Ilana and John
Dear Friends and Family, We cannot wait to celebrate our wedding with you this August and share with you one of our favorite places in the entire world - beautiful Lake Tahoe! Since we decided to get married during the most gorgeous time of year, and also the busiest, we will push back our honeymoon until November when Tahoe tourism slows down. Since we first met, we have started a wonderful tradition of leaving the country every fall to discover different corners of the world. We have celebrated John's Birthday (11/11) in Guatemala, Cambodia, Chile, Indonesia & Colombia. This year we will be celebrating John's 30th in Cape Town, South Africa!!! We have heard from many friends that South Africa is one of the most amazing countries in the world. In addition, John's sister Rachel will be finishing up her semester abroad there and will be able to welcome us to her "home" as we start our honeymoon. (NOTE: Rachel will be flying back to California from South Africa for our wedding on her 20th birthday!) In our previous travels you could probably put us in the category of "budget" travelers ... However, this being our honeymoon, we hope to splurge a bit! John has neither been to Africa nor been on a Safari, and Ilana does enjoy a fancy martini here and there! Your contribution to our honeymoon will allow us to set this trip apart from the rest! We plan to have many adventures in South Africa, including a scavenger hunt that Ilana's Grammy presented to Rachel when John's family came out to meet her this past March. Grammy shared some of the highlights of their trip to Africa years ago, and handed Rachel a photo of Grandpa Joe at a swanky hotel pool to try to replicate on her own travels. We plan to keep our promise! We cannot wait to discover a new part of the world together as Mr. & Mrs. Heyne. Thank you for your support of the trip of a lifetime! Love, Ilana & JohnSouth Africa Cape Town, South Africa Istanbul, Turkey
Help us splurge on some swanky accommodations when we first arrive in Cape Town to kick off our honeymoon!
Treat John to the Heyne Family birthday tradition ... crab legs!!! We will be fortunate enough to celebrate with his sister, Rachel!