Crystal Barn Wedding – Marilyn + Mike

Marilyn and Mike have a very special love story which all started whilst Mike was scrolling through his Facebook feed! Mike noticed Marilyn’s sparkling eyes and enormous smile staring at him from his screen and knew that he had to get to know the lady. Despite his efforts Marilyn took a long time to warm to the very persistent but patient gent! Slowly but surely they got to know each other in cyber space and then one day Marilyn finally agreed to meet for coffee! They have been together ever since!

I have photographed ALOT of weddings and I watch love for a living so I feel I can safely say that these two are the real deal! They absolutely adore each other and are so incredibly supportive and respectful of one another. Mike is one of those men who still opens doors for ladies and writes love letters, Marilyn is one of those ladies who loves to look after people and make sure that everyone is OK. They compliment each other in all the right kind of ways and both have very strong family values which has allowed them to merge two families into one!

There were so many things about this wedding that will stay with me! It was my first time shooting at the absolutely incredible Bohemian Crystal Barn Wedding Venue in the Natal Midlands, it was 9 degrees and absolutely bloody freezing so we drank sherry during the creative shoot but mainly I will remember how touched I was to witness the way these two watch each other!

Marilyn and Mike thanks so very much for picking me and for looking after us so well. Your love and your wedding was really one of a kind. Sending you both so much love and luck for this new journey together as husband and wife!

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

Tip Keep calm people around on the morning of your wedding and have some soft music playing

Tip If it is cold take a bottle of old brown sherry on your photoshoot

Tip Planning your own wedding makes it more special

Tip Big bridal parties are a mission. Keep it to your kids if you have them

TiP Take your time on your photoshoot – it’s the time you and your husband have alone.

Tip – don’t fret the small stuff

Tip – put your phone off.

Tip – say a speech

Tip – your photopgraper/video/food /make up /dress and DJ is the most important make sure you find the perfect people

Tip -Take time to take a walk with your hubby/wife at the wedding reception to take it all in – the evening goes fast

Tip – keep a file and work with that through out the time of planning

Tip – make sure all payments are done prior to wedding

CREDITS

Second Shooter : Elizabeth Donnell

Venue: Crystal Barn http://crystalbarn.co.za/

Our wedding website – www.mikeandmarilyn.co.za – for something different . Want to skip all wedding stationary use a website – Mike Beuster 064 657 0633

Make Up – Brittany Jane – Nixon @Briitanyjanemuah instagram / brittanyjanemorris@gmail.com

Dress – Madelaine Clarke – madsexclusive@gmail.com cell 0825051093

Hair – Michelle Strachan – 078 4154181 Scissor Sisters Ballito

DJ – Kevin McKune – The Wedding DJ Durban – https://www.theweddingdj.co.za/ he was an absolute pleasure to work with and so professional

Jewellery – Kathleen Barry – ( headpiece and earrings was gorgeous) the best bespoke jewls every – https://www.kathleenbarry.co.za/

Cake – Sandra Taylor – the best cake ever – FB pinkeesperfection contact 076 758 0711

Biscuits – Odette Nel – the art of fine detail at its best she can deliver anywhere and has amazing eye for detail

Décor – we did it all ourselves with the help of my A Team Girls but worth a mention Wilna Cremer 076 459 6694 for any stationary creation / décor

Printing – Live Print Ballito just amazing to work with. – based in Ballito Bespoke printing – https://liveprint.co.za/

Suits – Suit Yourself Broadway – http://www.suityourself.co.za/

Rentals – Crystal and Vine kim http://www.crystalandvine.co.za/

Rentals – Exclusive Rentals Durban – http://www.exclusivehire.co.za/

Live love and Laughter in Ballito : Fb- LovelaughSA cell 0838754263. – cindy

Crystal Barn – kate