Michelle and Gareth

I have known Michelle and Gareth for a number of years now, we met through a mutual friend and I was so excited when they asked me to photograph their wedding. They are such a fun and warm couple, they know how to laugh at themselves and with each other and I knew it was going to be one special celebration.

They chose a weekend wedding at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve just outside Robertson. Their family and friends joined them on Friday evening for a braai and a chance for everyone to get to know each other. Everyone pitched in helping with last minute set up and putting final touches to decor items. By Saturday morning everyone had formed new friendships and were ready to celebrate Michelle and Gareth’s marriage.

Michelle got ready at Mo & Rose, a gorgeous guest house in the area. It was non-stop laughter from the time I arrived! Michelle was so calm and so excited, she really was a joy to photograph.

The day was just so special and so well suited to them both. Everything was just taken in their stride and the relaxed atmosphere was wonderful.

The reception can only be described in one way….PARTY!!!! Everyone came together to celebrate this couple in the most fun way. Dancing, laughs and plenty of shooters!!

Thank you Mich and Gareth for allowing me to be such a huge part of your very special day. It is one I will never forget and I am so glad it was me behind the lens to capture your love for one another. Your future together is bright and your love will carry you through anything that you will face down the road.

 

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Michelle Phillips Kathryn, words can't explain how privilege Gareth and I am to have you as a friend, and for you to have said yes to shooting our wedding! you captured everything we are, and for this we will be forever grateful.
Candace Another amazing blog by an amazing photographer. You are so talented my friend. You capture a picture a love I can only dream to feel.

Tamlyn and Nico

The wedding of Tamlyn and Nico was such a wonderful cosmopolitan affair! What an amazing celebration. Tamlyn is Australian and Nico Norwegian. They had friends and family joining them for this special day from the UK, America, Australia and Norway to name a few.

They chose the gorgeous and elegant Grand Roche hotel in Paarl as their wedding venue. The wedding was planned by Nicolette Weddings and the couple had not even seen the venue until wedding day! Everything was simple and tasteful with traditions from both nationalities incorporated. One of the Norwegian traditions is a song sung about the groom which his family performed to perfection, it was such special and wonderful entertainment!

The evening was ended off with Nico’s whiskey and cigars and Tamlyn’s favourite cocktails being served, it was such a cool personal touch. The entire day was a festive occasion with many laughs and happy tears being shared.

Thank you to you, Tamlyn and Nico, for having me as your photographer. I enjoyed spending this wonderful day with you and wish you all the love and happiness today and always.

Assistant: Nadine Smallberg

 

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Ronette and Albert

I was very lucky to be given the task of shooting Ronette and Albert’s wedding. Not only are they lovely, caring people who I really enjoyed spending time with, but they chose Allesverloren as their wedding venue which is one I have always wanted to shoot at.

Ronette remained bubbly and excited throughout her preparation on the day of the wedding. Her Mom and sister were there to lend a hand and we were there to witness the special moment when her Dad saw her as a bride for the first time. It was really touching.

Their ceremony was held under a canopy of tress, it really is the most gorgeous setting. Ronette’s Dad farms pomegranates so they were incorporated into their decor which I really loved. The guests were served from a delicious harvest table while we were off taking photos, but we still got to taste the goodies as the venue made sure to pack some snacks and drinks in the car for us.

I managed to capture so many natural moments between these two during their couples shoot. Ronette could not stop smiling and giggling and Albert looked at her like she was the only person on earth. They are both filled with such pure love for each other and share a strong faith which brings them closer.

Their reception was wonderful! The speeches were very special and there was a little game for bride and groom. The couple then gave special recognition to their parents, people having birthdays that day and the next couple getting married. It just showed me again how thoughtful they both are, they took that time to celebrate other people on their special day!

The dancing was fun, I always love how Afrikaans people dance! What a perfect day!

Ronette and Albert, thank you, thank you, thank you. I appreciate your warm and caring natures and how welcome you made us feel. I know you two will have an amazing life together, you deserve it. All the love to you and your families.

 

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Robyn and Dewald

I have known Robyn for a few years through the gymnastics community and when she contacted me about photographing her and Dewald’s wedding day, I knew it was going to be a really fun day! She is such an easy going, relaxed person with a crazy side she isn’t afraid to show! And she married a gymnast!! (who happened to have the coolest belt buckle of any groom) The gymnastics family stays strong :)

Robyn got ready in a house on the beach with her bridesmaid, mom and sister at her side. They were all relaxed and enjoying the afternoon together as the ceremony time crept closer. Robyn chose a beautiful wedding dress, simple yet still perfectly soft and romantic. She wore no shoes onto the beach for the ceremony where Dewald was waiting barefoot for her. Their ceremony was blessed by February Western Cape winds but they got to share their vows on the beach which was just what they wanted.

I enjoyed spending some time alone with them during their couples shoot. We walked on the beach, had ice cream and had lots of laughs. I loved the way they laughed at each others jokes and accepted each other just as they are.

They chose Milkwood in Onrus as their venue and what a gem it is! It is right on the beach and has amazing food. The reception was a fun affair complete with a stunning cake!! Wow!! The dancing portion of the evening was all about laughter and being silly, just what celebrations should be about!

Thank you Robyn and Dewald for having me share this amazing day with you. I really am so grateful and I wish you all the love and happiness for the rest of your life together.

Assistant: Chloe Day Photography

 

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Donna and Robert

I met Donna a while ago during work. She is a hair and make-up artist and she has worked on a few of my brides in the past. I was very flattered when she asked me to shoot her own wedding! And of course we both are a little cat mad which made it so easy to get along :)

She and Robert decided on a morning wedding in a relaxed atmosphere which worked so well for them both. They had all the gorgeousness without the fuss of a night time wedding. And I absolutely loved Donna’s Robyn Roberts gown! TO DIE!

They chose Ons Huisie for their reception and it was such a lot of fun! Everyone was totally relaxed and at ease, laughing and taking photos on the beach. Robert made sure that Donna still got her first dance, because every bride deserves a first dance!

Thank you for being such an amazing couple, your love for one another reminds me of how it should really be. I am so grateful I was able to share time with you on your most special day.

 

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Chantelle and Wayne

Chantelle and Wayne were married in the small town of Vredendal where they grew up. I really did get the small community feeling while there. Everyone knew each other and were involved in one another’s lives in some small way. It was such a happy day and they shared many laughs between each other, their family and friends.

They were married at a lovely little venue called Rooms With A View in Vredendal which hosted their ceremony as well as a wonderful reception.

Thank you for sharing this day with me Chantelle and Wayne, may you have many years of happiness together.

 

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Anemi and Shane

Anemi and Shane were married on a very windy but happy day on Kommetjie Beach. They had a small and intimate ceremony with just their closest friends and family present. I really enjoyed that they did things their own way and broke tradition by getting ready in the same room :) They were there for each other as the nerves set in and by the time Anemi walked down the beach to stand at Shane’s side, there was nothing but excitement between them.

They shared a lovely meal in the gardens of Summer Clouds guest house while stories were shared by family. They had a first dance as the sun was setting and the stars were starting to show.

It was a very special day and one that I know they will cherish forever.

I wish you all the best having just moved into a new home, and for the rest of your lives together. Thank you to you and your families for having me there to capture the memories for you.

 

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Lauren and Nathan

Lauren and Nathan’s was my first wedding for 2015 and it was such a beautiful way to start a year. They were married at Kronenburg Estate in Paarl on a gorgeous summer day. Lauren was the most elegant bride, so gorgeous with her big, beautiful eyes and old style glamour. Her groom was equally as handsome in his light grey suite.

When I arrived at the venue, Lauren was having her make-up finished. Even in her nightgown, she looked amazing. Once the dress went on the picture was complete. She was relaxed and happy and smiled all the way through her preparation. Her parents were there with her, her father in his navy uniform.

Lauren and Nathan grew up together, shared school years together and are now husband and wife. Such a perfect love story :) They both cried while exchanging vows which just shows how special they are to one another.

Their day was nothing short of a romantic dream. A day planned to perfection and that suited them so well.

Thank you both for sharing this day with me. I am so glad I got to see you at your happiest. I wish you all the love and happiness in your new home and for all the years together that lie ahead.

 

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Clara and Ken

Clara and Ken’s magical day was the last wedding I shot in 2014, and it was the perfect way to end the year. Ken is English, Clara is South African and they live in Dubai so their wedding day was a wonderful get together of friends and family from around the world.

Clara wanted to get married in a beautiful church and they chose St Mary’s Cathedral in Cape Town. It really is a gorgeous building and their ceremony was heart felt and traditional. From there all the guests hopped onto two coaches and were taken to Nelson’s Creek in Paarl where the reception was held. The guests enjoyed canapes on the lawn while we were off doing the photo sessions with Clara and Ken and their bridal party. They were such a fun group and we had lots of laughs while taking photos around the estate. Clara and Ken could not stop looking at each other with such love. Clara was a little anxious when I arrived at the hotel where she was getting ready, but all of that melted away when she was with Ken. They balance each other out so well.

The reception was a continuation of the fun and the speeches brought out many happy and emotional tears. Everyone was on the dance floor having a great time and they partied into the night.

Thank you to you both, Clara and Ken, for allowing me to capture this day. I am so grateful to have clients like yourselves and I wish you all the love in the world as you journey through life together.

Assistant: Sarah Fouche

Wedding Planner: Nicolette Weddings

 

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Natasha and Xavier

I really do count myself blessed to share people’s most specials days with them, and this day was a highlight for me! Natasha and Xavier are such fun, loving, down to earth people and they both have amazing taste, so this was a wedding day made in heaven!

They were married at Ashanti which is one of my favourite wedding venues in Cape Town. It boasts gorgeous views, elegant styling and amazing food! Natasha and Xavier exchanged vows under the trees next to the dam. Their guests then showered them with confetti and gave many congratulatory hugs before we set off for the photo sessions. We were lucky enough to have a little cloud in the sky which blocked the sun enough for us to use the most gorgeous open field along side the venue.

The reception was such a festive one. The speeches were heart felt and emotional but made me laugh too along the way. Listening to what their friends and family had to say about this couple only confirmed what fantastic people they are. So well loved and respected amongst everyone present.

They got the party off to a great start with a choreographed first dance that had their guests whistling and clapping along! The dancing was so awesome, really good music was played and everyone joined in the fun. What an amazing celebration!!

Thank you Natasha and Xavier for allowing me to be part of your amazing day. I enjoyed every second with you both. I wish you all the love and laughter in your life together.

 

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Juanita Muller wow beautiful couple. smart photos
Natasha Zealand Love it ! Thank you for capturing our day so beautifully !