I'm trying to finalise Anne and Warwick's wedding pic's......Yep, that behind!! Found this little "beaut" taken by Chantal Madgwick, my second shooter on the day. Too Cute!
Things that make me smile . . . DJ Vlokkie (and his groupies), glittering disco balls, a club called 'Night Fever', Jake the wedding co-ordinator and a ceremony overlooking Pongolapoort Dam.
Trevor and Vivien chose Pongola Game Reserve as their wedding venue - and, what a spectacular setting it was. Guests were treated to a sunset cruise on the dam, whilst we drove around the game reserve sipping champagne and occasionally snapping a few pics of the newly weds.... Oh! (raise right hand to forehead and insert sigh) What a tough job I have!
Trevor and Vivien are just made for the camera - I could photograph them all day! They actually remind me a little of Kevin Costner and Katie Homes, my first celebrity wedding in the bush!
Alas, no long write up, as I will really fall short in describing what was a truly enchanting weekend. Thank you to the both of you for being so hospitable. Without further ado, here they are ....more than usual I am afraid, but we were spoilt with two hours for the portraits.
I've written my "blurb" here about Franco and Bonny ... blah blah, and then did something really brainless and it all just withered away. So now my blah blah is departed... RIP. Who needs it anyway? We just want to see the photos!
As a result, I'm feeling a little guilty, so I'll divulge a little about their day...
We were at St Johns again, which now makes it two in a row for me. It would appear my venues have become a little like buses: nothing and then two at a time, and at the self-same venue. We were somewhat restricted this time round, as most of the venue had been cordoned off, on account of a firework display later that evening. Oh, and I really must mention their wedding was AMAZING!!!!!
Bonny looked absolutely breathtaking in her dress, in fact, very vintage - so I had to play with a vintage treatment or two! We had a ray of light in the church which made some beautiful photographs, Bonny stood just in the right spot. This is my favourite of the lot, taken by Chantal.
I am an emotional wreck! Over the past two weeks I have discovered I am not equipped psychologically for this wedding photography thing. Last week's wedding I brushed aside - it was a once-off and it won't happen again too soon, I thought. Well, enter Grant's and Elizabeth's ceremony. I actually lost count of how many times I shed a tear. I write 'shed a tear' in an effort to downplay the situation, as in reality there were a fair few "pure sobbing" moments. I may need to get some Help! (Not sure if I am sending out the right message here? "Hire me - I'm an emotional wreck!")
Elizabeth and Grant: your day was one I will truly not forget; packed solid with uniqueness and sensitivity. Elizabeth is the type of person who has the most smallest detail covered and, for such an organised person, I must say the getting-ready part of the day was one that will go down as the most chilled and hassle-free. I am really at a loss for words here - this is about the sixth draft and I'm still unable to describe the day.
So my apologies to all and hopefully the images will cover my literary shortcomings. Oh well, if the photography side doesn't work out, I certainly see a market out there for a "wedding crier"
The bride and flowergirl arriving at the ceremony.
The ceremony was held outside with a perfect sky.