Tian and Monica’s Wedding in Simondium (2016-04-23) Photo Gallery 06 MAY 2016

At this point pretty much all of our friends and family are married off, meaning that getting the opportunity to go to a wedding (which I enjoy) is becoming a pretty rare thing. Having already missed Retha and Miguel’s South African wedding in December thanks to my injury, I was definitely not going to turn down the opportunity of attending cousin Tian and Monica’s wedding – which in any case was already long overdue according to some family members!

IMG_20160423_164352 beautiful bride monica at simondium's country lodge

Tian and Monica settled on having their wedding at the Simondium Country Lodge in Simondium, situated on the R45 somewhere between Franschhoek and Paarl. (In other words, this afforded us quite a scenic drive to get there!)

The venue itself is leafy, rustic, peacock inhabited, and comes most important of all with a pretty cool card up its sleeve – this brilliant, artsy, ramshackle chapel that fitted the vintage theme of Monica’s  decor perfectly!

IMG_20160423_165225 interesting, ramshackle chapel at simondium's country lodge

The ceremony had everyone’s attention, the company (which for us included the priest and his wife as they were seated by our table) was great, and the food particularly delicious – I mean, oxtail, pork, stuffed chicken, you literally can’t go wrong!

The music had a distinctly 80s/vintage vibe to it, and it definitely had all the old folks finger and toe tapping along, and I have to say, it was great to finally get out on the dance floor and take Chantelle around for a few spins once more! (Amazingly, my knee held up and I only trod on her foot like once or twice max…)

IMG_20160423_211306 chantelle and craig lotter at tian and monica wedding at simondium's country lodge

It was a great wedding and an enjoyable evening out, so here’s to wishing the beautiful bride and her groom all the best for the future going forward together!

Oh, and I even managed to snap a pic of my photo elusive brother for a change:

IMG_20160423_165301 ryan lotter at tian and monica wedding at simondium's country lodge

(Ah, and in case you’re wondering where the girls are, they rather enjoyed their sleepover with Oupa and Ouma back in Bellville!)

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Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.