‘Your sur­prise wed­ding’ is still on

The Manica Post - - Teenchat/blabbermouth/weekender Girl/wedding - Ann Ruthen­burg

“YOUR Sur­prise Wed­ding” is still go­ing strong, de­spite eco­nomic chal­lenges blight­ing the coun­try. It is amaz­ing how peo­ple still find it within them­selves to give and pos­i­tively im­pact com­mu­nity.

I have learnt over time that no gift or con­tri­bu­tion is too small to im­pact some­one’s life.

Some­one re­cently asked me: “Why are you not us­ing all that en­ergy to­wards get­ting food for poor peo­ple in the com­mu­nity, in­stead of or­gan­is­ing some sur­prise wed­dings, which, in my view, are an un­nec­es­sary lux­ury?”

The an­swer is sim­ple.

I do have projects for the un­der­priv­i­leged and so forth, but no mat­ter how much food you give them, to­mor­row they will be back ask­ing for more.

Ful­fill­ing an in­trin­sic dream that cou­ples failed to achieve in decades is no mean achieve­ment.

The mem­o­ries of the wed­ding are ev­er­last­ing.

The mo­ments cap­tured will sur­pass any trial and tribu­la­tion they may have to en­dure in the lat­ter years of their life.

The cel­e­bra­tion will be on the lips of the im­me­di­ate fam­ily and com­mu­nity, for years to come.

The joy of hav­ing their dream ful­filled will fill their hearts till death do them part. There will al­ways be some­one in need of fi­nan­cial or food as­sis­tance, and some­one out there will­ing to help.

“Your Sur­prise Wed­ding” is one of its kind in the city. It is a com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive that goes be­yond sat­is­fy­ing one’s im­me­di­ate needs.

It touches peo­ple for decades to come and puts the city on the map. Just some­thing to think about! The phi­los­o­phy is: “If it is in your power to give, kindly give! If you can­not give, ask God to give you the abil­ity to, or at least pro­nounce bless­ings over those who are giv­ing”.

And of cause “if you have noth­ing good to con­tribute, hold your peace”.

Do you want to get in­volved?

It is not too late for you to get in­volved in this ini­tia­tive re­gard­less of which city, town, vil­lage or growth point you are.

If you know any­one in your com­mu­nity or church who has been mar­ried for 30 years or more, and never had a wed­ding cer­e­mony or re­cep­tion, get hold of us.

You can also be in­volved as a spon­sor in the fol­low­ing ar­eas:

1. A news­pa­per spread each month.

2. “Your Sur­prise Wed­ding” ar­ti­cles each week through ad­ver­tis­ing.

3. An as­pect of the wed­ding i.e decor, cater­ing, drinks, bridal wear, make-up, nails, rings, PA sys­tem, video and pho­tog­ra­phy, among oth­ers.

4. The whole wed­ding

5. Or any other way you may deem fit.

◆ Please get hold of The Man­ica Post Edi­tor on 02061297 or 0778175925 or Utate Gar­dens on 0719933845 and get in­volved.

That is not all though...be­tween this Novem­ber and De­cem­ber 2018, those who bring 10 orig­i­nal clips of the Wed­ding Col­umn to The Man­ica

Post Edi­tor, will have a chance to be fea­tured in this col­umn.

We are wait­ing to hear from you.

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