Carien & Phil's Real Wedding

Phil turned out to be the perfect answer to a ‘personals’ ad Carien placed. After a year and eight months of dating, the couple got engaged and Carien referred to herself as ‘one of those lucky girls who gets to marry the man of her dreams’.

Phil & Carien-Phil and Carien

Phil realized he wanted to make Carien his wife, so he secretly started to hunt for the perfect ring. The first week he started looking, Carien’s mother called him and told him there was a ring in the family that Carien loved, and if he ever thought of proposing, he could use that. He took this well-timed phone call as fate, and began planning a romantic proposal.

The thoughtful groom whisked his bride to be away for trip to Victoria Falls as a ‘birthday celebration’. She had no idea what was about to happen, and as they admired the stunning waterfall, Phil got down on one knee. He told her as the falls took her breath away, she had taken his breath away from the first moment he saw her. He then asked her if she’d be his wife, and of course she said yes!

The couple then celebrated their engagement with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi.

Phil & Carien's Wedding on 27 Oct 2012

Photography by: AlexanderSmith

Wedding venue: Lothian Vineyards

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Photography by:  AlexanderSmith

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