Enzoani Real Bride Story – Tatum & Matthew Owen
The Love Story
I had always dreamed of meeting a man like Matt, and I still remember the first time I saw him. Matthew and his family were on holiday in South Africa in 2014 and we met through mutual friends. When I found out that Matt lived in New Zealand and was returning there the next week, I was heartbroken. We still believe it was ‘love at first sight’. We knew that no matter the distance, we needed to be together. After a year of traveling back and forth to see one another, we were sitting by the campfire in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa, when Matt asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes! After another year of long distance I finally made the move to New Zealand. We decided to get married in South Africa, as we had both grown up there and had always dreamed of a wedding in the beautiful KZN Midlands. Having Matt as my husband, and best friend, has been the greatest blessing in my life. Our journey so far has been so amazing and we can’t wait to see what will happen next!
When I walked into Sposabella Bridal Gowns, Durban South Africa, I had no idea what I wanted. Well, I thought I knew what I wanted, but I was always disappointed. Nothing I had tried previously seemed to be ‘The One’. The dress that I chose, from the Beautiful by Enzoani collection, caught my eye immediately. It was the first dress that I tried on that day, and the third… and the fifth. I just kept going back to it. I finally had that feeling that everyone tells us to look for. I loved the way the dress made me feel and I couldn’t believe how comfortable it was! The lace and beading detail was exquisite and the back of the dress blew me away. I just knew that finally I had found EXACTLY what I was looking for. (Everyone cried too, which I think is a great sign.)
Collection: Beautiful Bridal
Enzoani Retailer: Sposabella Bridal Gowns
Advice To Other Brides
Take in every moment. We were told by so many people to take it slow, enjoy every moment, because the day goes by so fast. They were right! This is your special day, and you should do whatever makes you happy. Don’t stress the small things. Sometimes everything works out perfectly because you haven’t tried too hard to make it ‘perfect’.
Photographer: Dean Demos Photography
Wedding Gown: Enzoani
Videographer: Brand New Day Films
Decorator/Florist: Kerry’s Flowers and Décor
Wedding DJ: David Yapp
Venue/catering/cake: Providence Country Weddings (KZN Midlands)
Makeup and Hair: Angela Watson
Live Entertainment: 5th Season