I met Craig and Chantelle in a coffee shop, and immediately liked them. And when I heard how much DIY was going into their wedding at Hilton Bush Lodge, I really liked them!
I love DIY. And I love when brides take their ideas, whether that’s from their own imaginations or loaned from an idea on Pinterest, and interpret that idea into something magnificent.
THAT is what Craig and Chantelle did.
They took family heirlooms, family recipes, creative ideas and fresh approaches and they created a wedding that is every DIY bride’s dream wedding. Every little detail was thought of, and Chantelle went out of her way to ensure every person in attendance knew they were loved.
THAT is what I love about photographing weddings. And that’s why I loved photographing this one so much.
Here’s a little peek into all the love from their wedding day. x
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Venue: Hilton Bush Lodge
Hair and Make Up: Make Up by Charelle
Bride’s Dress: VIP Brides in Hillcrest
Marriage Officiant: Warwick Nelson from Dream Ceromonies
Decor: Bride and family and friends.
Suit hire: Johnson’s Suit Hire
Bouquets and flowers: Gordon Stuart Landscaping Company
David and Tricia’s wedding was a true celebration of love, friendship, family and faith.
When I first these two, I knew their wedding was going to be exceptional. I was blown away by their love during their engagement shoot (which has since been featured on Ruby and Swallow) but even more blown away on their special day. Tricia was an absolute pleasure to photograph, always smiling and so relaxed!
Their wedding was held at Lastingham in the Midlands Meander and was a little different to most weddings. Guests arrived sometime before noon and were welcomed with soft drinks and the breathtaking views of the Meander under the hot afternoon sun. Shortly after their very memorable ceremony (which almost had me in tears, it was so moving!), guests enjoyed a picnic and later an Easter egg hunt (ladies won!) and a few games on the lawn while the bridal party went off for their creative session.
Guests also got to enjoy the ultra-amazing coffee from Jacksonville Coffee as the Midlands started to cool down. Once the sun had settled and most guests had left and only closest friends and family remained, everyone gathered together for an intimate steak dinner with the newly weds. Just perfect!
Enjoy the photographs! x
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Bride’s dress: Made by Esther Talbot
Bride’s Hair: Rozzie White
Bride’s Make up: Own
Groom’s attire: Urban
Videographer: Ed Arderne
Band: Hilton Grieg
Wedding planner: Lynne from Lastingham
Coffee: Clinton Wolter, Jacksonville Coffee, Durban