Bronwyn's and Stuart's wedding was nothing short of an African dream. Beneath the arching boughs of a magnificent 400-year-old fig tree, serving as their open-air chapel and situated in the unspoilt foothills of the Waterberg, surrounded by family and close friends.
I've been lucky enough to photograph my fair share of African savanna matrimonies and it goes without saying that there's certainly something about doing the couple-shoot on a game drive; enjoying sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon. You also end the day off, welcomed by a boma area (or reception), lit by a crackling bonfire with lanterns and lights .... yep, you just can't beat it.
There were so many moments that I want to mention here, but, far too many to do them the virtue they so justly deserve.
To mention but two, there was Bryan's guitar ode to Bronwyn and Stuart and then the novel raising of Energade-filled glasses to toast the bride and groom, very apt as both Bron and Stu are dedicated runners.
As a compromise, for the lack of words, I leave you with this brief visual glimpse of Bronwyn's and Stuart's absolutely fabulous marriage ceremony, hopefully you'll take in a dash of what we experienced.
Whilst I thought the blankets were a nice detail touch for the chilly evening around the campfire, an even nicer aspect was that after the wedding they were donated to the local animal shelter.
Venue: Kuthaba Bush Lodge, Modimolle
Decor: Succulents grown by Bronwyn & Stuart
I really wanted to post a wedding before I left, but just ran out of time. (Stu & Bron it will be up when I return)
I am in Zambia, with no internet or mobile phone connection and back on the 5th July 2012.
Josh and Jacinta, who hail from Australia, officially tied the knot in Oz a year ago. Well at that time, Josh's family travelled from South Africa to witness their exchange of vows.
One year later down the line, the tables were turned and Jacinta's family then trekked all the way from Australia to celebrate their marriage being blessed on African soil.
Introducing Josh and Jacinta, two of the nicest people I have ever met.
The Facebook post over here, feel free to tag and share.
It's early in the morning, still dark, two midgets are sleeping in their warm beds, one, the insomniac (aka Jake), is up watching a DVD.
It has been a cold and busy week, I am a quite behind on the blog, so I had better post this wedding before the school shift begins.
As I've mentioned before, I am not a fan of the dark and cold mornings that we have in winter, but, the one thing I do adore about this time of the year is the wintry glow of the daylight hours. Ruhan and Valerie ordered some of that yummy winter light for their wedding day.
Valerie provided the beauty, Ruhan the ever-obliging (and dashing) groom ...and, of course, the amazing light - courtesy of those wonderful winter afternoons in Gauteng. I am really thankful for the shimmering winter light, because Ruhan is also an avid photographer himself, which is flattering......and kind of stressful ;-) all in one.
It was... an incredible day, and did I mention that Valerie's dad married the two of them?
Facebook post here - feel free to tag and share.
Wedding Co-ordinator: Alet Wessels
Make-up: Cicilia Kaufmann