wedding photography

Kirsty & Simon

i haven’t been thinking about the wedding much at all lately, partly because it’s 7 months away (actually… not so far away if you think about it), and partly because i’ve been busy with other things, but mostly because i get a bit overwhelmed every time i think about it. so much to plan, so many decisions to make. etc. so whenever i see a beautiful simple wedding i feel quite relieved and see a glimmer of hope at the end of the wedding planning tunnel.

one such wedding is that of Kirsty & Simon, who had a wonderful laid back Aussie beach affair. they had a taco truck at their reception. how coooool and delicious is that! the photographs were taken by the very talented Brooke Holm who said of the day,

“It was a beautiful summer’s day down on the Great Ocean Road when Kirsty (who runs the super cute blog Otis and Otto) and Simon were to be married. I went along for the ride to take some photos for them and I must say it was one of the best weddings I have ever been to. Everything was wonderfully styled and planned, a gorgeous paper flower backdrop and other paper decorations were created by the talented Marsha Golemac and everyone was just relaxing and having a great time.”

yes, that’s what it’s all about.

all photos by Brooke Holm.

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A Wedding at Babylonstoren

weddings at Babylonstoren never fail to wow me. the setting is so spectacular that you don’t need any frills when it comes to decor and the usual wedding jazz (a blessing, really). We Love Pictures recently shared the wedding of Janina & Lean that was held on the grounds of this beautiful estate. also be sure to check out the wedding of Victoria & Christoph that Mariah styled, also held at Babylonstoren. one thing i know for sure is that if a donkey makes an appearance at a wedding it’s about 1000% better already.

all photos by We Love Pictures.

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Rimi & Jean

i first came across wedding photographer Celine Kim after she photographed Anabela’s wedding (which is just gorgeous you have to see it), so i followed her blog to keep up to date with her work. she recently shared the traditional Indian wedding of her friends Rimi & Jean - which looked more like an awesome festival, really. i have come back to these photos again and again because they make me really happy just to look at them. this is what it’s all about!

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Sarah & Jamie by Love Made Visible

there are a number of talented wedding photographer couples in Cape Town whose style of photography i can really get behind – focusing on important moments rather than most of the cheesy schtick that has been perpetuated by the wedding industry. three, namely: Deon & Irene of  Modern Hearts, Travis & Maike of We Love Pictures, and Bruce & Rebecca of Love Made Visible.

Bruce & Rebecca recently shot the beautiful day of Sarah & Jamie in the Karoo – probably one of the most exquisite settings for a wedding if you ask me. ALSO. they had a Rice Krispies cake. that is pretty much the raddest thing i have ever seen.

all photos by love made visible

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Romy & Raphael

oh wow, i just had to share the wedding that photographer Hanni of Troistudios shared in the comments of yesterday’s plants post! Romy & Raphael got married at the Botanical Gardens in Berlin – what a perfect setting for such an intimate ceremony. they also had brunch and a reception at two different locations afterwards, an idea i love that’s quite typical of many german weddings. probably the best wedding i have ever attended was my own brother’s wedding whose wife is german – the celebrations also consisted of several different events spread over a few days. and man, do those germans know how to party.

also just a quick kudos to the bride’s lovely vintage style dress & twenties hairdo. and, of course, the beautiful photography from Hanni & Marcus.

all photographs by Troistudios 

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A Wedding in the Loire Valley

okay, if you are a regular reader you will know my feelings re: the wedding industry and that my overall hope is that people would have honest, real weddings without the unnecessary hoopla.

…but, i had to show you this. because it’s so ridiculously fantastical i almost cannot believe it’s real. this couple had a costume themed wedding in a french chateau in the loire valley. if you can afford to have your wedding in a chateau you’re already in another league, but this is simply nuts. the bride’s dress was designed by the same costume designer who created michelle pfeiffer’s costumers in dangerous liasons. they even had fireworks on the balcony! marie antoinette, eat your heart out, eh?

the photography is the work of Shawn Connell of the Christian Oth Studio - the quality of which is not unlike something you might expect to see on the pages of Vogue.

all photographs courtesy of the Christian Oth Studio

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