Andrea & Cuan

Nov. 6, 2010 at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

Andrea Kretzmann and Cuan White have traveled around the world and back for each other. Both are South African, but met at a bar in New Jersey just minutes after South Africa won the 2007 World Cup rugby final. Two years later, after Andrea resigned from her advertising job in New York, Cuan proposed (along with their dog Zola and an engagement ring he designed with his mother) before their cross-country move to Arizona. The next year the pair exchanged vows at the Desert Botanical Garden in an intimate, sunset ceremony surrounded by a small group of family and friends. Guests delivered speeches, a poetry reading and sang songs for the newlyweds. This isn’t the only wedding Andrea and Cuan will host: the two are celebrating with friends and family in Cape Town, South Africa later this year, complete with an African blessing.

Bridal gown: Paloma Blanca from Destiny’s Bride | Flowers: Sugar Magnolia | Desserts: A Piece of Cake | Hair & Makeup: Lamar Everyday Spa | Groom’s apparel: Nordstrom | Catering: Heidi’s Events and Catering | Invitations: Flossy Stylish Design | Shoes: BCBG | Officiant: Montana Meadows, Bird of Paradise Weddings

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