Heidi and Ulrich got married on a typical mid-seasonal day: overcast with quite a bit of drizzle. All venues were indoors so the rain wasn’t an issue, the biggest challenge we faced was our little Suzuki slipping and sliding in farm road mud! For all those wondering, no we didn’t get stuck, the Ignis managed, she just came back to Pietermaritzburg with mud up to her side mirrors! As I said the day started off pretty mis, but soon after the ceremony ended the sun came out! It was the most beautiful golden light and we took every opportunity to make use of this blessing!
Ulrich lives and works on his family farm in Normandien, where Heidi(a city girl from Pietermaritzburg!) joined him. The farm was breathtaking! It was a newly established farm with brand new farm houses, new silos, rolling lawns and a stunning view. A perfect spot for a wedding, I’d say! Our couple along with their families teamed up and transformed a shed and stables into a reception venue. Sounds a lot easier than it looked! Both the shed and the stables were both functioning buildings(they weren’t just the ‘old stables and barn’), so that meant that the tractors and the Polo ponies slept outside for the weekend. The stables were a ‘chill area’ for canapes and drinks, then the tractor shed had a gin bar, a lounge area and food stations set up. Both buildings were decorated from top to bottom. Two truck loads of wood chips and seven bakkie loads of penny gum later, and we had a wedding venue! I really could go on and on about how stunning this wedding was, but to me what really stood out was the sense of community. Everyone who knew our couple became involved in some way to make this day a dream for Ulrich and Heidi. Family, friends and neighbors all played a part in setting up and taking down. I’m sure it wasn’t a stress free process, but flip, was it worth it!!
Thank you to the Bosse family and friends for welcoming us so graciously into your homes, including us in the festivities and allowing us to be a part of this special weekend. We had a blast!!