Real Wedding at Hawksmoor House {Alet & Jacques}

Oh my word, you guys, I am knackered. I’m sitting here on my couch yawning away, even after a good night’s sleep after our Editorial Wedding workshop. That’s what you get for pulling together a workshop in a month, right? But it was so fantastic – such a pleasure to spend the day talking weddings and blogs and magazines with a group of lovely people and talented photographers, not to mention the most gaaawjus styled shoot set up by Louise of b.loved. It’s pretty terrifying to try something brand new, but it couldn’t have gone better. Anyway, so I am getting back into the swing of the blog schedule with the most beautiful wedding, captured to perfection by Vivid Blue Photography. Wow, this bride must be one of the most stunning I have ever featured, and Hawksmoor is such an amazingly striking venue – with her dashing groom and classy, colourful decor it all looks like something out of Vogue or Vanity Fair. Not to mention Alet’s protea bouquet, which I am totally dying over! I’m pretty sure my brain’s still not working well enough to give you a better description, so I’ll let the pictures speak louder than words!Read More

Real Wedding at Hawksmoor House {Iza & Riekert}

What happens when a wedding photographer marries a makeup artist? Well, not only do you get the perfect talented big day dream team, but with so many weddings under their collective belts, you just know they’re going to make up their own rules and deliver something creative, unique and wonderful. Riekert and Iza Cloete (who met at a wedding even!) came up with something truly special, and I’m so excited to share it with you. Even more so because for the first time I’m able to feature the awesome work of Greg Lumley. There’s something high fashion and almost sculptural about his photographs, while at the same time he really gets in touch with the action and raw emotions of the day. Get ready to be wowed – a neutral palette with wild pops of colour (love, love, LOVE the balloons), beautiful unfussy decor, and the beat of an African drum. This is how the pros do it.

From Iza:
Riekert and I met at my sister’s wedding – he was the photographer, I was a bridesmaid. There is hope in those 27 dresses!
Our wedding was two days before Christmas, when many guests were already on leave. We wanted to keep it simple and relaxed, with fun being the centre point. We had such a difficult time choosing only one theme or colour, because we are interested in so many different things. Grey is my favourite colour, so in the end we chose grey and white with a splash of red. A summer sunshine wedding has to have a pop of colour, but still look timeless so that in ten years’ time it hasn’t dated.

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