Hippies in the rain forest24 March , 2014
This past long weekend we trekked up to Magoebaskloof for Tiaan and Sonsie’s wedding.
We decided to make a family weekend brake away of it, but let me tell you – the place is so stunningly beautiful, I could have spent another week there easily, just taking it all in.
I’ll let the photos do the talking…brace yourselves, I took PLENTY! (apologies to the fb crowd, you’re getting to see it again).
Just about dawn on Thursday.
Nicola, checking out the forest. We stayed at Cheerio trout fishing farm in the Beefwood cottage – just lovely.
The wedding venue in the mist – Mina’s.
The flower arrangements.
Lolla and Nicola, playing with a shongololo.
Seriously! How pretty is this place and all the little touches?!
You can tell that rain is kind of an everyday thing around here.
Good friend Herculus. It was really great to see him again too.
My folks. 🙂
Man of the hour (left), getting ready to say his I do’s.
A few more of the ceremony.
The kids, utterly unconcerned with the proceedings, traipsed off looking for wild horses. I had to slip out for a bit to reign mine in. There’s a river right there and many places to fall of or get lost in, so I stipulated I-need-to-be-able-to-see-you boundaries…which were observed pretty well. 😉
Sonsie and Tiaan. 🙂
Yip…I was there too.
The band. Perfect for the venue and the event.
Enjoyment of said band.
I have no idea what the orange stuff was, but this was kick ass ginger beer. Yum!
Tiaan and Sonsie. I rudely interrupted them feeding each other, so that I could get a proper photo of them on their big day.
Hercules and Nicola, investigating a big green caterpillar that dropped out of the tree.
The girls made their own see saw and played with it for ages.
All the food was made by them themselves, and there was plenty!
Some people felt the cold a bit more than others.
Ran into some people from way back and got on like a house on fire. Thanks for the giggles and the pink juice K. 🙂
Nicola checked out and left with my parents a bit later.
I stayed till the end and had a ball catching up with old friends and making a few new ones.
There was one episode of two way radio relay with a bottle of white wine that I really hope someone else got a photo of which was good fun too.
I hitched a ride back with some of the other people who stayed at Cheerio’s and they dropped me (at my request) about 300m from where we were staying. I thought I would walk back from there (and there wasn’t space for a whole convoy to turn around at our cottage anyway), but haha…no streetlights and a very flat cellphone battery later I admited to myself I couldn’t see the road (or the wild next to it) so I called my dad to come rescue me.
I had a super fantastic time!
I thought I could whack all the photos on one post, but it looks like there might be too many. More coming in the next post…