Maboneng Joburg Wedding – Tamarin + Robin

Tamarin and Robin are both creative souls who skip through life to a different beat and it therefore follows that they would imagine a beautiful wedding of the non-conventional variety. Robin has been a musician for over 16 years and Tam has a background in Fine Art. These days Robin works as an attorny and Tam works as a graphic designer, but it’s easy to see they both have the heart of an artist.

They got married at The Open in the Maboneng district of the Johannesburg CBD and then went on to celebrate with their closest friends at the Living Room. I am a bit of a plant nut, so much so that my Mom calls my apartment the micro climate, so I was naturally blown away by this magical rooftop bar as is literally cascades with plants and greenery which contrasts beautifully with the cityscape! But back to the wedding ……… There were no bridesmaids, no wedding cake, no throwing of garters or bouquets and no typical speeches. There was however an absolutely drop dead gorgeous dress although it wasn’t of the white strapless variety, there was a very touching ceremony, there was the most amazing food including a waffle stand and there was a whole lot of love and happiness!

Thanks so much for picking me guys. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you, and shooting in such a wonderful creative space was a really special experience!

And now for a few words from the bride ……

Robin and I love the city, so we really wanted to have a wedding in an urban environment. We were drawn to Maboneng because of the revamped industrial, arty spaces. The idea was to play up the contrast of a minimalist ceremony and a lush reception, while still highlighting the city landscape in both spaces. We had an incredible time – it was totally worth all the hard work. Robin and I would like to once again thank all the people who helped us, especially our parents, our siblings and our friends! Jax and Tash – you guys are amazing, we feel really privileged to have had you guys there!

Second Shooter: Tash Schoeman

Venue: The Open, Maboneng Precinct

Reception Venue: The LivingRoom, Maboneng Precinct

Decor: Robin and I, family, friends and Spaza

Flowers: My parents – thank you 🙂 My bouquet was done by Flower Centre

Hair and make-up: Swoon Make-up Professional, friendly, and best of all, calm and collected when I was freaking out – thanks so much Sarah!

Brides Dress: I originally designed it, but it was made by a mix of people – there was a lot of dress drama unfortunately

Brides shoes: Steve Madden

Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss

Music: iPod

Priest: Nico Swart


  1. Duane on November 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm


  2. Hannes Uys on November 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Mind blown!! Wow!

  3. Natalie on November 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I LOVE this about Joburg. It is full of amazing, creative spaces. And if you look past the traffic and the hectic pace, you can really get your ‘culture’ fix here which I do whenever I come. 2 weeks ago I was at 44 Stanley and I said to my brother, this would make an amazing wedding reception venue. Same goes for Maboneng and the Newtown Precinct. The design & architecture talent in Joburg is phenomenal. I love that someone has done this in the city at last; it was crying out to be used in this way.

  4. Delre on November 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Absolutely perfectly captured pics, wow!

  5. Crystelle on November 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    WoW! This is by far one of the most amazing weddings I ‘ve seen in a long time ! Great pictures (All of them) Jacki !

  6. Nadine Aucamp on November 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    How is it even possible for you to be this good at your job? Every epic photograph leaving me with wide eyes of amazement. You are beyond original, and your work is really something to appreciate.

  7. Anna on November 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Amazing – a beautiful wedding and the photos are just wonderful

  8. Tamara on November 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Holy moly this is incredible Jacki. Those are some seriously inspired couple shots… wow.

  9. Sylvia Schutz on November 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    WOW!! Can you be any more creative!! The couple couldn’t have gotten a better photographer to show off their unique wedding! Amazing!!

  10. Anabela Lourenco on November 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    One of my favourites, you continue to be an inspiration!

  11. Laura Jane on November 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I actually have no words. With every wedding your creativity just blows my mind. You are the best of the best Jacki!!!!

  12. cory on November 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Holy Crap! You truly are one of the most talented people out there in this field Jacki. And this is coming from someone who’s IN the field!

  13. Tamaryn on November 27, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Wow! These are some of the most beautiful wedding pictures i’ve seen!!
    Awesome Job!

  14. Du Wayne Denton on November 27, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Jacki… here are more than one incredible images. Award winning stuff! Now you’ve made me “sommer lus” to go shoot a wedding there. Well done.

  15. Carolyn McNeil on November 28, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I love this wedding! Love the dress, love the shoes, love the red lip, ADORE the venue space, and love the warmth and heart that is so evident in these images. Beautiful work Jax. Congratulations!

  16. Tricia on December 3, 2013 at 4:41 am

    There is so much to love about this wedding. It’s original, creative, and simply wonderfully inspiring. What an incredible collection of images and memories for this unique couple to remember their special day with.

  17. Michelle on March 4, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Wow!!! The most phenomenal photographs!!! …And such a beautiful and creative wedding, simply Inspiring:)

  18. Cinei on May 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I can see and feel the magic in the pics of this the event! 🙂 Please share the photographer details? :)x

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