MR & MRS COETZEE |avianto muldersdrift weddingJune 26, 2013

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Chantel & Johny finally tied the knot on the 28th of April 2013 at the luxurious Avianto Estate in Muldersdrift. I just love these two – they look SO great together (it’s like they were made to be in front of the camera) and they are genuinely nice, kind-hearted people. Their The Notebook inspired engagement session in Cullinan, Gauteng last year was probably my favourite engagement session of all time and I knew their wedding day would be special in more ways than I could ever imagine. (Click here to view their Cullinan The Notebook inspired Engagement Session.)

 Elegant Avianto Muldersdrift Wedding Johannesburg Izelle Labuschagne Photography These PRIMARY school sweethearts planned an unforgettable wedding day, filled with beautiful creative DIY elements, stunning elegance and the most lovely heartfelt moments – Johny even sang a song he wrote especially for his bride during his speech!
Not to mention their wedding attire – Chantel’s dress & Johny’s suit was a dream to photograph and we were spoiled with the most lovely sunlight during their couple session; of course Avianto‘s gardens and scenery also never fails to impress.

Can you tell me about your inspiration – how did you do things differently?

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MR & MRS UYS | rosemary hill pretoria weddingMarch 13, 2013

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It’s no secret that Rosemary Hill, a lovely organic farm just outside of Pretoria, is one of my favourite wedding venues in South Africa. So you can imagine my excitement when it was finally time for us on the 26th of January 2013 to photograph a wedding at this ridiculously awesome venue. Cloudene and Dietrich are such a wonderful couple! They just fit so well together – they complement each other in every way and I adore how natural they were in front of the camera.

I asked this lovely couple to share a bit of their relationship details with us:

 When did you know you had found the one:

“There was not a defining moment for either of us; no light bulb suddenly lit up. We gradually became aware that our friendship and love for another was sincere and honest. He has the goofiest jokes and the kindest heart of anyone I have ever met.”

“She has the most beautiful smile and most amazing way of making people feel comfortable around her. Her down to earth beauty and personality makes her an unbelievable partner and my best friend!”


How did you get engaged?

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MR & MRS SMIT | Kiepersol Parys WeddingDecember 12, 2012

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It feels like I waited forever for this wedding! Since Elaine & Manfred’s engagement session earlier this year (click here to see Elaine & Manfred’s Duncan Yard e-session), it feels like I’ve been counting down the days to their wedding! I just knew it would be something creative & beautiful. They are such a cute and loving couple and I was really looking forward to working with them on their wedding day! They decided on Kiepersol Wedding Village in Parys as their wedding venue & said their vows on the 27th of October 2012.

Mr & Mrs Smit decided on a romantic forest theme for their wedding day and they did a great job with all the decor! The venue was a perfect match for their theme and even the rain on the day really suited the look and feel! The whole day felt like a fairy tale. The ambience was amazing & everyone was so excited and truly happy for this couple.

Here’s Elaine’s version of how Manfred proposed:

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