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Onder die Akker Wedding

This Onder die Akker Wedding was another small and intimate event in the beautiful Free State.

How did you meet and what drew you to each other?

Our story includes blue eyes, a beard and a pipe.  My nose caught a cherry smell and it led me to this bearded life of the party.  My first words to him were: “Can I please have a drag from your pipe?”.  And between the fires, laughter and cherry tobacco, little did we know we will have such a beautiful life together.

How did you experience your Photographer’s service?

Landi lit up our day with her way of making one feel comfortable in front of the lens.  She has a distinctive vision and style, which she sticks to, that is what I like about her.  She makes it look easy to handle a camera in one hand and another on her hip… and a, well, a busy group of groomsmen.  She is a great communicator, and if there is communication, little can go wrong.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?

Just when we entered the ceremony hall and got to sit down, I found myself looking around at this joyous event.  We will never ever have that moment again, that moment where we could have all our loved ones with us.  I sat there and absorbed that moment so well, because that was my biggest wish for our wedding, just to have everyone there who is truly closest to our hearts.

Tell us something funny/unique about your wedding weekend.

This happened just after my hair and make up were done, and the dress was finally on.  We were outside between the beautiful autumn trees just about to start taking pictures.  Suddenly I felt a heavy burn sensation on my calve,  A bee stung me, a bee stungggg me on my wedding day!!  I am semi-allergic to bees, and was on the edge to freak out.  It wasn’t 5 seconds, and Landi had her first-aid kit out, my bridesmaid, Charnè feed me with antihistamine and champagne.  And 2 minutes after that, everyone forgot it even happened.

Where did you go on your honeymoon and what made it special?

We had a 3-day trip to our end destination.  We overnighted at Bloodriver – where Wikus was in his happy place, being a history-freak.  We were spoiled with the best vetkoek and boerbier we have ever had.  We then headed further to Kosi-bay.  Spontaneously chose a lodge to sleep that evening.  We again met the loveliest people and then we found ourselves on tractor tubes in the swimming pool that surrounded the bar – island bar.  Early the next morning, we had about a 40 minutes drive to the border to Mozambique, left.  We were quite anxious, as we had to test on the border for Covid.  Luckily we were negative and we could enjoy 7 days in Mozambique.  Our home was literally on the beach, with the dolphins greeting us as the sun rose every morning.  It was snorkelling, bar hopping, seafood platters, golf hole in one’s and road trips for days.  We shared it with our closest friends.    It’s our happy place – the people and their primitive way of living.  We enjoyed every minute of it.
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