My sister and I have always been very close, so it figures that I heard alot about her university friend called Kristen Broberg way back when they were both still students. Lisa told me stories about Kristen’s incredible make up skills, her beautiful voice and flawless skin. It’s been many years since these two lived in Tugwell res and there have been many visits and glasses of wine in between. I am sure that none of us would have believed that I would land up photographing Kristen’s wedding if we had to go back in time to those ugly Rondebosch towers!
Kristen and Costa are both creative souls with sensitive hearts and an eye and ear for beauty. I knew that it was totally unlikely that they would have an ordinary wedding and what they created was nothing short of extraordinary! They got married in Clarens in the middle of winter and allowed the season and the vast landscape to guide all of their choices when it came to outfits, food and decor. Winter in Clarens is all about texture, fire places, red wine, blankets and keeping warm and snuggly. It has a beauty like no where else I have been at that time of year with it’s massive maejestic beige mountains and splindly leafless trees riddling the crisp blue chilly sky. It’s a romantic place so it is not surprising that Kristen and Costa chose this town to say their vows in front of their most favorite people as they are enormously affectionate and totally smitten with each other. To watch Costa’s face as she walked down the aisle in her ravinshing Kluk CGDT dress brought a tear to my eye and his admiration for her is only equalled by Kristen’s admiration for him. They walked a long road to that aisle below the trees and this made the wedding that much more special.