Anja and Jo­sua’s beau­ti­ful au­tumn-in­spired nup­tials

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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.

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