An Intimate Wedding near Sindabezi Island

This gorgeous couple tied the knot (again) near Sindabezi Island, the picture-perfect setting for a destination wedding.

As one of the most breath-taking locations in the world, the majestic Zambezi River near Victoria Falls and Livingstone Island is a no-brainer when it comes to picking a destination for your special day. This couple decided that having a second wedding to renew their vows and celebrate their love could only be done in such a spectacular setting.

The Tongabezi team stand as witnesses and guests at the intimate wedding ceremony © Tongabezi

They contacted Tongabezi with a request for a last-minute, ‘elopement-style’ wedding on one of the sandbanks next to Sindabezi Island along the Zambezi riverbank between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Tongabezi team got to work immediately and created a simple yet beautiful wedding ceremony that was special enough to have been the couple’s first.

The happy couple after renewing their vows © Tongabezi

When the special day came, the couple were floated out to the island by boat, with just the Tongabezi team as witnesses and guests. They said ‘I do’ under a summery, handmade flower arch with the local pastor officiating the ceremony and the choir from the Tongabezi Trust School singing songs of marriage, love and happiness.

The view of the Zambezi River from one of the River Cottages © Tongabezi

The joyous occasion ended with a romantic picnic lunch on the island, after which the lovebirds retired to Tongabezi to enjoy a second honeymoon at one of the River Cottages. With a private and luxurious suite complemented by stunning views across the Zambezi River, it would be hard not to fall in love all over again.

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