Category Archives: Marriages

One bride – three dresses

Moira de Swardt, Marriage Officer South Africa, Mobile Phone 082 553 2457, E-mail Note:  I do marriages of Chinese nationals to South African citizens. Chinese brides don’t have just one wedding dress, but three!  Imagine the dress stress there. … Continue reading

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The giving and receiving of rings in a wedding ceremony

Moira de Swardt. Marriage Officer, South Africa. Cell:  082 553 2457 E-mail: Rings.  A true status symbol.  They are a symbol of your marital status. The words used when exchanging rings vary from traditional to modern.  The officiant can … Continue reading

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Watch the biggest South African soapie wedding ever on Thursday 29 May

As a marriage officer I conduct many weddings a year at a variety of venues and can assure you that weddings are a big deal.  This soapie one is one of the biggest deals … SABC2’s Muvhango audiences will be … Continue reading

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K is for Konfetti, Afrikaans movie (A-Z Challenge, April 2014)

Afrikaans comedy movies can be horrible.  This one isn’t.  It is great fun even if it is a trifle on the slow side.  Konfetti, stars Nico Panagio, Casey B Dolan, Kim Engelbrecht, Louw Venter and Casper de Vries.  The real blessing … Continue reading

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Love and Prozac is more love and less Prozac

I am a Sonia Esgueira fan.  I loved her Porra trilogy.  I loved So You Think You Can Love.  I was a little miffed to discover the latter has now simply changed its names, one or two bits and been … Continue reading

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Defending the Caveman, (maybe not all men are arseholes)

“Defending the Caveman”, written by Rob Becker, is the now the longest running solo show on Broadway – and it has been for some years now. It makes frequent revivals for Pieter Toerien in South Africa (it has been running … Continue reading

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Felix Mendelssohn’s famous Wedding March

One of the best known pieces of music is Felix Mendelssohn’s Wedding March in C major, Opus 61, composed in 1842 to be used as incidental music to Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is apparently first used at … Continue reading

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