Friday, April 13, 2012


Just to fill you in....


Did you miss it?

How could you have? lol. 

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After the massive-well-planned-international-flight-trip-executed-like-a-boss-can't-believe-you-kept-a-secret-of-that-epic-proportion-from-me-the-sleuthing-queen-proposal-of-a-lifetime - we joined our families, they all hugged it out and we had French Champagne on the golf clubhouse deck overlooking the Drakensberg resort. Then both our families went out to dinner together and we all retired after a very exciting and memorable evening.

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no, boys don't like this.

The Warr: Go to sleep.
Me: let's talk about the wedding!!! WOOHOO!!
The Warr: I think we have enough time to save it for morning.
Me: We need to get a head start
TW: We got engaged 8 hours ago
Me: EXACTLY. Time's a wasting!
TW: You know it's three am?
Me: OOOH!!!! SUNRISE!!! We should TOTALLY watch the sunrise.
TW: That's in another hundred hours
Me: We don't want to miss it!!
TW: We won't
Me: We might if you plan on going back to sleep!! We need to keep guard. I'm going to check outside.
TW: It's 3 am.. i really don't think you need to....
Me: (from outside) ok. still the moon. But we need to be ALERT. The sun in the mountains is very sneaky.
TW: I think we'll be fine. Just chill a little for now.
Me: ok.
(2 minutes)
Me: OK!! Sun check again!! Your turn!!
TW: That was like one minute
Me: Ok, I'll go then....  "REPORT BACK: there's been no sudden movement. Moon is still in orbit" I think I'm going to make a cup of tea in preparation.
TW: You can wait at least another two hours for that
Me: It might be MIDNIGHT again by then! SNEAKY MOUNTAIN SUN REMEMBER?!

Approximately two hours and forty-five mintues, 3 long life-chats, one present-opening and 20-wedding-planning-book pages later) that SNEAKY sun decided to make an appearance. I made some tea and put it into the thermos for our drive up the mountain... We sat watching the sunrise, chatting and eating pretend/imaginary rusks in our tea - because you get very hungry when you've been awake for 5 hours and have no food. The rusks were delicious. And i baked them myself.

Some morning snaps - 

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you want a closer look? - yeah ok, i really HATE to show it off


Is this not the most gorgeous-most-exquisite-most-precious-piece-of diamond-encrusted-jewelry you've ever seen? Yes. yes it is. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) it's everything I've ever loved on Pinterest all smashed into one. My hand hurts from the extra weight. lol. wow I am a lucky girl. Warra you did so well :) After watching the sunrise and eating our imaginary rusks we went down to breakfast with the fam and then spent the rest of the day lazing by the pool just soaking it all up....

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he loves his sunglasses that man of mine.


My mom took these pics - she's really good at focusing on the trees:

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And she took these ones too:

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Was really special having the family around so thanks for happy-snapping mom :)


and then around 2pm -


Thank you all so much for all your lovely and heartfelt comments on the blog, facebook and twitter - I am overwhelmed with love and filled with gratitude.

More engagement-weekend stories coming soon :)


Kez le Roux said...

You killing me here.  I think I am actually turning green. 

Kerryn T said...

Another amazing blog post Che, such a beautiful story about your engagement weekend!! xx

Jerusha Amelia Sukhdeo said...

Che, please tell me you are going to bitch slap at least ONE person with that rock. Because WOWSER. That this is massive :) And so beautiful! (Also, you realise these links are being forwarded to our boyfriends who are all cursing your man and his extreme romanticness?) xxx

Preanet said...

Love those pixs...Soooo Romantic!!
Congratulation <3

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Cong FRIKKEN gratulations.  What a great surprise and that rock is gorgeous - just like you.

Jacci said...

I'm looking forward to your pinterest exploding as you begin your wedding prep!
Funtimes ahead :)

Bobby said...

OH MY GOSH! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mo'sultry Van Wyk said...

Now that IS most gorgeous-most-exquisite-most-precious-piece-of diamond-encrusted-jewelry I've ever seen.. #sigh.. you are super blessed :-)Can already imagine your wedding story in cartoons lol #excited already!

Sam Cook said...

May have just sent the links to your engagement posts to everyone I know ... Just so damn 'EEEEEEEK'-ingly romantic!!! Congrats again!!

justin said...

hahahah you are so tired.

Lisa said...

I LOVE your ring.  Congrats may you have a long and happy life together!!!

Lauren said...

Hahahaha!! Keep em coming!! We need blow by blow deets till you come back from le honeymoon!

Becoming you said...

That ring is epic - I think you should post a pic on Pinterest for all of us to pin to our boards ;) Wait, I'm already married... oh dear I'll find a reason ;)

Tailsofamermaid said...

That is so fantastic!! Congrats! But, I didn't even know you had a BF?? PLEASE tell your love story and include why you were in Asia and he was in the UK. 
Or have I missed all this already??

Angie Finnie said...

:)<3 said...

I love how excited you are (why would you be?) And i just KNOW your wedding is going to be epic (according to your pinterest board!) That ring is spectacular too. Lucky lucky girl!

Rooikat said...

Ah, seeing those photos from the Drakensberg makes me homesick! AAAHHHH!!!! Great great, keep the updates coming!

Wendy said...

Congratulations to you both.  What stunning happy pictures.  I wish you tons and tons of joy, love, laughter, happiness, romance, little feet and friendship.

Che Strawberries said...

lol. i WILL. i have developed a new walking-style too. i will blog it soon :) SEND THE LINKS TO ALL THE MEN!!! thou shalt not expect anything less! :)

Che Strawberries said...

thank you thank you for such kind words and lovely wishes! (could we please keep the little feet at bay for a little bit longer...) :P

Che Strawberries said...

i am a LUCKY LUCKY girl indeed! and my pinterest board aint seen NOTHING yet! :)

Che Strawberries said...

keke... SURPRISE!! :) have you read this post?! its the WHOLE happy-shebang :)

Che Strawberries said...

thank you Lisa! :) 

Che Strawberries said...

haha IM excited already too!! :) i am the luckiest little lass in the land! :)

Che Strawberries said...

thank you! :) 

Nat said...

Just been catching up on your fantastic news! Such a romantic way! Congratulations and happy wedding planning... 

Che Strawberries said...

thank you thank you! we are SO excited!! :)

chelover said...

Hi Che, I am a big fan of your blog! My ultimate dream is to live your life heehee! *blush*) I mean... I'm just very inspired by your posts :) But... well... maybe i should start with the small things first... ;) do you think you could give me some tips on how to find a man as perfect as The Warr? I've tried dropping all sorts of hints to my boyfriend but he doesn't seem to be taking to them :( Please help!

Che Kershaw said...

hahaha this comment is hilar :) are you for realsies?!? like for realsies, realsies? when the wedding is over I will dedicate an entire cartoon blog post on "how to be che" hahaha :) in the meantime - keep dropping those hints... the boyfriend will get it sooner or later....

Stephanie said...

What a BEAUTIFUL ring!! What is the name of it??