Joburg couple wed in honour of snow vow

2012-08-08 10:23

Johannesburg - A couple from Edenvale, on the East Rand, were married on Tuesday after promising each other two years ago that they would wed during the next Johannesburg snowfall, it was reported.

When Rui Moca proposed to Monique Joubert two years ago, she jokingly told him they would marry when snow covered the ground in Johannesburg again, Beeld reported.

As time passed, their wedding arrangements evolved, and they began making arrangements for a wedding ceremony in April 2013.

On Tuesday morning, when snowflakes fell in Gauteng, Joubert's sister told Jakaranda FM about her sister's promise.

The radio station's management leapt into action and organised a wedding dress, cake, minister and honeymoon within three hours.

Joubert's extended family then crowded into a studio at the radio station, and Moca's family, which is based in Portugal, listened to the ceremony on the internet.

"It's crazy. I did not think it would snow in Johannesburg... it feels incredible to be married," Joubert told Beeld after the ceremony, which much to the delight of all who heard it, was broadcast live on the afternoon show.

  • john.turner.58760608 - 2012-08-08 10:41

    I think this is stupid, asinine, and ridiculous and yet is fantastic all in one. Well done everyone. Puts a new twist on a white wedding

      susan.paul.330 - 2012-08-08 16:22

      They where getting free stuff.

  • Hemlock - 2012-08-08 10:42

    Here's wishing the newly wed couple a long and happy life.

  • crazyjourno - 2012-08-08 10:44

    Foto's please...

      anton.stander.98 - 2012-08-08 10:52

      Go check the photos on

      magda.lamprecht - 2012-08-08 10:54

      Look om Jacaranda's website there is pics and a video

  • kevin.papo1 - 2012-08-08 10:48

    publish photos plz

      magda.lamprecht - 2012-08-08 10:54

      Look om Jacaranda's website there is pics and a video

  • nick.armstrong.1800 - 2012-08-08 11:02

    A lovely story - Love it! :) Thank-You News24 - and well done to Radio Jakaranda! :) To Monique and Rui - a Blessed, Joyous, journey of Love forward.. :)

  • erika.jatho - 2012-08-08 11:03

    Wow, that is so romantic. Too cute!

      dix.valentinus.9 - 2012-08-08 11:06

      I really love ramantic to get married when the ground,s coverd with snow..

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-08 11:04

    aw sweet, nice, wishing the bride and groom well

  • Rinnewien - 2012-08-08 11:10

    My husband says : 'Poor b . . . . ..' I think it is wonderful romantic!

      kala.bafazi - 2012-08-08 14:25

      I agree with your husband

  • ina.baloyi - 2012-08-08 11:31

    congratulations, may you take care of each other in cold or hot seasons, in good health or in sickness. amen

  • mariano.castrillon.9 - 2012-08-08 14:52

    Guess who did not expect to get married!

  • thethird.wors - 2012-08-08 14:59

    dude looks petrified.

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-08-08 19:02

    If i were to describe true love than i would describe it as what a snowman did to a snow woman, he gave her a warm hug and they both melted in each others arms.. Congratulations guys

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  • Tenagyah J Boateng - 2012-08-11 08:56

    Not sure how and why this is newsworthy.... I'm happy for you two but... Yeah...

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