Save Our Date

15 March, 2022


Save Our Date

15 March, 2022


Save Our Date

15 March, 2022


Save Our Date

15 March, 2022

You are invited

William and Yolande Cairns
heartily invite you to the wedding of their daughter
Loreley Cairns to Leonard Strydom,
son of Pete and Vanessa Strydom,
on Tuesday 15 March 2022, 15:30.

We Are Waiting For..... The Big Day

Happy Couple

Leo Strydom

Hi, I’m Leo (short for Leonard). I’m a huge nerd studying to become a Mechanical Engineer. In my free time I enjoy letting off steam playing on the PlayStation. I also enjoy designing fantasy worlds for role playing games with my friends (specifically DnD).

Loreley Cairns

Hi, I’m Loreley. I have completed my M.Sc majoring in Chemistry. In my free time I enjoy doing anything that makes my creative juices flow. I enjoy sewing, drawing, painting, baking, gardening and many more creative hobbies.

Welcome to our big day

Where: Ballroom Venue, Makiti Wedding venue, Krugersdorp, Gauteng
When: 15 March 2022
Ceremony: 15:30 for 16:00
Reception: 18:00
Dress code: Formal (please do not come in shorts, jeans or kaki)

Our Story

First time we met

February 29, 2020

We met at a sokkie a few weeks before lockdown started. Leo first asked Loreley to dance and later that night she returned the favour by asking him for a dance.

Our First Date

March 15, 2020

At the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary


March 27, 2020

Communication through letters, video calls and online games

Our 1st Date after lockdown

July 6, 2020

We went for waffles in masks made by Loreley

Our engagement

March 15, 2021

At the Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (again)

Important Persons

Jan Boer

Best Man







Johan Valks

Best Man

Vanessa Strydom


Pete Strydom


Ben Strydom


Yolande Cairns


William Cairns


Kaylen Cairns


Gawain Cairns


When & Where

Wedding Ceremony

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 16:00-18:00
Please be seated in the Chapel by 15:45
Ballroom Venue Chapel, Makiti Wedding Venue, Mulderdrift, Cradle of Human Kind

Nestled in a secluded valley under the Sterkfontein caves, lies a beautiful little chapel. At the Makiti Ballroom Venue, the happy couple will say their vows and start their lifelong journey. After the couple have said their vows (and you have showered them in flowers) you are invited to a cocktail hour, where the bride and groom capture their special day with friends and family.

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Reception Party

Tuesday 15 March 2022; 18:00 – 22:00 Ballroom Venue Hall, Makiti Wedding Venue, Muldersdrift, Cradle of Humankind

Once all the photos are taken, we will move over to the Makiti Ballroom Venue’s reception hall where you can expect a buffet meal, and lots of cake! Please note that there will be a cash bar, and that no alcohol is allowed to be brought in for the ceremony or reception.

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Makiti Wedding Venue

For those that are traveling from near or far, we would like to inform you that Makiti offers accommodation on the night of the wedding. The accommodation is within walking distance from the Ballroom wedding which will save you a nights drive. There are houses, 4 sleeper and 2 sleeper options available.

Please contact Makiti directly to Book

Be Our Guest

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Gift Registry

Leo and Loreley will be starting a new life together and have made a list of items that will help them in their journey together. If you would like to give them a gift, please have a look at the wedding registry for things that they may like. You need not limit yourself to the items listed below, however, we ask that should you choose an item on the list that you "pledge" the item, this will inform other guests that you have already bought the gift and will prevent duplicates of some of the items. If you would prefer to give a gift card or cash donation to their future, we would like to inform you that there will be a safe at the gift table where you can safely leave your envelope to the happy couple.


1. You can bring the gift to the wedding, neatly wrapped for the gift table.
2. Alternatively, you can click on the gift's name which will take you to an online website and have the gift delivered to Loreley’s parent's house in Randburg. Their address is “5A Dove Street, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194” and the contact number you can use is William Cairns 082 803 4657. Please specify that on delivery they should call, as there isn’t a bell at the front gate.