This wedding was simply WOW! Maia, who is American (from California) met Geoff, who is South African (from Barkly East) in 2008 when they both travelled to Turkey – Maia with 2 of her girl friends and Geoff with his brother and a friend. Their story started on a kayaking trip in the rustic, backpacking town of Olympos. After their holiday romance, facebooking turned to skype which turned to trips accross the Atlantic (at this stage Geoff was working in London and Maia in New York). At the moment the lucky couple is on a 3 month world tour (how exciting!) before they will settle in California.
Back to the wedding – the couple fell in love with Vrede en Lust when visiting venues in Cape Town’s renowned Boland winelands area. And what a perfect choice this was! Guests flew in from around the globe and I couldn’t help over hearing many of them saying how incredible the venue and surrounding landscape was. Maia with her gorgeous dark locks and Winnie Coutour dress was so much FUN to photograph – she was so excited about her wedding day and is a vivacious, fun loving lady who gave me so much to work with – just check out their dance photos!
Thank you Geoff and Maia for having me as your wedding photographer! I had a fabulous time documenting this start to the new, exciting chapter in your lives.
Venue: Vrede & Lust
Dress: Winnie Couture
Hair & Make-up: Sjani Grobbelaar
Stationery: Secret Diary Designs
Décor & Flowers: Botanica Flowers
Dance floor: SS Floor Hire
Lighting: Something different
Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Sung bridesmaids dresses
Videographer: Boy meets Girl Cinema
Groom’s suit: handmade in Thailand
Cocktail hour musicians: amaAmbush Marimba
Shoes: Betsey Johnson & Shoes of Prey
My assistant: Karina Conradie