{Wedding} Francois & Nikki

Every so often a wedding comes your way which is so different from the norm that its refreshing.  Nikki and Francois’ wedding is one of those weddings – so relaxed and with such a simple focus of Love in Community.  Still beautiful, and lacking nothing, this couple proved you don’t have to fall victim to the money game to be a beautiful day… family and friends set up the venue (at their church hall), moms and aunties cooked delicious soup for dinner, friends brought platters to share… it reminded me of what weddings should be: the Community coming together to bless the couple.  I loved it! Congratulations FraNikki; may God continue to pour out His best-est upon you both…

{Wedding} Candy & Jono

[WARNING: Contains overload of Gorgeousness] I just can’t help myself; I have gone waaaaaay overboard with the images in this blog… but if I could only show you all the other beautiful photos from this wedding too… the kind of problem every photographer dreams of! Candy has set the bar high for other brides and really did get her dream wedding: a boho-forest fest at the stunning Winery Road Forest venue.

From a photographer’s perspective, what made this wedding such a pleasure to photograph was not only the beautiful scenery, gorgeous bride (and bridal party), attention to detail in terms of decor and flowers – but best of all: Candy allocated enough time for photographs at the best time of day, even working that Golden Light Hour into her programme to get those “glowy” portraits.  Thank you Candy!!

Thank you to the other vendors for their hard work in contributing to the day’s success…

Accommodation: Country Guest House

Hair & Make Up: Joscelyn Harding

Dress: Weddings by Design

Venue: Winery Road Forest

Flowers & Decor: Creative Nook

Cake: Emma’s Cake

 

Thank you, Alida Olivier for second shooting xx

 







{Wedding} Inge & Niel

I promised myself I would set boundaries when it came to how many hours I spend editing photos… yeah… one look at this wedding’s results and I couldn’t help myself!  Despite the torrential downpour that prevented their outdoor ceremony, this was a breathtakingly beautiful wedding from start to finish – and possibly the calmest bride I have ever met too.  Inge, you were stunning and Niel has found himself a gem of a wife; I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.  Thank you for trusting me with your memories xx

Location: Witrivier, Mpumalanga (South Africa)

Venue: Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

Hair: Lieze Hilligin

Make up: Elscha Tintinger (Blazing Beauty, Nelspruit)

Dress: Thomas Webb

Flowers: Marelize Jacobz (Classic Flowers, Nelspruit)

Reception Venue: Magnolia Restaurant, Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre

Decor: Doug’s Hiring

Cake: Liza Barnard (Frizzy Lizzy)

{Wedding: assist} 12 Apostles

I am incredibly fortunate to have Christelle Rall (uber-talented and internationally acclaimed photographer) as a mentor and when I get the chance, I love to assist her.  This stunning wedding was held at the 12 Apostles in Cape Town.  Wow, talk about classic beauty! This was most definitely a good day… so much prettiness makes my heart sing.

 

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{Wedding} – Lauren & Clint

One word: Breath-taking… the attention to detail in this wedding was incredible.  Well done Lauren!

Venue: Forest 44 (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

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{Wedding} Seconding at Grootbos

Its always such a great experience to second shoot at another photographer’s wedding, it gives me the freedom to experiment, learn, grow and really develop my craft – without having to worry about “getting that shot”.  I love it.  I seconded Coba at the stunning Grootbos venue in Gansbaai.  So pretty and intimate.

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{Wedding} Cayley & Ewald

Set at the beautiful Langkloof Roses venue in Wellington, this wedding is still one of my favourites: I love listening to the vows at the ceremony.  This wedding had me in tears.  And I don’t cry at stuff like that. But its moments like those that remind me what an honour it is to capture people’s most precious moments…

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{Wedding Styled Shoot} Boho Chic

When I first “met” this private residence in Wellington, I just knew I needed to do a shoot here – the old manor house with its wooden floors and stunning features… my heart! So cue two willing schmodels and yay for an afternoon of fun…

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{Wedding} Mari & Hennie

Not many people know about this hidden gem of a venue, but tucked away in the Overberg, Utopia made for a beautiful rustic wedding, complete with forest ceremony and donkey cart.  And when your bride is a jewelry designer, you know its going to be a special event… all the jewelry featured was hand-crafted by Mari herself ( do yourself a favour and like her FB page or follow her on instagram: Van Nierop Jewelers).

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