I love traveling. You see new places, learn new tricks, challenge your own thinking and experience new things. Now, all of the above applied to this trip.
Mariette and I flew to Johannesburg. Our bags did not arrive with us, our rented car was not ready and my debit card all of a sudden did not want to work.
But…all of this was sorted out and Mariette and I were on our way to Newcastle. We had to laugh at ourselves, feeling a little bit lost in a rented car, driving in the dark at like 80km an hour because of a huge storm with very loud thunder and potholes in the road the size I’ve never seen in the Western Cape before. And it was awesome!
21h00, when we finally reached Newcastle and met up with the bride and groom, we were dripping wet from running from the car to a cozy restaurant and we were greeted with warm-hearted hugs and huge smiles. I must admit, I did not expect this at all. Johannes and Carmin had such positive attitudes and told us how they hired 4×4 cars for the next day to take the guests to their wedding-spot, because it rained so much that a normal car will not make it on those muddy dirt roads. And the next day they would quickly go buy gum-boots for out shoot. Oh, and they are having a picnic wedding, so the weather will be just fine the next day.
Then it rained even harder that night, so much so that Johannes and Carmin could not stay over at the venue for the evening as planned.
The next day we could see the signs of the rain. The river banks were overflowing and some roads were closed. Gert from the B&B was so awesome to lend his one vehicle which was much higher than our little Kia picanto or whatever it was. (It was a car. A small one.)
It did not rain a drop during the wedding of Carmin and Johannes. And i know, even if it did, they still would have smiled and embraced the day, which will forever be called their wedding day. The rain made the waterfall come down beautifully and everything felt so fresh and new, especially being so close to nature. People were sitting around, “having a ball” of a picnic.
Thank you so much Johannes and Carmin. Not only did i have lots of fun with the two of you, but I also learned so much from you!
May your marriage, like your wedding day, be filled with the joy of the Lord and positive attitude.
Enjoy the photos! I loved taking them!!!
How absolutely beautiful it this pattern on the wall of this house??? Flowers, circles and squares, all in one!
Dress: Her mom made it!
Flowers: Friends and Fam
AWESOME friendly B&B we stayed over in Newcastle: Patterson B&B
Assistant: Mariette Loubser