wedding

Jessica & Luke’s Wedding

so i told you last week that my pals Jessica & Luke were getting married over the weekend. i was a bridesmaid along with Jessica’s twin sister Debra, and also one of the many unofficial official photographers. i’m really happy with how these photos came out – and even happier that i could capture some special moments from the day.

i have been witnessing the planning of this wedding from the day that Jessica and Luke got engaged. it was always going to be an intimate affair, with minimum fuss and a focus on everyone just enjoying themselves. they got married in the church Jessica and her family have attended since she was a kid, and had their reception down the road at their restaurant Nook. there were burgers and beer (my favourite), fries and mayonnaise to dip them in (my second favourite) and even devilled eggs (probably my all-time favourite).

i don’t have any photos from the actual ceremony, and my picture taking habits got increasingly worse the more we ate, drank and chatted – which is exactly what this wedding was all about. good times & celebrating with our favourite people.

the flowers were done by Hermien of Flowers in the Foyer – the funnest wedding flowers i have ever seen.

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this wedding

i wish more wedding photography was like this. simple, no props, no stunts, no bells and whistles – just capturing a real moment. photograph by courtney brooke.

i don’t think that dude in the background is a prop by the way.

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Tamara & Imar

imar krige is a graphic designer from cape town whose wedding invitations i love – especially those pocket squares.

Being a graphic designer by trade, of course I saw my wedding as a magnificent design project. One of the first things I told Tamara is that I would love the whole effort to be very DIY driven … We wanted every element of our wedding to be one-of-a-kind. We stamped and wrote details on each invitation and thank you tag by hand, cut and tied the ribbon, hand made windmills and made the pocket squares from scratch.

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max & margaux

the wedding of max & margaux has been well documented online (you can see the five posts over at once wed here, here, here, here & here). max is a well-known wedding photographer himself (he photographed joanna of a cup of jo’s wedding) and so it’s not a surprise that they got some very talented individuals involved in their own event. photographers our labor of love, stylist ashley meaders, the wedding event collective the flashdance (who they are a part of) as well as the rifle paper company who designed their wedding invitations. all in all it looks like it was an amazing two days, and i encourage you to look through all the posts i linked to.

i just wanted to show you their wedding video, because (1) it is really very beautiful (allow me to be a sap for a second) and (2) her dress is wow, probably the best wedding dress i’ve ever laid my eyes on.

wedding video by sharkpig (what a talent)

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wedding invitation

i designed a simple wedding invite for a close friend who is getting hitched later this year. the end product is actually different colours (plum and navy blue to match her wedding theme) & printed on brown paper. i’m quite partial to the green / blue / yellow combo. the only prerequisite for the design was that she wanted birds and nothing formal & stuffy. it’s pretty long, but folds down to fit into a standard envelope.

i’m happy to say they are very pleased with their little invite :)

i referenced this old book for the birdy patterns

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