Our Honeymoon in ParisSomething Personal

 

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When Roelandi and I started talking about our honeymoon, I knew that I wanted her to be part of the planning. Some people might think thats not the way to do it because its not the traditional way. To be honest, almost nothing about our wedding was traditional. To begin with, Roelandi and I saw each other the whole wedding day.

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We woke up and spent time in prayer, after this Roelandi started getting ready and I went to help in the venue with the final setup. I quickly went back to my room to finish getting dressed and have my portraits taken. I rushed back to the venue where we had a first look (which after our wedding I would recommend to ALL my clients).

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I was very emotional, I wasn’t able to even think about the day without getting teared up. During the first look we also did the majority of our couple shoot. We decided to do this so we were able to spend time with our guests in the pre-drinks and canapés time. During our ceremony we also didn’t sign the register like normal. We did that the evening before the wedding day because we felt that normally disrupts the flow of all the emotion and happiness following the first kiss.

In Afrikaans tradition we have this thing were as many men as possible can give the groom a hard time during his speech. We had our MC’s announce that we won’t be having any of that. For us the speeches were a time to honestly thank the people involved in helping us create our big day.

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So as you see, not much of our wedding was traditional. That’s why we also didn’t have the traditional beach or island honeymoon. We always wanted to explore Paris, and what better time to do this than on our honeymoon.

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We walked through the streets and ate nearly everything we saw. We climbed almost 40 flights of stairs and walked almost 80km while we were in the city. It was amazing, it was the most fun I’ve ever had and I am so fortunate to be able to say that my first time traveling overseas was with my wife. I loved it.

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BY THE WAY, ALL THE IMAGES WERE TAKEN WITH OUR IPHONES

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On top of the Arc de Triomphe, with the Champs-Élysées in the background

On top of the Arc de Triomphe, with the Champs-Élysées in the background


Ending the post with one of the fountain shows in the garden. It was truly amazing.
Look at the back of the fountain, you can see people standing there, look at the scale of the show.

  • Cheryldene said:

    Love love love this adventure that you shared!