From the department of double-takes comes news of a colonial themed weddingin Mpumalanga, South Africa. As Jezebel's Dodai Stewart notes, the wedding planners, including "Super Bride" Chantal spared no expense in ensuring that the special day would fully embrace the spirit of white apartheid rule. Needless to say, "an all-white crowd was waited on by an all-black staff of servants."
The folks at welovepictures.blogspot.com, whoever the hell they are, couldn't contain their enthusiasm:
We love themed weddings, especially beautiful themes like 'Colonial Africa' which promise great pictures and a nostalgic and thoughtfully decorated wedding.
Ah yes, the good ol' days. Nostalgic indeed.
Note: It seems as if the original picture archive and description of the wedding have been taken down, which is too bad. It was a great example of the thoughtless, casual racism that is still celebrated amongst affluent whites (and not just in South Africa) a mere two decades after the official end of apartheid.
Update: My friend Anne tells me that the original homepage with the wedding photos can be accessed here, though all pictures of black wait staff have been excised.