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Johannesburg snow fulfils couple's white wedding dream

Published on Aug 8, 2012 8:53 PM
 
Two people play with snow in a park on Aug 7, 2012 in Johannesburg. Snow falls annually in the mountains of South Africa and Lesotho, which even hosts a ski resort. A South African 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - A South African 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, Ms 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 Mr 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.

 
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