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These two very special lovebirds have taken a lot of life in their stride, hand in hand. I feel very honoured to have been able to capture the beginning of their own lovely family memories :-D It was a crisp April day at the gorgeous Hawksmoor House outside of Stellenbosch – the perfect setting for such a happy celebration, with a silver lining of romance and glamour! Kate and Riaan, I hope you love the photos as much as I’ve loved being a part of your wonderful story!

The day was put together beautifully by the talented Anne Mann Celebrates and I was assisted by the lovely Illyan Cloete. Many many thanks go to Ilse de Klerk Photography for such awesome guest shots! Enjoy the photos :-)

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Kerry and Simon flew out to the Cape, an Australian girl and a South African boy, for the most beautiful Stellenbosch day to celebrate their Zorgvliet wedding. And the winelands were at their best!! They were guests at another of my happy weddings and I love being part of a continuing story, especially as I got to see my other lovely couple Karen and Doug (and baby bump) at the ceremony :-) Kerry and Simon’s wedding was such a calm and joyful affair (until the party later!!) – really the best way to kick off my beautiful 2015 weddings! Thank you two so much for having me along and for making it so lovely and easy to document the beginning of your happy marriage!! Assisted by the lovely Illyan Cloete.

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Julia and Henry’s big day at Cape Point Vineyards started with gale force winds and low dramatic clouds hanging over the whole of Noordhoek from the mountains to the bay. By the time we got to the couple shoot the wind had died down to a very photogenic breeze and the sun made the most timely appearance for some beautiful backlit shots! They took the day in their stride with such happy hearts and beamed through all the blur of emotion and hubbub :-) Julia and Henry, thank you soooo much for sharing your classic and timelessly beautiful big day with me… I feel very honoured!! Enjoy the photos… A special thank you too to the wonderful Claire Harries Photography for assisting on the day, driving me around her ‘hood and jumping in last minute to help with some beautiful guest pics!

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I first met gorgeous Danette when she was a bridesmaid at Alweri and Konrad’s colourful wedding at Beloftebos back in 2012 :-D So now with Alweri as one of her bridesmaids it really felt like a bit of a happy reunion! Danette and Joe are so perfectly matched, both with the same ready smiles, open hearts and generous spirits, which was such a theme for the speeches!! I can’t tell you what a total delight it was to photograph this special day… It was my first wedding at Nooitgedacht and Kraak Wedding and Event Co-ordination spun their usual creative magic with Danette and Joe’s tables under the stars… Enjoy the pics!

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There couldn’t have been a better wedding to start my new season off with… I ADORE home weddings and farm weddings and beach weddings and this was a wonderful combination of all three :-) What I really love about Claudine and Pieter-Philip was their happy, no-fuss attitude to the whole day which made everything flow so beautifully! The other delight was to work with the wonderful team at Kraak, who’s good taste, organisation and can do attitude created a celebration so special and beautifully unique. So enough with me talking, here are the photos of Claudine and Pieter-Philip’s truly beautiful West Coast wedding… SO many thanks to my assistant on the day Angelique Smith. Have a peek at their photo booth photos here!

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I just loved this wedding from beginning to end! I absolutely adore Beloftebos with it’s rolling vistas, a ceremony area tucked into an ancient tree grove, glowing Overberg sunsets and the wonderful people there who manage to keep the farm charm underpinned with exceptional service, wonderful food and a real smiling can-do attitude! Such a happy and magical spot to celebrate your big day. Deani and Hano made the great trek down from Jozi and managed to pick a rain free May day for their amazing wedding!! Deani looked like a perfect Snow White bride with her exquisite red lips and ebony hair, and Hano may have had a little of that lipstick on his own lips by the end of the day ;-) I love love love the soft light we got for their couple shoot… I hope you enjoy looking through the photos as much as I loved being there to document their day :-) Assisted by the lovely Claire Harries Photography.

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What do you get when you cross the hottest day of summer so far, the rolling mountains of the Swartland, a bride with a soul warming smile and the happiest groom I’ve seen this year? Well, it could only be the amazing wedding of Meriek and Dirk!! What a fabulous day, not least because I got to spend it with my sister as well after twisting her rubber arm to come and carry heavy bags of camera equipment for me in 40o heat, after only getting off the plane from the UK a few hours earlier – ah family ;-D Meriek and Dirk, you were both so delightful from the moment we sat down for our coffee meeting and I feel so happy to have been able to spend the day with you both, saying your vows, changing your future and starting your own family… Thank you…

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On a gorgeous April day in the beautiful Wellington Moedergemeente church Aletia and Thomas made their wedding vows in front of their family and friends and one enthusiastic passing pigeon ;-) Their day was filled with such well wishes, so many hugs, the most beautiful pastel coloured roses and kilometers of bunting, hand made by Aletia with love… Three kilometers of bunting!! :-D Here are the photos of their happy day at Au de Hex and Kronenburg, put together with the help of Marilise from Polkadot Weddings. Thank you Aletia and Thomas, SO much for sharing this time with me!! Assisted by the lovely Illyan Cloete.

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It was a glorious, breezy summer day on the West Coast and Kelly and Kevin said their ‘I do’s’ on the waves’ edge at the breathtaking Strandkombuis. You couldn’t find a more happily laid back couple and their whole day, from the rustic venue to the seagulls chorus at sunset, couldn’t have been more fitting! So many friends and family managed to join them for their big day, even all the way from Ireland on Kevin’s side! A wonderful loved-up, blue-skied, sand-in-your-toes celebration – enjoy the photos… Assisted by the lovely Claire Harries Photography

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Hot hot hot hot hot!!! I’ve pretty much never shot a wedding in such heat -reports put high temps up at around 40o :-o But the wonderful Lisa and her new hubby Steve took it all in their stride even having just come over from the UK and wearing a beautifully layered, beaded wedding gown and three piece suit! The Round House overlooking Camps Bay was the jaw-dropping backdrop to the day and for those guests who were enjoying their first visit to South Africa, even with the heat, it was a phenomenal introduction to the best of Cape Town’s coastline! The brilliant team at Wedding Concepts put together a jewel-bright and sparklingly colourful day for this special couple. Enjoy the photos… Thank you so much to my second shooter extraordinaire Kristi Agier Photography.

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Amanda and Willie, along with their family and dearest friends, came down all the way from Gauteng to celebrate their wedding in the heart of the winelands at the lovely Rickety Bridge Wine Farm. You may remember this awesome couple from their Kalk Bay Lovebirds engagement shoot – and as with that shoot, on their big day they were so relaxed and a complete joy to photograph!! Franschhoek really is a special spot and I’ve no doubt Amanda and Willie have carried so many special memories back home with them… Enjoy the photos… Assisted by the fantastic Illyan Cloete.

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Once upon a time there was a boy from Norway who fell in love with a girl from Japan, whose Dad was Danish and whose best friend was Russian. They flew out from their home in Singapore to get married by a German minister in the heart of South Africa… The world is a small and beautiful place :-)

The phenomenal team at Wedding Concepts put together the most beautiful day at Grand Dedale in Wellington for Robyn and Fredrik to spend with their family and friends. Enjoy the photos… Assisted by the fabulous Illyan Cloete

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Lara and Etienne flew out from their homebase of Australia (cue the koalas ;-)) to celebrate their happy wedding at the gorgeous Brenaissance just outside Stellenbosch in the heart of the winelands. Apart from a few ‘little’ gusts of Cape wind it was the perfect day! Seriously, what about that dress – just amazing!!! Thank you Lara and Etienne, for being SOOO lovely to be around and enjoy this day with – I know it was full to bursting with happy South African memories to take home again :-) Enjoy the photos… Assisted by the lovely Claire Harries

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From the first emails and chats it felt like the PERFECT fit with Kate and Chris! Not only did we chat weddings, details and Rockhaven loveliness but also our mutual love of great food! The photos of the rings and shoes in the edible herb garden are my nod to their foodie hearts :-D Chris has turned his brilliant plans into reality and started a food truck in Cape Town for Asian eats and noodles – ooooh!! Go check out whether the Lotus Food Truck will be in your area!

It can’t have been easy fitting the wedding into their lives this past year! They were coming home from Australia, finding new jobs, houses, fitting back in, moving stuff AND planning the big day – not for the feint-hearted!! With the help of special people like Kate’s great friend Fennec of Fox & Co and the amazing team at Rockhaven, they pulled off something wonderful! Hands down the most delightful wedding of 2013! Take a look at the photos… p.s Kate’s ex-ballerina gracefulness is something else… happy sigh…

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So the Oxford English Dictionary describes the word ‘epic’ as ‘Heroic or grand in scale or character. Particularly impressive or remarkable’ – that sounds about right for Dan and Daryl’s phenomenal big day!! We got to know each other on their super fun engagement shoot and hit it off from the word go!! These two are so vibrant, fun and full of big ideas, all with their hearts in the right place… Amazing… Their Morgansvlei wedding was superbly styled and put together by the very talented and totally delightful Anneke of Anna H and I had the lovely Claire from Claire Thomson Photography second shooting for the day :-) Many of you will know how much I adore shooting out in the Swartland, as well as my beloved Overberg, and this wedding didn’t disappoint with it’s rolling plains, pink sunset mountains and Cape Dutch farmstead beauty… A wedding for the books… Dan and Daryl, you were such a joy to photograph – thank you, thank you…

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