Backyard Johannesburg Wedding – Antonella + Ryan

It has been said that couples who play together stay together! The first time I met Antonella and Ryan they were tearing up the dancefloor with wild abandon.  Antonella describes herself and Ryan as being opposites. She is short like a smurf (her words not mine) and is a feisty Italian while Ryan is calm, tall and South African with a dash of Scottish. They may have differences but they sure do know how to have fun together and make each other laugh and this is what I love about them.

They got married in a marque in Anto’s parents backyard and their party was off the darned charts! The decor was a pure colour fest, the food was absolutely delicious, there were cocktails on tap and the music rocked. The thing that made this party so wonderful however was the mad, crazy, beautifully fun group of people who all know how to get down and have a good time! I absolutely loved shooting this wedding!

Thanks so much Anto and Ryan for picking me! Wishing you so much love and luck on this new journey together as husband and wife.

And now for a few words and the credits from the bride

I don’t exactly know how to put in words just how wonderful it was without making it sound super cheesy. We are still riding the high from our most spectacular wedding and wish that we could relive it every day!! Lucky for us, we had you and Liz to capture all the special moments in your unique way and provide us with the beautiful memories for years to come.

Second Shooter : Lizzy

Venue: Mom and Dad’s backyard

Wedding planner: Event Alchemy (

Decor: Design of the Times (

Flowers: Design of the Times (

Hair: Shorten-it (011 363-0732)

Make up: 2Faced Make-up (Kendall Aberdeen – 060 529 7368)

Brides Dress: The Boys (

Brides shoes: Melissa (

Bridesmaids dresses: Bride & co (

Groom’s Suit: Tailor me (

Cake: Sensational Suga (

Music: Event Factory (

Videographer: Just Shane Media (Shane – 084 861 4462)

Priest: Revd Gavin Lock (

Catering: Simply Divine Catering (Fatima – 082 557 8640)


  1. Ashleigh Indiveri on November 2, 2016 at 6:45 pm


  2. Ashleigh van Rooyen on November 3, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Absolutely amazing!!!!

  3. Gwynaeth on November 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Love all the colour! Weddings are usually such muted affairs, colour-wise, so it is amazing to see such a vivid colour palette. And such a beautiful dress…

  4. Debby on November 3, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    How absolutely beautiful Jacki .

  5. Niko Arnold on November 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    You looked amazing in your designers wedding gown from The Boys Couture.
    Thank you for allowing us the privelage to design for you xx

  6. Jules Banes on November 21, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Amazing photography!!!!

  7. Pam Read on November 23, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Brilliant photography – you have totally captured this happy, colourful and beautiful wedding!

  8. Tricia on December 22, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    A beautiful, colourful, celebration of love!

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