Breakers Hotel Umhlanga Wedding – Candice + Dave Part One

I have been seriously excited to blog this post as there is something really amazing about photographing a friends wedding. In my experience the pics just land up having an honesty and an edge to them which must be attributed to there being a mutual understanding and comfort between subject and photographer.  Dave and Cands are both musicians, super people and fabulous subjects!!  If you haven’t already seen their engagement pics, head right over by clicking here. These two seem to call everyone they like or admire rockstars but they were the true rockstars of this day! I worked pretty darn hard on this wedding but it was soooo worth it, and I do hope I did this special day justice. Due to the fact that I took like a trillion pics …. I am dividing this little love fest into two blog posts starting with all the morning prep here in Part One. Enjoy! PS As this wedding was held in Umhlanga and that the boys surf we had to start off with some surf action, the boys got ready at Candice and Dave’s flat and the girls preened at The Breakers Hotel where they had their reception.

Hair and make up: Evolve Salon, Durban North (Stylist – Drew Christie) – (031) 564 5035 / 082 335 4625

Bouquets and Accessories: Groom’s Badge – handmade by bride, Bride’s Bouquet by Flowers – Windemere road, Bridesmaids Hand Fans and earrings – handmade by bride, Groomsmens cuff links and tie clips – Royal Tobaconists, Groomsmens ties – Markham – Website:

Bride’s Dress: Fabric and Bridal World, Musgrave (with a few few D.I.Y touches..i.e. black bow) – Tel.: (031) 306 5001, Website:

Bridesmaids Dresses: Custom made by Kate Siedle

Groom’s Suit: Edgars – website:, (tailored privately)

Rings: Custom made by Gary Cherry at Cherry Jewellers, Gateway shopping centre – Tel: (031) 566 5665, Website:

Second Shooter for Early Morning surf: Tyrone Bradley