Date: Apr 22, 2014 11:05:00 AM
Subject: Photos - Wedding 8 Feb 2014
Good Morning Reverend Brits,
We write further to our wedding of 8
February 2014 and thank you for the lovely service. It truly was a memorable
I attach some photos of the ceremony that were
taken by the photographer as requested and look forward to hearing from you.
Once Again, thank you very much for the
very special ceremony. It really was amazing.
Brian & Erika Tompkins
19 April 2014
Moira Morris shared
a link via Daniel Brits
REV. DANIEL BRITS.....
Roy and myself wanted a
"DIFFERENT" Wedding Ceremony, not the normal norm of things...Rev.
Daniel Brits gave us just that !!...we had "The Ribbon Ceremony" and
"The Sand Ceremony"..our OWN VOWS...even my entrance was not the
usual wedding march...it was "Air on a G String played slightly upbeat on
an electric guitar....we Thank You Rev. Daniel for such a PERFECT Day
!!!!....both our Families still talk about it....
Subject: RE: Thank you
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:22:59 +0200
Dear Rev. Brits
A rather late THANK YOU! Its just been so
hectic since the wedding on the 1st of February 2014. We would like to thank
you for marrying us, on the beach in Paternoster. Our guests couldn't stop
talking about our marriage ceremony.
They were touched at how special our ceremony
was, and honored to be there. They have never been to such a unique wedding
ceremony. Will be sending you photo's as soon as we get them.
Thank you for making it truly special and
including our children in the ceremony. It made it even more memorable, for us
and the children.
Mr Daniel and Mrs Tricia Da Luz
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 15:56:36 +0200
From: Kathryn Davies
To: Revd Daniel Brits
Thank you, thank you, thank you Reverend Brits. You did such an
amazing job. We just adored our ceremony and had so many guests commenting on
how wonderful it was.
They liked your charm and the humour you brought to the service.
It flew by and Phil and I would like to do it all over again.
Thank you also to Elaine who was fantastic in helping us get
organized for the big day. We would happily recommend you to anyone who asks as
we know nobody can do it better.
Thanks again with love from Kathryn and Phil x
Mar 2014 07:39:00 +0000
From: Rowena Sansom
Daniel Brits <email@example.com>
Hi Reverend Brits
Thank you so much for officiating at our Wedding, we
have had so many compliments on the service and we ourselves were overwhelmed.
We are now settling in to married life and getting used
to saying Mrs Sansom-Miller
Here are some photos of the day.
Thank you once again
Kate and Rowena
9 Mar 2014 12:07:55 +0200
From: Rene van den Berg
To: Revd Daniel Brits
Thank you so much for sharing our special
day with us, and for the beautiful service. It was exactly what we wanted and
you delivered the message beautifully.
Please find some photo’s attached
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:22:09 +0000
Hello Rev Brits
I would like to thank you for a wonderful
ceremony and your help marrying myself and Samantha. We thought it was a
beautiful and unique ceremony and we have had many people comment on how much
they enjoyed the wedding, in particular your ceremony and approach. Your words
and good wishes will go a long way to reinforce the commitments we made on that
We wish you all the best for the future.
Matt and Sam
17 Feb 2014 08:18:32 +0200
To: Daniel Brits
Good Day Rev. Daniel,
You made "Our Day" just PERFECT
!!!!....The " Hand fasting Ceremony" was different for everyone and
you just nailed it when you did "The Sand Ceremony".
I heard that some people were asking as to
what was going on when you did that one...which to me was lovely because it
included my daughter and Roy's brother.
We will send you some photos as soon as we
get them....."THANK YOU" once again for presiding over our marriage
because you just made our day so very special !!!
Thank you also for giving us a copy of our
wedding vows, so beautifully printed and laminated......we will put them up
somewhere in our home to always remind us of those words we promised to one
Roy and Moira Morris.
Date: Sun, 9
Feb 2014 05:48:28 +0000
From: Lindy Miller
Daniel Brits <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Reverend Brits
Thank you so much for making our ceremony so special.
So many people have commented that it was one of the best services that they
had been to, largely due to the messages that you conveyed.
We will send you some pics as soon as possible. And
will definitely vote for you.
Richard and Lindy Tinsley
Date: Sun, 9
Feb 2014 20:20:59 +0100
From: Antje Sonntag
Dear Rev. Brits,
Thank you for the beautiful wedding.
It was a great moment for us in South Africa and you
gave a very nice Ceremony. It made our Wedding a very special experience,
especially to be married by someone so popular and well-known like you.
We think about it every day. When we come back to South
Africa we will definitely come visit you.
Many greetings from Germany
Sven and Antje Dänicke
24th December 2013
would like to give a huge thank you to Rev Daniel Brits who performed the most amazing original wedding ceremony!
You made it that
extra bit special and magical!
We still have friends and family talking
Thank you so much for making it an unforgettable day!
From: "Glynis Fortuin (SPF)"
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:28:56
To: Revd Daniel Brits<email@example.com>
Hello Reverend Brits
It was an absolute privilege and honour to have you
preside over our wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and was very emotional for
both Vinesh and I, especially for me, as well as our guests J. We also received
so many compliments on the day of the wedding and also so many calls from our
guests afterwards thanking us and telling us that it was the most beautiful
ceremony that they have ever witnessed! I will definitely send you a few
pictures once we get them from our photographer.
We really enjoyed every aspect of the wedding and had a
wonderful time. We loved the way in which you conducted the ceremony especially
the part of the Union Sands where both our mothers were honoured. That part
of the ceremony was so special to
us and also our mothers and one we will always cherish.
I want to THANK YOU again for making the most important
day of our lives such a special and memorable day, a day we will always look
back on, and cherish for the rest of our lives.
Take Care J
Glynis & Vinesh
24th December 2013
would like to give a huge thank you to Rev Daniel Brits who performed the most amazing original wedding ceremony! You made it that extra bit special and magical! We still have friends
and family talking about it! Thank you so much for making it an unforgettable day!
3 January 2014
To Rev. Daniel Brits
Thank you for all your
assistance and contributions towards the most special day in Mine and Irefaan's
life. We couldn't ask for a more perfect Wedding. We
will always treasure the memory.
May God grant you with
many blessings just as you blessed us.
Wishing you a
prosperous New Year.
Kim & Irefaan (28
Dec ’13, Sacred Mountain Lodge)
28th October 2013
We would like to thank you for a
very special and beautiful ceremony.
It was truly a blessed, special
and perfect day!
Ryan & Yolanda Le Roux
From: Kleine Zalze, Stellenbosch
Brits is a fantastic person who is always professional and makes the wedding
couple feel fully at ease and comfortable in their surroundings. He is our
preferred Marriage Officer at “Kleine Zalze”
and we always recommend his services to our Brides and Grooms needing a
Minister to marry them.
Sent: 15 July 2013 10:50am
Dear Reverend Brits
We have entered the competition below
– hope you winJ
Thank you so much
for everything that you did to make our wedding day so very special!! It really is a day that meant so much to us and
a wedding service that we will never forget!! Everyone commented on how beautiful our ceremony was and how amazing you
2 photos for you….will send some more when we receive them!!
Sent: 16 August 2013 09:16 AM
Cc: Cass Mc Queen
Subject: A BIG THANK YOU! Edwin &
On behalf of Cass and myself, I would like to extend my warmest thanks for your ceremonial services at our wedding on
27 July 2013.
It is with great happiness and warmth that the both of us look
back at that day. Everyone we have been in contact with since the wedding has stated how much in awe they are in reference
to you and the ceremony in general.
and I have settled down in Cape Town (Gardens) and will be making sure to come and visit you from time-to-time as your ministry
has certainly left its mark on both our lives.
You are an inspiration to us.
again thank you very much for officially taking two souls and making them one! We will be forever grateful!!
As soon as our pictures are done, we will forward you a few.
Kind regards and God bless,
Edwin and Cass Mc Queen
From: Jordaan, Richelle
Date: 2013/04/16 09:09:25 AM
Good Morning Reverend
I trust you are well? Firstly,
we would like to thank you for the most special, beautiful day of our lives! You were fantastic and did everything possible
to make us feel safe! Every person at the wedding said that it was the most amazing sermon they have ever! attended.
We cannot thank you
enough for being so amazing! We would also like to say sorry for the sand that blew in your face outside!
Lots of love
Richelle & Jeanine
From: jennifer cloete
Sent: 19 April 2013 02:54
To our wonderful officiant, Reverend Daniel Brits, thank you for making
our day special the way you did.
Thank you for the message that will follow us wherever we will go.
Thank you for your patience with us and leading us through the
whole process to become husband and wife. Thank you very much!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING DAY A SUCCESS!! GOD BLESS.
MR AND MRS FOOS :))
( Jennifer and Thomas )
Date: 19 March 2013 08:48
Hi Rev Brits
How are you doing? Things
are good for us both, we had a fantastic honeymoon relaxing and catching up on sleep and sunshine.
I just wanted to send
you a quick note to once again say thank you so much for making our big day so special. The ceremony was the biggest part
for us on the day and it was very sincere, moving but also brought smiles to people's faces.
We wish you all the best
and you will always share an important part of our lives.
Here are a few photos
for your website.
Vera & Kyle
|Vera & Kyle - Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek
20 March 2013
Dear Rev Brits
I would like to say thank you once again for agreeing to do our wedding ceremony
for us. It was so special, being able to include our moms and dads in the Unity Sands Ceremony. It really meant the world
To be surrounded by so much love of our family and friends.
God bless you for making our day super special.
From: Aleczina Noemdo
Sent: 08 January 2013 01:15
To: Reverend Daniel Brits (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: RE:THANK YOU
Good day Reverend Brits and Elaine
Compliments of the season to both of you.
We would like to thank the Reverend for a warm hearty ceremony, everything was perfect even thou I was so much on my
nerves. For the actual sand, we need to set a date in the near future because I just got back to work.
I rate the Reverend 110%, I recommend him to anyone and our guests were so impressed with the sand and hand ceremony.
As soon as we receive of photos, I will be forwarding some.
Have a blessed day.
& Christoph, 7 February 2013
Hi Rev Brits.
start?...so much thanks we would like to give. You had a very important part on our special day and not once since meeting
you did we have any doubts that it would be thoughtful, beautiful and memorable. We both knew we were in good hands the day
we left your office. Your passion for what you do radiates through your humor and banter. You exceeded our expectations,
never did we imagine our special day to have so much meaning and symbolism.
into our lives as a stranger, yet gave us the most beautiful personal gift anyone has ever given us.
Mr and Mrs
From: Claire Franklin
November 2012 06:29:29 GMT
Re: 22nd-November blessing, La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek at 12:45
Thanks for your lovely
message. It seriously was the happiest day of our lives. Reverend Brits did a fantastic job and we've already told our
folks about the copies of everything. They (and we) were very touched. I like that we can put our vows up somewhere
in the house :-) - will be a good reminder of the happy day and what we promised to each other.
We'll be sure to send
Thanks for all your help,
Thank you Rev Brits for your outstanding support for
our wedding! We will always remember and appreciate what you've done for us. Wishing you all our best wishes for the future.
C.E.O. at Manhattan Symphony Orchestra
From: Marisa Baschiera
Date: 10/29/2012 8:51:17 PM
To: Rev. Daniel Brits
Subject: Marisa and Neill wedding.
Hello Reverend Brits,
Just a quick note to thank you again for the most amazing
I have never heard of so many guests crying and becoming
so involved in the ceremony, as our guests did.
you for making it so special. We enjoyed working
with you and getting to know you.
All the best
November 2012 - Misty Cliffs
Just really wanted to say thank you for the lovely message you brought on our wedding
day. Both David and I were touched by the very special words you had, and every one present mentioned what a great message
you brought and the mothers was so very pleased to be part of it all.
We are so very pleased that we had the opportunity to meet with you prior to the wedding
also. Must say both David and I felt a real warm connection to you. And you made us laugh so much during our little
We also want to say a special thank you to Fanie, for introducing us to you and managing
to book your time in such short notice. We will forever be thankful to him, in putting this very special bond in place.
You have indeed made us smile, impacted our thoughts and warmed our hearts on our very special day.
Thanks again, and do hope our paths will cross in the near future.
such a pleasure to know this vibrant and fun-loving couple and make their day as special and memorable as it could be.
They were married on board the beautiful
"Nautilus" in Cape Town, South Africa.
|submitted on September 29, 2012 3:38 AM EST|
||Victor Tichart - Banga|
Dear Rev Brits.
Thank you so much for a really beautiful
ceremony for myself and Denford last night. Your choice of vows and message were very meaningful and your wonderful sense
of humour and kindness made it a very special occasion for us both.
With much appreciation and warmest regards
Denford and Victor
Andries J. Brink
14 August 2012 03:03 PM
Subject: TROU SEREMONIE: ANDRIES & BENETTE
Weereens dankie vir ‘n baie mooi seremonie en al die amptelike dokumentasie wat jy namens
ons gedoen en gereël het.
Ons is baie in ons skik met die verloop van alles en die manier waarop jy ons en die gaste hanteer
het. Die verrassing met die botteltjies sand wat die verlede uitgebeeld het, was ook vir ons mooi en sinvol.
Dit was vir ons voorwaar ‘n wonderlike geleentheid en ons het dit ook baie geniet.
Date: 9/13/2012 5:04:28 PM
Reverend Daniel Brits
It's now over a month
since Reverend Brits proclaimed Kim and I man and wife, and I've been meaning to try and remember to send a note of thanks.
We are so grateful to Rev Brits for the wonderful service he provided - everyone who attended the wedding commented on how
beautifully it was conducted and we really appreciated the grace with which Rev Brits led the ceremony.
We also greatly appreciated
the thoroughness with which you and Rev Brits prepared us for the administrative elements of the wedding, and thanks to your
advice we were able to get the unabrigdged wedding certificate before the end of the week.
Brits mentioned a website where we could vote for him/leave feedback, however I seem to have lost this email, so please could
I attach a photo that
we love from the day.
Very best wishes
Adam and Kim
Sent: 03 July 2012 04:48 PM
Subject: Re: Julian & Sharon
I just want to express
my sincere appreciation and thanks to the reverend and also to you for the wonderful support and warmth that we have
experienced on Saturday. It was raining outside but the sun was shining in our hearts and during the ceremony. We actually
got lost along the way but somehow it was like a light from heaven was directing us to the appointment we had.
God bless you and your church and also Reverend for the wonderful work he is performing in such a loving way....
From: Point B Guest House
7/12/2012 10:45:34 AM
Dear Rev Brits
Thank you for such a wonderful ceremony, we have just received the most wonderful comments from the entire guests at
We will most definitely forward you some of the photographs which are due to come this weekend.
Once again thank you so much.
Bradley and Hilton
Sent: 20 March 2012 03:00 PM
To: 'Reverend Daniel Brits'
RE: After your meeting with Rev. Brits...
were absolutely wowed by Rev. Brit’s. We could not have chosen a more wonderful man to conduct the ceremony. I am absolutely
and positively sure it is going to be a memorable one for all at the wedding as well.
better get a move on and organise everything.
you all so much
This was one of the days in my life i will forever treasure for the rest of
my life, thanx to Rev Daniel Brits.
Leif & Buyani (Wedding March 2012)
"Thank you so much to both of you Mr. Brits and Mrs. Elaine♥ You created the most wonderful and
memorable day of my and Gigi's lives and you are very close to our heart! Your wishes much appreciated!
excited about our day...
April 23, 2012
We were absolutely wowed by Rev. Brit’s. We could not have chosen a more wonderful man to conduct the ceremony.
I am absolutely and positively sure it is going to be a memorable one for all at the wedding as well.
Thank you all so much.
Sent: 21 April 2012 07:56 AM
To: Reverend Daniel Brits
Re: Maree Marriage
Dear Rev Brits and Elaine,
you for making our meeting possible yesterday and thank you also for our lovely chat. We are very glad we got to know you
a little better, it adds something special to our marriage, knowing that the one who married us is in fact a sincere and kind
person on a mission of non judgmental and love.
Thank you also
for making the paperwork SO easy for us! Everything would have taken much longer without your help and we are most grateful
for your efforts. We look forward to seeing you again soon, hold thumbs for our VISA application!!
Much love and
Subject: Re: 2012-04-21 - After the Christening...
What an awesome special day!
Thank you for all
the time, effort, and beautiful certificates! Was such a pleasure meeting Rev Brits. The sermon was so special and brought
a tear to many a grandparents' eye!
Spiritually we got out of the day exactly what we wanted and needed. Thank you
for making this day a happy family memory.
Please convey our heartfelt thanks to Rev Brits for a truly unique unforgettable
Today, we feel absolutely blessed.
Love and Regards,
Louis Aneen Joshua McKenna
Friday, January 20, 2012
Brits and Elaine,
wanted to THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVELY WORDS AND MOST SINCERE HEARTS. Sheriff asked me to tell you how much he
appreciates what you did for making our dreams come true. He absolutely loved the Ceremony....he had no idea it would
be that beautiful....and as you could tell....it was such a relief of everything...
Sheriff & Debbie
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
very much for the email & also thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special. We were both really
moved by the sincerity and emotion of the service and want to thank you so much for being an integral part
of the most important part of our day.
Kind RegardsDenise & Bertus
Monday, December 26, 2011
Brits and Elaine
for making our day and ceremony so very special! We thoroughly enjoyed it and everything went so smoothly thanks to
blessed festive season and all the best for 2012!Love Katrin & Donovan
Sunday, September 11, 2011
so much for all your help. Please convey our sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to Rev. Brits for a wonderful ceremony -
he is the best.
Kind regardsTheunis & Roderick
Monday, August 1, 2011
wait for our wedding in Franschhoek on 7/4/2012!! Having read through your bio - we love your style and humor and especially
your non denominational approach to the truly meaningful things and would be delighted and honored to have you conduct our
ceremony. My fiance Simon has sent an enquiry and we hope to hear from you soon.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Daniel made the day so very special. He and Elaine made us feel as if we were the very first couple to get married ever -
their attention to detail, their patience and their kindness will be remembered as a huge part of that very special day when
we embarked on our lifelong adventure!
Elaine and Daniel,
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Our dearest Rev. Brits
Rev. Brits, we were totally
overwhelmed with the warmth of the most beautiful ceremony imaginable. Do you know that we have heard nothing but the most
amazing compliments about the service and how gently, sincerely, and compassionately you guided us through every memorable
step. Our guests were enamored with the in...
Sunday, May 15, 2011
want to tell you that we came out of yesterday's meeting feeling energised and confident that we had made the right choice
of person to guide us through this very important milestone in our lives. We feel immensely comfortable in "The Rev's" presence
and know that he will make our ceremony a meaningful and memorable one - exactly as we w...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
was a lovely ceremony and all our family and friends also seem to have enjoyed the day. I really enjoyed Rev. Brits and felt
so comfortable in his presence. His service was incredibly heartfelt and left us with some good thoughts and feelings. I
would just like to thank you both for everything you did to make my daughter’s day so special...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Thank
you, from the Grandparents
thanks for officiating at my grandson Benjamin's Christening on Sunday 13 March at Erinvale Chapel.
all appreciated the simple yet meaningful service, and your attention to detail with the certificates which you presented
to Benjamin's parents and Godparents.
Christening was a memorable occasion for all of his family....
Sunday, March 6, 2011 from
Chené & Matt, celebrating their 1st Anniversary
you so so so much! We are in langebaan today and making our way to the strandkombuis for lunch tomorrow. Having the most divine
first anniversary away in the sun at the beach ... Heaven! Thinking of you both and everything you did to make our day so
amazing! Xxx from us both. Chené & Matt
Sunday, February 6, 2011
The Christening of Grace
Irene Love, Sunday - 6 February 2011 - Tokai
This morning I was surrounded
by the friends and family of Grace Irene on her Christening day. What struck me immediately upon meeting Grace for the
first time was that this bundle of joy appears very independent, happy, joyful and talkative. An active girl with a
Friday, February 4, 2011
thanks for your email. Please pass on our most sincere thanks to Rev. Brits. We were delighted with the service
that he conducted and the time that he spent with us both! It really was our perfect day and Rev. Brits played a huge
part in making it so. We are traveling for a couple of weeks but will send photos on our return.
January 30, 2011
Hi Reverend Brits and
We would like to thank
both of you for the wonderful ceremony we had yesterday!
We are both totally overwhelmed
with the passion in which you conducted the service as well as the memorabilia we received.
Thanks once again
Leslie and Rina
at Home Affairs!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I went to the Wynberg office this morning, arriving just as they opened. They completed the certificate in just about
10 minutes and I was on my way. Again, a huge "Thanks" to you and Rev. Brits for helping us through the entire marriage process.
to honeymooning in Cape Town! Cheers,Chris (and Melanie)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from
Kim & Craig
Hi Reverend Brits and
Thank you very much for
all the kind wishes and thoughts on our wedding day. And thank you to the Reverend for officiating our service. We truly appreciated
it. We had SUCH a lovely day.
Kim and Craig
Sunday, September 12, 2010 from
James & Xiaoyi
I want to thank you for everything that you did to make this the memorable day that it will always be for us. We both enjoyed
the service very much indeed and your professional but very human delivery made a fantastic impression on Brian and Lindsey
too. We are so happy that we found you and that our first choice
was the right one!
Friday, September 10, 2010 from
Alexander & Nicola
Many, many thanks for such a lovely
ceremony on the 21st. We both are so grateful to you for blessing our union so beautifully and for the extra care you
show with all the special printouts. I am only sorry that we didn't get to thank you straight away. Many of our
guests had such lovely things to say both about you.
Friday, May 14, 2010 from
Llizane & Natasha
Once again, thank
you soooo much for making our day so very special. You were phenomenal
Sunday, May 9, 2010 from
Chene & Matt [Switzerland]
Wow, thanks so much for
putting up such lovely photos on your Facebook profile! And most importantly, thank YOU for doing our ceremony! It was such
an honor to have such a professional and experienced Rev who helped and encouraged us all the time. We felt comfortable in
the hands of someone who so clearly knew what he was doing! Love, Chené and Matt
May 9, 2010 from
Steven & Mark
We will never forget
our special day last October. Thank you for your kind words which will be with us forever.
May 9, 2010 from
Bettina & Antonie
We look back at our very special wedding and still cannot believe how perfect everything was. Our friends
and family are still commenting on the beautiful ceremony! Thank you so much for making our day so special.