No time to plan Jeannie's D-day
GLOBE-trotting television personality Jeannie D and her fiancé, Jon Firth, have been planning their wedding for almost a year - but have so far only managed to find a church.
Their hectic work schedules often keep the couple at opposite ends of the world for weeks at a time.
Jeannie, a presenter on SABC3's Top Billing, was last month in the UK where she interviewed a host of celebrities including soccer stars Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs.
She returned for two days last week before boarding a flight for Beijing. She returned on Wednesday and two days later jetted off to Paris to interview actor Liam Neeson.
She said she was constantly jotting down ideas for her wedding.
The couple have been dating for four years and announced their engagement in March last year. The date of the wedding has been set but they have opted to keep it a secret, fearing their schedules may jinx it.
When work allowed, the couple have scouted around Cape Town for a venue for their reception and designers for the wedding gown and suit.
"It's definitely not an easy task ... there's the dress and I have absolutely no concept of what I want," said Jeannie.
"It turns out that planning a wedding isn't an easy task, especially when you travel for a living."
Firth, who owns several restaurants and sports bars, also travels often on business .
He popped the question at Cape Town's five-star Twelve Apostles hotel.
"It was completely unexpected ... I was in jeans and a T-shirt with no makeup but it was amazing. I am absolutely in love with him," she said.
Jeannie has over the years interviewed Hollywood celebrities such as Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Spacey, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, and shoemaker Jimmy Choo.