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After the massive-well-planned-international-flight-trip-executed-like-a-boss-can't-believe-you-kept-a-secret-of-that-epic-proportion-from-me-the-sleuthing-queen-proposal-of-a-lifetime - we joined our families, they all hugged it out and we had French Champagne on the golf clubhouse deck overlooking the Drakensberg resort. Then both our families went out to dinner together and we all retired after a very exciting and memorable evening.
no, boys don't like this.
The Warr: Go to sleep.
Me: let's talk about the wedding!!! WOOHOO!!
The Warr: I think we have enough time to save it for morning.
Me: We need to get a head start
TW: We got engaged 8 hours ago
Me: EXACTLY. Time's a wasting!
TW: You know it's three am?
Me: OOOH!!!! SUNRISE!!! We should TOTALLY watch the sunrise.
TW: That's in another hundred hours
Me: We don't want to miss it!!
TW: We won't
Me: We might if you plan on going back to sleep!! We need to keep guard. I'm going to check outside.
TW: It's 3 am.. i really don't think you need to....
Me: (from outside) ok. still the moon. But we need to be ALERT. The sun in the mountains is very sneaky.
TW: I think we'll be fine. Just chill a little for now.
Me: OK!! Sun check again!! Your turn!!
TW: That was like one minute
Me: Ok, I'll go then.... "REPORT BACK: there's been no sudden movement. Moon is still in orbit" I think I'm going to make a cup of tea in preparation.
TW: You can wait at least another two hours for that
Me: It might be MIDNIGHT again by then! SNEAKY MOUNTAIN SUN REMEMBER?!
Approximately two hours and forty-five mintues, 3 long life-chats, one present-opening and 20-wedding-planning-book pages later) that SNEAKY sun decided to make an appearance. I made some tea and put it into the thermos for our drive up the mountain... We sat watching the sunrise, chatting and eating pretend/imaginary rusks in our tea - because you get very hungry when you've been awake for 5 hours and have no food. The rusks were delicious. And i baked them myself.
Some morning snaps -
you want a closer look? - yeah ok, i really HATE to show it off
Is this not the most gorgeous-most-exquisite-most-precious-piece-of diamond-encrusted-jewelry you've ever seen? Yes. yes it is. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) it's everything I've ever loved on Pinterest all smashed into one. My hand hurts from the extra weight. lol. wow I am a lucky girl. Warra you did so well :) After watching the sunrise and eating our imaginary rusks we went down to breakfast with the fam and then spent the rest of the day lazing by the pool just soaking it all up....
he loves his sunglasses that man of mine.
My mom took these pics - she's really good at focusing on the trees:
And she took these ones too:
Thank you all so much for all your lovely and heartfelt comments on the blog, facebook and twitter - I am overwhelmed with love and filled with gratitude.
More engagement-weekend stories coming soon :)