Friday the 13th (scary right?) of May, Myself and my hubby packed our bags (correction: I packed our bags), and we headed off to the Midlands for the wedding of the year. I was extremely excited as it was the first of my friends to get married. The last wedding I attended was my own! Three years ago! Wow, how time flies… but before I get too nostalgic, let me continue.

As it usually goes with us, and our friends can vouch, we have a very bad tendency of either being late, getting lost, or not pitching up at all. And usually we have a pretty good excuse to accompany it too! So, when I saw Exit 143, common sense told me we missed our Exit (132). Because apparently “women can’t drive and men can’t direct”…

Luckily the two exits weren’t too far apart from each other and we quickly found our way back on the right road. Before we knew it, we took a right turn and drove into Springholm.

Upon arrival (us arriving last out of everyone… typical) we were welcomed with a traditional South African ‘lekker braai’. Let me explain: It is when you start the night off drinking, making a fire too, but only braaiing a few hours later when the charcoal is almost finished, and then end up forgetting the meat on the braai because you are having too much of a ‘lekka’ (nice) time.

However, we had an amazing dinner that wasn’t left to burn and dry out just in time for the next morning’s hangover breakfast. After some ‘skaap tjops’, Jackie’s famous pasta salad and garlic bread, it was off to bed.

Saturday morning we woke up to this view:

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(Our view from our deck at Springholm, which I decided needs zero editing)

Amazingly beautiful, right? I know! Two of the four boys went to Karkloof for some extreme sports (zip lining), the other two stayed to fish, and the 3 of us girls went to the country market.

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I bought the most adorable little plant ever. I will showcase it in my videos as I did buy it for the purpose of displaying it in the back. We bought some other country-looking things and off we went to The Chocolate Factory. Any girl’s dream!

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Yes, we finished the whole tray!

We devoured the yummy snacks with the amazing Belgium chocolate and off we scrammed as I had to go do the makeup of the mother and grandmother of the bride. It took ages to actually get there because most roads (to the actual guesthouses) are dirt roads with a ton of speed bumps and potholes.

When I finally arrived at the guesthouse they were staying at, I immediately got started! These two gorgeous ladies’ have the best genes. It was so easy to apply their makeup and they looked absolutely gorgeous!

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While I was there doing their makeup, I figured I should do mine there too or I might be late for the wedding. I wanted to be half an hour early so I could get some nice snaps before all the guests arrived! I styled my hair too and off I went to get dressed for the wedding!

The Chapel
The Chapel

Rose

Flower Arrangements
Flower Arrangements
Old Friends
Old Friends
The beautiful bride with dad
The beautiful bride with dad
With one of the Bridesmaids
With one of the Bridesmaids
With her amazing Grandmother
With her amazing Grandmother
New Friends
New Friends
Met this crazy girl at the bride‟s bachelorette party and we just kinda got each other!
Met this crazy girl at the bride‟s bachelorette party and we just kinda got each other!
These desserts were amazing
These desserts were amazing

The wedding was beautiful and all the guests had an amazing time. We had so much fun dancing the night away with the great music, that before we knew it, it was time to go home!
They ended the night with sparklers and one last kiss and off they went.

The gorgeous bride and I
The gorgeous bride and I

I loved being a part of their special day and wish them the best in their marriage. After a good night’s rest, we left the next morning and headed back home. While they packed their bags for honeymoon in the Maldives!

Till my next post!

XOXO
Danni

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Danielle Combrink