Suzette van der Merwe (Photo: Gallo)
Cape Town - Former Miss South Africa Suzette van der Merwe and her fiancé businessman Mark Weston tied the knot in December.
The couple met six years ago, on a blind date, and have been engaged for five years.
Suzette and New Zealand-born Mark married on Pink Beach on 14 December, in his home country - with only Mark's father and stepmother in attendance.
The newlyweds are planning to host a traditional wedding when they return to South Africa on 10 January.
Sharing a photo from their wedding day on Instagram, Suzette wrote: "We did it! On December 14th, 2019 we eloped and got married!"
Messages of congratulations have flooded in, including celebratory notes from former Miss South Africas, Tansey Coetzee and Jo-Ann Strauss.