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Piers and Lin du Pré are the owners of the Fleming 55 Play d'eau, based in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350.

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Wedding preparations

A picture postcard story of the wedding preparations.

The wedding venue, Acacia, in the Tala Private Game Reserve.

A beautiful thatched, wooden barn with a large decking area overlooking a waterhole, 150m away. The sun was bright and strong.

The grassed reception area.
Wine and beer was kept cool in wheelbarrows
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Welcome to the wedding venue
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The ‘bridal aisle’ entrance to Acacia
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The ceremony was held on the decking
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Chairs were facing the waterhole and rhinos
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The minister’s view
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Nadine and Colleen prepare the tables
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The staff helped as well
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Amy’s sister, Dayna placed decorations in glass vases
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The Manager in charge of the event checked everything so carefully
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Rosie, Amy’s Godmother, with Amy
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Nadine, Amy’s cousin, adding touches to decorations
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Top table flowers and decorations
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Orange was the theme
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Brigitte, Amy’s aunt
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Linda, Amy’s step-grandmother
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The flowers were so gorgeous
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Irene, Mark’s partner
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Colleen, Amy’s aunt
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Shelly, bridesmaid
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Chairs were decorated with bows
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Mr and Mrs Hippo
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Toby, Brigitte’s partner
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Rhinos were mud bathing
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The Bridal Lodge…
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…with a Vervet monkey scampering across the top
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The evening sunset
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The barman who looked after us all so well
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The next day
Mr and Mrs Tobias du Pré leave for their honeymoon
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We took no photographs during the wedding, leaving that task to Simon Jones, the professional photographer and video team from Heartistic productions. When we receive our copies we’ll post some more.

Piers and Lin
Tala Private Game Reserve
…on temporary leave of absence from
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

2 comments to Wedding preparations

  • Hil

    Thank you so much for all those photos. It makes the picture so much more complete and it all looks so beautiful. From all you have written and all the photos I can FEEL as though I was there. What a wonderful backdrop-rhinos and monkeys-oh wow!

    Lots of love, Hil x x

  • Robbie

    Thank you for sharing the photos and video of such a wonderful occasion with us. I have also been following your SA travels – brilliant! Love to all xxx

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