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Louis & Alicia {Groenvlei Wedding}

Louis & Alicia’s wedding ceremony was held underneath a big tree overlooking wine farms, the perfect location to take your vows in front of your family and friends.

I have known Louis for many years and when I met his fiancé, Alicia, I could see that he found is perfect match and best friend. Getting to know Alicia throughout our meetings, I became even more excited to shoot their wedding, because I knew it would be a stunning day, filled with laughter and special moments…I was right. ;)

Louis & Alicia, congratulations!!! May your marriage be blessed with love, adventures & many more special moments. Thank you for having Nic and myself at your wedding.


How did you meet?
We met through mutual friends.

Engagement…
We went to Yzerfontein for the weekend, with a few of our best friends. All our friends knew that he was going to propose, and everyone tried really hard to keep it a secret but I had my suspicions. A bit later the one afternoon, he insisted that we go for a walk on the beach (he didn’t even allow me to finish my coffee first, which is when I realized that something was about to happen). He then took me to a picnic spot that he had set up on the beach, and he had all my favourite snacks, sparkling wine, a picnic blanket, and whole lot of hearts drawn in the sand. Just after we sat down, he poured some sparkling wine, took the ring out of his pocket and asked me to marry him!

























































































Tell us more about your wedding. Where did you find inspiration? Which elements were the most important to you?
We had a few non-negotiable items when we started looking at venues. We were specifically looking for venues where we could get married outside, and also venues which had accommodation on the premises (or very close by). I cannot remember how many venues we went to look at, but it was a lot! I decided on a “blue-and-blush” theme, and loved the idea of rose gold to add a bit of warmth. It helped a lot that the venue itself was already beautiful, and we did not need to do much more to add our own touch. While you’re busy with the planning, it’s difficult to see the whole picture – but I was extremely happy with how everything came together in the end.












































































































































What advice do you have for future brides?
Enjoy every moment of the planning process, as your actual wedding day will fly by in a wink. Make sure you choose your service providers well. I am so happy with each person/ service provider that was involved in our wedding, and I did not need to worry about any of them not doing what they were supposed to. Lastly, remember what the day is about, and just enjoy every moment – even if everything doesn’t go according to plan.

Most memorable moment of your wedding.
There were so many special moments, that it’s difficult to just mention one. I can still vividly recall how I felt when I walked down the isle – something between overwhelming excitement and happiness. The ceremony was beautiful, and I’ll never forget that. Our entry as a married couple, our first dance, and our speeches for each other – these are all etched into my memory. Our guests made us feel so special; the dance floor was never empty, and everybody had an amazing time. We could not have wished for more!



































































SERVICE PROVIDERS:
Dress maker/shop: Tracey Goodchild (Tracey’s Bridal)

Flowers: Elmarie Bredell (Ellefleur)

Make up & Hair: Adri Hugo

DJ: Dietmar Le Roux (Compact Sound)

Other rentals: FunctionHire4U for décor

Second Shooter: The Pixel Revelation

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Leana & Hennie {The Quarry Hillcrest - Wedding}

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Sneak Preview - Natashia & Henk {Bon Amis - Wedding}






SERVICE PROVIDERS:
Venue: Bon Amis Restaurant - Bloemendal
Make up & Hair: Carmen Sita Makeup Artist


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Sneak Preview - Leana & Hennie {Hillcrest Quarry - Wedding}






SERVICE PROVIDERS:
Wedding coordinator: [kraak] wedding & event coordination
Hanger - The Desert Rose Project


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Sneak Preview - Sharon & Chris {Wedding}

Yesterday I had the honour of shooting a very special wedding.

Meerendal was the perfect setting for a beautiful wedding on a Friday afternoon. The occassion was shared with close family and friends. What made this wedding extra special to me was that it was my third for the Olivier family. Natasha and Bianca’s parents, Chris and Sharon got married.

Thank you, Chris and Sharon, for having me at your daughters’ weddings and now yours. I have enjoyed being part of all these momentous occasions of your lives and to see every beautiful next step. May you have a blessed and wonderful marriage.




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Inky & Mike {Constantia Uitsig Wedding}

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Corne & Werner {Diamant Estate Wedding}

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Marinda & Richard {Goedvertrouw Destination Wedding}

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Sneak Preview - Corne & Werner {Diamant Estate Wedding}

Ek kry nogsteeds hoendervleis as ek terug dink aan laas Saterdag se troue. Dit was so ‘n mooi dag, windstil in die Paarl.

Ek het dié voorreg gehad om ‘n pragtige bruid se troubeloftes aan haar boerseun af te neem. Sal later nog meer van die dag vertel.

Baie geluk, Corne & Werner!!!



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Sneak Preview - Marinda & Richard {Goedvertrouw Destination Wedding}

The perfect combination for a wedding is love and beautiful weather. Here is a sneak preview from Marinda and Richard’s wedding I shot on Saturday. The theme was ‘from the earth’, which matched the gorgeous location, Goedvertrouw.

Baie geluk julle twee!!! Baie dankie dat ek julle dag kon af neem. Dit was ‘n spesiale belewenis.



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Jolita & Herman {Skilpadvlei Wedding}

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Sneak Preview - Shameeg & Ni’shaat {Cape Town Wedding}

Super excited to share the sneak preview of this gorgeous wedding today. I had the privilege of shooting with The Wedding Revelation. Covering Shameeg & Ni’shaat’s wedding, shot on location at Rylands, Pinelands, Fernwood, Houtbay & Kirstenbosch - Cape Town. It was so much fun working with a talented colleague and close friend, Nic Redelinghuys. Check out his beautiful images, HERE.




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Part 2 - Lisa & Duncan {Simondium Country Lodge Wedding}

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Part 1 - Lisa & Duncan {Simondium Country Lodge Wedding}

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Part 2 - Jennifer & André {D’Aria Wedding}

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Part 1 - Jennifer & André {D’Aria Wedding}

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Sneak Preview - Jolita & Herman {Skilpadvlei Wedding}





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Sneak Preview - Lisa & Duncan {Simondium Country Lodge Wedding}





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Sneak Preview - Jennifer & André {D’Aria Wedding}





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Sarina & Tiaan {Meerendal Wedding}

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Country Wedding {Featured on Yellow Papaya}


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Sneak Preview - Sarina & Tiaan {Meerendal Wedding}



Sarina & Tiaan’s wedding was held on the beautiful wine estate, Meerendal, just outside Durbanville.

Baie geluk julle twee en dankie vir ‘n heerlike fotosessie.




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Jane & Edden {Towerbosch Wedding}

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Sneak Preview - Jane & Edden {Towerbosch Wedding}

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Review - Royale Opulence Package



Cape Town has many options available to offer bridal parties a memorable experience, but the highlight this winter will have to be the Royale Opulence Package at Cape Royale luxury hotel and spa.

Click HERE to read the review.





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Highlights from last week…




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Dalene & Paul {Philadelphia Wedding}

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Part 2 - Surene & Thinus {Agulhas Wedding}

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Part 1 - Surene & Thinus {Agulhas Wedding}

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Wedding - Urban Groom {Featured on Lovilee}

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Part 2 - Bianca & Arthur {Kronenburg Wedding}

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Part 1 - Bianca & Arthur {Kronenburg Wedding}

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Sneak Preview - Dalene & Paul {Philadelphia Wedding}






Dalene & Paul’s wedding was held at De Malle Meul, Philadelphia. It was a perfect Autumn afternoon in the Swartland for a small intimate wedding with family & friends.





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The Desert Rose Project - Celebrating our 2nd Birthday!!!










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Wendy & Cinny {Nelsons Creek Wedding}

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Pic(k) of the week - {Moments}









You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. - Henry Drummond

Happy weekend x

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Sneak Preview - Surene & Thinus {Agulhas Wedding}






I just had to catch my breath after an extremely adventurous weekend and that is why I am only posting Surene & Thinus’ wedding preview today.

Surene & Thinus got married on blue lagoon beach in the Agulhas National Park. The first ever wedding held at this magnificent location.

Baie geluk, Surene & Thinus!!! Mag julle huwelik enige gety oorkom & julle pad saam geseën wees met dié mooiste sunsets.




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Annerien & Andro - Force of Nature {Engaged}

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Sneak Preview - Bianca & Arthur {Kronenburg Wedding}






I just had to share more than two sneak preview photos from Bianca & Arthur’s wedding. Eight words to describe their wedding - awesome, beautiful, love, flash mob, Journey & sky lantern.

Bianca & Arthur’s wedding was held at Kronenburg, Paarl

Congratulations, Bianca & Arthur!!!




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His & Hers by The Desert Rose Project {Special}










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Pic(k) of the week - {Nothing else matters}









So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters” - Metallica

The bride, Fransisca, came down the aisle while this song was being strummed on an acoustic guitar. {Romantic}

In keeping with this month’s theme, love, I felt that nothing can be truer than when you have love, nothing else matters.

Happy weekend x

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Sneak Preview - Fransisca & Andre {Kronenburg Wedding}

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Pic(k) of the week - {Lucky in Love}








Lucky in love. Cherish the person who holds your hand & stands with you no matter what.

Happy Weekend x


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For Brides - Lee for Carrol Boyes {Designer}

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Pic(k) of the week - {The Month of Love}








Where has January gone? It is February, the month of love.

Laughing together, from the heart, is true love.

Happy Weekend x

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Lisa & Duncan - Monumental Love {Engaged}

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Highlight - “Marisan & Charles’ Wedding” {Published}

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Highlight - Guest Blogger on Lovilee






The enjoyment of a dream career is also in sharing with others your experiences, building good relationships & taking photos of so many special moments through out a lifetime.

I am happy to share that I am now a guest blogger on Lovilee, a comprehensive creative wedding, home & baby blog. Visit Lovilee to find daily inspiration, wether you are planning a wedding or choosing a theme for a baby nursery. I promise you will find beautiful images & professional advice.

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For Brides - “What is a healthy marriage?” by Ds Kobus Swarts

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For Brides - Wedding Workshop by Little Pink Book {8 Nov 2012}








Get your workshop tickets here.

Images by YSP


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For Brides - Stationary by Pink Pigeon

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For Brides - Cake Toppers by Sessi Bee Ceramics

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Spring Fever - Celebrating the new season.

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For Brides - The Wedding Cake by Choc ‘n Cherry

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Little Pink Book {MiniMag September}




Leachen & Niki - Little Pink Book

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For Brides - Add a personal touch.

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Tyger Valley Centre Bridal Expo 2012 - WIN






Come visit our stand at the Tygervalley Bridal Expo (Woolworths court) & enter our competition. There are 10 awesome prizes to be won.

We are looking forward to meeting you.



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The Little Pink Book wedding workshop {4 Aug 2012}

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Tyger Valley Centre Bridal Expo 2012 - See you there!






This year’s Bridal Expo at the revamped Tyger Valley, organized by the ladies from Cream Event Library promises to be a spectacular wedding show.

Come say hello at the YSP & The Pixel Revelation stand at the Woolworths court. Nic & I look forward to meeting you.




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Preview - Little Pink Book {Wedding Workshop - 4 Aug 2012}

I had so much fun at today’s Little Pink Book wedding workshop at La Residence, Franschhoek.



A light hearted moment with Natassja, she was Claire’s model for the day.




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For Brides - The value of a photograph. {Group Photos}

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YSP Studio Special {Book now}



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For Brides - shine from within on your wedding day.

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