Top Billing features the wedding of Sharks player Ruan Botha
Sharks lock Ruan Botha officially tied the knot with his long time girl, property agent Monene and they invited Top Billing along to share their special day.
Six and a half years after their first date, Ruan is still the tallest man Monene has ever seen! They decided to get married on an estate outside Franschoek. Ruan and his groomsmen each had personalized cufflinks and individually tailored suits, completing the look.
Preparing to step into blush pink showpieces of their own, Monene’s bridesmaids confided that as long as they can remember, she’s known exactly the wedding dress she wanted. Several boutiques later, she found the design online and had it recreated by Erin Greyling from Erin’s Wedding Lab. Monene’s sister, Kim Viljoen was the maid of honour while one of the couple’s best friends, Kirsty du Toit, co-ordinated the wedding arrangements. The bride and groom were after a different take on a chapel ceremony and decided on an island for the bridal ceremony, with guests seated along the banks. The bride almost had to stand on a table for the garter ceremony and in the end it went to the bride’s cousin Riaan Barnard.
Although their island honeymoon will have to wait for a gap in the rugby programme, they will forever remember their special day.