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Elaine is, in my mind, the very image of a fairytale mermaid – wavy blonde locks, ocean blue eyes, perfect creamy skin and a smile that could win any heroic sailor’s heart for ever… Rudie’s heart was won and these two gorgeous lovebirds were married by the sea on a beautiful September afternoon. Elaine and Rudie, thank you SO much for sharing all of this with me and being such a special couple to start my wedding season with… I hope you cherish these photos for ever… Assisted by the wonderful Angelique Smith Photography

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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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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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What a wedding to end off this year’s season! Michelle and Travis said their vows and partied the night away at Langkloof Roses, one of my favourite venues!! The amazing team at Langkloof have made this rose farm into a wonderful little gem hidden just outside of Wellington, full of such charm and creativity. My weddings at Langkloof always seem to be heart-fillingly emotional affairs and this one was no exception. Since both of their dads have sadly passed away this was an especially emotional day for Michelle and Travis. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, mine included… Michelle and Travis, you two are something special… You’ve been through so much and it seems to have only made you stronger and I know your own family in the coming years will feel loved and cherished because of it… Where are those tissues? Assisted by the lovely Claire Harries Photography.

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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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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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This really was one of the most relaxed weddings I’ve shot in such a long time – a real treat to just go with the happy flow of the day and capture the moments passing by. Nicola and Nick came out from their UK base for our first meeting over some of the bad weather spells we had last year and try as we might to find a date that wasn’t raining for their Lovebirds Engagement shoot it just wasn’t meant to be… Nevertheless these two took to having cameras around on their wedding day with perfect aplomb and I’m so grateful I got to share their phenomenal day at Rockhaven! Theresa from Creation Events Co-ordination put the whole day together beautifully and I so look forward to working with her again. Assisted by the lovely Kristi Agier Photography.


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Something a little different for me – shooting in a super modern environment! Lovely Lisa on her way to her wedding…

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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I just adore shooting at Beaumont in Bot River! A little gem in the heart of the Overberg – so relaxed and full of farm charm, plus the catering team based there, Zest, are a talented duo who make all manner of deliciousness in their kitchen!! Sue and Nick made such a great choice to get married there and the whole day fit so beautifully with their happy, laid back personalities! There was some surprising unforecast rain which moved the reception from the planned garden soiree into the wine cellar, but judging by the laughter levels and all the platters and wine bottles I saw going back to the kitchen empty I can say without doubt that this didn’t impact the happy mood of the day one bit!! Thanks to Selmari Slot for wonderful assisting on the day!

Sue and Nick, you guys take my breath away! So gorgeous, so happy, so meant for each other… I know you’re going to have such an amazing life with all your travels, but I hope these photos will keep a little piece of your heart in South Africa :-)

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Julie-Anne and Andrew’s wedding was a thoroughly Cape Town based affair on a blissfully rain free Saturday in Constantia :-) They were married at the chapel at Andrew’s old school, Bishops College and celebrated with friends, family, champagne, yummy canapes and ice-creams at the super lovely venue of Constantia Glen. Oh, and did I mention there was ice-cream?? Juls and Andrew have a seriously bright future ahead of them with such exciting plans and so much love between the two of them – I’m thrilled to have been there on day No.1!! A big thank you to my brilliant second shooter Kristi Agier for capturing the guys getting ready and the guests arriving at the church, plus so much help on the day as always! Have a peek too at their lovely Cape Town engagement shoot and the hilarious photo booth pics from the wedding!

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This exquisitely beautiful veil is over 100 years old… I can’t imagine anyone could have looked lovelier in it than the gorgeous and graceful Sue…