Dirk and I had known each other for a number of years before we started dating. We met through our local church and had many mutual friends, and one day those mutual friends decided to set us up on a date… and the rest is history.
Being a part of the wedding industry myself, as a photographer, I’ve seen an array of weddings, and from the beginning we knew we wanted our wedding to be all about the people, creating an atmosphere for everyone to gather and have a good time with one another, all on a beautiful winter’s day.
Chanel Boy eau de toilette – The 17th Les Exclusifs perfume from the celebrated French fashion house, Boy is named for Coco Chanel’s lover Arthur Capel, whose nickname was ‘Boy’. This unisex scent blends lavender, rose geranium, lemon and grapefruit zest, orange blossom, sandalwood and a masculine touch of musk for a fresh yet enveloping fragrance. chanel.com
Illustrated by Sarah Larnach
What drew you to floristry and how did you get started in the industry?
My love of flowers started in my childhood. Our home was set among 28 acres of Australian bushland. My mother would walk with me and my sisters through the garden and bush, pointing out plants and blooms, calling them by their botanical and common names. After four years working in New York, Australia called me home, and unsure which direction to take, I joined my sister Ineke on a floristry course and quickly realised I’d found my calling.
Beauty—For a flawless base, buff Bobbi Brown Skin Nourishing Glow Foundation into skin using the Full Coverage Face Brush. For a modern approach to a bold lip look, press Luxe Lip Colour in Parisian Red onto lips using fingers. Douglas & Bec chair. Zambesi robe and playsuit, Meadowlark Sacred Engagement ring, Metropolis bands, Bolt Large earring, Pave Star Endless Hoop earring and Taboo Hoop pave earring Meadowlark.