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… Shalane is a fellow photographer and I felt super honoured when she said she wants me to photograph her wedding – with that honour obviously comes a lot of nerves… as a photographer I am often very critical about my own photographs, skill and abilities… so it’s obviously makes me nervous to photograph another photographer… as I am even more critical about what I do for her… but just as I was nervous to take these photographs, I had to remember that Shalane and Deon was nervous being in front of the camera and that they would not have booked me had she not had faith in my work…. so with a nervous photographer, and two nervous fiance’s we went of to Melrose Arch to shoot their couples shoot…. and it went splendidly! All our nerves quickly faded away and I could get a few awesome shots of these two! I cannot wait to photograph their wedding!

 

It was a gorgeous day on the Jordaan familie’s farm just outside Grootvlei when GH & Jonelda tied the knot – I first met the Jordaan family about 2 years ago for a family shoot at Irene dairy farm – this family looks like they belong in a catalogue – they are just gorgeous and not just from the outside – they on the inside a swell. So when Jonelda asked if I would be able to photograph their wedding I was over the moon with excitement and super bonus it’s a farm wedding! Yippee! Everything was perfect on their wedding day! I did get a flat Tyre – probably because I am super over keen on driving on dirt roads at unsuitable speeds… –  (Ps: thank you Mouton for changing it for me!)… everything else apart from my tyre was truly just perfect! Weather, people, friends… it was truly a blessed day!

GH is a real South African Boer – they don’t like to get dressed up – they just want to get down to business – but on GH’s wedding day he looked nothing like the boer you always see in the veld… what do you think?

 

Jonelda’s boquet was so super gorgeous – with the soft hues of pink and white, Arum Lillies, Tulips and Roses – so beautifull! 

 

It is such a blessing to have grandparents! Jonelda’s grandmother lovingly made their ring cushion – it’s so special and will surely be a treasured item in their bridal couples new home!  

My most favourite part of a wedding is suredly when the bride walks down the isle – that moment is filled with so much emotion, and to be right in the middle of it is truly such a gift to experience that moment so often… and in the case of GH & Jonelda that moment also filled GH with emotion. It is always so special when a groom cries when his bride walks down the isle… in a society when men are always told to be strong and not show emotion… this is the one time when showing emotion is a must… and with every tear it is an affirmation of the love you have for your bride!


 

A few weeks before the wedding GH & Jonelda invited me to the farm for an engagement shoot and also to give me the opportunity to see where the wedding will be.  Jonelda talked with such excitement about her farm wedding – she tried to explain to me what they want to do in the space… as I stood in the emty farm structure of corrugated iron and steel I tried to imagine what Jonelda had in her mind… but I could not have imagined how gorgeous everything looked – the attention to detail was immaculate – from the chairs that are perfectly stacked in a row (no you do not see that at every wedding…), to the beautiful table arrangements with orchids, roses and crystal, candles…. My breath was taken away!

 

… I just loved their inviations… so gorgeous! The groom and a few friends painstakingly made each little bird cage by hand, each invite got hand delivered… what did I say about attention to detail!

The bride’s mother made this yummyyyyyy cake!

 

Photography By: Isabel Pieterse

Photographic Assistant: Bianca Viljoen

FLOWERS: Carel Bothma – Arum Symphony

WEDDING CAKE: Daleen Jordaan (Bride’s mother)

BRIDAL GOWN: Bridal Wardrobe

DECOR: Carel Bothma – Arum Symphony

CATERING: Carel Bothma – Arum Symphony

MUSIC: Gerrie van Heerden – 082 349 5465

BRIDE SHOES: ALDO

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Mageretha Vorster – 072 152 6522

MAKE-UP: Esplendor – Lee-Ann Norse

HAIR: Marike Nel – 071 854 7221

OFFICIANT: Ds Johan van Tonder

VIDEOGRAPHY: Vlakvark Productions

The wedding of Lebo & Fa was held at the ever so beautifull Avianto wedding venue in Muldersdrift. The whole day once again (as with the previous weddings) I was praying that the weather will hold up – it was one of those day’s with  four seasons in one day but I guess that is what the beginning of Autumn is like in Johannesburg. I was also nervous (well I am always a bit nervous with each wedding) but this morning I was nervous as it seemed that things where getting of to a really slow start. I am used to things being manic and busy – but these two where just so soooo chilled… maybe that is why I felt stressed – I was not used to everyone being so chilled that I felt I will stress on their behalf…. but everything came together perfectly and I had nothing to worry about as everything was running smoothly… perhaps thats what happens when the bride works in the event’s industry…and that’s why everyone was so relaxed!  everything comes together perfectly if it’s planned perfectly – and not only was this wedding planned perfectly it was planned with Pi-zaz!  Lebo & Fa… these two put the “glam” in glamorous! Fa looked truly handsome in his dark navy suit and Lebo was such a stylish bride in both, yes both her dresses for the day.  Their wedding was not only a celebration of the life that these two will share together but also an evening filled with emotion and spiritual meaning. Ok so before I write an essay about their wedding day – herewith the story of Lebo and Fa on their wedding day.


Bridal Gown Ceremony: Bridal Warehouse

Bridal Gown Reception: Elita Ladies Boutique

Bride Make-Up: Puseletso Precious

Shoes: Castelo Shoes

Flowers: Event Inspirations

Décor: Event Inspirations

Pastor: Benjamin Peters @ Rhema Church

MC: Bongani NX @ Radio 2000

Sound and DJ – Thabang Kotsokoane – 205 Experience

Videography: Smith Films

Stationary: Lily Young

Cake: The Little Purple Cake Shop

Suits: Kale Mode Designs

Gifts & Packaging: Handmade by the bride and groom

Rings: Arthur Kaplan