If you follow my blog you may recognize Nicole and James from their engagement shoot that we did on Kubu Island in Botswana last year. It was a crazy adventure and an experience that won’t be forgotten. It took a huge amount of effort and planning to make that shoot happen, but Nicole and James are not the types to do things in half measures and they wanted to create something that was uniquely them.
I knew that if even half the amount of dreaming, scheming and organizing went into the actual wedding as was applied to our Kubu trip, it would be something extraordinary. Little did I really know! The wedding exceeded all my expectations and must have had one of the longest event sheets in the history of most weddings!
Guests were transported up a Dargle mountain in a fleet of old land rovers to the ceremony site where Nicole and James were married under a beautiful custom made wedding arch by well known South African artist Kim Goodwin. After the ceremony they sipped G&Ts in their Safari themed outfits, which were the required dress code for the day, whilst vintage aircraft flew overhead, occasionally dive bombing the party. Later everyone headed over to Corrie Lynn farm where they were spoilt with lots of vodka, delicious food by The Farmers Daughter, a lesson in Scottish reeling and yet more vodka!
What I loved about this wedding is that it was just so uniquely James and Nicole! They are both pilots who love to travel and share adventures. Their wedding was about more than just their marriage, they aimed to spoil the people they love with an experience that could only have been dreamed up by the two of them. And damn they pulled it off well, even the weather gods were on their side!
Nicole and James! Gosh! Its been a heck of a ride with you two and I am so very glad you chose me to capture it all. Actually, “glad” doesn’t cut it! I am elated you chose me to shoot for you. I have so loved our time together and hope we get to adventure together again one day! Much love and luck!!!
And now for the credits and a few words from the bride
James and I are not usually the type that like to be the centre of attention, and it was the same for our wedding. We wanted to make sure our guests also had the experience of a lifetime.
A large number of our guests had traveled across the globe to join us and we wanted to continue their journey during our wedding. We aimed to make it an experience for the senses and we did this by incorporating many countries and cultures into our theme, music, food and visual features. We were very happy with the result, and also the weather! We have to thank all involved for putting in so much effort and helping to turn our ideas into reality. Also a massive thank you to Jax for capturing the moments so that we can now journey back to that day and re-live it any time we feel.
Venues: Corrie Lynn Farm
Wedding planner: Lynn Holding 083 306 2042
Decor: Tinks Fowler http://farmwedding.co.za/ & Lynn Holding
Flowers: Tinks Fowler
Hair & Make up: Roz Faber https://www.schwish.com/
Brides Dress: Oleg Cassini CWG568/ Bride & Co
Hats: AB Hats
Cake: The Farmers Daughter – Jen Pretorius
Music: DJ- Greig Lupke 083 799 2510/
Live Music – Anton Cawthorn-Blazeby 083 419 2655
Wedding Arch: Kim Goodwin
Landrovers: Land Rover Owners Club
Plane: Francois Davel