Johan and Barbara first got to know each other after meeting through a mutual friend from work. Johan managed to get Barbara’s number and email address and they communicated for about a month before Johan managed to persuade Barbara to meet him for coffee.
After three happy years together, the couple went to an Italian restaurant to celebrate their anniversary. Johan explained he wanted to ask Barbara to marry him, but didn’t have a ring. She told him she’d be happy with a curtain ring if it meant marrying him! The simple approach very much suited them as a couple.
Johan then spoke to Barbara’s sons to get their blessing, before they announced their engagement during a big Sunday lunch with all their friends.
They were engaged for 22 months before tying the knot in a Hollywood themed wedding.