It’s not every year that one gets to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World on one’s birthday, and I have Julie and Kevin to thank for giving me this privilege this year. Yip, Julie and Kevin got married just around the corner from the Zambezi falls at the exclusive Sussi and Chuma Sanctuary Game Lodge which sits right on the shores of the Zambezi River in Zambia. Kevin told me that I am not allowed to called the Zambezi river the mighty Zambezi, so I will have to use the words magestic and magical instead to describe this enormous ever moving body of water. What I cannot quite describe is the amazing energy I felt whilst watching this body of water moving past the banks where Julie and Kevin said their vows. It was a spectacular day in a spectacular place with special people.
Their wedding day started off with the boys setting off for a spot of tiger fishing and finished with the newly weds sitting under the African stars surrounded by their closest family and friends. There were so many special moments in between; the look on Kevin’s face as Julie walked down the aisle, the pure joy emanating from the two Vickys as they said their I do’s, and whizzing over the water in speed boats to catch the golden sun are just a few memories I hold close.
A huge thanks to Julie, Kevin and family for making us feel part of something truly special.
Venue: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Livingstone, Zambia www.sanctuaryretreats.com
Hair: Hannah Patel, Kut & Kulla
Make up: Linda Comana, family friend
Shoes: Anella Wedding Shoes, www. weddingshoes.co.za
Church flowers, bouquets and button holes: Church flowers – . Bouquets & button holes- The Floral Touch UK www.thefloraltouchuk.com
Decor/Flowers at the Venue: Decor – Floribo Zambia Ltd. & Kapwelyomba Roses arranged by Sanctuary staff
Brides Dress: San Patrick – De La Vida Bridal Couture www.delavida.co.za
Bridesmaids Dress: House of Couture, Zambia firstname.lastname@example.org
Groom’s Suit: Viyella
Cake: Lauren Coombes
Wedding Decor: Glitter & Sparkle Zambia www.glittersparkle.net
Music: Andrew Sichali
Stationary: Invitation House www.invitationhouse.co.uk