Only in SA: Newlyweds welcomed

Image: Courtney Merle/Facebook

Only in SA: Newlyweds welcomed with a song and dance at petrol station [video]

Strangers at a petrol station in KZN started dancing and singing when two newlyweds from Pinetown stopped to use the loo.

Only in SA: Newlyweds welcomed

Image: Courtney Merle/Facebook

When a newlywed couple stopped at a petrol station in South Africa, they were greeted with song and dance by some curious passersby.

The video, that was uploaded on Facebook by the bride Courtney Merle, shows people at a petrol station in KwaZulu-Natal dancing and singing in celebration of the bride and groom’s wedded bliss.

Only in South Africa

According to the local publication, Highway Mail, the couple was headed to Ballito, on the way from Blythedale, when Merle had her bridal party make a pitstop to use the loo.

Two women in the bathroom asked her if she had just tied the knot and, when she said ‘yes’, they erupted in song.

“I needed the bathroom. I am being so honest,” she told the publication. “I was with my groomsmen and bridesmaids and we were on our way to a house near Ballito where we were all going to stay for the evening.”

It was only when she exited the bathroom did she realise that those same two women had notified almost everyone at the petrol station of her union with husband, Haydn.

“The taxis had lined up and started hooting, people were dancing and singing and a few people were holding onto my train as I made my way back to the car. It was so awesome! I want to thank them for ending off the evening with such a joyful celebration and creating such a nice way for us to enter into our marriage,” said Merle.

Watch: This is what happens when a bride uses the loo at a petrol station in SA

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