Petra and Davin

I was very excited when Petra and Davin booked me to shoot their wedding and then told me it was at Strandkombuis in Yzerfontein! I really love this venue, it offers something so unique and special and I just knew it was going to be gorgeous. Petra has beautiful taste and her decor choices certainly showed that. Everything was romantic and classic and kept with the soft colours that suite the beach so well.

They were both relaxed during their ceremony, exchanging vows on a sun drenched beach surrounded by their family and friends. Daniel, their son, was always close by and ready for a cuddle.

The mist rolled in just before we started with the photo session which gave us some perfectly moody images. I have never seen weather conditions change so fast but it really did aid my shooting :)

The evening was filled with fun and laughter and all the guests just having a great time. It was one of those weddings where everyone got along no matter if they knew one another or not. Everyone was there for Petra and Davin and having a good time was the only option.

Thank you both for having me there to capture your memories, it really was special for me. I hope you will look back at these images for the rest of your lives and remember this special day.

 

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Michelle and Gareth

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The Joubert Family

I had the great privilege of shooting Juliet and Marc’s wedding a few years ago. They recently got in contact with me after having the most precious twin boys and asked me to document this next big event in their lives. I got to spend some time with them at home to capture these special images. I love seeing my couples grow into families :)

 

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Genevieve and Dennit

Genevieve and Dennit are a good example of “why wait?”. Gen got in touch with me about 6 weeks before their wedding to say they had started planning, this was the date, was I available. It just goes to show that when you have the love and support of your family and friends, anything is possible.

It was a really wonderful happy day. Gen is such a bubbly person and she really brings out the same fun and silly side of Dennit. One of their passions is Crossfit and in keeping with their unqiue personalities decided to have their ceremony in a their Crossfit gym! I absolutely love when couples remain so true to who they really are and just throw the “rules” out the window. It was so special and so unique and so truly them.

I spent a large part of the day laughing at their jokes and quirks and smiling at their love for one another. They look at each other in that way, you just know this is meant to be.

Thank you to you two crazies for allowing me to be such a big part of this day, it means the world to me. Stay strong, stay happy, stay in love and never stop looking at one another the way you did on this special day. xx

 

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Mishke, Pieter and Baby Jannes

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Andrea, Kyle and Daniela

 

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Leandra and Alex

Leandra and Alex are an example of the opposites attract belief. Alex is very quiet and calm, Leandra is bubbly and organised and together they form a wonderful match.

They chose to get married in Spring and they had a wonderful warm day to celebrate the start of the life together. Exchanging vows in a gorgeous church followed by a reception at Eensgezind, the day was filled with family and friends and so much happiness. The couples shoot gave me a chance to see Alex come out of his shell a little more, by the end of it he was posing so well and smiling (with a little help from Leandra!). I really do love this part of the day as I get to see them as a couple without the outside distractions.

The celebrations went into the night with traditional dancing which I love and a band that kept the guests on their toes.

Thank you Leandra and Alex as well as your families for welcoming me into your homes and allowing me to share this special day with you. I wish you all the love and happiness for the future and hope there will be a big move happening very soon 😉

 

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Barefoot Bride – Styled Shoot

Location                               Cascade Manor
Location                               Ashanti Estate
Hair and Make-Up                 Suzanne for Skoonlief
Bridal Gowns                        Elbeth Gillis
Bridesmaids Dresses             Elouise Roode
Decor and Flowers                Pretty In Stains
Stationery                            Oh Yay!                                                                                                                                                      Furniture                             XL Events

 

 

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Bianca and Alexey

Bianca and Alexey met with me a while before their wedding day and after listening to their excitement I was looking forward to the day even more.

They chose to get married at De Ouwe Klok in Stellenbosch. It is lovely venue that really showcases the beauty of the area. The couple had told me how important the landscapes were to them so we spent some time shooting wide shots to capture the mountains which Bianca said “make her happy”!

The ceremony took place under the trees and was a lovely mixture of laughter and tears. They chose two readings that were unusual but suited them so well, a sonnet by William Shakespeare and piece by Roald Dahl. Bianca’s nervous excitement showed when she dropped Alexey’s ring and it fell between the slats of the platform they were standing on!! I know it will be a moment they will never forget!!

A family style buffet was served during their dinner reception followed by a gorgeous first dance. Bianca and Alexey both take dancing lessons and I could see how comfortable and happy they were to be in each other’s arms on the dance floor.

To end the evening off we had a little bit of fun with sparklers out in the dark, thank you to my assistant Jo for running up and down with sparklers to try and get the right shot!!

Thank you to Bianca and Alexey for having me there to capture your special day, I had such a wonderful time with you both. Lots of laughs and special moments I will always remember. I wish you all the love and happiness together.

 

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Marene and Arno

“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale”

This quote completely sums up Marene and Arno. There was something so magical in Elgin the day they exchanged vows and started their journey as husband and wife. I am a hopeless romantic but there is just something extra special between them that I can’t quite put into words. The way Arno looked at Marene with complete love and adoration and a sense of wanting to protect her. And Marene told me how many times Arno had come to her rescue and been her pillar of strength. I left smiling and went to sleep that night with such a happy heart!

They were married at the gorgeous South Hill in Elgin on Braai Day!!! They took extra care to make sure their guests had the best time playing lawn games and eating canapes from the braai grid while we were off doing their photos. After telling me how uncomfortable they both were in front of a camera, I hardly had to direct them at all! They just wanted to be in each others arms and look at one another and take in each moment together.

The reception was filled with joyous tears and a most special first dance, so romantic! They left for Mauritius the next morning in their “Just Married” t-shirts and Marene has told me that is was the most amazing holiday and special time for them both.

I can not thank you two enough for choosing me to be part of this day with you. You both really touched my heart and I am so grateful I get to witness love like yours. I wish you nothing but all the best adventures for the future.

 

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Sandy King Thank you Kathryn for these awesome photos of Marene