Saturday, the 28th of October might have been a beautiful and sunny Saturday for everyone in Cape Town but for Heine and Angelique, it was going to be a spectacular day filled with some of the best memories.
We made our way to Kirstenbosch Gardens and started hunting for the perfect spot to set up a private picnic for a very special occasion. For those of you who have been to Kirstenbosch on a sunny day will realize just how busy these beautiful gardens can become when the sun is out! We found the perfect spot nestled at the back of an open field that was lucky enough to be shaded from some of the hot rays of the sun. Beautiful blue bunting was hung from the trees, a blanket and some pillows were laid down to make the area comfortable, a chilled bottle of bubbly was ready to be popped and there was a picnic basket filled with lots of delicious treats. “JA”, “NEE” and “?” had been carefully written on 3 different cupcakes that were waiting to be used to ask the big question!
Once we received word from Heine that they had arrived at Kirstenbosch, we went and sat on the lawns in the distance and waited patiently while Kathryn, the photographer pretended to be just another tourist taking photos of some nearby plants.
Angelique’s face when she saw the picnic was one that was so appreciative to have had her boyfriend organize something so special like a romantic picnic in the gardens. However, watching her face change from appreciation to pure shock when Heine got on his knee was a moment that we for sure will never forget! It was such a beautiful moment watching Angelique throw her hands up into the air with excitement when she realized the man of her dreams had just gone from her boyfriend to her fiancé.
The couple enjoyed a photoshoot as well as their picnic all afternoon at Kirstenbosch. It was such a pleasure to have been a part of their special day and to witness such a beautiful and true love between two people. Heine and Angelique Kirstenbosch garden proposal was magical.
Photographer: Kathryn Lawrence