I couldn’t get a coherent word out. I stood at the door with sounds coming out of my mouth until I stopped, took a deep breath and started again. The hair, the dress, the makeup… Natalie looked amazing!
But let me backtrack a little, we arrived at Shepstone and started on the décor before going up to shoot Natalie’s prep. Eve had produced a clean classic look with Natalie’s red accent colour and the cake, what a cool twist on the cake topper :-) Natalie and her entourage looked cool in their matching t-shirts. The hair was still being done and in the background, the dress was still being sewn – a long story, but it was an all-nighter for the dressmaker.
When Natalie had her dress on, well, you read the first paragraph :-)
She looked spectacular and very, very excited. Dono was looking a little less relaxed, he seemed to be in fast forward mode. I have not spent a lot of time with them, but today he was less relaxed that usual i think :-)
We finished with the boys and went out to the Dutch Lawn only to find the rain had started and before long it was pouring and 80+ guests were trying to squash into the chapel and find a place to sit. It is always such a pity when it rains, I always feel terrible – there is nothing much we can do except make the best of it.
Fortunately Natalie and Dono took it in their stride and there was an area we could take pictures without getting soaked. I wish we could have done more outside, they looked awesome and the location would have been the cherry on the top.
I am happy with what we got, but as always I wish I could have shot more!
Natalie, Dono, thanks for choosing me as your wedding photographer and thanks for being such rockstars on the day, you made it spectacular.
Check out the sneak peeks!
Thanks Roland, great work as usual :-)
Wedding Planner: Eve Poplett – www.splendidaffairs.co.za
Band – www.resonancemusic.co.za
Flowers and Decor – www.splendidaffairs.co.za
Cake – www.magnoliacakes.co.za
Stationery – www.sostationery.co.za
Make-Up Artist – www.antoniagregoriou.com
Hair – Gail Glimius