Intimate Hartford House Wedding – Kerry + Shaun

When talking about Kerry and Shaun’s wedding I could wax lyrical about the incredible venue, the wonderful food, the mind boggling scenery and the amazing outfits, but I wont. I will tell you about the heart of the wedding! Kerry and Shaun have walked a rocky mountain to get to the point of marriage. Their love for each other has seen them through a tough journey which ultimately landed up in outdoor wedding ceremony at Hartford House with their absolute nearest and dearest. It was an emotional day, an honest day, and an authentic day. There was no holding back or pretending but there was alot of pure joy, true love and deep respect.

Thanks guys for picking me. It was an an unforgettable experience! I am still dreaming about the marshmallow sherbet desert!!

And now for a few words from the Bride

Our weekend wedding celebration was two days filled with the things that we absolutely adore: Passion, whether it’s delicious food, our beautiful children and our wonderful friends and family. The champagne flowed as planned ~ see the invitation ~ (so well that it turned into tequila ) and there were tears, from joy, from loss, from promise of the future, but also from the knowledge that 2 souls finally found each other and that love inspired everyone there.
We chose Hartford House as our venue because of their commitment to joy, joy with which each and every task is undertaken, it is an incredibly special place and we felt that it just embodied how we have decided to live our lives.
Our story is not a fairy tale filled only with sparkly and beautiful things . It’s a real story of two people who have fought hard for their own happiness , to create a life for themselves and their children . This weekend was a celebration of the journey that we have taken over the past few years and it was one that we will never forget .

Second Shooter: Natasha Schoeman

Venue: The absolutely spectacular Hartford House it’s such a special place !!!

Wedding planner: ummm… A combined effort of Hartford and us 🙂

Decor and flowers: Ester Dobbin from Midlands Style Events – an absolute pleasure to deal with

Hair: Drew Christie from evolve – he is an absolute genius –

Make up: Charelle Mccalister – who is just a joy to work with and is so super talented

Brides dress:Vesselina Pentcheva .Vesselina is a wonderful human being who takes such good care of every person that comes through her door – thanks vess for taking me on last minute – you did such a beautiful job

Brides shoes: Tiger of Sweden

Groom’s Suit: All from Hackett – it’s a brand that just epitomizes my husband – preppy , country and a complete Anglophile 🙂

Music: Dave from Topjocks


  1. Yolande Snyders on November 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    One of the most beautiful weddings & gorgeous brides I have ever seen!!!

  2. Delre on November 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Amazing photos, as always!

  3. claire nicola on November 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    speechless feels like the most inadequate word possible, and yet it’s also about the only one that seems fitting. Jacqui. My darling, you’ve created a masterpiece of images.

  4. Chanelle on November 21, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I’m lost for words! Absolutely awesome! Absolutely beautiful! I love the idea of intimate weddings st special venues!

  5. lizelle lotter on November 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    SAY WHAT!?
    FInding myself wanting to look through all the pictures again! Amazed. xxx

  6. Mechelle on November 22, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Wow, these photos are divine Jackie 🙂

  7. Margie Nel on November 22, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Jacki these pictures are amazing. So Kerry & Shaun my beautiful children.

    Thanks Jacki

  8. Natalie on November 22, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Best wedding ever. Best bridal hair ever. Biggest smile I’ve ever seen on a bride ever. And best photographs ever 🙂

  9. SA Wedding Venues on November 22, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Beautifully captured Jacki! Gorgeous photos!

  10. Cheryldene on November 22, 2013 at 7:50 am

    What an awesome bride with the most beautiful photo’s!! AWESOME!!!

  11. Sally Stewart on November 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

    What a gorgeous wedding! Jacki, incredible shots as always and Drew the bride’s hair is AMAZING! You two just don’t stop with the fantastic creations! What artists!

  12. Katy on November 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    The minute i saw her hair i knew it was Drew.
    Stunning photos as usual! 🙂

  13. Bill & Karen Cinnamond on November 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    The love between Shaun and Kerry was really and inspiration to us. The venue and most importantly the guests made this the most beautiful and memorable wedding we have been to.

    We know that the love between Shaun and Kerry will continue to grow.

    Thank you for allowing us to experiance such a special and beautiful day.

  14. Sheugnet Christie on November 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Jacki – well I am totally blown away. You have captured the very essence of this wedding. I am so emotional and have been bawling my eyes out and I wasn’t even there! Wow, wow, wow – once again my darling – spectacular work. Also one proud mama of Drew – her hair was just spectacular!!! I am so very happy that you two creatives have found each other and work so well together! Whoever has the two of you for their wedding is really blessed!

  15. Carolyn McNeil on November 28, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Wow! Love the setting, love the hair, love the make up, ADORE the dress! And even more than all that, I am smitten with the genuine, heart-felt emotion that is so evident in these images. Beautiful work Jax. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Tricia on December 3, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Just. Plain. Wonderful!!!!!

  17. Annie Hodes on December 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    These pictures are exquisite, they completely encapsulate the whole wedding weekend experience – it was such a special and unbelievably beautiful occasion.

    We feel so honoured to have been part of it! What a gorgeous, fun, emotional, amazing wedding it was and Hartford House is just out of this world, it couldn’t have been at a more stunning venue. I still giggle whenever I think about what a party it was too, very entertaining and fun!

    Kerry, you made the most exquisitely beautiful bride, these pictures perfectly capture what a truly wonderful experience it was for everyone who shared in your and Shaun’s special day. We wish you all the happiness in the world always.

    xxx Annie and Larry

  18. Megan Harker on May 24, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Love this couple- His look, her hair, mak-up and dress. Stunning.

  19. Sally stewart on July 11, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I just knew the talented Mr Drew Christie was responsible for the bride’s gorgeous hair! Amazing moments captured as always Jax!

  20. Robyn (Mrs D) on July 11, 2014 at 8:52 am

    You nailed this one Jax!! OMG the emotion – wow again!! Oh and the brides eye make-up is just stunning xx

  21. Marie-Louise on July 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

    As usual you have a knack of capturing magical and special moments. We can hear the laughter, feel the emotions and be a part of something and someone we don’t know. Awesome pictures of a beautiful couple and their children.

  22. Natalie Martyn on June 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Best wedding hair I’ve ever seen 🙂

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