When it gets hot in Stellenbosch, it gets hot. Hot as in, stand under an oak tree and sweat a lot hot. This is the kind of hot that Charl and Mary ordered for their wedding day. Sweltering, blistering hot. But the staff at the beautiful Lanzerac Hotel were well-prepared and kindly handed out bottles of ice cold water to any guests that wanted some – and believe me, most did. The setting outside in the garden was quite magnificent with the Jonkershoek Mountains providing the backdrop. Mary looked fantastic in her wedding dress and Charl was finely groomed and cool as a cucumber in the searing heat. After the ceremony the challenge was to get family and guests into and out of the sun as quickly as possible – without them losing water, weight and their senses of humour. Well, as it turned out, everyone put on their best ‘I’m too sexy for this outfit’ poses and it was job done! When they get back from el honeymoono, Mary and Charl are off to live in Secunda. Now if you want to know what hot is, go there.