Conrad & Mareli – 26/03/2016 – Habonim, Onrus

This was by far one of the prettiest DIY Boho weddings I have photographed. Conrad & Mareli worked together with friends and family to create a truly amazing wedding day at Habonim in Onrus. This was a true Bohemian Music Festival.

How Conrad proposed: “We were on holiday in Turkey with friends, we spend the day on the beach in Olympos and Conrad wanted to see the view from the hill, we spent a few minutes up the hill admiring the beautiful view, when he told our friends that he just wants to take a photo, we will meet them down below. I thought something was up, but when he reached for his pocket and took out his phone, I thought that I was just being silly, he told me to grab my things and when I turned around he was on one knee and asked me to marry him.”

They are two creative souls; Mareli is the owner of Troufees, and Conrad the owner of Silkscreen Company.

Feast your eyes on this beautiful wedding. 

Second shooter: Carien van der Linde; Bar: Bar di Bar; Dance Floor:  ss floor hire; Cake: Celeste van der Berg; Dress: Crystals & Creme with tweaks by Ruan Jooste, Second dress Ruan Jooste; Make up: Mia Malan(Amara Aesthetics) for bride, Bernice Drake (Wonderfully Made Make-up) for bridesmaids and mothers; Hair: Mia Malan; Decor, Flowers & Sationery: DIY; Hire: Ten of Cups, Downing Event Hire, a Touch of Eleganz, Function hiring 4u, Joli hire, Red Hot events, Table Cloth Hiring, Catering: Moms and family,Groom suit: Oriental Plaza

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Gunther & Nicola – 19/03/2016 – Waldorf

Classic, elegant and hopelessly romantic – the words that describe Gunther & Nicola’s wedding.

I just love how Gunther proposed to Nicola: “Gunther booked a weekend away at Platbos Log Cabins in the Slanghoek Valley near Rawsonville. He cooked & set up a romantic dinner for two on the deck over-looking the lake. The deck was decorated with fairy lights and on the table, candles and champagne. When it came to desert time, he surprised me with the ring wedged in the Malva pudding and went down on one knee and proposed to me.”

They chose to get married at the Waldorf School in Stellenbosch – it is a beautiful setting for intimate weddings.

A few tips from the bride:

-Keep a file with all your receipts, emails, quotes and follow up every discussion with service providers EVERYTHING in writing.

-Delegate to friends and family who want to help.

 -Do not compromise on your photographer. Get the best you can afford!

Service providers – Assistant: Tracey Shaw; Cake: Cakes by Rose; Dress: Lucille RichardsMake up & Hair: Blush Makeup and Hair Services – Alicia SpamerDecor and Flowers: Bouquets – Joli Creations, CentrepiecesHappy Hearts EventingCatering: Happy Hearts EventingGroom suit: Tru-Fit TailorsStationery: Happy Hearts Eventing

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Jaco & Xaviera – 05/03/2016 – Kronenburg

Hulle het ontmoet by ‘n dans op Loeriesfontein, en verloof geraak by die Zuurberge nadat hulle op ‘n olifantrit gegaan het. Xaviera sê sy het van die begin af geweet hy is die een; met sy blou oë en blonde hare.

Daar was behoorlik fees gevier by Kronenburg; hulle het tot die fantastiese duo; Bottomless Coffee Band gekry om vir hulle gaste op te tree.

As ek dink aan Jaco en Xaviera se troue, kom daar 3 woorde by my op; sag, romanties en pret.

Jaco en Xaviera – Ek bid dat julle huwelik altyd pret sal wees:)

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Second shooter: Nelani van Zyl; DJ: DJ Dean; Cake: Lizel Flaum; Dress: Elizabeth Stockenstrom; Make up & Hair: Corle Barnard; Decor and Flowers: Mint and Magnolia; Videographer: Boland weddings; Catering: Hein en Isabel du Toit – Kronenburg; Rings & bride earings: Carine van Zyl; Stationery: The Heartfelt Collection
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Sam & Carine – 27/02/2016 – Bosduifklip

Sam & Carine have been together for 13 years already when they got married at the beautiful Bosduifklip.

I loved their down-to-earth and natural set-up. It was a true celebration of ‘them’.

Having the privilege to photograph weddings on the farm that I grew up, is a true honour and always a lot of fun.:)

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Second shooter: Ruan (my husband); Dress: Aneen Henze Collection; Make-up: Danette Nel; Hair: Salon Olivia; Decor: Weaver Birds

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John & Padi – 13/02/2016 – Olive Rock

“I think one of the biggest deciding factors was watching my dog, Tori, get more excited to see John than she was to see me!”

John & Padi’s elegantly simple, rustic and DIY wedding at Olive Rock – what a stunning setting!

“I always said that I would hate to be proposed to on some fancy holiday or at some fancy place, because I would know something is up as we are both such laid back people. So instead, John waited for me to book a holiday away, which just happened to be over our 4 year anniversary. We had gone to Golden Gate in the Northern Drakensburg. It was freezing cold and John insisted that we go hiking despite me not wanting to go. On our hike, we got to this beautiful sandstone cliff face and while I was staring up at the cliff, John got down on one knee in front of me.”

Service providers: Second shooter: Alida Olivier; Wedding Planner: Crystal Dörr; DJ: DJ Glen; Cake: Tessa’s Bakery & Clare, my mom; Dress: Robyn Roberts; Make up: Roxy Evans; Hair: Linda van Aswegen; Decor and Flowers: My Pretty Vintage, most of the decor made by bridal couple; Videographer: 25Weddings; Catering: Olive Rock; Groom suit: Zara; Stationery: We designed everything ourselves, printed by Hashtag Studio

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