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Safpar’s Sarah ties the knot

Safpar’s Sarah ties the knot

Safpar’s Sarah ties the knot
ILYD Photography (Mima)

As with all weddings, finding the ideal venue always takes some time. Once the choice was narrowed down to a couple of alternatives, it was not long before Sarah chose Zambezi Elephant Trail’s Boma and Thorntree River Lodge as the venue for her special day.

Livingstone has always had a special place in Sarah’s heart and since she arrived there in 2003 she has had no yearning to return to Dubai where she grew up, nor England where her parents live.

The lucky man to be marrying Sarah was Jon Benbow, who came to Zambia when he was only three years old. His family was based in Chingola, involved in the mines. Saturday 17 May was the day and with an overall rustic theme, the ceremony was held on the banks of the Zambezi River at Thorntree Lodge.

Guests were seated on hay bales covered in white cloth facing the Zambezi River. With elephants in the background and hippos snorting from the river, Sarah made her entrance down the aisle scattered with rose petals and serenaded by a solo guitarist.

After the ceremony guests made their way across to the Boma for pre-dinner drinks and canapés on the lawn followed by dinner in the Boma. The table settings were done beautifully with the rustic theme. Guests partied until the early hours of the morning, dancing to Ben & Kiki from Lusaka.

We congratulate Sarah and Jon on their special day and wish them and their daughter, Abigail, a lifetime of happiness together.

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