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It’s no mean feat planning an entire wedding in South Africa all the way from the Netherlands! Daniella wanted to get married in her home country with family and friends all close, and I’m sure the sun-drenched views over the ocean from the 12 Apostles made it an easy decision for Dieter :-D They braved some serious coastal Cape winds to celebrate along the shores of the Atlantic and start their life together… So much love… Assisted by the wonderful Illyan Cloete and fantastic second shooter Angelique Smith Photography.

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So it was a gentle spring day with a salt-tanged breeze and gulls cawing overhead. Rene and Dirk wanted to shoot around the gorgeous Waterfront in Cape Town as that’s where he proposed and started this wonderful story off! There was a helicopter, a candlelit dinner and a diamond ring involved – sjo, that’s one romantic hubby-to-be!!!

Beautiful September light mixed with greys, blues and a touch of coral red made for sublimely happy and calm photographs. Enjoy!

Rene and Dirk, your beautiful wedding is almost here!

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My first sneak peek of this season’s first wedding… Such a special one with Elaine and Rudie…

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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Anchen and Brandon were originally guests at the gorgeous Elgin wedding of another one of my couples – Karen & Doug. We’ve been chatting so much over the last year and since they drove out back to Elgin for their wintery Lovebirds eshoot earlier this year it’s really felt like we’ve become friends, not just client and service provider :-) Their wedding was such a fun (and beautiful!!) day and as much as I’m not the bravest in rush hour Cape Town traffic we managed to get down to the stunning 15 on Orange hotel for the guys photos and back to 12 Apostles for the girls photos and the wonderful wedding itself, without too much incident :-) I was assisted on the day by the super helpful and lovely Claire Harries Photography who also helped with the gorgeous guest shots at canapes – thanks Claire! Enjoy the photos of a beautiful day on the Cape Town coastline and two lovebirds starting their lives together :-D (I love the very last shot of the night in the 12A elevator – some fun at the end of the day :-))

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Brandon, bag and BMW. A bit of fun with the groom’s portraits :-)

Oh how classy and gorgeous is Anchen??? Perfection…

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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You can tell just how much these two lovebirds were missing their beloved dogs by how happy they were to see this local lab on his daily beach walk :-D They came down from Uganda to celebrate their gorgeous wedding at Palmiet Valley Estate in Paarl and we managed to sneak in a little engagement shoot the week before :-) Grainne even managed to organise a beauuuuutiful Fleur le Cordeur flower crown for our shoot! Cream peonies and baby pink orchids *swoon*… Grainne and Etienne are such a perfect match – a ying and a yang – and it was really fantastic to spend the day with them on this wild bit of the Cape coastline :-D Enjoy the pics – more from their lovely big day with Wedding Concepts coming soon! P.s I have not photoshopped how turquoise that water was!! Huge thanks to Claire Harries Photography for helping trudge bags and reflectors (and keeping spirits up) through miles of sand and wind!

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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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So last week I flew to Italy to photograph Julia and Henry’s wedding in gorgeous Tuscany!! Ok, so I’m seriously kidding about that, but Noordhoek was just as beautiful for this awesome couple on their wedding day… Julia, too gorgeous!!

So this pic of the STUNNING Danette and Joe happened about 5 minutes before a train came hurtling past on the tracks – totally worth it!! ;-)

There are so many reasons why I loved this shoot, not least because it meant that I got to hang out with my super creative friend Heike from Fleur le Cordeur for the whole day :-D In terms of the actual shooting it really was a joy – from the textures of the house, to the gorgeous models and jewellery… and don’t forget ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL YELLOW!! There’s so much talent down here in the Western Cape, I feel ridiculously privileged to capture a fraction of it in camera…

Heike and I chatted for ages about this shoot and we really wanted to push the bridal concept a little more ‘out there’ – a little less traditional and a lot more playful… These are a few of my favourites from the day… Enjoy!

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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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Perfect Claudine… my first bride of the season.