The Bridal party

Maid of honor
Having just as much excitement for the world as the bride, it is easy to see why this sister of the bride is Maryke’s right hand woman. Kryska is a strong, fun-loving woman with a deep love and care for all people. If you want to find her during the weekend, she will most probably be handing out shots at the bar, as she always takes fun and laughter with her wherever she goes.
Rowena Turner
Maryke and Rowena met on the same day she met Gerhard. This outdoor – loving mother of one stole Maryke’s heart with her always bubbly, happy and positive outlook on life. And although Rowena can light up any room with her presence, it is her caring and loving nature that made Maryke want to have this grooms friend all for herself. Their friendship might be the shortest but Maryke feels extremely blessed to have her by her side.
Maryke and Karla have only known each other for 8 years, but have been inseparable from day one. If you are looking for Karla, she will be out on the dance floor or in the middle of a laughing crowd, but don’t let that fool you; Karla’s heart is even bigger than her spirit, and she is even more beautiful inside than out.
Ursula and Maryke met after University through mutual friends. It was not long before her caring heart and fun-loving nature stole Maryke’s heart. Ursula is the rock of every group, always making sure everyone is taken care of and having fun regardless of the situation. If you are looking for Ursula, she will be running around making sure all the wedding prep is done. It will also be hard to miss her, as she is always the last one to leave.
Meliza and Maryke have known each other since they were 11. They spent most of their time being glued to each other, which fostered an unbreakable bond. Meliza is always up for an adventure and trying new things. Not only is she an amazing adventure partner, she also has a heart of gold and always makes sure that those around her are cared for, loved and happy. She is also the designer and maker of the beautiful wedding and bridesmaid dresses. How so much fun, love and talent could fit into such a small person is still a mystery!
Master of Ceremonies
Gerhard's cousin met Maryke for the first time in Namibia two years ago. Her bubbly and always-happy personality lightens up everyone’s spirit when she’s around. No matter what the occasion, she will always be the last one standing and is always game for anything. Her distinctive happy laugh can be heard across any room.
Best Man
Marc and Gerhard have been friends since kindergarten. If relaxed or chilled was a person, then it would most definitely be Marc, with his calm nature he will put anyone at ease. Marc is happy with very little, which has led to quite a few fun adventures. He is a man of few words. However something that does trigger excitement and a whole different Marc; is trucks.
Even though Gunnar and Gerhard are cousins, Gunnar being exactly 20 days older than Gerhard, they have been inseparable since birth. Gunnar is the most positive guy you will ever meet and nothing can bring him down. He is always happy in any situation, which makes it easy to understand why he is one of Gerhard's best friends.
Horst met Gerhard in kindergarten and they have been friends since then. Horst is the most caring guy, making sure everyone has a drink or food in their hands and is feeling at ease. Be mindful of Horst - he has a kindred spirit but you might get pranked without any warning.
Ingo and Gerhard met in high school through mutual friends. Ingo will always be available to help you in any situation. His dry humor will always make you laugh. Ingo is always ready to share a beer and to go on a roadtrip anywhere.
Gareth and Gerhard met through college friends and haven’t looked back since. Gareth is a stand-up-guy with his heart in the right place. He is always ready to go on an adventure. As you can see from his photo, he loves fishing. If you are looking for someone to have fun with, regardless the situation, he’s your guy.
April 24, 2021
Toshari Lodge