Archive: Real Weddings

Hindu Wedding at Jex Estate- Shani and Ashay Part 2

I joked with Shani and Ashay that they might be the most married couple I know after their five day wedding celebration! If you haven’t seen Part one of their incredible celebrations which included an intimate Mehndi get together, a dinner at the Aquarium and a Hurdee Holi fight which landed up in the pool, then please do click here! Part two which you are viewing today starts with their beautiful Hindu wedding which took place at Jex Estate on the north coast of KZN and finishes with their reception which happened the following day at the Marula ballroom of Zimbali.

Mendhi, Hurdee, Welcome Dinner – Part 1 of a 5 day Hindu Wedding – Shani + Ashay

I’ve shot hundreds of weddings in my time and I can honestly say that up until this point none of them have involved a holi fight, an aquarium and a magic projection cake! Shani and Ashay’s 5-day Hindu wedding extravaganza was a spectacular event that will remain in my heart forever. It was so much more than a few functions designed to marry off a couple it was an experience for all the senses and so many of our emotions!

Old Mill Drift Clarens Gay Wedding – Drew + Brian

Drew is a romantic who loves fairy tales, unicorns, sunbeams and ponies! He is without a doubt one of the best hair stylists in Durban, if not South Africa, who also has a knack for making women look and feel beautiful! Drew takes his job very seriously, I remember years ago he had a perm done to himself as he wanted to know exactly what it felt like to have frizzy, out of control hair! The perm is now gone and these days he is sporting a pony tale of perfectly conditioned locks that would have wig makers in a frenzy! When he is not combing hair you might find him climbing trees or cooking up a feast. Chances are he will be with Brian!

Since these two rather gorgeous young chaps got together they have been inseparable! As long as I have known Drew he has wanted to be in a relationship with his soul mate. Brian is a chiropractor who rides horses, is fiercely intelligent and very good looking. Brian grounds Drew and loves and respects him for all that he is. Brian is a healer with a kind heart and in Brian Drew found not only a soul mate but a husband!

Rainy Oyster Box Beach Wedding – Carla + Neil

Neil and Carla have a beautiful daughter called Ava. One day Ava wished upon a wishing tree that her parents would get married and on the 8th of April 2018 that dream came true! Despite the threat of gale force winds, torrential rain and a massive Durban storm, Carla’s wish turned to reality and they got married on the beach in Umhlanga. The haededas stuck around for the ceremony but the rain stayed away for just long enough for them to say their I do’s and hug all of their loved ones! After this very lucky beach wedding, they went on to the Oyster Box hotel to celebrate in style and danced the night away in the grand Pearl Room.