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MR & MRS ENGELBRECHT |piet retief mpumalanga weddingMarch 18, 2015

posted in Real Weddings

Charlene & Willem’s wedding day was one of the highlights of my year! This couple and their guests were some of the nicest people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. They made us feel right at home in their beautiful town, Piet Retief (click here to view their engagement photoshoot that was also captured in their hometown). Charlene & Willem said their vows on the 7th of February 2015 at a chapel in town that has special sentimental value to them and their reception took place at Charlene’s old school.

The look and feel of their wedding day was rustic/vintage – they had so many creative & handmade decor ideas, I love the apple and pear shapes made from books! Also, the kneeling pillows used during the ceremony was Charlene’s grandparents wedding kneeling pillows from 59 years ago! The couple’s newlywed photo session was almost cut short after a thunderstorm started, but luckily there was no rain at the reception venue and we were able to take some beautiful shots in the forest plantations.

Charlene & Willem said their favourite part of the day was the opening dance & their advice for future brides and grooms are to relax and enjoy the day!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Engelbrecht!


Ceremony Venue: Augsburg, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga
Reception Venue: Wittenberg, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga
Bride’s Dress: Catherine’s Collections
Bride’s Shoes: Mr Price
Bride’s Jewellery: YDE
Groom’s Outfit: Black Tie
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Truworths
Flowers: Bride
Hair: Lucille
Make Up: Magda
Any Reception Decor/Props: Handmade & MNE Hiring in Ermelo
Transport: Dewet Louw