David and Chantal’s love and respect of Africa has been cultivated from a young age. For their wedding they decided to draw inspiration from Sydney Pollack’s film Out of Africa. This is prevalent and is seen clearly in the passage they used as inspiration for their wedding:
“The chief feature of the landscape, and of your life in it, was the air. Looking back on a sojourn in the African highlands, you are struck by your feeling of having lived for a time up in the air. The sky was rarely more than pale blue or violet, with a profusion of mighty, weightless, ever-changing clouds towering up and sailing on it, but it has a blue vigour in it, and at a short distance it painted the ranges of hills and the woods a fresh deep blue. Up in this high air you breathed easily, drawing in a vital assurance and lightness of heart. In the highlands, you woke up in the morning and thought: Here I am, where I ought to be.”
“Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, her account of living in Kenya, and one of her stories, Babette’s Feast, both of which have been adapted into highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning motion pictures. Prior to the release of the first film, she was noted for her Seven Gothic Tales, for which she is also known in Denmark.”
The rain came down in buckets, but the mood and happiness from this wedding was evident on this lovely couples faces, and an “out of Africa” experience was had by all!