- Beloved radio DJ Clarence Ford and his wife almost had to cancel their wedding on Saturday after a fire started at the guest house they were staying at
- All their belongings and the bridal party's attire was destroyed, including the wedding dress Wendy would have worn on her special day
- However, the Paternoster community came together to save the couple's big day, which led to the new Mr and Mrs Ford being able to say I do
A couple's wedding day is one of the best days of their lives, but it is also one of the most stressful. Just ask radio presenter Clarence Ford and his wife Wendy de Klerk.
The now happily married couple almost did not have their planned wedding on Saturday, after the bride and her bridesmaids' dresses burned in a fire... just three and a half hours before the ceremony.
Luckily for the couple, the entire Paternoster community united to help make their dream wedding on Tietiesbaai beach a reality.
Briefly.co.za learned the guest house the wedding party was staying in caught on fire. All their belongings and the wedding attire were destroyed.
IOL reported the cause of the fire is yet to be established.
Taking to his Facebook page, the 50-year-old radio DJ talked about how the community came together to help save his wedding. He said they even gave Wendy a new wedding dress.
"I am amazed, humbled and grateful for the generosity of spirit showed by the people of Paternoster. They enabled a beautiful wedding.", part of his post read.
Although the couple could continue with their wedding ceremony, their honeymoon plans went up in flames just as the guesthouse did.
According to Ford, his 40-year-old wife's passport was burned in the fire and they had to cancel their trip to Victoria Falls in Zambia.
But, the beloved Heart radio DJ and his new wifey got their honeymoon nonetheless, with a romantic trip to Sun City.
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