Wednesday, 19 August 2015

GRAND FAMILY WEDDING IN CAPE TOWN

(WEDDING OF BUXTON SIDE OF THE MACLEOD  FAMILY) 

Pastor Roger Horwood
On Saturday, 15th August 2015, about 100 guests from all around South Africa and overseas, including the USA and France, attended the wedding of  David & Linda van der Merwe's, daughter, Jessica, to Richard. David van der Merwe is a cousin of Guy Macleod and Sally Newill.
The guests were met and greeted at Cape Town's  magnificent  One & Only Hotel at the Waterfront where they were served with Hors d'oeuvres and bubbly on the hotel’s beautiful terrace, whilst  enjoying the African rhythms of amaAmbush.

Vernon Buxton, David & Linda
The Wedding Vows then took place in the Ballroom, with Pastor Roger Horwood, emphasising that marriage is not a "contract" that can easily be broken but a "covenant" that is based on three vitally important elements - "Sacrificial Love" - where each partner gives not less than 100% to the marriage, "Unconditional Love"  and "Never Ending Love".

A scrumptious five-course dinner, which focused on traditional Cape dishes made from organic, locally-sourced ingredients prepared by the hotel’s chefs, then followed.
Vernon Buxton who has spent many years in the travel industry (including as a travel magazine editor) flew down from Johannesburg to be the Master of Ceremonies. What a marvellous raconteur he was and with such a great sense of humour!
The celebrations, with a fabulous DJ, continued until very late at night with much gaiety and dancing and included a photo booth complete with wigs and crazy glasses for a bit of "lovely, memorable silliness".

Michael Macleod & Kristelle
Amongst the guests were Guy & Roshan and 8 year-old Jalal and Guy's son, Michael, and his Belgian girlfriend, Kristelle.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this truly exceptional and memorable evening and joined together in wishing Richard and Jessica a lifetime of health, happiness and prosperity.

To Richard and Jessica, and to David and Linda and Richard's Mum, Sue, and to all the other overseas guests we wish you a “bon voyage” when you return home. 

And to Richard and Jessica and to David and Linda we look forward to your next visit to South Africa.


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