Annemari & Pieter16 May 2009 Emily Moon, Plettenberg Bay
Don’t you just love weddings…especially the ones with little details and heaps of creativeness…a fantasy for the eyes…leaving you inspired and excited. Married or unmarried – wedding photo’s evoke something of a nostalgia and happiness in most of us, or well..so I think! This is how I felt whilst photographing Annemari & Pieter’s wedding. Being a very talented wedding photographer herself, Annemari knew that giving thought to décor, venue and dress (to name but a few) details will add to the specialness of their day – what makes them as a couple unique.
When Annemari told me about the venue, Emily Moon, in Plettenberg Bay, I was very interested, upon arriving their on Saturday, everything about it exceeded my expectations. There was something of everything – stunning views, interesting textures, beautiful colours and numerous spots to use for photographs!
I loved everything about Annemari’s look – her beautiful soft flowing dress, pearls, veil, bouquet, purple shoes, and those eyes – a perfect picture! Her tall dark and handsome husband-to-be, was a very chuffed groom when he saw Annemari striding down the isle with her father.
Just after the ceremony the dark clouds started misbehaving leaving us searching for umbrellas! Luckily this was of short duration, and although it drizzled for a few more minutes, we could take an hour’s time for photographing outside. Whilst we were enjoying all the interesting spots that the venue presented for photographs, guests enjoyed canape’s and the stunning view. Annemari and Pieter also had a few minutes to spare socialising with their guests before we all moved inside for the reception. The food was a feast for the taste buds…fish, steak, salads, cheese cake, mmm! Another very interesting detail was the old type writer that guests could sit down at and type a msg for the couple – what a fresh alternative to the standard guest book! Everyone took their turn at the type machine. Annemari and I also discussed setting up an extra light and asking guests to join Pieter and herself on the couch for photo’s – this was a brilliant idea and I would recommend it to all couples planning their wedding – the result is that you have photo’s with most of your guests and it is not the standard posed ones, but much more spontaneous! (Previously I also wrote about having props – like interesting hats – at your wedding – guests can really entertain themselves with these!)
(I love the warm tone of the black and white photo’s – thanks to Christine for sharing this Lightroom preset on her website!)
Annemari en Pieter, dankie dat julle my vertrou het met hierdie groot dag in jul lewens, ek hoop julle en jul gaste geniet hierdie voorskou van foto’s.