Alexa and Cobus flew over from South Africa in June to have their wedding celebration at Deer Park Hotel near Honiton, leaving their remote farm in the hands of Cobus’s father.  Alexa walked into the room on her father’s arm to Vivaldi’s “Spring” played by a wonderful violinist accompanied by a piano.  They exchanged rings and made vows in front of their family and friends.  After signing a certificate they led the way onto the terrace for canapes and champagne.

Many weeks later they signed their papers in South Africa.  A long life full of happiness to Mr and Mrs Nolte.


The vows I take will be forever;IMG_0163

I’ll love you all my life,

There’s no part way, no holding back

Once we are man and wife.

The choice is made, and now I swim

In a far different sea,

The shores of which are bright green hills

Raised up for you and me.

DSCF3633Our love is like a mountainside

Awash in lovely flowers:

It is our home, our solid rock,

Where all bright things are ours.

And though of need we often must

Spend our days apart,

Our love will always be with us,

Held within our hearts