Weddings:

Cate & Benn :: Vrede en Lust

31st July, 2014

 

Brace yourself for a story that fairytales and in todays’s age RomComs are made of. It started off with Cate saying hello to Benn at a beach bar in Boracay, Philippines. From that moment it developed in a whirlwind romance, a full year of long distances calls, moving to Hong Kong and later on embarking on a 15 month around the world backpacking trip. Few years later, precious Ria was conceived in Kenya on Valentines Day  which all led to this day. The most lovely April day surrounded with friends and family visiting from all around the world to celebrate the wedding of Cate & Benn at Vrede en Lust Wine Farm Estate.

I loved being part of this joyous occasion -  documenting the magic, the laughs and also the happy tears. Besides the crazy moves on the dancefloor, Benn, your speech was legend! The longest but the best I have yet experienced. Cate, Benn & little Ria, you guys are too adorable. Wishing you endless giggles, ”vrede” and happiness in your future together.

 

Vrede & Lust, Franschoek wedding

 
 

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Weddings:

Lucia & Nico :: Babylonstoren

18th July, 2014

 

Lucia & Nico tied the knot at Babylonstoren Farm. A magical piece of paradise where many Capetownians escape the city blues in turn for some plain goodness. Although it was a wet rainy wintersday, the heavens closed the taps five minutes before emotional Lucia walked down the aisle to marry her special person, Nico.

Babylonstoren is loved for their organic Farm to table wholesome food, and on this particular day lake to table included. Gundula, Babylonstoren’s talented and delightful Gardener went on a early morning lake expedition to find waterblommetjies which formed part of the table decor, while Liesl, the coordinator made sure all is running smoothly.  I’ll never see waterblommetjies in the same light again – they looked sexy amongst the tulips, blossoms and veggies.

Thanks Lucia and Nico for being part of your milestone. Wishing you years of happiness  in your future together. May it be filled with goodness and “vet pret”.
Love, Charlene

 

 

 
 

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Weddings:

Jason & Bianca :: Oyster Box Hotel

24th June, 2014

Now this is a special wedding for me to share with you. For a whole lot of reasons. I’ve witnessed & documented the magic from the start – from proposal to first dance. Jason proposed to Bianca right here in Blouberg on the windiest  day. If you look out and spot 500 kitesurfers around doing their thing, you just know. But that nutorious Cape summer wind didn’t quite stop Jason to go down on one knee – or in any tornado as a matter of fact. Bit of a hyperbole, but it really felt like it at the time. You can check out the proposal here. It was super special.

When Jason and Bianca booked me for their wedding at Uhmlanga’s beautiful Oyster Box Hotel, I was well excited. It such a beautiful part of our country for starters, a change of scenery is always a great idea and to capture their day was an huge honour. The hospitality and friendliness of the staff was the first thing that I noticed on arrival. Incredible. We got such a warm welcome from the lovely Ginny (Oyster Box’s wedding coordinator) –  she sure knows how to make a wedding run smoothly.

Huge thank you to Jason & Bianca as well as their families – we enjoyed being part of the celebrations. Wishing you a crazy beautiful life together as a married pair.

Also thanks to Kim Du Toit for assisting – it was lovely adventuring and working with you

Love, Chaz

 

 
 

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