Lee-Ann & Annalise | Gondwana Game Reserve Wedding

September 6, 2023
lee-ann and annalise's destination wedding at gondwana game reserve. sharyn hodges photography
lee-ann and annalise's destination wedding at gondwana game reserve. sharyn hodges photography

Gondwana Game Reserve

Mossel Bay, Garden Route

What’s better than one gorgeous bride? TWO GORGEOUS BRIDES!


I think when I look back at my year (2023) this wedding will definitely be right up there for many reasons. My FIRST Gondwana Wedding for a starter. I remember when I first started wedding photography, this was the venue I wanted to photograph the most and finally after 8 years here I am. Another reason, Lee-Ann and Annalise reside in the UK and out of the all the photographers in South Africa they could have chosen, they chose me to photograph this special destination wedding.

Lee-Ann and Annalise, I loved our Google Meets chat, we laughed and hashed out timelines, ideas, showed our fur babies, laughed more and had a wedding to plan.

You both looked absolutely BANGING, your first look was so special, you both made such efforts with your family, adding little surprises in their carefully picked presents. Watching you two during ceremony and taking in the views, how special this moment is in your lives gave me such an appreciation of how lucky I am do this every weekend. During our couple shoot, as we stood at the edge and waited for the sun to come through the clouds you soft little touches towards each other wasn’t prompted or asked, it just came naturally, so easy and the love oh the love. I will never forget the game drive through the reserve and seeing some special animals, again watching you two, making sure that the other one was warm enough during the drive and when we were surrounded by the buffalos, the game drive car switched off, those few minutes of silence and just watching nature will forever be special to me. Sharing that game drive. 

Your vision for your day should be everyone’s vision for a wedding, close family and friends, lots of tears, lots of laughs, lots of SHOTS, lots of LOVE and lots of MEMORIES!

Looking forward to that “baby moon”! 



Wedding Vendors

Venue: Gondwana Game Reserve

Second Photographer: Christy Strever Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Weddings By Marius

Annalise Wedding Dress: Tiffany Bridals

Lee-Ann Wedding Dress: OPHELIA By Ellis Bridal

Bride’s Make Up & Hair: Karin Chan

Styling & Floral: EcoZest

Wedding Officiant: Rev Maré (Marietjie) Venter

DJ: Juan De Beer

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