Our honeymoon photo do-over – from disaster to laughter

20 December 2017

Some girls dream of getting married from a very young age and although I hate to admit it, I am that cliché. Michael and I started dating in our Grade 12 Year and after 10 years, we finally tied the knot. The wedding took place at Black Horse Brewery in the Magaliesberg Mountains on a beautiful autumn day, and I can remember being so calm that it actually freaked out my sister a bit. The day could not have been more perfect!

For our honeymoon, we chose to go on our first solo road trip with the Landi and drove all the way up to Guinjata Bay in Mozambique. Even though it rained most of the time, we had a ball eating as much pizza as we possibly could, drinking our fair share of R&R’s, and drinking coffee while playing cards every morning. We also went deep sea diving, which is a story for another day…

Let’s get back to what this blog is really about… So one afternoon (after the honeymoon), I came home to a husband with a blank expression on his face. The reason was that he had accidentally deleted all of our honeymoon photos from his phone! A disaster!

Obviously, I still had the photos I took while on holiday, but as luck would have it, I never took photos of myself. It seemed like I was never really on honeymoon. Photo or it didn’t happen, right?

After crying about it for about three days, one of my colleagues suggested that I edit myself into the honeymoon photos and simply have a laugh since there was nothing I could do about it anyway. (Good advice, right?)

A few months pass by and my mother, sister and myself have the wonderful opportunity of going to Thailand where I took a few photos on the beach and its surroundings.

So, together with the few honeymoon photos we had left, old Facebook photos, and another colleague with Photoshop skills, we had more than enough to work with in recreating my honeymoon photos. I hope you enjoy our photos as much as we have!

Laughter truly is the best medicine and according to Forbes, it spreads like a virus, only full of benefits for both body and mind. So in retrospect, I’m grateful that my photo disaster turned into something that we can all laugh about.

The classic "We were here" photo

The classic “we were there” photo

The "I don't actually want to buy anything" scenario

“I really don’t want to buy anything”

The "Look we're on the beach" photo

“We’re having fun on the beach”

The "look at all of the palm trees" photo

“Look at all the palm trees”

The "Trying out the local food" photo

“Trying out the local food”

The "Loveboat" shot

“The loveboat”

About the Author:

Wouda Mc Micken is a self-confessed klutz and can be easily bribed with a stylish pair of jeans or good food. The privilege of doing interviews with professional photographers from all over the world is what makes her get up in the mornings, excited for a new day’s work.

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