Kia Johnson looked and felt like a princess on her big day.
The sexy radio and TV presenter recently tied the knot with her berk of three years, club DJ Brenvin “Branny” Draai, in an intimate ceremony held in a private location in Langebaan.
The bubbly Radio 2000 presenter walked down the aisle dressed in a stunning gauzy white gown by Urban Bride, based in Brackenfell.
“The dress was designed with a lot of attention to detail and had a ‘princess-like’ feel. When I finally fit it on, I knew it was the right dress for me,” says Kia.
The nature lovers also opted for a wedding venue where their guests “could soak up some scenery and enjoy the quietness of the area”.
“We wanted those who are very close to us, be it family or friends, to share our blessed day with us. Those who were a part of our life and love journey and have been with us through it all,” says the mom of two.
Kia, 38, says Branny proposed to her, while on a romantic getaway in Ceres last April.
She says she planned her wedding according to a tight budget because she didn’t want to start off married life being diep innie skuld, like so many others.
“Working with that strict budget was the best thing I could have done as we have no expenses left to pay. Anyone can achieve it, you just have to be focused, compare quotes and never settle until you know you’ve exhausted all your options on pricing,” she adds.
“I’m a Capetonian and a South African gal at heart. My food was traditional, starting off with delicious butter chicken and then a spit braai for the main course.”
And there was none of that stress on the big day, which she described as “magical”.
The highlight was when she saw her new husband shedding tears of joy.
“When we finally began with the proceedings, magical was the first word that came into my mind. I was so excited and nervous at the same time,” she reveals.
“By the time we exchanged our vows and were gazing into each other’s eyes, I saw Branny tearing up, which didn’t help keep my tears at bay.”