CHARLENE & WILLEM |mpumalanga piet retief engagement sessionAugust 29, 2014

posted in Couple Photoshoot, E-shoots

Charlene & Willem invited us to spend a day in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, to get to know their beautiful little town (as I’ve professed many times before, Mpumalanga is, to me anyway, the most picturesque part of our country), them as a couple and cover their engagement session. Piet Retief offered everything you would want for a photoshoot: railways, foresty plantations and farm scenery – many of which will also be the locations and venues on their wedding day. I cannot wait to see how amazing their wedding will be 🙂 This is by far one of my favourite engagement sessions – and I absolutely adore these two – I’ll be counting down the days eagerly until their wedding day!

Charlene & Willem’s love story started in 2003 – Charlene’s friend had told her that his friend from Frankfort, Free State had come to visit and at first sight, at a local festival that weekend, seeing Willem from a distance as he approaced them, Charlene told her friend to introduce them to each other because she knew it would be her “trouman”! So it seems, love at first sight truly does exist!

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MR & MRS SMIT | Kiepersol Parys WeddingDecember 12, 2012

posted in Real Weddings

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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