“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Wuthering Heights
Juanita & Chris has known each other in what feels like forever! Having met each other through her older brother – whose wedding I captured just over three months ago (if you missed that, have a look here ) – these two were soulmates from the start, meant for each other. I can’t even remember the amount of years they have known each other! So while the family was waiting, and waiting,….. and waiting for the Big Wedding Day, Juanita had it all planned out already, this girl knew exactly what she wanted event before they got engaged.
They got engaged under her favorite tree on her parents’ Game Farm, and she also knew that this is the farm where she would want to get married on. With the date for the wedding decided – 24 September 2016 – a lot was still to happen as the farm was not fit to host a wedding. Plans were made, lay-outs were done, and the planning went over into action and a dream started to come true. I’ll share a bit of the Venue Development with you in this post before I share some of their Wedding Day images. A LOT of work has gone into the venue, and on the day of Juanita & Chris’ Wedding final touches were being done. On behalf of the owners, Kobus & Tania, a BIG thank you to everyone involved and who helped in making this dream a reality, and finishing it on time – no matter how big or small your roll were, You are appreciated!
While planning and building at the new venue went underway, we had a super stunning time with their Engagement shoot at a protea farm – as this girl is a Protea girl! Their eShoot images were stunning and I was already looking forward to their Wedding 🙂
Let’s move on to the Wedding Day… it was a sunny and hot spring day in Limpopo – a beautiful day for a wedding!
ir pre-wedding photo’s. I decided to do their photo’s earlier than normal, and through jokes and laughter they got dressed and we finished sooner than they expected. Remember, guys don’t like photo’s, so to get them to dress up for a photo shoot is like pulling a thorn from a toddlers foot. Afterwards, or so I hear, they were all too happy that it didn’t take too long, and that I was done with them, so they could swim and relax before getting dressed (again) for the Wedding.
The Bride and her Bridesmaids got dressed in one of the houses at Leselo Lodge – stunning space with awesome light flowing into the house. Once I got to them, after capturing the details at Sôkêng of the hall and Chapel, I started with the detail shots, hair and make-up and moved on to capturing the beauties all made up and dressed.
Off to the Ceremony, and open-air Chapel on the game farm where everybody was waiting for the Bride to arrive.
When she came walking down the dirt road to meet her Dad at the Chapel all eyes where on her, and I could see tears on a few faces (mine included) … Juaniata you were SUCH a beautiful Bride!
I loved how you and Chris connected through the Ceremony, the way you looked at each other and the laughter – you are a stunning couple!
Photo magnets of each person/couple attending the wedding was used at Table Seating – loved the one you chose for us. And what could be more fitting to cut the first piece of wedding cake than with one of the tools used in the building of the venue!
But wait, let me stop now and just share some images…. Enjoy!
First up… a small look into the develoment of Sôkêng Wedding Venue:
Fotograaf: Elize Mare Photography www.elizemare.co.za
Dekor: Estie van Wyk Jovner 072 898 5607
Kos: Wolf’s Rock Lodge
Grimering: Isma – Beauty and the Brush
Koek: Sweet & Salty Baker
DJ: AMA Promotions