What better way is there to end a year and start a new one than with a wedding? And if the wedding is in beautiful Stellenbosch, the heart of the Cape winelands, then it promises to be some really special!
This became clear to us immediately when we started discussing shooting the wedding with Simon and Jeanneke. They were very clear about what they were looking for in their wedding photographs – the focus was squarely on capturing the couple in an elegant way first and foremost. The rest of the images were to be of a more general wedding nature, but the couple shots were the top priority photography-wise.
We got the message – loud and clear 🙂
So without further ado, here are only a small number of some really great shots we got of the wedding, with the emphasis on the couple. You will notice that quite a number are in black and white because we found that this particular couple made such stunning images, that colour sometimes appeared to get in the way!
The bride getting ready:
The dress and jewelry.
One of the Flowergirls dreaming and imagining herself in that dress!
Lovely – isn’t she ?
Bride and Flowergirl toying with the veil.
Finally – the bride is ready !
The bride in all her splendour.
Doesn’t she look just stunning?
A pensive moment.
Jeanneke with her parents, Tessa and Boone.
Simon getting ready.
The guys are ready to leave for church!
At the church:
Jeanneke arrives with her proud dad.
The Flowergirls checks the dress.
A beaming Boone and Jeanneke about to enter the church.
Down the aisle.
Groom meets the bride.
In the church – view from the back.
The ring goes on.
The first kiss !
And here they are – Mr. & Mrs. Davidson !
Excited family and friends showering the couple with rose petals.
A guard of honour.
The couple in Dorp Street:
Strolling down Dorp Street.
Kissing in Dorp Street !
In the light.
In the forest:
A stunning couple.
A low-down view.
Bride in the forest.
Couple in love.
Being spied on in the forest.
In an empty building:
On the staircase.
In the vineyard:
Kissing in the vineyard.
As seen through the vines.
Strolling in the vineyard with the setting sun.
With their favourite dog.
Let’s go there !
Watching the sun set.
Driving into the sunset.
The bridal party :
It’s not easy to get everyone looking in the same direction !
Bridal party in the vineyard.
Bridal party in the forest.
The reception was held in the beautifully prepared garden of Horama, in perfect weather, and lasted well into the New Year!
The tables were ready in the garden.
Blue Hour at Horama.
The reception with enthusiastic dancing in the background.
Celebration time !
One can only wonder what Boone whispered into Jeanneke’s ear to make her laugh like this 🙂
And soon midnight struck, heralding a New Year !
New Year arrives.
Simon and Jeanneke celebrates the arrival of 2014.
The night was just perfect, no wind, no rain, just perfect!
The start of 2014
A wedding and New Year being celebrated!
The celebrations continued well into the new year with lots of laughter, music, joy, and blurred vision !
Even though we faced long hours in summer heat, we really enjoyed shooting this wedding and thank Simon and Jeanneke for allowing us to capture their special day !
Please feel free to post any comments below – we, and the wedding couple would like to hear your thoughts !