My sister has just gotten married in South Africa and of course I was there, by her side!
Part of their wedding celebrations was to have a ‘celebration lunch’ at The Fairway Hotel, where extended family and friends were invited to join in the fun & merriment on the day.
Although the weather was a bit dreary and miserable on the day, we were not going to let anything dampen our spirits as we prepared for this joyous occasion ❤
Up bright and early in the morning, my sister and I headed off to the hairdresser to get our hair done, a quick stop at McDonald’s for breakfast 😳 and then off to the venue for make-up, champagne, photos and eventually the big party!
Guests started arriving while we sipped the last few drops of champagne, make-up all complete, fully dressed, giggles and tears aplenty as the photographer told us to stand this way and that.
While this wasn’t the actual ‘wedding’, it was treated largely as such and so it meant that bride and groom did not see each other until the very last minute, there were speeches, there was dancing, there was food, beer and drinks, and there was a lot of love in the air.
The day / night went off with no glitches as everyone enjoyed the speeches, stuffed their faces with delicious food, survived a shot of absinthe (courtesy of the bride), danced the night away to the live music, and eventually crawled into bed (hotel beds for those spending the night!) with tired feet and happy hearts.
Watch this space for the following entry which details the actual wedding!!!