I met Hester two and a half years ago, she was a bridesmaid at a wedding i photographed. She then said to me ” When I meet my prince one day I will call you to photograph my wedding. ” True to her word she called me at the end of 2014, hester has found her prince…Jean, and she asked me to photograph her wedding.
It was to be at the awesome Victorian Manor in Cullinan. Cullinan is a small little town close to Pretoria in Gauteng. I don’t want to write a whole review on Victorian Manor, but let me tell you this, this is one of the best kept Secrets in Gauteng. If you want a special venue, with special hosts (Berthe and Jonathen Kershaw) in a special little town, look no further. Elegance, professionalism, friendliness and delicious food at it’s best.
Hester dreamed about her wedding, and her wedding was eventually just the way she dreamt about it. To show you how awesome this is, have a look at this photo, this is the colours that she dreamt her bridesmaids dresses must be, long before she planned on getting married at Victorian Manor, and this is the colours of the wall at Victorian Manor where we took the photos! Coincidence? Nope, this was planned by a Higher Hand!
I met Jean about two weeks before the wedding, and just knew he is the right match for Hester, both really love Jesus, and they are just so awesome together. (a match made in Heaven)
I will always remember the ceremony, the emotion and tears, the beautiful words. Hester trying her best not to cry and smudge her make up (she didn’t succeed) and Jean just smiling and looking at Hester all the time.
The weather was really building up during the ceremony, and I was getting worried about rain and the photo shoot. So, directly after the ceremony we went to the station for some photos, 15 minutes later it was raining. We managed to take some photos in front of some little shops (and triggered someones alarm about 5 times) Luckily Berthe arranged for us to take some photos inside the Premier Hotel in Cullinan, thanks guys, you really saved us.
Finished with the photo shoot…and the rain stopped!
I decided to try and remake a very popular wedding photo where a T Rex is chasing the bridal party and they are running away from the inosaur, but everyone was laughing so much that we decided to change the photo to Barney and friends in the background.
Here is the results.
And here is the Barney photo, I mean, one should have some fun at a wedding…
The reception was…as much fun as you can have with the awesome kind of friends and family that Jean and Hester have. A truly memorable wedding. I asked Hester to write something about her wedding, here it is.