Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is forever friendship and it is one that I have found in Rochelle.

Would you believe it if I told you that Rochelle and I met on the first day of registration at design college. We were both eager to study Multimedia and Graphic design. There we were – deer eyed and bushy tailed, ready to begin studying in the career path that we thought we would grow up to be. Little did we know that fate had another path for the both of us – one that would lead us in the same direction later in life.

Once our degree was completed, our friendship shifted from being one that we spent most of our time together to spending no time together at all – Sometimes life consumes you and reality takes you temporarily away from your friends.

One day I received a text message saying we should go for drinks. A few glasses of wine and a long catch up session later we discovered that we had both let go our vision to become designers and subsequently both moved over into the wedding industry. Rochelle now owns her own beautiful bridal boutique filled with couture dresses that you can only dream about. (Vonve’ Bridal Couture) www.vonvebridal.co.za

Call it coincidence, destiny or fate but in one moment our lives collided and changed for the better and became a blended friendship in the wedding industry.

Rochelle and I have now worked on many shoots together and we are planning to do many more. Her collection is brilliantly conceived, beautifully detailed, superbly cut to really fit and flatter, every wedding dress in the collection is a dream dress – gorgeous, glamorous, and instantly desirable.

I loved her dresses so much that I bought my own wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses from her and so have many of my closest friends. She was so accommodating, and she truly cares and pays immaculate attention to all her clients and my wedding preparations and days leading up to the wedding would not have been the same without her.

It just goes to show that real friends don’t have to see each other or speak daily to remain in each others heart always. To my beautiful friend I am so proud of you for what you have achieved and I am so glad you were put back in my life, I look forward to many more journeys together!

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