Classy Oyster Box Wedding – Joy + Otto

Joy and Otto aren’t exactly love struck twenty-somethings who wanted a wedding album filled with photos of themselves posing around the Oyster Box, and although their wedding was an incredibly classy affair that had the dress, the decor and all the other frills that make a wedding sparkle, it was really about the people who came to celebrate with them. Friends and family are very important to Joy and Otto, and they spoilt their guests to an event that was as much about their commitment to each other as it was about the love they have for the people in their lives.

Besides a few moments of posed formal pics I approached this wedding as a wedding photo-journalist and aimed to capture the atmosphere of the day “as a fly on the wall”. It wasn’t too hard to shoot emotive images as the love that the guests feel for these two filled the Pearl Room of the grand old Oyster Box Hotel in a very tangible manner.

Joy and Otto it really has been a pleasure getting to know you both and capturing your special story. Thanks for everything you have been a “joy” to work with 🙂

Second Shooter: Liz

Venue: Oyster Box , Umghlanga , Durban, ph +27 31 514 5000

Wedding planner: Ginny Eslick  email

Decor: Finishing Touches, Durban email” or

Flowers: Boston Ivy  email

Hair:  David Gilson and Kim from Carlton Hair, Hyde Park, Johannesburg and Durban , ph +27 11 325 4998

Make up: Lindsay Nixon  email

Brides Dress: Marianne Fassler   email

Brides shoes: Jimmy Choo, Luminance, Hyde Park, Johannesburg ph +27 113254765

Bridesmaids dresses: Carlo Pinatelli, Sandton City,  Johannesburg

Groom’s Suit: Emporio Armani, Hyde Park, Johannesburg ph +27 11268 0219

Cake: Nicole’s Signature Cakes email

Music: DJ Vivian email

Priest: Marilyn Michau  email

Stationary: Crystal Print  email

Last but not least Joy would like to thank Kevin Joseph the head chef and assistant general manager at the Oyster Box. He was fantastic.


  1. Otto and Joy on July 5, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Jacki and Liz all we can say is Thank You !!! You did a wonderful job and captured the most important day of our lives and the most important moments!! We could not have wished to have had a better outcome, you did exactly what we wanted and more!! Thank you , thank you, we wish you loads of continued success with your creative business! You are world class!!

  2. Pat & Sarah Motshegwa on July 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    All we can say is “wow…what a beautiful day” congrats Mr. Muller with such a beautiful wife. May the good Lord bless you until death do u .
    . All the Best

  3. Ingrid von Moltke on July 6, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Absolutely stunning photos which truly capture the essence of this beautiful and special occasion.
    Otto and Joy you were made for each other !

  4. Richard Berhmann on July 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    This is Time Life Quality!!! Lady Lidchfield , you are a master!!

  5. Patricia Scheld on July 8, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Hello Jacki! Your pictures are such a fantastic! You photograph with so much poem! Thank you to register this such special moment with so much sensivity! You are amazing!

  6. Tricia on September 9, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Super elegant, super fun!

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