Marina & Michael Happel


Not only our wedding, but also our whole love story feels like a fairy-tale come true. We met in 2002 back in Austria, where we grew up, went on a couple of dates and felt a special spark between us. However, it didn’t work out for us and we kept on wandering on separate paths.

In 2013, 12 years later, without a single word of contact, I found Michael on Facebook and asked him out. He said he´d love to have coffee with me but therefor I had to come to Namibia, because that’s where he was living now.

Said, done. Only a few weeks later I visited him on his beautiful farm near Windhoek and we spent 5 incredible weeks together. We both knew this time it’s going to be forever.
It wasn’t always easy and we had to work hard on us and our relationship. But it was worth it, we made our way through.

After seven years of living, laughing and working together Michael (finally) proposed and on the day before my 36th birthday we got engaged.

We always dreamt of an intimate and remote elopement somewhere special. Our wedding was supposed to be all about us, our happiness and the love we share for each other.
Since we both fell in love with each other here in Namibia and call this beautiful country our new home, it was clear that our wedding had to be out in the field, surrounded by Nambia´s endless widths and amazing wildlife.

We remembered spending a weekend some time ago at Onguma Safari Camps right next to Etosha National Park and decided to have our small wedding ceremony there.
After five months of planning our big day had come. 20.11.20 was the day we became husband and wife. It was the most easygoing and relaxed but at the same time most perfect and unforgettable wedding we could have dreamt of.

In total we spent six days at Onguma, three days at Tented Camp before and three days at The Fort after our wedding to enjoy every second and not get stresst out. The whole team was super supportive and arranged everything with so much passion and a professional eye for details.

After our initial ceremony place burnt down in a bush fire one week before the wedding we found this huge shade-giving tree which was predestinated to say our I dos, sign the marriage certificate and enjoy a piece of cake and a glass of sparkling wine before we went on our private Safari Game Drive Photo Session.

Our day ended at a quiet little place called The Kraal at Onguma overlooking the Etosha Pan where we had our delicious three-course-dinner served directly from an improvised bush kitchen, listened to our favourite songs and recalled the most beautiful moments of the day together…

Even today, it all feels like a dream…


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Rekening Houer:  Mooi Troues
Bank:  First National Bank
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Tak:  Sea-Point
Takkode:  250-655

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  • Blomme: Tamonika Events
  • Bruidegom-pak: Woolworths
  • Dekor: Onguma Safari Camps
  • Fotograaf: Sonja Kilian Photography
  • Grimering: Pout-it-Out Makeup Artistry
  • Hare: Pout-it-Out Makeup Artistry
  • Huweliksbevestiger: Rev. J.F. Serfontein
  • Troukoek: Pink Meringue
  • Koördineerder: Marina, the bride
  • Skoene: Bella Belle Shoes
  • Skryfbehoeftes: Style Graphics
  • Trourok: My Darling Bridal & Special Event Outfitters Namibia
  • Venue: Onguma The Fort
  • Paartjie se verblyf: Onguma the Fort
  • Vervoer: Onguma the Fort
  • Videograaf: Lerike Drotsché Photography