From the moment Minette and Christo booked me for their wedding I was both excited and nervous. This was my first completely outdoor wedding, something I have always wanted to photograph and I couldn’t help but feel a little giddy during the preparation for this festive event.
Not only did Minette make her own wedding dress, but she also made her bridesmaid dresses AND the beautiful stationary.
The wedding was very much a family and friends affair with everyone pitching in from doing the flowers (beautifully done by Minette’s maid of honour, Monya Slabbert to carefully sorting out the seating arrangements.
This was truly such a memorable and fun occasion and it was an absolute privilege to photograph.
Minette en Christo, julle is regtig twee baie spesiale mensies, baie dankie vir die geleentheid om julle spesiale dag te kon afneem <3
Thank you to my wonderful wingwoman Lauren Pretorius for being my second on the day <3
Be Warned: LOTS of photos!
From the moment I met Jess and John I knew we were going to have a beautiful wedding together. They are both such inviting and kind hearted people with the most sincere love and adoration for one another. Jessica with her classic and romantic heroine beauty and handsome John with his easy smile and even easier going personality were an absolute dream to photograph. I was also very excited when they told me that they were planning on having a Garden Tea party inspired wedding at Tea under the trees in Paarl.
Their morning wedding was so special and we had quite a few tears of joy as guests looked during the heartfelt ceremony.
From the moment I arrived at the venue it reminded me of the Mad hatters tea party, we even had a white bunny come say hello for a few images. I do so love Alice in Wonderland references!
Thank you John and Jess for being such amazing clients, for being so patient and supportive as I transition into fulltime photography and also for being so incredible. I hope these images bring you so much joy.
Side note, for some reason these images uploaded back to front… For the beginning of the wedding scroll to the end… wooh trippy 😉
Service providers who made this possible:
Venue: Tea Under the Trees
Make-up and Hair: Marnel Toerien
Stationary: All of the stationary was designed by John!
Cake: Choc ‘n Cherry
Second Shooter: Samantha Clifton
When you meet a couple and just click straight away, you know you are going to have a wonderful shoot and an even better wedding!
I am so looking forward to Inge and Mark’s wedding in Matjiesfontein next month. Here are a few of my favourites from their very windy engagement session.
Special thanks to Paramithi Flowers and Decor for the beautiful floral crown
Make-up and Hair by the lovely Makeup and Delight
Roxy and Craig are getting married later this month in the beautiful Elgin. We decided to have our engagement session in the picturesque Newlands forest as both Roxy and Craig enjoy the outdoors and love nature. Here are a few of my favourite moments from their shoot.
I can’t wait for their awesome wedding!
As recently featured on The Pretty Blog
Photography: Debbie Lourens
Concept, flowers & styling: Anli Wahl Floral Design
Make-up & hair: Iza Cloete
Stationery: Red Fox Design
Draping, lighting & furniture: Something Different
Coordination & sourcing: Mon Amour Events
Groom’s styling: Moi Styling
Groom’s tie: My Bro Tie
Venue: Old Tannery
Ceramics: Mervyn Gers Ceramics
Glassware & candlesticks: My Pretty Vintage
Tables & chairs: Urban Tonic
Florist’s assistant: Nellafleur