Portrait of a Marriage: Candice & Jacques

Portrait by Kim du Toit

Which of your wedding pictures has remained your favourite?
The pic of Jacques hugging me in the beautiful golden light. I still feel the same way I felt on our wedding day when he scoops me up in his arms. All my cares just melt away!

What changes have happened since your wedding?
Well, we left the burbs and are now city dwellers. This was such a dream of mine as we are now in the hub of Cape Town surrounded by creativity and we are loving every minute. We went on our first overseas trip together to London and Paris, which was just incredible. We definitely have the travel bug now! We also both started new jobs which was such an awesome answer to prayers and are now able to spend so much more time together.

Any marriage advice for SBB readers?
We have learned so much in the past two and a half years of being married. The best thing about being together is that we laugh ALL the time. Laughter is definitely the best medicine. And hugs. Jacques gives me the BEST hugs. We talk about everything and pray together. Most importantly, our shared faith is definitely what keeps our marriage strong.

See Candice & Jacques’ full wedding feature here.


Real Wedding at Bloemendal {Candice & Jacques}

Yay for summer, SouthBound Brides. It’s finally hit London, and I am loving it! Yesterday I spent a brilliant afternoon with the lovely ladies of The Pretty Blog over at Peggy Porschen, eating cake and drinking champagne, and was home in time for sundowners in the garden. Delightful! Today’s Bloemendal wedding has the same lazy, hazy, glorious feeling that a good summer afternoon always gives me – Kim du Toit’s pictures are so dreamy and yummy! I adore the romantic details done just right – the peachy neutral palette, the mismatched bridesmaids dresses, the outdoor photobooth, the papel picado gardlands, the ribbon backdrop, OMG. I’ve seen these in lots of inspiration shoots, but I love that this couple incorporated it into their décor. Having it over the door to the venue meant that it was a focal point both inside and out, and they placed the bridal table in front of it accordingly. Very clever! But it’s no surprise the bride has great taste, since she’s one of the team over at the fantastic Secret Diary Designs, one of my favourite SA wedding stationers. I know you ladies are going to lap this one up!Read More