Tears and back of bakkie rides
There are some wedding venues and then there is Forest Hall. A privately owned property in the heart of the forest, it has been declared a historical monument, built in 1864 that is surrounded by indigenous forest and if you are brave enough to climb in the back of a V8 you can get down to the private rocky filled beach. Make no mistake this venue is gorgeous, daunting for a photographer – how do you capture the essence of Forest Hall with so much to offer.
I met up with Ané & Ronald the night before and as Ané showed me around the reception area and we walked into the MOST gorgeous display of flowers, I nearly peed a little. The smell and bursts of oranges and yellows, I felt like a fat kid in a candy shop.
Ané & Ronald you two are two of the most down to earth people I have photographed and even though there were times that I might have pushed to get you down for photographs you did it and I really hope in time to come, when you get to show these photographs to your grandchildren you will remember that crazy photographer who nearly begged you to go down that rocky spot.
It was such a privilege to be part of your “forever”. Your wedding was filled with emotion and love in all kinds of forms. Ané when your dad walked into the room and saw you for the first time, it was magical and I got a little emosh when I was editing those moments, I needed to play with my puppy and eat chocolate before I could continue. The walk down the aisle with Ronald and his dad’s face was priceless. The congratulation hugs and kisses, the gin bar and oyster table, to your crazy bridal party, back of bakkie rides, whiskey from hip flasks, smoke bomb entrances, desserts, emotional speeches and those dodgy dance moves. I am lucky to have been there!
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams – Dr. Seuss