About 9 years ago Lindsay & Dean headed out to South Africa to meet and get in touch with Lindsay’s family. The story started with Lind’s South African Grandpa falling in love with an Irish lass when his work took him to that land as a young man. The quest of discovering her roots led to reconnecting to family and falling in love with our country. Stories like these make my toes curl of excitement. And I get to document it, even though a small part of the story – it’s an important part. The best part.
Lindsay and Dean was exactly like I imagined them to be after getting to know them over Skype and e-mails. No fuss, nothing formal and very Irish. And when I say very Irish, I mean completely huggable, warm, wicked sense of humor and off course party animals.
Oh that and besides the desire I felt to bottle their accent and keep it on my mantlepiece for a gloomy day. Lindsay herself is a photographer which meant shared sentiments making me squirm with delight – no formal line up photographs or portraits. Let me shoot a photographer’s wedding any day! My entire mission was to capture the love and joy of their day in the most natural way. Easy.
Combine that with the most gorgeous venue in the Winelands, Vrede and Lust, my favourite magician Marli Basson, brilliant band, 10 thousand fairy lights and an intimate wedding party of wonderful people, how can you possibly go wrong?
Lindsay and Dean, I love you guys. Thanks for the giggles – looking forward to having a beer with you in Cape Town.