The most beautiful thing about running a business is the people you get to meet along the way. I have been lucky enough in these few months to meet business owners, bloggers and people who love similar things and see the world as I do.

One of these people is Berenice Meintjes, the heart and adventurous spirit behind CharacterStays blog.

Her bio says it all “Weary of bland chain hotels and droll BnB’s, Berenice seeks out the unique, quirky and quintessential character accommodation in South Africa. Historical, classical, luxurious, architecturally interesting and natural places which feed the soul are described in earthy and honest detail.”

This is beautifully in line with Runaway Romances’ love for using non-traditional spaces for small intimate weddings. I have invited Bernice, her wonderfully positive writing and invaluable knowledge on the small and non-traditional into our home (which means you will soon be seeing lovely guest posts from her. Hooray!)

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

I truly believe in the strength of community and am so happy to be expanding ours.

love Rebecca1

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