On 20 September 2014 I married the love of my life Walter at the Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.
Our wedding was an Gatsby themed occasion reminiscent of the elegant glamour of the roaring 1920’s era.
Distinguished guests arrived at the Rovos Rail Station check in desk with their wedding passports to be issued with their boarding passes, to then enjoy a late afternoon pre-wedding cocktail party serenaded with Dixieland jazz music by renowned "The City Swing Band".
A brief but touching ceremony and wedding vows followed on to our guests enjoying a glamorous vintage evening dinner reception on-board the Rovos Rail train, with opportunities to explore the many bar, lounge and dining cars coupled to a spectacular viewing coach at the rear of the train.
Five star culinary fare, the Cape’s fines wines and five star service provided for an evening of festivity on-board the train as it travelled through and around the many beautiful sites of Tshwane by night.
Upon arrival back at the Rovos Rail Station at 22h00 our guests were surprised with a rocking candle lit on-platform after party to the tunes of the well known local Dixie Hillbillies Band till well after midnight, upon which we bade farewell to all and sundry with traditonal Italian Bomboniere parting gifts from us to all the guests ladies and men.
It was a beautiful, unforgettable and perfect day, shared with all our dearest loved ones family and friends from South Africa and Italy.
Thank you to everybody who gave us their support showered us with gracious gifts, sharing our magical day with us.
A special thanks to the following providers and vendors:
- Norman Dent Photography (Norman & Sarah for their spectacular work, Rod
for the DVD)
- Rovos Rail for their spectacular venue, 5 star catering service and train journey
- The City Swing Band (Jan and his amazing crew)
- The Dixie Hillbillies (Jerry, Jethro and the lads – may rock ‘n roll live forever!)
- Thank you to the special events managers, the makeup artists, the dress and
tuxedo designers, Sam for Silvi’s hair, the jewellers, Grant & Derich Howroyd
Handmade Cakes & Confectionary for an amazing wedding cake! Accessories
by Mont Blanc, Tissot and Bulgari.