Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wedding Wednesday: Our Wedding Day


Hello Lovely People of the Inter-web

After nearly 2 years of planning our big day has finally come and sadly gone. Everyone tells you how fast it goes and I have been a backseat witness to that on my cousins wedding when I was fortunate enough to be a bridesmaid. But you have that tiny bit of hope that it will grace you on your day and slow down. Read that speed limit and stop for a second.  

Today I will share my first Wedding Wednesday post: Our Wedding. Just a bit of here and there. I will go more into detail of each section in other posts.

We got Married on the 18th November 2017. We chose a little farm just outside our town Kriel. We fell in love with the chapel church look and with the space. Bonus points was that we could bring in a lot of our own things that we either made or specially bought for our big day.









My Bridesmaids, mother, the flower girls, ring bearer and myself all got ready in the honeymoon suite at the Windpomp accommodation in Kriel. It was a full house that day but so much fun.






The men Got ready at an aunt’s house. According to me they had it easier, less craziness. I mean Leroy Even got his nails taken care of.






Being a bride, I was a bit late to our wedding, but as my brother drove me, my father and my two bridesmaids to the wedding emotions were running high and my girls had to help my wipe without damaging my makeup the tiers that were starting to form. I think was the excitement of its finally happening kicking in. 

Walking down that Aisle I didn’t look at anyone because I knew if I saw someone crying that would be it for me and apparently me and my dad walked a bit too fast down the Aisle.






how precious is my mothers face in this picture, I love it.

So, a few minutes in and I start being so hot I can feel the sweat start to drip. (Side note I get hot so darn fast.) besides the fact that the woman marrying us was calling me Ilana and not Elena by the time I realized I was getting so hot that was the last thing on my mind. Then our pastor said that she won’t take too long as she can see the Bride is starting to get hot. Might I add that I have then been looking around to my bridesmaids and parents to turn the darn AC on. The ceremony was stopped so that the smallest man-made fan could be placed in front of me which did nothing. It was crazy.

Either way I survived and we were officially Mr and Mrs Swartz.

Once we got outside our guests threw us with confetti, we got two confetti bombs for my cousin and maid of honours fiancé to pop as soon as we get out. Of course, there would be some people that couldn’t get the streamer loose and they just threw the whole thing as is.



After we took pictures we had a few minutes alone for me to change my shoes, take selfies and for Leroy to make it for really official on Facebook ha-ha. Cause it’s not official till its Facebook official, right? It was also nice to just talk to each other a bit hear what he did and what he thought.

The Reception was so much fun, from the speeches,
Our MC's

Playing the Shoe game

My Maid Of Honour

The Groomsman

My Husband

My Brother 


to the dance me and Leroy set up and for being able to share a dance with my dad.


to the kids running on their sugar high.

We cut into our beautiful cake that a special friend made for us with the cupcakes showing our life timeline.







I threw my bouquet which my beautiful friend from work caught and Leroy had to blind folded search for the garter and of course my brother caught it. (side note it’s a thing at weddings now of him and his Girlfriend catching it both). Our MC’S made them share a dance which was so much fun to watch.


poor man needed help with all those layers






But the biggest hit was the candy station it was like for a second or two the adults became kids as they helped themselves to our wide range selection of handpicked sweets.







Looking back there isn’t much I would change on the day, we had so much fun and for friends and family to call and say that they enjoyed the wedding so much means even more to us. It was really the best day of our lives.

Hope you guys enjoyed this blog Post 



Sunday, January 14, 2018

34 Things about Leroy




Hello Lovely People of the Inter-web


Welcome back to my Blog and today I want to share with you a post about a special person in my life. My Husband. It is his birthday today. And I have been reading a blogged called 71 Toes for a while now I love reading her posts about her and her family and she inspires me a lot to blog more and on every birthday, she shares what she loves most about that specific person or how they have grown and so forth. Go check out her blog here.


Without further waiting let’s jump into it:


34 Things about Leroy that I have learnt and that I love about him


1. Let’s put the obvious one first he is a HUGE car fanatic. All cars every car crazy, all Day every day. 


2. He doesn’t Like Honda 😊
3. He works in IT and is a Team Leader (Proud Wife moment of much he has grown from when we met)
4. He has a strong sweet tooth, and loves to snack
5. I would say that he is more of a Cat Person


6. He still loves our Dogs (when they don’t make him mad)
7. He procrastinates a lot about buying things and then I would need to come in and explain to him its fine get it we need it. 
8. Before he even buys something, he does endless amounts of research to find it cheap or to see if it’s even worth it or to find something better 
9. He is good at building model cars 


10. He loves to rather try making things himself, and make it better. Which he normally ends up doing.
11. His all about the simpler, easier way of doing things
12. He is an Xbox fan 


13. He is always in the loop of the newest Technology things. Which ads to my benefit.
14. He dislikes manual labor 
15. He loves to try new things and go to new places 
16. He is the type of person who will (if adulting money allows it) drive to JHB just for a burger 
17. Once he is your friend you have a loyal, crazy, fun friend for life
18. He loves listening to Armin Van Buuren 
19. He is patient with me when I want to take selfies of us together 
20. He loves DIY, and is really good at it
21. He is a clean Freak and He has OCD, everything in its place and a place for everything. Make sure its straight
22. He is the brains smart thinker in the house
23. He has a lot of dream cars but the ones I know most it a RX7 or Koenigsegg 
24. He is more likely to put others first before himself


25. Luckily for me is a real handy man 
26. He loves a good steak, and because of him I now have it medium rare 
27. He is always doing Car research 
28. He always surprises me beyond measure when it comes to gifts 
29. I love how he still looks at me like it’s the first time he met me 
30. I love how he makes me feel beautiful when I feel at my worst
31. I Love how he encourages me to do my best 
32. He is out going and will road trip to any where
33. He has the weirdest food combination ideas, but I will admit that sometimes it does work 
34. He is just a great person, I wouldn’t be where I am right now if it wasn’t for his amazing love, caring and fun personality.



Happy birthday my Husband, I thank God for placing you in my life 4 years ago and I thank God for another year he has blessed you in my life. May God bless this year for you with nothing but greatness and all that you deserve.I love you Sprokan




Wedding Wednesday: Our Wedding Day

Hello Lovely People of the Inter-web After nearly 2 years of planning our big day has finally come and sadly gone. Everyone tells yo...