Stephan Dippenaar (Photo: Inecke Photography - Inecke de Kock)
Cape Town - Professional rugby player, Stephan Dippenaar and his bride - Louise - tied the knot in a winter wonderland ceremony in Riebeek West on Saturday, 17 June.
Stephan describes himself as a true "farm boy." When not on the rugby field, Stephan is getting ready for life after rugby when he will enter the farming world with his dad, in Moorreesburg.
"I was 16 years old when I first saw Stephan at Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay. We both attended an event at Diaz Hotel & Resort and it was there that I first laid my eyes on my future husband," says Louise Dippenaar (née Müller).
"It was a very emotional moment for me and I fought to keep the tears back when I saw my perfect bride walking towards me," Stephan says.
Opting for a colourful theme, that best describes them as a couple, the venue was decorated in pinks, greens and orange tones.
Stephan and his groomsmen stole the show, dressed by TM Lewin in a classic royal blue design matched with custom made Silvery cufflinks and fun colourful Happy Socks. They added a pop of earth tone with their Dune London capped-toe footwear.
But it was Louise who took our breathe away in a custom-made Kobus Dippenaar design. As a friend of the family, Kobus designed a long sleeved and classical dress that exuded winter wonderland elegance. Her bridesmaids donned elegant designs from Kameo Designs, with added sparkle from Colette by Colette Hayman Jewellery.
"I would describe our wedding day as a proper winter wedding from warm winter soup, Nederburg red wine, warm pancakes, all surrounded by heaters and morning winter rain. I wanted my guests to have a great time and for me, getting in bed at 04:00 is definitely a proper celebration of a job well done." Stephan says.
We wish the happy couple a lifetime of love and happiness and look forward to their next chapter in life, together as a married couple.