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
I am now on a roll. I have finally finished my Christmas shopping and about to begin my edit-a-thon, but for now let's brighten up this blog with something special: Mena's and Neil's corker of a wedding.
During the getting ready part of the day, Mena happened to assure me that Neil wouldn't cry throughout the ceremony, but when crunch time came (yes, you guessed it), there were uncontrollable tears, excited beaming smiles, emotional embraces and kisses - quite simply, just perfect.
What I love, and what makes it all the more interesting, is that each and every couple has a different tale to tell; each has their own consummate individuality and quirks, which makes them and their day singularly unique.
For this big occasion, Mena provided the speechless beauty and Neil the unimpeachable charisma. Into this flawless recipe, add astonishingly moody skies courtesy of Gauteng's rather wet and rainy December this year.... and me? Well, I just pointed the camera and fired away.
Oh, and did I mention that as an extra indulgence, Mena's and Neil's guests treated us to some rather fancy Gangnam-style footwork ;-)
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead and enjoy the sneak peak ... and off to Lightroom I go.
...isn't technology awesome, sometimes.
And last but not least, thank you Karin for the beautiful blooms, they really did brighten up my home.
Mena got ready at Lombardy Hotel
Wedding Venue: Diep in die berg
Flowers: A friend of the family
Facebook post over here
No wedding today, playing catch up today.
I cannot express how much I adore this one single frame.
I was supposed to share this wedding with you a couple of days ago, but unfortunately, there were some gremlins that had infiltrated my blog.
At any rate, here are some snippets from Mankoana's and Nzuzo's elegant ceremony.
Their day? It was sublime.
Pink and purple balloons. A slight breeze to cool off another blistering summer day, a laidback, stylish bride and a groomsman's dance routine that didn't quite go 100% according to plan J but, a second-take stint towards the end of the evening was the perfect conclusion to a magnificent day.
A breathtaking occasion - thank you, Mankoana and Nzuzo.
Sit back and enjoy, and leave a little love, either here or on my Facebook Page.
Flowers: Pretty Bunches @ Anro Farm
Make up: Michelle Faber
Stationery: A Woman's Touch
Band: After 5 Band