FROM THE BRIDE:
Geoff and I met on a tropical island in Belize. Since I was heading back to Wisconsin in a few days I had little interest in getting to know this handsome foreigner from South Africa. Geoff, however, wouldn’t be ignored. After spending just 5 days with him, I found myself sitting at the airport watching my plane take off. That’s right – I skipped my international flight to spend another week with him! Craziest thing I have ever done but somehow I knew that I was going to marry that man someday. I was right. Geoff and I began our cross-continental relationship soon after and one year later I found myself back at an airport holding back tears as Geoff asked me to be his wife. 6 months later I became Mrs. Coetzee.
Planning a wedding with a fiancé 8,000+ miles away proved to be quite the challenge but on December 5th 2015, as we stood before family and friends and said ‘I do’, I would not have changed a thing. Our rustic winter wedding at the Rothschild Pavilion was perfect! Many thanks go out to James Stokes Photography for so beautifully capturing all the special moments of that day for us! We will treasure the memories for a lifetime.