Joey and Maria’s eloped Cape Town destination wedding.
Joey and Maria both hail from Toronto in Canada and contacted me after deciding to elope during their planned holiday in Cape Town. They both come from big families of Italian descent and decided they would rather have a quiet ceremony on their own then the traditional large wedding that was expected back home (of course once everybody back home found out they almost immediately set out organizing a large bash for their return).
On the Rocks Restaurant in Bloubergstrand was the venue for their beautiful wedding on a cool and cloudy Saturday morning. Everything went off smoothly and they were married before any of their families back home had any idea. After taking some lovely photos around Bloubergstrand we headed for the amazing Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where we had to sneak in (no wedding photography allowed) and shoot some amazing photos at various locations in the beautiful gardens.
We were scheduled to go up Table Mountain for a sunset shoot later in the day but the weather had turned foul and the wind was pumping so we rescheduled for Monday that turned out to be the perfect day for such a shoot as there was not even a breath of air at the top of Table Mountain.
All the very best Joey and Maria, it was a pleasure photographing your wedding.
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Marco and Pippa’s Bloubergstrand wedding was one of those fabulous spur of the moment weddings. They were here on business from Durban and after 5 years of dating decided the time was right. Without telling their 7 kids (yes 7, although 5 are from previous marriages) they arranged this spur of the moment wedding at On The Rocks Restaurant at Bloubergstrand.
Everything went off perfectly and after scrambling up some rocks, their vows were exchanged overlooking the whole of Table Bay meters away from the ocean. Table Mountain was initially covered with mist but cleared later when we took some wonderful photos with this magnificent background.
What a fantastic couple.
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Eddie and Jenny both live in Hong Kong but decided on Cape Town for their destination wedding. Their choice of venue was the magnificent Twelve Apostles Hotel nestled on the beautiful Atlantic Seaboard side of the city.
The venue was superb and the choice of an outdoor ceremony added immensely to the beauty of the occasion. The setting of the outdoor area was perfect with towering mountains on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. The threat of rain had a few people scampering around but it played its part and stayed away. Jenny the bride was simply stunning in her long flowing dress and I enjoyed photographing her especially at the quick photo shoot we did just a few meters away from the hotel at a place called Cosy Beach that I had never seen before. It was a superb location and very secluded.
The happy and fun filled reception took place under a superbly decorated bedouin tent ideally suited for a wedding of this size. Everyone took part somehow in the formal proceedings and the atmosphere was relaxed and playful.
It was an absolute pleasure photographing this wonderful couple from Hong Kong and I wish them all the very best.
Jan Marco and Jacqueline both hail from Germany but decided that they wanted to get married somewhere different and special.
They chose the beautiful city of Cape Town for their destination wedding and spend the days before the wedding enjoying many of the tourist sites that Cape Town has to offer.
The wedding ceremony took place on a windy Muizenberg beach followed by an fun and wonderful shoot at Cape Point Nature Reserve even though the wind was pumping even more there (as you will see from some of the photos). We used the wind to good affect though and some of the photos are stunning!
I spent a lovely day with this relaxed couple and wish them all the very best.