Diep in die Berg Wedding – Martin and Michelle

Diep in die Berg Wedding

A day I won’t easily forget. This must be the funniest bunch of people I have ever photographed. I think there were times when we laughed more than we took photographs. But overall a hugely successful wedding. Nice sincere friends and family, a beautiful bride, a funny loving husband that could have been a GQ model judging from some of his poses (You were actually VERY good Martin) all contributed to one of the most enjoyable weddings I have ever photographed.

 

Wedding Venue – Diep in die Berg

I can of course not neglect to mention Diep in die Berg in Pretoria. It was my first time there as a wedding photographer … and I was VERY impressed with the venue, the service and the food. Only one way to describe them. EXCELLENT.

 

Diep in die Berg wedding photography by JC Crafford

Diep in die Berg wedding photography by JC Crafford

 

My wife Surika was the second shooter at the wedding, I sent her to the groom and best men to photograph them. Surika said Martin was VERY nervous, his friends tried to make jokes with him, but he didn’t even laugh. After they poured him a drink he started relaxing!

 

 

And after the first drink he wanted to take the bottle to the wedding … luckily it didn’t fit. (only a joke)

 

 

Michelle’s make-up was done by the formidable Janell Donders. When I see HER around I always feel better. You can contact Janell on 082 292 3083 or go to her website at www.wedding-makeup.co.za.

 

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Michelle is just so photogenic, friendly and willing to do anything … any wedding photographer’s dream bride.

 

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One of my favourite photographs at the wedding, half an hour to go. Must be the most stressful time for any bride.

 

 

Ahhh sweet. I just love photographing little flower girls. They are always so excited about their dresses. This is where their dreams of their own weddings and what it would be like one day are formed.

 

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Look at that eyes! Look like Michelle is planning something here!

 

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Father of the groom, he also handled the ceremony. One of the nicest and most down to earth ministers I have ever met.

 

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You see what I mean with GQ Model? LOL. We actually teased Martin about it!

 

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Divided loyalties. The Springboks were playing during the wedding. Luckily we won!

 

 

This was officially the most I have EVER seen a groom suffer with his speech. He was well prepared, but his friends just NEVER gave him a break. I actually felt sorry for him later on. But Martin handled it gracefully, and the parts of his speech i could hear was actually very good.

 

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Martin and his dad Sam. Could have been top class comedians these two!

 

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After a LONG struggle, Martin finally got the garter off! Can you see how exhausted he is?

 

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Comments (6)

So dankbaar ek kon daar wees. Dit was ‘n wonderlike mooi, en gesellige troue gewees. Baie geluk weer aan julle twee, allerbeste wense, en veel, veel geluk.
Groete.

Wil ook net baie dankie sê vir die pragtige foto’s. Voorwaar heerlik, en ‘n groot voorreg om dit alles weer so te sien.

Dis ‘n groot plesier Tannie Ansie

Stunning fotos! Ek dink nie enige iemand kon die dag beter “verewig” het nie!! Sy was ‘n pragtige Bruid (nou my Skoonsus) en die Bruidegom het net so ‘handsome’ gelyk!! Dit was ‘n baie mooi en lekker troue…

Wow dit is awesome.

Julle het pragtig gelyk en die fotograaf ken hul werk.

En so soek ek ‘n fotograaf vir my troue en onthou ek ‘n ene Johan wat my die dood voor die oë gesweer het die dag toe hy Michelle se troue afneem…

Ek love die fotos. Ek love die fotograaf. Ek hoop hy wil nogsteeds myne doen! 🙂

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