Suzette van der Merwe remembers first date with husband 7 years ago

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Former Miss South Africa Suzette van der Merwe reflected on her first date with husband, businessman Mark Weston.

The couple met seven years ago, on a blind date set up by mutual friends, and were engaged for several years, before tying the knot in December in Mark's home country, New Zealand.

The couple returned to South Africa in January and celebrated their union with a second wedding celebration in Cape Town.

Speaking to New Zealand Weddings & Honeymoons following their elopement, Suzette said that before she met Mark, dating was the "last thing on her mind".

"Since our first date, Mark has sent me flowers every week. He truly knows how to make me feel special," she said. 

Reflecting on their first date, Suzette wrote on Instagram on Monday: "Today, 7 years ago, I said yes to meet him for coffee... and the rest is history."

"Love my husband more and more each day," she added.

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