Heather & AD say “I Do”, again… (SA)

Jul 23

Less than 48 hours after Heather & AD’s Exter wedding, we met at London Heathrow and boarded for Capetown. Excitement doesn’t even cover it. Heather said “Wait until we get there. It looks different. It smells and feels different. In South Africa, the skies are a different kind of blue.”
It’s true.

Heather left the wedding dress with its designer, AD’s mom Adri, who cleaned it for the following weekend. She polished all the intricate pearls with a tootbrush. When I mentioned to Adri later how much everyone loved the dress, she simply said “Thank you. But look at it, lying there on the bed. It’s lifeless. Heather made this dress.” Of course I would agree – nonetheless, I still consider it a masterpiece.
Adri also took care of the flowers. Picked in Capetown, arranged beautifully and hand delivered to Glentana, Wildernis.

This is a hundred year old family bible in Dutch from which AD’s sister Carien read a piece during the ceremony.
One of my favourite parts was the “Slaap-hoekie” = sleep corner where guests could hang out and chill. There were also frisbees and beachballs. We had about three hours (!) between the ceremony and dinner which was awesome as it allowed me to capture everyone having a good time and I got to spent quality time with Heather & AD for their pictures.

It was awesome to see AD’s father Niel and Urshula again. Those two hosted some wonderful dinners for us, drove me to places and helped out on so many occasions. We couldn’t have done it without them.

Heather and AD – thank you so much for trusting me and putting all your faith in me. For flying me half way around the world and showing me your beautiful country. It was an experience I’ll never ever forget.

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