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So you’re engaged, now what? The journey from the engagement to the wedding day.

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“Over the years, in my capacity as a Wedding Planner, I have worked with Stephen at numerous venues and on many weddings. Stephen has a wonderfully easy going way with his couples. His approach is friendly, fun, informative and very professional. “So you’re engaged, now what?” captures all of those traits beautifully. It’s easy to read, fun and extremely informative. It makes a fantastic engagement present and in my opinion is recommended reading for every future bride”.
Marielle Evans, seasoned wedding planner.

Stephen, I would be honored to have you include my poem, “The Invitation” in your book on getting married. I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer, bestselling author of “The Invitation”.

“Thank you Stephen for this informative book. We found it very practical and full of the good information that every engaged couple would benefit from. We will be selling it in all of our stores.”
Estee Ferreira, The Wedding Connexion Group.
Stephen, I have just finished reading your new book “So you’re engaged, now what?” My first thought is THANK YOU! It is filled with such practical info and is definitely going to be my new guide book until February when we get married. You have shared all your wisdom and experience – I don’t think couples buying your book know just how lucky they are. Well done, good luck and thank you!
Jo-Anne, future bride
Hi Stephen
I’m on page 62 so far, and I absolutely love it!!! It is well written, easy to work through, easy to read and in a very logical order. ….I wish I had this before we started the wedding planning; it would have made such a difference to the ‘ease’ of all the planning!!!!
But, having said that, it has been incredibly useful, and I definitely think that every bride-to-be needs one of these, for sure!!!
Michelle Butorac, engaged to be married

Stephen, your talent amazes me. How I wish you had written this book before I married Toby! I have no doubt that it is going to save many a nervous bride-to-be hours of time, frustration and energy. Please could I have a couple of copies to give to my engaged friends?
Carly Williams, past bride


About Stephen van Basten - The Marriage Expert

When you meet Stephen van Basten you instantly realize that there is more to him than meets the eye. This is not a moment to judge a book by its cover. Stephen boasts a list of achievements: He met his wife, Jacqui, 27 years ago, married her 21 years ago and is the proud father of a 'very together' 18 year old daughter. Stephen will immediately tell you with a twinkle in his eye, that Life, Work, Marriage and Parenthood are not for sissies. That while they are all hard work, they can be, and should be, incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Stephen is a past Karate World Champion, a yoga enthusiast and recovering golfer. If you opened Trip Advisor on his facebook page you will see that he has visited 81 cities in 52 countries including the USA, Alaska, Japan, Europe, Australia and China. Stephen has owned his own company, worked in his family's business, being employed by small and large businesses like Shell SA and the BTG Group. His titles include Brand Manager, Sales Manager, Account Manager, Sales Representative and Business Owner. He now sees himself as an Author, Speaker, Trainer and Coach. Stephen published his first book, "So you're engaged, now what? The journey from engaged to married" in December 2013. His ingenious marketing strategy put this book into over 2000 hands in its first 6 months. His second book "So you're alive, now what? The journey from birth to death" is available online and he is working on 5 more books in the series including "So you're married, now what?". Stephen's obvious passion and first love is Human Behavior and specifically Human Behavior as it manifests in RELATIONSHIPS. He is quick to point out that we have many differing relationships: employer, employees, customers, suppliers, colleagues, friendships, marriage, parents, siblings, children, our maker, other drivers on the roads and we generally have issues in most if not all of them. Stephen is a student of the well-known human behavior specialist, Dr. John Demartini and is constantly researching and honing his understanding of this incredibly complex subject. In 2013 he completed over 175 hours of intense training on T. Harv Eker's signature courses.
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