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Elisabeth Laidlaw (Jensen)

Elisabeth Laidlaw

Married on Dec 5, 2015 in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Craig and I were married in a beautiful pine forest at Bellwood Farm on the 5th of December 2015. We were lucky to have Craig’s mum play the Mendelssohn Wedding March as my mum walked me down the aisle. To pay respect to Craig’s Scottish heritage the groom and his groomsmen were kitted out in kilts and our guests were welcomed by the sound of bagpipes. The rain kindly held off for the occasion, which is unusual for a summer’s day in Nottingham Road, but the clouds lent a dreamy atmosphere to the afternoon. We were married by our friend Dave and we sang a Beatles medley, accompanied by Craig’s band and his mum and sister. Friends and family did readings and it was light-hearted and romantic ceremony. It was everything we had wished it would be!
The reception was personal and fun, just as we had hoped. The delicious canapes and food was devoured by our guests, who were also given the option of craft beers from a local brewery. Our talented friend Brett spoiled us by baking an incredible wedding cake, complete with personalised cake toppers.
In addition to Craig’s witty and heart-felt speech, the entertaining best man’s address and my mum’s loving speech, my Danish half-brother made a toast to my late dad with Aquavit. SkØl! Sixto Rodrigues provided some “Silver Words” for our first dance. Later on, my friends and I surprised Craig with a flash mob dance to Salt ‘n Pepa’s “Push It”! We had an “Instabooth” which was great fun, and our guests danced the night away.


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