Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Wedding dreams become reality

Wedding dreams become reality.

A real GUEST post From Desiree about a real WEDDING journey.

"Dear Desiree. Thank you very much for your special request, I love ungewustomary requests and I have never had such a request. Honeymoon almost every month, but never get married. Genius!...."

I got this answer from Klaus on May 13. Five weeks and three days later I am married.

Desiree and standards marriage in Madagascar

How it came about...

That we would one day return from a trip married had been clear for a long time. For our family and friends for at least eight years. For my husband Normen and me for three. Travel, our great passion, which we have discovered and developed together over the years, which has put us to many a test and in the end brought us closer together - this passion has shaped us as a couple. It was almost logical to take the crowning step of marriage on a journey. The big question for a long time was only: WHERE (is it quite uncomplicated and as exotic as possible)? The decision to get married on Madagascar was rather a coincidence: A hint on a legally binding marriage possibility on a website, then another website on which a resident German-Madagascan couple writes about the fulfillment of individual travel dreams: Klaus Konnerth.

And things took their course...

The first request was followed by five weeks of German bureaucracy, waiting times, processing fees, even more waiting times, trouble with DHL Express and serious jeopardy for the entire project. If I had to take stock of it, I would not be able to quantify it. Klaus and his team have braved this perceived madness with us. They checked the authorities on Madagascar for us, suffered the frustration about the delayed document delivery with us and finally still managed to realize the marriage date at the beginning of the trip - so that enough time for a true Honeymoon could stay.

Happy wedding in Madagascar

Doubted at a high level

Pure exoticism and a marriage date - at this point our demands would have been completely fulfilled. But not those of the Konnerths. "We take this extremely seriously, she is never, ever satisfied with Madagascan standard," Klaus wrote after he had suggested to us in the course of the detailed planning to bring the wedding tableware from Germany. We were briefly irritated: What had we actually gotten ourselves into? Was tableware not part of the standard in Madagascar? Should a delicious meal in a beautiful ambience, as we had imagined after the wedding ceremony, not be possible so easily?

It was. More than that, it was a whole day. An unforgettable day full of surprises, which actually began the evening before with the accommodation in a nearby hotel and a romantic dinner in a beautiful restaurant. Which continued in the morning in an extraordinary wedding ceremony in Malagasy-French-German language in front of cordial registrars, fantastic witnesses=interpreters (Klaus) and a sweet flower child (Stephie). Which took its course with a befitting wedding table in the private restaurant, fancy gourmet creations, fine droplets, great mood and an exuberant celebration with the cheerful team of Villa Sibylle and ended in the lovingly prepared "wedding suite".


Not ended. Only this post does. The wedding continued. On the whole of Klaus and Nicole accompanied Journey through Madagascar. That fascinating spot of earth that amazed my husband and me so much that, in retrospect, we believe that it was providence that took us there. But there say these pictures certainly more than a thousand other words....

We will be back.

INFO: These documents are required for marriage in Madagascar:

International Certificate of Marriage Ability (registry office place of residence) -> for this, extended registration certificates (citizens' service place of residence) and certified birth certificates (registry office place of birth) of both partners are required

International birth certificate (Registry office place of birth)

Certification and translation of all documents in french (official translation agency)

Passport valid six months after the planned return

These posts might also interest you...



Do you have any questions? Simply get in touch with us! Please use the contact form on the right. We will take care of your request as soon as possible.


Do you have any questions? Just get in touch with us! 

Number of people

Appeal for donations



After 10 months of total inactivity, self-employed people in the tourism industry in Madagascar are completely without income. There is no opening of the borders in sight in Madagascar and we are at the beginning of the rainy season, which is the low season, even in normal times. I have started a fundraiser for the guides and drivers I know well. From this money we will buy rice and other essentials and distribute them regularly, if possible, until the resumption of travel activities in April 2021 at the earliest. My special thanks to those who have already donated. I will start buying rice tomorrow and will begin distributing it this week.
[wpedon id=14828]
Or by bank transfer directly to my account to Klaus Konnerth
GLS Bank
IBAN: DE66430609674101878400
Keyword: Donation Madagascar

Thank you for your donation



I guarantee you that all donations to 100% will reach the people. Kind regards Klaus

No problem



Thank you for thinking about donating to the poorest. Maybe you will come back here again.

I guarantee you that all donations to 100% will reach the people. Kind regards Klaus

[wpedon id=14828]


Do you have any questions? Simply get in touch with us! Please use the contact form on the right. We will take care of your request as soon as possible.

[contact-form-7 id="2213" title="Contact form"]
This page is secured with reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.