We were off to Dave and Daniella’s wedding last weekend, and it was fantastic! As you can see from this picture, the bride looked absolutely radiant!
The rest of us (salsa beginners) didn’t get a look in! There was no way we were going to be showed up by all the professional dancers out there …
I am still not quite used to the ‘English way’ of doing weddings, so I was constantly whispering in Tim’s ear to find out what was happening, why and what we’d expect to see happen next. But the differences aren’t really so big. But when you get invited to the ‘wedding breakfast’ which is sometimes a lunch, which only some people are invited to, and then a lot of hanging around (and drinking) followed by an “evening ‘do'”, is where us South Africans get confused. If anything, there might be more people being invited to the church service and less people to the reception, rather than the other way around, which I think is more common in England.
In South Africa, you normally have a morning wedding (somewhere between 9.00 am and 11.00 am) followed by a Brunch/Lunch. Or an afternoon wedding, which would start around 4.00 pm followed by an evening meal and dancing. But a morning wedding followed by a lunch and an evening meal and dancing … nope … wouldn’t happen.