It took a bit of arm twisting to get me to photograph a New Years Eve wedding, but my interest was immediately sparked when Fran told me that her and Phil would be getting married on her families flower farm in Hilton. I absolutely love shooting on farms! I also love proteas! Murraefield/ Whychwood farm happens to grow proteas as well as hydrangeas ….. they also have loads of horses which equals Jacki heaven!
Besides all of that, Fran wrote me the most wonderful email describing in detail how she envisioned her big day. They didn’t want lots of posed photos nor did they want to be away from their guests for very long. They wanted their day to be about the people, conversation, a garden party with champagne for al,l followed by a reception with delicious food and yummy wine. She also told me about how her and Phil met in Australia while they were both training for the same marathon, and described how a couple of years later she got home from a cycle session to find him suited up and bent on one knee. I knew from her emails that it would be a special wedding and it definitely was.
Fran and Phil I hope all is well back in Oz! Thanks so much for picking me … we so enjoyed working with you all and meeting your horses!
PS If you are interested in getting married on this beautiful farm click here
Second Shooter: Tash Schoeman
Venue: Home ie: Murraefield / Wychwood farm www.wychwoodweddings.co.za
Wedding planner: Murrae-Lyn Godbold
Decor: Our family and friends, and Kerry Dinkleman
Flowers: Gill Chennells, and bouquets by Sarah Marshall Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair: Yvonne Cordner, Howick. Phone:+27 33 330 5470
Make up: Lisa Bailey Email: email@example.com
Brides Dress: Donna Tobin Couture, Australia. Web: http://donnatobin.com.au/
Bridesmaids dresses: Miin, Australia.
Groom’s Suit: Suit Yourself, Durban North www.suityourself.co.za
Cake: In-house: Fran’s aunt Tinky Robinson and Fran’s maid Precious Nkomo
Acoustic duo: Sebastian Goldswain and Jonathan Judge from The Sir Walrus Band. Web: www.thebeardedlady.co.za
DJ: Jason Lawrie-Ross from Silverback Productions Web: www.silverbackpro.co.za
Videographer: In-house: Rupert Craib and Richard Craib
Marriage Officer: Tony Christopher