When Toni and I first chatted about her wedding photography, words like fun, emotional, unposed, loud and authentic were thrown about. When the big day came, these words couldn’t have been more apt to describe the overall essence and spirit of the day. Toni and Anthony insisted that they didn’t want any pics of themselves standing in a field gazing lovingly into each others eyes, they wanted documentary images which captured the atmosphere of their wedding, the people that are important to them and their love for each other.
Anthony is Lebanese and so alot of the guests flew in from Lebanon especially for the wedding, this meant that there was a lovely merging of two different cultures. It also meant that their big day was one heck of a party! These folk definitely know how to have a good time and that dance floor didn’t stop. In fact the dancing kicked off early in the evening when Toni’s brother surprised them by hiring a well known band called the George to play during dinner. Another notable lovely touch was that instead of giving guests wedding favours that so often land up left behind or in the bin they used this money to donate to cancer research.
Toadbury Hall in Joburg was a great venue for all of this fun and even though it threatened to thunderstorm all afternoon the clouds kept their bounty for the day after their wedding. I am sure the bad weather was welcomed by all of those nursing hangovers in bed!