Elaine and Bryan’s wedding … page 2

A few pics to ‘set the scene’ again 😉

Copy (2) of DSC_0096

DSC_0099

Copy of DSC_0032

Copy of DSC_0039

DSC_0027

DSC_0386

DSC_0383

Stunning Paola with her gorgeous smile ..

DSC_0309

DSC_0333

DSC_0339

DSC_0286

DSC_0423

DSC_0430

DSC_0427

DSC_0434

DSC_0433

DSC_0438

Witty MC … Marcel ..

DSC_0441

DSC_0442

Dad and daughter  (Ian, my brother and his daughter, my beautiful niece Daniella)

DSC_0447

… daughter checking dad’s wallet ..

DSC_0453

.. yay!!!  daughter finds the means to buy shooters !!!!

DSC_0452

DSC_0459

A special speech by Daniella when she told the story behind the wedding cup from Warwick wine estate, which hubby and I gave to Elaine and Bryan, presented by Connor.    Briefly, when Bryan proposed to Elaine on a beach in Cape Town, Daniella was with them, witnessing from a distance, the falling on the knee, arms stretched out with ring in hand …. Elaine shrieking in delight … the hug, the kiss … … …

DSC_0463

A picnic at Warwick Wine Estate was next, where they were introduced to the Wedding Cup .. (not the best pic – it was taken when hubby and I went to Warwick in March this year)  ..

Copy of IMG_2841 (2)

The legend of the Warwick Wedding Cup

The legend of the Warwick Wedding Cup revolves around the beautiful Princess Kunigunde. She was the beloved daughter of the King and Queen of old Nuremberg, whose hand had been promised in marriage to a Prince from a faraway kingdom

Princess Kunigunde fell in love with a young, handsome and ambitious Silversmith. Although Kunigunde`s father did not approve of their love, it was clear that she only wanted the Silversmith to be her husband. The King became so enraged that he had the young Silversmith thrown into the deepest darkest dungeon. Not even his daughter`s bitter tears would change her father`s mind. To her father`s dismay, imprisoning the young man did not end his daughter`s love for the Silversmith. Instead, he could only watch as his daughter grew paler and paler as a result of the separation from her true love. The King and Queen reluctantly made the following proposal: He told his daughter, “If your Silversmith can make a chalice from which two people can drink at the same time without spilling one single drop, I will free him and you shall become his bride”. Of course he was certain nobody could perform such a task. Inspired by love and with skillful hands, the young Silversmith created a masterpiece. He sculpted a girl with a smile as beautiful as his own true love`s. Her skirt was hollowed to serve as a cup. Her raised arms held a chalice that swivels so that it could be filled and then swung towards another. The challenge was met. The Silversmith and the Princess joined hands in marriage and with the bridal cup set forth a romantic and memorable tradition as charming today as it was originally hundreds of years ago.

To this day and to many couples the chalice remains a symbol of their love. Happiness and good fortune await the couple who drink from this cup.

Princess Kunigunde and the Silversmith lived happily ever after.

Daniella poured champers in the large and small cup and they drank  ‘at the same time without spilling a drop.’  … happiness and good fortune await this couple as they drank from the wedding cup  

DSC_0466

DSC_0467

DSC_0468

Speeches by the two best men, Lee and Richard, Nigel – Bryan’s dad, and lastly by the groom himself ..

DSC_0469

DSC_0470

DSC_0472

DSC_0474 DSC_0475

DSC_0476DSC_0478

Dad and daughter dance – beautiful words to a beautiful country song had everyone teary eyed, especially me  … I loved her first by Heartland

DSC_0483

DSC_0484

Copy of DSC_0486 Copy of DSC_0489

For the second time that day, my hubby hands over his daughter to her new hubby  …. Mr and Mrs Richards take to the dance floor .. 😉

Copy of DSC_0495

Copy of DSC_0496 Copy of DSC_0499 Copy of DSC_0502

… .. and they shall live happily ever after

Many many thanks once again to Terry and Paola for the photographs used in my blog mwah xxx

One more pic … the photo booth was great fun !!!!

IMG_4385 …

Advertisements

About momsmeanderings

Wife ... mom ... granny .. in a nutshell ! Never a dull moment !
This entry was posted in celebrations, Elaine, family, weddings. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Elaine and Bryan’s wedding … page 2

  1. Happy days. Looks like such an awesome day and venue

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s