Kathryn and Bradley

in Portree, Highland, United Kingdom

Videographer: Cinemate Films
Venue: Greshornish House
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Wedding Date on Oct 4, 2018

Choosing to get married this way in Skye was a tough one. We wanted to created a special memory for our families (especially Kath's Dad who hasn't been well, and whose heart has always been in the Scottish Highlands) but at the same time, it meant we wouldn't be able to have many of the friends and extended family with us. Capturing the wedding on video is our way of making sure those who can't be with us, still get a real sense of what it was like. Brad and I have actually known each other from school, we're both from the same small town in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, called Grahamstown. We met in an after-school computer science class in about 2004. I didn't do the class for very long, but after being a wing-woman for one of my friends who liked Brad, he and I became friends. And we had a spark from the start and always stayed in touch even when we were on different continents. Took us a while to officially start dating, but we've been together since 2009. An interesting thing about Brad is that he actually used to ski professionally for South Africa. He got the Olympic Scholarship and qualified for the Winter Olympics ;) However, the prospects for an athlete from South Africa (when going up against the best in the world) weren't the best (as great as he is), so he opted to take an opportunity to start working in property development in Johannesburg. Now, he works for himself, importing roses from Kenya. I'm currently the Creative Director at a boutique digital agency in Joburg, called Retroviral. My background is in journalism and copywriting. In our spare time, we love chilling with our cats - Neddard and Sebastian - and Brad loves to fly his microlight or go off-road biking or mountain biking. I'm a bit more of a homebody and spend a lot of time side-hustling :) The things that are most important to us are 1) Our Cats :) 2) Each other 3) Friends and family. We try to make the most out of the experiences we create. It happened back in September 2017. We were travelling back to our hometown to see my parents, and Brad's parents also happened to be visiting from Dubai (somehow I didn't put two and two together). It was on a Saturday afternoon after a family lunch. Everyone was keen to go for an afternoon walk, but I was also keen on having a nap first. Brad was unusually jumpy and was in the garden with my dad testing out my brother's 17 year-old scooter. I just wanted to complete my nap, but Brad was insistent that he and I needed to leave for the walk ahead of my parents - on the scooter. So eventually I obliged and got ready - helmet and all. Thought my mom was a little over-eager when she started taking pictures of us on the scooter. We set off for what's called 'Mountain Drive' and crawled our way up the rough dirt roads on the little scooter. When we got to the very top, Brad started going off-road (not unusual - and I thought that this was maybe why he wanted to go ahead of my parents so my dad wouldn't see him putting the scooter through its paces). So down the mountain-side we went, until Brad parked at a spot we used to visit when we were still students. We walked to the edge of the hillside and while we were looking at the view, Brad got down on one knee and said while he didn't know exactly where life would take us, the one thing he knew for sure, was that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. One thing hadn't gone according to plan though - the ring he'd had custom-made, was only ready when we were already at the airport, so he didn't actually have it with him! So he proposed with a ring he'd found in his mom's jewellery cupboard in their family home in Grahamstown. The fact that it made the focus of the proposal and the engagement NOT be on the ring, was actually perfect. Our parents were all waiting for us just around the corner with roses and champagne and we all went for a walk afterwards :)



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Kathryn and Bradley

in Portree, Highland, United Kingdom

Videographer: Cinemate Films
Venue: Greshornish House

Oct 4 2018

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Choosing to get married this way in Skye was a tough one. We wanted to created a special memory for our families (especially Kath's Dad who hasn't been well, and whose heart has always been in the Scottish Highlands) but at the same time, it meant we wouldn't be able to have many of the friends and extended family with us. Capturing the wedding on video is our way of making sure those who can't be with us, still get a real sense of what it was like. Brad and I have actually known each other from school, we're both from the same small town in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, called Grahamstown. We met in an after-school computer science class in about 2004. I didn't do the class for very long, but after being a wing-woman for one of my friends who liked Brad, he and I became friends. And we had a spark from the start and always stayed in touch even when we were on different continents. Took us a while to officially start dating, but we've been together since 2009. An interesting thing about Brad is that he actually used to ski professionally for South Africa. He got the Olympic Scholarship and qualified for the Winter Olympics ;) However, the prospects for an athlete from South Africa (when going up against the best in the world) weren't the best (as great as he is), so he opted to take an opportunity to start working in property development in Johannesburg. Now, he works for himself, importing roses from Kenya. I'm currently the Creative Director at a boutique digital agency in Joburg, called Retroviral. My background is in journalism and copywriting. In our spare time, we love chilling with our cats - Neddard and Sebastian - and Brad loves to fly his microlight or go off-road biking or mountain biking. I'm a bit more of a homebody and spend a lot of time side-hustling :) The things that are most important to us are 1) Our Cats :) 2) Each other 3) Friends and family. We try to make the most out of the experiences we create. It happened back in September 2017. We were travelling back to our hometown to see my parents, and Brad's parents also happened to be visiting from Dubai (somehow I didn't put two and two together). It was on a Saturday afternoon after a family lunch. Everyone was keen to go for an afternoon walk, but I was also keen on having a nap first. Brad was unusually jumpy and was in the garden with my dad testing out my brother's 17 year-old scooter. I just wanted to complete my nap, but Brad was insistent that he and I needed to leave for the walk ahead of my parents - on the scooter. So eventually I obliged and got ready - helmet and all. Thought my mom was a little over-eager when she started taking pictures of us on the scooter. We set off for what's called 'Mountain Drive' and crawled our way up the rough dirt roads on the little scooter. When we got to the very top, Brad started going off-road (not unusual - and I thought that this was maybe why he wanted to go ahead of my parents so my dad wouldn't see him putting the scooter through its paces). So down the mountain-side we went, until Brad parked at a spot we used to visit when we were still students. We walked to the edge of the hillside and while we were looking at the view, Brad got down on one knee and said while he didn't know exactly where life would take us, the one thing he knew for sure, was that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. One thing hadn't gone according to plan though - the ring he'd had custom-made, was only ready when we were already at the airport, so he didn't actually have it with him! So he proposed with a ring he'd found in his mom's jewellery cupboard in their family home in Grahamstown. The fact that it made the focus of the proposal and the engagement NOT be on the ring, was actually perfect. Our parents were all waiting for us just around the corner with roses and champagne and we all went for a walk afterwards :)


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Greshornish HouseReception Venue
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The QuiraingCeremony Venue
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Danny BirrellPhotographer
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Neil LynchOfficiant
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Megan BaileyDress Designer
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Lynn ReillyHairstylist
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