Don & I were married on The Bowentown Peninsular (the southern end of Waihi Beach). As an ex-member of Tauranga Samba, I knew from the day I joined the group that I wanted to 'walk down the aisle' to their exotic Brazilian style percussion. Well, my dream came true in February 2008..... 'Phil the whistle blower' was at the lookout point, and alerted the crowd and Tauranga Samba of the wedding cars' arrival and with that, the 'wedding march' drumming began. Such an energetic environment was created with the howling wind and the beating of the instruments.
And, in amongst the marvellous feeling of excitement and vibrant vigour, I think I remained calm and composed as I made my entrance! What an amazing time we all had - the guests LOVED the unique and dynamic feeling the ceremony held. The wind died down just in time and my one regret would be that I didn't put on a drum on and bang out a few beats! PS: and the groom said he LOVED the drumming too!!!!
Thanks so very very much guys! Nicqui xx