When my cousin Kim first told me she was getting married, I was very surprised. Sure, I had heard about this mystery man from South Africa, she had told me of her visit with him on her trip there. Then I saw them together and it all made sense.
I met Kim at the Chop Salon & Day Spa in Nanaimo just a few minutes from her mom’s house (a house I would frequently visit when I was a kid visiting Kim and my grandparents). She was nervous but full of smiles as I handed her “tall mocha frappuccino light” over. At Kim’s mom’s house we were greeted by “brownie” the little rabbit that lives in the bushes outside the house. Inside the girls painted toe nails, drank wine and started doing makeup while I took some shots of her hand-made bouquet, simple elegant dress and killer hot shoes. Did I mention Kim has the most wicked tattoos? An attribute both her and her hubby share!
Meeting Andrew for the first time, I shook his hand and understood immediately why Kim had taken such a shine to this soft-spoken gentleman. So kind, with such a sweet face. And let’s not forget a hot accent! (Okay I’m a little biased, my guy has one too!) While Andrew didn’t say much throughout the day (shy too? How adorable is he!) he said all he needed to when he looked at Kim. The way he stared at her, smiled to himself at her mannerisms, shared in her goofy faces and humour (and it takes a special guy to share Kim’s wicked sense of humour!) it was so clear how infatuated with her he really was. And how could you blame him? Seeing Kim with her hair, makeup and dress, I couldn’t help but get a little misty eyed seeing my big cousin get married!
Spending the day with Andrew and Kim it was easy to see how relaxed and comfortable they were around one another. Smiles, impromptu kisses, funny faces, laughs and cuddles were shared. I had a blast being a part of my cousin’s very special day. Kim, I can’t believe you’re married!!! Eee! Love you, Kimmy! xoxox