It’s 5 o’clock on 12 March 2011. My son and I just got up…we are on our way to Pedrie and Evette Wannenburg’s wedding at Lechwe Lodge near Kroonstad. I am really looking forward to the day…it is always an honour to photograph a beautiful couple like these two at a place like Lechwe Lodge. I was even more excited when I got to Lechwe Lodge, the place is absolutely FANTASTIC. A real African bush experience….in LUXURY! I saw more game there in 10 minutes than at any other game reserve I’ve been to. One thing their website won’t show you is these people’s unbelievable hospitality. They even drove me around the place to show me where the best photo opportunities are. Just a pity we couldn’t get to a quarter of them because there are so many!
Next I went to the banqueting hall where the function will take place. Annemari from La Promesse Event co ordinators is running around to organise the last little details to make the day perfect. This is my 3 rd wedding as a photographer where La Promesse is the wedding coordinators. I photograph a wedding every Saturday, I can tell you from experience…you don’t get any better than La Promesse Events.
Evette is next. She is getting dressed at a guest house, Johan Nortje from Isjon Intercoiffure is doing her hair and make up. He is a highly acclaimed, award winning hairstylist, an international fashion forecaster, image consultant, make up artist and fashion guru. To see this man in action is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel. Thanks Johan…you made my job as a photographer so much easier. You are a true genius.
Evette’s dress, the bridesmaid’s dresses an the mother of the bride’s dress was made by HENJA SCHAAP…do I have to say more than this? I doubt it! Have a look at the pictures to see why this man is regarded as one of South Africa’s best designers! You can contact him on 079 983 8953. Email: email@example.com.
The Wedding video was done by Barend from BZN productions. Barend, it was VERY refreshing to work with a professional like you…thanks.
I want to thank two more people:
Pedrie and Evette…it was such a nice experience to photograph you two…I will always have fond memories of being your wedding photographer. Evette…my photos can’t do justice to your true beauty…inside and out! Pedrie, you are one of the nicest people I have ever met. Thanks for making my job not only easy but also enjoyable. How do you like the tree shot Pedrie? (It was HIS idea!)
Here is some of their photos..please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom for everybody to read! Please be patient while the blog post load…there is a lot of photos!