Yvette & Niel :: Nantes Estate :: Part I

A million songs came to mind, while I was busy editing Niel and Yvette’s glorious wedding day at the new magnificent Nantes Estate.

“All you need is love”,  ”Eternal Flame” –  you name it

Partly, because I was listening to love songs {it was one of my non rock days..}

But the words, one line,  in fact summed up the sweet love between these two amazing people.


I love capturing these amazing stories. Yes a wedding day is one massive story. All taking place in 10 hours.

It’s raw, it’s real, not styled, nor staged.

So many emotions surface usually starting with anticipation, excitement, followed by pure joy, sometimes a little tear here and there. I remember a few moments where I myself had to sweep away a tear.

Yvette and Niel are just so into each other. Completely and utterly. Most wedding photographers have that section of the shoot where we say just ignore me. And Oh they did. completely. ignore. me. I loved those moments. The chemistry. The love.

It’s no secret, Yvette & Niel that you were made for each other, Totally.. I feel so honored that you have picked me to capture your story. It happened excactly as it was suppose to. I admire your love and most of all your faith. May both always continue to grow.

I just had to divide the day into two parts, there were just too many favourites. Stay tuned for more to follow.

Remember their cute Engagement session? Click here to view.

We couldn’t help giggle at this:

While I was busy shooting Yvette’s bridal portraits, the girls were peaking outside to check out all the guests outside waiting for their arrival! I couldn’t resist taking this shot – This was a real exciting moment

And then Yvette coudn’t resist the temptation of having a peak too!!

All you need is L.O.V.E

Nantes Estate

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16 Responses to Yvette & Niel :: Nantes Estate :: Part I

  1. Thea says:

    amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing! WOW, WOW, WOW! Daar is nie woorde om die fotos te beskryf nie! Charlene, jy het dit perfek reg gekry om die liefde en opwinding van die dag vas te vang! Kan nie wag vir die 2e helfte nie! :)

  2. Heathyr Huss says:

    These are absolutely beautiful Charlene!!

  3. Fiona Doherty says:

    as we’ve come to expect of your work, these are stunning, just beautiful!

  4. The photo of her dress with the painting in the background and the one where she’s hugging her dress with that huge smile on her face is ingenious – lovely Charlene, can’t wait to see Part II!!

  5. Die foto’s is stunning! Ek is mal oor almal. Beeldskoon en so stylvol. Smaak, elegansie. Fantasie alles word vasgevang op jou foto’s Charlene! Dankie en ook baie geluk met dit! Hoop ek sien jou gou weer by Nantes Estate.

  6. Adene says:

    wowieee! Jou fotos is regtig asemrowend mooi!! ek is mal daaroor. mooi bruid ook!

  7. Kim du Toit says:

    I agree with Andre, those are the (in order): the most amazing pic, and the cutest pic!! Love all of these!

  8. Liewe genuttig Charlene, dis breathtaking!!!!!!

  9. david says:

    Charlene baie klasiek en skoon, regtig stunning!!
    Yvette en Niel julle is soos charlene se gemaak vir mekaar
    Baie geluk!!

  10. Gorgeous bruid! BEAUTIFUL images Charlene! Die rok in die raam is my BESTE! xx

  11. ek love die manier waarop jy edit – dis regtig stunning werk Charlene!You know what you doing girl – keep going!

  12. Laura Jane says:

    Beautiful beyond words!

  13. Absolutely fantastic! Your whites are amazing and clean, looks heavenly! Can’t wait for part 2!

  14. Monica Dart says:

    charming set of images and ooooh, especially love: the dress and painting image and the bridesmaids peeping out the window.x

  15. Celia says:

    Perfect!!! Just love it

  16. Magda says:

    Charlene jy het die liefde van twee mense so vasgevang dat ‘n mens trane in jou oe kry!!!

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