LUSH FLORAL OPULENCE
Anja and Josua’s beautiful autumn-inspired nuptials
COUPLE: Anja Pieters and Josua van Zyl VENUE: Roodezand Farm, Tulbagh BUDGET: R120 000 GUESTS: 80
After meeting though mutual friends, Cape To wnc ouple Anja (31), a designer, and Josua (33), an industrial broker, dated fo rab o uts ix years and things were getting serious, th ebr ide says.
But she h adn oi dea i fandw h enJ osua would po pt he questio n.S ohi spr oposal was a surprise and eclipsed h erw ildest dreams.
“We were on holiday i nNewY o rkC ity in 2013 and decided to take a little boat out o na lake in Central Park. Not suspecting at hing (in fact, I was givin ghi ma hard time about his rowing skills), h e dr opped onto both knees in th eb oat, which nearly tipped over, and asked met o spend the rest o fmyl i fe w it hhi m. It all happened under the branches o f an o ld w illow tree and was th em ost beautiful surprise proposal. I’ll nev er f orget it,” she says.