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Chapel: Check

13 Jun

It has been my dream for many years to someday get married in my school chapel.

I went to St Anne’s Diocesan College for Girls in Hilton, KwaZulu Natal. Boarding school was some of the best years of my life, and this absolutely beautiful campus brings back amazing memories. My future daughters will go to St Anne’s, and I hope that attending this school will become a tradition that is carried over from generation to generation, starting with me.

SC, being the clever lad that he is, booked the school chapel [and thus, our wedding date] before he proposed! This was such an amazing detail that made it all even more special. And while we haven’t decided on the details of hymns and reading and chapel flowers, I thought I’d post some pictures of this Herbert Baker beauty, built around 1904, to show why I wanted to get married in this beautiful chapel.

The pews face inwards rather than forwards.

This is a fairly recent addition to the chapel, added when they extended it slightly.

The area behind the altar has French doors all around, which open up to the gorgeous front lawn.

Outside the foyer and dining room.

The less decorative exterior of the back of the chapel.

There are stained glass windows of Jesus, Mary, and the saints.

The school has been so accommodating, and I just cannot wait to get married in this beautiful chapel of the place that I called home for five years.