November 28, 2005

The long awaited answer... by Celeste



Ok ok ok so I know that you are all dying to know whether we did or not.

I'm glad to say that no we did not get married but in no way is it a publicity stunt. Ok well it was a publicity stunt but for the hotel we were staying at.

On our penultimate night in Kenya, Tilesey and I were approached by one of the hotel's activities co-ordinators. He had gotten to know us well over the two weeks because Tilesey and I did various activities organised by him (African arrow shooting, water polo etc etc), so he told us that the hotel wanted to organise a photo shoot to do some publicity shots for their fleet of Dhows. The concept that they wanted to go for was about trying something different for your wedding and/or reception. They needed a young couple to dress up in wedding gear and be photographed looking all loved up and stuff on one of the Dhows.

Naturally Tilesey and I accepted (and not just because they offered one of the excursions worth 70 each for free) because we thought it would be a laugh.

Our lovely german photographer loved us so much as models that he's sending us a CD with all the images he took of us. So I'll post some on here once we receive them.

So you see, all a bit of innocent fun.

To those who knew it wasn't real - You big ol' smartypants! To those who thought it was... How could you think I wouldn't tell you if Tilesey and I were thinking of getting married. Especially to my 3 darling friends Jamesyboy, Geyv and Silk. But more importantly... HOW COULD YOU THINK THAT I WOULD GET MARRIED IN A DRESS LIKE THAT????

I'm sorry if you feel conned and abused but we've been plotting this since the flight home from Kenya (well what else should we have done on a 9 1/2 hour flight?!). We're pulling the same trick on my Mum this weekend when we show her the holiday snaps.

Thanks for all the congratulations and stuff. It's lovely to see that people think we're great together and it has made me feel a lot stronger about Tilesey.

Oh and before you think this was all my idea - let me just tell you that he wouldn't let me call anyone of my pals to tell them it was a white lie.

Much love to you all.

Posted by Celeste at November 28, 2005 08:00 PM | TrackBack


Though I must say, I was worried about that dress...

You little tricksters!

Posted by: anxious at November 28, 2005 10:20 PM

I was considering commenting about how I really couldn't imagine you in that dress, but then held back just incase you had gotten married and I was about to deeply offend your bridal gown!

Posted by: Fern at November 29, 2005 12:08 AM


Posted by: sadie at November 29, 2005 02:50 PM

ok well what kinda friends would we be if we dig on your wedding gown lol, what if it was real ya know?? hehe

Posted by: ocB at November 30, 2005 06:04 AM

could've been one of those places, like in vegas, where the attire is provided ;) one never knows.

it's cool in any case :D

Posted by: amelie at November 30, 2005 06:58 AM

Was T supposed to be the Captain or a waiter ?

Posted by: Yorkshiresoul at November 30, 2005 08:11 AM

Fuck knows! I was just amazed that it fit!

Posted by: Tilesey at November 30, 2005 08:35 AM

So now you're gonna say that the two-headed giraffe was a fake as well..?!?

Posted by: JonnyB at November 30, 2005 03:30 PM

The outfits were grim, which is what made me very sceptical. Sounds like you had a fab time.

Posted by: H at December 1, 2005 01:12 PM

oh geez does this mean i have to go take down my post of excitement?

For the record, i called Joce and told her and we both sat for 20 minutes saying 'oh shit' and then wondering about the dress hahaha.

Meh, would have been so cool if you did tho :p

I still love ya even if you are a dirty little fibber!

Posted by: silk at December 2, 2005 03:34 PM

Silko I told you she'd wear something sexier than that!!

Hehe I liked it... pranks are good :D

Posted by: joce at December 3, 2005 12:22 AM

bwahahahhaha! nice stunt! being away from the internet the last couple of days it certain kept tris and i guess and wondering! bwahahah! nice!!!!

see you both in about 8 hours! :)

w & t & botw

Posted by: Stiggy & Vava at December 3, 2005 12:11 PM

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