MR & MRS VAN ROOYEN | kleinkaap weddingJune 21, 2012

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Since meeting Mr & Mrs van Rooyen for the first time, I knew this was going to be a great couple to work with. During the engagement photoshoot session (view Astrid & Juan’s e-shoot) earlier this year I realised how down-to-earth this couple is and I was very excited to see what they had planned for the wedding.

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MR & MRS STEYN | african silhouette weddingMay 23, 2012

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Liz & Shane decided to have one of my favourite type of receptions: a picnic wedding. They decided on the lovely African Silhouette Guest House as a venue. It was a perfect day with the ceremony being held outside & Liz looked beautiful in her dress that had touches of pink & purple. I love how unique these two made their wedding day whilst still keeping it very down-to-earth. I adore the candy buffet which worked so well with the picnic theme.

Mr & Mrs Steyn Vintage Picnic Garden Wedding

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MR & MRS GRIFFITH | backyard weddingMay 18, 2012

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I met Zoe & Andrew on the day of their wedding, not being sure what to expect, but was pleasantly suprised to meet this very lovely bridal couple. Zoe is a self-proclaimed tomboy, which I find very hard to believe as she looked angelic on her wedding day. This wedding was such great fun for so many reasons. Guests came from all corners of the world to celebrate their wedding. The reception was held at Andrew’s aunt’s absolutely gorgeous home & so much effort was put into every detail of their wedding day: the origami birds hanging from the trees, the perfect lighting, the elegant decor and the divine food and drink.

I also absolutely adore the way Zoe & Andrew met. Even though they were both on different corners of the world, they found each other on a chatroom. After many years of being nothing more than really close online friends, they decided to meet up in Eqypt which was half way between both of them. Sparks flew & they’ve been together ever since!

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ELAINE & MANFRED | duncan yard e-shootMay 8, 2012

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This was one of my favourite engagement photoshoots. Elaine & Manfred are just such a cute & creative couple to work with. They put so much time & effort into planning this engagement photoshoot which has a touch of foresty surrounds, Sinkhuise Antique store & the lovely Duncan Yard. I am so excited to see what these two plan for their wedding day – I just know if will be something very unique & beautiful!

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MR & MRS BRONKHORST | makiti weddingMay 2, 2012

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Odette & Marthinus make such a lovely couple. I was very excited to be a part of their amazing day. From the moment I met them, I knew this would be a great heartwarming wedding. They had their wedding at Makiti Wedding Venue – a venue with absolutely gorgeous gardens which is nestled in Kromdraai Valley – on the 5th of April 2012. They decided on a peacock feather themed wedding with a turquoise colour scheme. As neither of them are from Johannesburg, friends & family came from all over to celebrate this special day with the couple. Odette looked fantastic in both her ceremony & party dress! I also love how eager all their guests were to be photographed. It’s always such a nice experience when all the guests at a wedding are there to sincerely support the couple with their big step into marriage, and this was definitely the case at their wedding. Congratulations to the both of them. It was an amazing day!

Here’s what Odette has to say about how their wedding day:

“Ever since we met, we always wanted to be different from others. We wanted our wedding to be different and special. We combined what we liked. Our inspiration came from the colours of a peacock’s feather – the blues, greens, bits of purple and turquoise was very lovely to work with. It is a possessor of some of the most admired human characteristics and is a symbol of integrity and the beauty we can achieve when we endeavor to show our true colors. Makiti, the venue we chose, was a lovely and beautiful place with a magnificent garden for fantastic photos.”

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