Simon & Jeanneke’s Wedding

_DSC0088What 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.

The dress.

The jewelry.

The jewelry.

The dress and jewelry.

The dress and jewelry.

One of the Flowergirls dreaming and imagining herself in that dress!

One of the Flowergirls dreaming and imagining herself in that dress!

Excited Flowergirls.

Excited Flowergirls.

The bride.

The bride.

Lovely - isn't she ?

Lovely – isn’t she ?

Bride and Flowergirl toying with the veil.

Bride and Flowergirl toying with the veil.

Finally - the bride is ready !

Finally – the bride is ready !

The bride n all her splendour.

The bride in all her splendour.

Doesn't she look just stunning?

Doesn’t she look just stunning?

A pensive moment.

A pensive moment.

Jeanneke with her parents, Tessa and Boone.

Jeanneke with her parents, Tessa and Boone.

The groom:

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Simon getting ready.

The guys are ready to leave for church!

The guys are ready to leave for church!

At the church:

Jeanneke arrives with her proud dad.

Jeanneke arrives with her proud dad.

The Flowergirls checks the dress.

The Flowergirls checks the dress.

Boone and Jeanneke about to enter the church.

A beaming Boone and Jeanneke about to enter the church.

Down the aisle.

Down the aisle.

Groom meets the bride.

Groom meets the bride.

In the church - view from the back.

In the church – view from the back.

Exchanging vows.

Exchanging vows.

The vows.

The ring goes on.

The first kiss !

The first kiss !

And here they are - Mr. & Mrs. Davidson !

And here they are – Mr. & Mrs. Davidson !

Excited family and friends showering the couple with rose petals.

Excited family and friends showering the couple with rose petals.

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

A guard of honour.

A guard of honour.

The couple in Dorp Street:

Dorp Street.

Dorp Street.

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Strolling down Dorp Street.

Strolling down Dorp Street.

Kissing in Dorp Street !

Kissing in Dorp Street !

In the light.

In the light.

In the forest:

A stunning couple.

A stunning couple.

A low-down view.

A low-down view.

Bride in the forest.

Bride in the forest.

Couple in love.

Couple in love.

Being spied on in the forest.

Being spied on in the forest.

In an empty building:

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On the staircase.

On the staircase.

In the vineyard:

Kissing in the vineyard.

Kissing in the vineyard.

As seen through the vines.

As seen through the vines.

Strolling in the vineyard with the setting sun.

Strolling in the vineyard with the setting sun.

With their favourite dog.

With their favourite dog.

Let's go there !

Let’s go there !

Watching the sun set.

Watching the sun set.

Sunset.

Sunset.

Driving into the sunset.

Driving into the sunset.

The bridal party :

It's not easy to get everyone looking in the same direction !

It’s not easy to get everyone looking in the same direction !

Bridal party in the vineyard.

Bridal party in the vineyard.

Bridal party in the forest.

Bridal party in the forest.

The reception:

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.

The tables were ready in the garden.

Blue Hour at Horama.

Blue Hour at Horama.

The reception.

The reception with enthusiastic dancing in the background.

First dance.

First dance.

Celebration time !

Celebration time !

One can only wonder what Boone whispered into Jeanneke's ear to make her laugh like this :-)

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.

New Year arrives.

Simon and Jeanneke celebrates the arrival of 2014.

Simon and Jeanneke celebrates the arrival of 2014.

The night was just perfect, no wind, no rain, just perfect!

The night was just perfect, no wind, no rain, just perfect!

The start of 2014

The start of 2014

A wedding and New Year being celebrated!

A wedding and New Year being celebrated!

The celebrations continued well into the new year with lots of laughter, music, joy, and blurred vision !

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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 !

 

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  12 comments for “Simon & Jeanneke’s Wedding

  1. Mantas
    February 12, 2014 at 13:58

    Soooo well captured, knowing the Malan family class, fun and Laughter Never lack. It’s such a Priceless picture of father and daughter dance. It’s So Boone. Always ready with a joke… Dit is Sprokie mooi. Then again i didn’t expect any less.

  2. claudine
    January 20, 2014 at 21:34

    Die foto’s is stunning!!!!! Dankie dat julle dit met ons gedeel het. Het aan julle gedink. Voorspoedige 2014! Hoop ons sien julle gou weer. Dankie ook virdie verwysings. Waardeer dit opreg. Groete Claudine en Anton.

  3. Catherine
    January 15, 2014 at 20:31

    Well done! Gorgeous pics and zone professionally presented.

  4. PET & TERENCE
    January 13, 2014 at 19:58

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING PICS.

  5. Renee Els
    January 13, 2014 at 12:49

    Mooier as mooi!!!!!

  6. Monique
    January 13, 2014 at 08:08

    Stunning photos!

  7. Alma Bezuidenhout
    January 12, 2014 at 22:26

    Sjoe!! Wat kan ek nog sê? Die foto’s is pragtig en het die hele gees en speelsheid van die twee se liefde en die hele seremonie perfek vasgevat. Baie dankie, ek het dit weer van voor af beleef.

  8. Niggie
    January 12, 2014 at 16:01

    Skill & true artistry to capture & portray beauty in such creative ways… Can but admire and applaud!

  9. Boone and Tessa
    January 12, 2014 at 15:31

    Well done, Jacques and Jaunine! We are speechless! The photos are absolutely amazing.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
    We really do appreciate your incredible enthusiasm and effort immensely
    … and it truly shows in your photographs.

  10. January 12, 2014 at 14:38

    Thank you so much for these absolutely incredible photographs!!!! We are so grateful for all you have done. We cannot thank you enough. Wow! 😀

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