warm nights sleeping in the tent,
...and impromptu foam parties.
Oh, how we do love summer.
The weather forecast, during the pre-wedding excitement, kept changing from all-day rain, to occasional showers, developing showers and then finally, to late-afternoon showers. Well, that's quintessentially Gauteng at this time of the year. The weather's highly unpredictable and it very much depends on your exact location, because it can pour in Sandton and yet there won't be a drop in Fourways - a mere few kilometres apart.
Anyhow, the storm clouds did roll in and right after the last Canon click, during the creative portraits, the first droplets began to fall. Luckily for Brian and Michelle, they made it back unscathed and after a few minutes the skies opened up and it poured like there was no tomorrow.
I have so much to say about this intimate wedding, but for now I'll leave you with this... an enchanting bride, her charming Canadian groom, welcoming family and guests, plus can I throw in the cutest little flower girl that ever graced a dance floor?
I have a smile on my face as I post these images, replaying the day over again...raw, profound and gorgeous.
Venue: Browns of Rivonia
Make-up: Janell Donders
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December was nothing short of a blur. Seriously! It felt like only yesterday that I posted Happy Holidays and today, in what seems like the blink of an eye, the kids have now returned to school.
Well, before all the mayhem leading up to the festivities, I shot Simon's and Luisa's swanky soiree. Whilst I could ramble on about the staggering details that Luisa had organised, or the super-duper couple that Luisa and Simon truly are, or indeed the breathtaking setting of the venue itself, there really was one "aaaaawe" moment for me that I specifically remember during the speeches.
Simon mentioned, among other things, that one of the endearing aspects he loved about Luisa, besides her friendly and warm manner, is the way, when she speaks to a person that she always gently holds the arm of that particular person with whom she is talking to - that, to me, was such an adorable, genuine and heart-felt moment, which had me sighing behind my lens.
Anyway, before I start sounding like a Mills and Boon novel, here's a quick glance into their big day. To be honest, it was tough choice and even though both Luisa and Simon said they hated being photographed, I personally think we managed to get some impressive shots.
Birdseed confetti, some guests were intrigued to see what bird seed tasted like, and I happend to see one particular gentlemen give it a taste in the evening ;-)
Flowers: Luisa...and months of collecting empty tins! Facebook Entry: here Band: Studebaker
Flowers: Luisa...and months of collecting empty tins!
Facebook Entry: here