Tell us a bit about your love story.
Keagen and I met when we were just children. We attended the same school from grade one and lived about five minutes away from each other. We then went to separate high schools and lost contact, even though we lived so close to each other. I was the nerdy indoors girl and Keagen was the more social outgoing, sporty guy with many friends.
In our 20’s, we connected online via social media and Keagen would send me messages to check in on me. Unfortunately, I had to move away for work, so nothing came of it at that point. In 2020, during the COVD pandemic, we somehow started chatting again and he realised I was back in Cape Town. We then decided to meet up for a catch-up over drinks when lockdown restrictions were less strict.
During that catch up we both realized that we wanted to keep seeing each other. We have been together ever since.
What made you decide to look for wedding venues in Paarl and choose Rhebokskloof Estate? What were you ultimately looking for in a wedding venue?
We were looking for an outdoor venue with wide open spaces and a lake for the ceremony. We also wanted an “outdoor” feel for our reception. The Rhebokskloof Venue area was perfect out of all the wedding reception venues we saw in Paarl. It is indoors, but with an outdoor feeling. The beautiful greenery and vines along the sides of the venue help achieve this look and feel.
The day we walked in on our visit, it just all felt so right. We literally both just gasped, turned to each other, and smiled when we saw it. Without saying a word to one another, we both knew this is what we wanted.
It also helped that the Rhebokskloof team were willing to support us in planning this wedding in 3 months!