Askari Lodge weddings – Divan & Tharina

I have not laughed this much in a long time at a wedding.

The thing is Tharina was kind of a run-away-bride risk. She told me her story that she really and truly has a fear for weddings. Any wedding, not even to talk about her own. She hyperventilates to just think she has to go to a wedding and then the panic hits. Divan was very well aware of her fear, but persisted in getting married to her. This intrigued me so much that I went and googled it, well yes, the fear exists and it is caled gamophobia!

Who would ever have known, its real, and it was real for Tharina. Now where the laughing part came in I am not sure, but one thing I know is that her bridesmaids kept her so happy that she almost forgot about her fear for weddings. I could see only a hint of panic when she was standing in front of the alter, and I could see her slowly breathing through her lips and closing her eyes.

The panic was over and she was married to her darling, Divan. Now that is where the panic hit me (and I am sure Jaco too, but he was just, well, calm, or that is what he told me).The Askari game rangers took us to these gigantic elephants for their creative couple session, and its there that I started laughing, from panic. Tharina did not have the slightest of fear. If someone gave me the choice between fearing weddings and fearing elephants, I know which one I would have chosen:).

There wedding was held at the Askari game lodge and spa, and they said their vows in the middle of the forest with the most breathtaking trees surrounding them. Here are some pictures of their weddings day. Don’t you just love her dad with the red lips.


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