Jo'burg snow fulfils couple's white wedding dream
He proposed two years ago - She promised to marry him when snow lay on the ground in Johannesburg. And then it really happened this week!
A couple married this week after a bout of unusually cold weather allowed them to fulfil a light-hearted promise to tie the knot the next time Johannesburg was covered in snow.
Portuguese emigre Rui Moca and Monique Joubert had planned to wed next year, but when South Africa’s biggest city was shrouded in a rare blanket of snow on Tuesday, Joubert’s sister called Jacaranda FM to tell them about the couple’s dream of a “real” white wedding.
The radio station leapt into action, organising a minister, lawyer, photographer, flowers, cake and limousine, and the couple were married on air in the studio in the early evening — with Moca’s family listening in from Europe over the Internet.
“The entire wedding with all the bells and whistles was organised in just three hours,” Jacaranda DJ Martin Bester said.
The snowfall was the first in Johannesburg in five years and the heaviest since 1981.