Steffen & Erika20 November 2010 Franschhoek
Earlier this year I did an engagement shoot of this handscome couple and today you can see photos from their beautiful wedding in Franschhoek. Erika was breathtakingly beautiful and it was so easy to photograph her because besides being so gorgeous she is so at ease in front of the camera. Before meeting her at the Franschhoek Country house and Villas Adél and I went to Steffen where he was preparing for the big day. There was not much time for Steffen and his brother Michi to fool around as Stulle, the other best man, made sure that the guys were immaculately dressed!
I had so much fun photographing them! I was in awe when arriving to photograph the décor in the cute hall next to the church in Hugenote Street – I simply loved the romantic pink en purplish tones and all the detail – it was clear that a lot of thought was put into planning the look and feel for this big day. After the ceremony guests awaited the newly weds with rose confetti and purple and white balloons. There after the first German tradition (Steffen is from Germany) took place – Erika & Steffen had to team up to cut a log with a hand saw! Next it was time for the bridal party and couple photos and I was so excited by the vintage Mercedes Benz car that made a beautiful backdrop. The reception was probably the most entertaining one I have ever been to – right through from cutting the cake (which Erika’s mom baked), the opening first dance to the show stopper finale by the guys in their kaki jackets. Enjoy!
Make-up: Marietjie Hurter
Dress: Didi Couture
Hair: Hugo Bornmann
Stationery: Lezanne’s designs (the stationery was truly beautiful!)
Decor & Flowers: Blomlief: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cake: Hetsie van Zyl
My assistant: Adél Venter
Stulle makes sure that Steffen and his brother Michael look perfect!
Erika’s dad gives some extra help with those small buttons
I love this one of the beautiful Erika!
Die eerste Duitse tradisie van die dag – die pasgetroudes moet gesamentlik ‘n boomstam deursaag!
Tot groot vermaak van die gaste het Stulle hierdie ge-jas en ge-bril-de manne hul amusante dans laat doen