On a warm Tuesday afternoon in late March, Jacquelyn and Andrew married each other.
The day started with a bit of garden cricket, – the wicket was green and wet and hence, a bit slow but Andrew, his two sons, his father and his closest friends enjoyed themselves thoroughly!
What a cracker way to start such a wonderful wedding!
The groom and his party then scrubbed themselves up niclely after their sweaty morning and all looked quite dashing in their suits from Suit Yourself
We then travelled to where Jacquelyn and her bridesmaids were preparing themselves for the big day. In time to capture the excitement and pre-wedding action,
the ladies were all having their hair and make-up done by Kendyl Benjamin and her assistant Kez.
Jackie wore a stunning Enzoani wedding gown “Avignon” from the Elysee Collection 2022 Purchased from A’mour Bridal Boutique
The moment had arrived – Jackie was escorted down the aisle on the lawn of the stunning The Venue in Shongweni, KZN.
Jacquelyn’s gorgeous bouquet was created by Babara of Rosamunds Florist
The KZN weather was on top form and the outdoor ceremony of The Venue was absolutely spectacular, made all the more special with the very emotional service, full of love and meaning.
A quick drive up the hill took us to the beautiful Ollivanders Estate where we shot the bridal party photographs.
Photographing a couple that were so comfortable was really a pleasure for me. The love between these two is tangible, making for some gorgeous photos.
“Black Jack” a magnificent stallion was a great addition to the shoot, it was almost as if he understood English!
Moving him into position was effortless and he posed like a pro!
Back down to The Venue, where I photographed all the guests so that we could print and frame their images as gifts to take home with them after the wedding.
The printing was done by Stephen Railton and frames by The Frame Edge
The speeches were outstanding, with Andrew’s boys making their dad shed tears of pride.
Jacquelyn and her father-in-law Bob opened the dance floor, followed by the happy couple’s first dance as husband and wife.
Greig Lupke – a legendary Wedding DJ, kept the guests on the dance floor for as long as was permitted – great fun was had by all!
Below is a list of all the vendors from Jacquelyn’s little black book – thanks for sharing!
The Venue, Shongweni.
Bridal Party Off Site Photograph Location:
Decor & Flowers – Ceremony & Reception
Elizabeth May Events
Owners: Candice & Keenan van de Merwe
Bridal Flowers – Bouquets; Button Holes & Wedding Cake Sprays
Designer: Enzoani, Elysee Collection 2022
Style: ‘Avignon’ – lined dress with detachable sleeves
Purchased from: A’mour Bridal Boutique (Kloof, Durban KZN)
Veil: purchased from A’mour Bridal Boutique
Owners: Amy, Pauline & Seamstress, Cara-Lee
Suit Yourself (Durban KZN)
Catering: (Canapés; Starters; Mains & Desserts)
Bleu Berri Catering (Durban, KZN)
Owner: Carissa Kotzee
Royal Durban Golf Club, Durban
Wedding Cake: (Vanilla; Chocolate and Lemon Curd)
Smiths Bake Shop (Hillcrest, KZN)
Jo Anthony and Jeremiah Naicker
Hair & Make Up: (Bride; 4 Bridesmaids; 2 Mums)
Assisted by ‘Kez’
Classic Music Events
Harpist – pre-ceremony and during the signing of the register
Jazz Trio – post-ceremony drinks and snacks
Assisted by: Pam
Pink Peach Designs
Guests Framed Photographs
The Frame Edge
Great work as usual.
What an absolute pleasure it was to be apart of this wedding! Brett, your photographs are world class and was wonderful watching you in action. Thank you too all those involved and to Andrew & Jackie we wish you all the love & happiness.
Brett.. what can we say. Having you capture every moment of our perfect day, is a privilege and cherished memory we will hold close to our hearts forever. You ‘lit up the room’ with your bubbly personality, making everyone feel comfortable and in a position to enjoy being photographed. Your fun, witty and welcoming personality was most welcomed but never compromising your gift, professional approach and ability to capture every moment perfectly. What an honour to be featured here on your blog. We thank you for everything Brett! You truly are one of a kind and we will forever be grateful to you for capturing our Wedding. Warmest, the Mills xx