Venue: Cranford Country Lodge
Make up: Blush Pro Make Up – Candice
Cheese cake: The Farmer’s Daughter
Bride’s Dress: Bride & Co.
You’ll often hear a photographer say they shot such an amazing wedding, that it’s definitely going down in their top 10.
This year, I’ve been so fortunate to have worked with the most beautiful of people and share in their days with my photography. It’s such an honour each and every time and I always go into a wedding day with all my heart.
And then came the Vermolen sisters. I first photographed Kirsty’s wedding in Umdloti in January this year, and in May, I photographed Kim’s wedding at Cranford Country Lodge. These two are so kind, so selfless and so warm, that you can’t help but call them friends and want to surround yourself in their warmth. Yes, their two weddings were huge highlights for me this year.
Charl and Kim got married at the picturesque Cranford Country Lodge in the Midlands and could not have asked for a more beautiful day. What makes a wedding so special? The love, the laughter and definitely, families and friends.
What made Charl and Kim’s wedding so special for me to photograph? That these two wear their hearts on their sleeves and aren’t afraid to share their kindness, love and warmth with everyone. That every detail was thought of, and every person, including me, the photographer, was made to feel special.
Thank you Charl and Kim, from the bottom of my heart.
Francois and Kim are two of the nicest people I’ve ever photographed. They’re genuine, down to earth and caring. There simply couldn’t be a more perfect pair.
Their wedding ceremony was held at the Michaelhouse chapel and after photographs, we joined their reception at The Shed, a small coffee shop and art gallery in the Midlands.
The converted shed offered such a warm and cozy environment for their laid-back celebrations. It also happened to be one of the coldest days in the Midlands so the coziness of it all was AMAZING!
It was so cold on this day, that I actually lost my wedding ring at Michaelhouse! It flew right off my finger and I only noticed just before Kim was about walk down the aisle.
Fortunately Nats (my assistant, if you don’t already know her) found it!! Thank goodness!
Here’s a peek into Francois and Kim’s day… x
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
Reggie and Emily got married on a very cold day in the Midlands and oh, what a wedding it was. I drove up to the Midlands that morning to second shoot for Kelly Daniels, leaving behind anything warm that I owned! But the love on the day and the pure joy of photographing such a beautiful wedding and people eased the freeze. Despite my lips turning blue and my hands red and numb from the cold, I enjoyed every second. Thank you Kelly for allowing me to second shoot with you.
Reggie and Emily were married at The Windmills venue in the Midlands Meander. This has always been on my top 10 list of ‘Must-Shoot-At-Wedding-Venues’ and I’m very proud to say… I’ve booked my first Midlands wedding for later this year at The Windmills! Can’t wait!