a surprise email!

I received a lovely surprise email today which really made me smile a big happy smile! So… as a follow up to my wedding blog post please indulge me while I share some very special photographs that were taken by another couple that were staying at Olduvai Camp the same time as us. We met Doug and Jude over dinner on our first night at Olduvai but we didn’t mention a thing about our wedding plans. Imagine their surprise when, a couple of days later, they took “the sunset walk” to the top of some nearby kopjes to find Heiko and I celebrating our wedding! We waved across to each other and then Jude was quick to take some photos. It was really lovely to receive an email from her today with copies of the photos, and I LOVE them so much that I just had to share a few… :-)

*giggles* at the last one! I love them all but these three were my absolute faves! Thank you so much Doug and Jude, they were the best surprise!!


  1. Vinita

    oh these are great!so thats what the giggles were about!lovely images!

  2. Miriam

    More beautiful pictures! That’s so great! Thanks for sharing you looked absolutely beautiful!!!

  3. Suzanne Sale

    I do love the second one as you both see so relaxed

  4. Bettina

    Dear Natalie and Heiko,

    what wonderful pictures, these ones and the others!!!

    They gives me a feeling of a very very emotional, great and fantastic day. Natalie, you looked more than very beautiful – what a lovely dress.

    I hope the cats survived and we made a good jobs with them…
    Hope to see you soon,


  5. Julie

    Hey Mrs Carstens!

    These pictures are amazing. I just put the tissues away. You two are a beautiful couple and you look amazing. The second one is my favourite, but the look in your face in pic 3 just says purely: OH MY GOD, I AM SOOO IN LOVE! Very well captured! :-) xxx J

  6. Kaleel

    Cool! Makes me want to get married again. Don’t tell the missus…

  7. Mike Costello

    Hey Natalie Harrison, the photos look amazing, as i’m sure was your wedding day. Really happy to see you enjoying life, and not missing good old england too much i hope.

    Congrats to you both, Mike (Costello from the IETM course, remeber those days?)

  8. Natalie

    reading all these comments again is lovely :) thanks everyone!

    and Mike.. what a nice surprise to see a comment from you! of course I remember – we need a catch up, I’ll mail ya! ;)

  9. Lizette

    Love how the wind is blowing her hair and dress! great pics.

  10. eef

    WOW what an amazing place for a wedding!!!! :-)


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