Jacques and Fran-Mari’s Helicopter and Bushveld Picnic Proposal
On the 24th May, Jacques asked Fran-Mari to marry him and she said YES! It was a beautiful Autumn’s day in the Cradle of Humankind (Johannesburg) where Jacques got on one knee and Fran-Mari giggled with happiness as they became engaged. They met at a church camp and, on the day he proposed, they were 2 weeks short of their 7 year anniversary together!
Jacques first phoned us knowing he would like to propose in the bush and he wanted it to be completely private. We knew just the place for him and made it extra special by including a helicopter trip there and back! They woke up extra early to leave from Bloemfontein to catch their helicopter to The Cradle Boutique Hotel. This lovely hotel is part of a game farm and they have a picnic site that is only accessible by 4×4.
Once they had landed from their thrilling helicopter ride, their game ranger whisked them off to the picnic site. They were dropped a few metres from the picnic site and Jacques blindfolded Fran-Mari as they approached it. We had decorated it with pink and rose gold accessories (her favourite colours), framed photos of them, a Marry Me sign, rose petals and Fran-Mari’s favourite flowers. And we captured it all on camera!
Fran-Mari was so surprised when she opened her eyes and she couldn’t believe it! She was all giggles and smiles as she said YES! She loved the setup and even took the time to look at each photo and each decoration (in-between admiring her ring 😉).
Leandrie then stepped in to take some stunning photographs of them, as they explored the game farm and enjoyed their picnic.
They were then picked up again by the game ranger and taken to the helipad. And off they flew into the distance to start their new journey together. Jacques and Fran-Mari bushveld proposal was stunning!
Photographer: Leandrie Du Plessis
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