for couples still looking for venues?
Choose the venue you absolutely love. Ensure that often hidden costs are included. Try to find one that offers everything to simplify the process and make the experience more pleasant.
What part of your wedding are you most looking forward to?
We’re most excited about seeing one another as I walk down the aisle. We’re hopeless romantics! We look forward to enjoying every moment the day brings, expressing and embracing our love for each other and our families.
We can’t wait to host Stephanie and Conrad’s big day. To get excited about planning your wedding with us get in touch to schedule a viewing.
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