Thinking about how I would describe Annette, phrases such as sweet as candy or sweet as pie (the american variety, of course) came to mind. But it wouldn’t be accurate. Don’t get me wrong, it would be 100% true. But it doesn’t encompass the depth and sincerity of her sweetness. Saying she is sweet just wouldn’t cut it. Because she’s so much more than that. In Afrikaans we have a saying: Sy’s die dierbaarheid self. I’m not sure what the English equivalent would be, but a direct translation would read: She’s dearness itself. In the dictionary dearness is defined as an endearing, lovable and kind person. A person who is precious, greatly loved and cherished. But not even that hits the nail on the head. Yes, Annette is endearing and lovable and kind. She’s passionate and sincere. But her gift lies in what she gives. She makes you feel precious. She makes you feel greatly loved. She makes you feel cherished. That’s Annette to me.
On top of that, she also has great taste and an impeccable sense of style. Case in point: Her dress.
Made from a stunning corded lace with a stylish symmetrical motif, her gown had a unique racer neckline. The back center of the top was detailed with buttons and a beautifully beaded band accentuated her waist. From that flowed a full Italian tulle skirt which we hemmed with a lovely lace border.
Love the details on this dress! Unique and beautiful just like the bride!