In one of Phillipa’s very first emails she said “We are so lucky to have Carolyn, her enthusiasm is simply infectious. And we’ve managed to book you as well! I’m sure it can’t all be this easy?! It must mean that it is going to rain on our wedding day!” Well rain it did, but that rain was kind enough to stay away during their ceremony which was held under a grove of trees enveloped in a cloud of mist. This all took place on Wychwood farm, a magical flower farm which grows hydraengas and proteas and is found nestled in the greenery that is Hilton. The flower theme ran throughout the wedding, from the baskets of flowers running down that misty aisle to the gorgeous lace embellishing the bodice of her floaty dress. The only person more mad about flowers at this wedding was the wedding planner and decor consultant, Carolyn McNeil from Adore Weddings, which definitely explains Phillipa’s comment in that email from way back!
As much as I love flowers what I really love photographing are beautiful moments, raw emotion, crazy dance parties and general happiness. This wedding provided all of those things but getting to hug a horse while working was more than an added bonus! Phillipa and Andrew thanks so much for picking me to photograph your special day. It really was such a joy getting to know you and your families.
And now for a few words and the credits from the bride …
The proof is in the pudding – we had the KZN A team. Thank you to everyone who helped to put together such a magical day. We just loved every second of it and it all came together like a dream.
Photographers: Jax and Liz, thank you so much for photographing our wedding. You were both wonderful on the day and taking pics was such fun. I’m sure the pictures will tell the rest of the story of your creative genius J.
Venue: Wychwood Farm – thanks to my wonderful family – Hamish, Kath, Murrae and Miles Goldbold – for letting us take over your farm, what an incredibly special place for an incredibly special day.
Wedding planner, Décor and Flowers – Adore Weddings and Events, Carolyn and Jessie were completely phenomenal. Carolyn is so creative and amazing with flowers – the whole day was simply beautiful all thanks her. Her passion for weddings is simply infectious and she made the whole process such fun! (Carolyn – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hair and make-up: Nixon – Lindsay and Laura – fun, timeous and so amazing at what they do. We all felt so beautiful…. and the best part is that we looked just the same at 3 in the morning despite mist, rain, tears, wild dancing antics and far too much champagne! (Lindsay Nixon – 082 554 3006)
Brides Dress: Howard Green Couture. Wow, I just LOVED my dress. It started out as a bit of a mad idea and came together as a one of a kind master piece. Thank you for such a magnificent creation! – (JHB – 082 886 6123)
Bridesmaid dresses: Brigitte – we were so thrilled with the dresses, they were all perfect. (JHB – 082 415 5949)
Caterer: A Pinch of Salt – So much delicious food!! Hayley is just amazing. Loved the bountiful platters of food which created a great social big family dinner vibe. (Hayley Fyvie – 072 221 7749)
Cake: Belinda Wichman – email@example.com
Music: Pianist – the most brilliant Christopher Duigan
DJ – Mike Birkett, Sound Mechanix – fantastic, the dance floors was packed… we couldn’t help ourselves J
Priest: Paul Mosdell, Anglican Church of the Ascension Hilton – what a wonderful person, thanks to Paul for such a lovely relaxed ceremony. (Paul Mosdell – 033 343 3012)
Stationery – Liesel from Glee / Bash Paperie and Design was wonderfully creative, reliable and also very patient! (firstname.lastname@example.org)