Taryn + Richardjoel harbour
“Our story starts in late 2010 when Taryn, a Natal girl, is sent to the sexy metropolis of Centurion for work. A new friend, Elaine, sees an opportunity to get a few single boys (who would eat her out of house and home when they weren’t out on the prowl) off her hands.
In comes Rich, the tall, handsome, hero of our story. Taryn and Rich are introduced over email and some friendly banter ensues. A few weeks into this new friendship, Rich sends Taryn a 20-something page speech which Warren Buffet gave at some supposedly-important event. Rich thinks: why is this girl not as excited by this as I am? Taryn thinks: is this really the guy whose friends call him “Dirty”?
Fast forward a few months (of emailing and BBM chatting) to the date when we actually meet, at our mutual friend’s wedding. Rich, at this stage, we are fairly sure, is already in love and a pic is snapped at the wedding of Rich attempting to a place a hand inappropriately on Taryn’s bottom.
A few weeks later, as coincidence would have it, Taryn makes the permanent move up to Jozi. Using Lindt chocolate bunnies as bribes, Rich frequently visits Taryn and gets her to cook him delicious dinners.
And the rest as we say, is history. We started dating in May 2011, and moved in together 9 months later. Living with a boy who sneezes into a dish cloth (and then proceeds to use said dish cloth) is no easy task and it was touch and go for a second (or for a week or two). However, nothing could stop our love which continued to grow.
Despite a controversial new years speech, Rich continued to save for and designed the most exquisite engagement ring. In December 2015, a last minute work trip to Durbs for Taryn, provided the perfect opportunity for Rich who surprised Taryn, on one knee, on the beach as the sun was setting. The answer was always “YES’ and the celebrations continued into the night at the Oyster Box. It really was the most perfect engagement and we cannot wait to say I do forever on 08 October 2016.”