Gowrie Farm Midlands Wedding – Jaclyn + Richard

Jaclyn is the sister of my good friend Drew Christie. If you have followed my blog, you will know that Drew and I often work together. You will also know that I think he is the best darn hair stylist in Durban, if not the world! But this post is not about Drew and his skills. This post is about Jaclyn and Richard’s big day, which was held at the Gowrie Golf Club up in Nottingham Road on a perfect Autumn day.

Jacs and Richard are no fuss type of people, and so they didn’t sweat the small stuff that couples so often get bogged down with when it comes to weddings! Their wedding was about their commitment to each other and sharing the joy with their closest humans. I just loved listening to all of the speeches and hearing just how much their friends and family adore them. They wanted their day to be relaxed and lots of fun, and fun it was! We knew it was a good night when Sheugnet started doing ballet and Liz started head banging!

Jacs and Richard thanks so much for picking me and making us feel like part of the family, it really was such a pleasure to be part of your big day! Huge thanks to Drew, Liz, Dee and Bex for help with the wow shot! I owe you one for lying around in the cold grass! I think it was worth it in the end!

Venue: Gowrie Farm Golf Club http://www.gowrie.co.za/

Decor: Midlands Style Events http://www.midlandsstyleevents.co.za/

Arch: Designer décor http://www.designerdecor.co.za/

Flowers: Kloof Florist http://kloofflorist.co.za/

Hair: Drew Christie http://evolvehair.wordpress.com/ +27 (60) 5082027

Make up: Sheugnet Bezuidenhout +258 844 116 113 (based in Maputo)

Brides Dress: Belles of Hilton http://www.belles.co.za/

Brides shoes: Forever New

Brides Bouquet: Hayley Goodrich http://hgaccessories.co.za/Home/

Bridesmaids dresses: YDE

Groom’s Suit: Suit Yourself http://www.suityourself.co.za/

Catering and Cake: Nosh Catering http://www.noshcatering.co.za/

Music: Cecil http://www.executivedjs.co.za/

Videographer: Tim Cornell and Farren (Sound and Motion Video Production) 078 211 6188

Priest: Claire Phillips 082 500 2175

Graphic Design (Seating Plan, Favours & Save the Date) – Catherine Oliver (ellis.catherine@gmail.com)

Name Ribbons – Viv Grace https://www.facebook.com/RibbonKings (vivgrace68@gmail.com)

Table Numbers – Ingrid @ Inkys http://inkys.co.za/ (ingrid@inkys.co.za)

Thanks so much Jacki and Liz for all your hard work, patience and calmness – It was such a special day!


  1. Sheugnet on May 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Once again Jaxs you cease to amaze and impress! What an incredible job you’ve done. There is just no end to your flair and commitment to get the best shot. Unbelievable work – ALWAYS! Love you Sweetie (PS I think this is the nicest wedding photo’s I’ve ever seen – just saying)

  2. Milan on May 20, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Congrats Jacki & Richard!!! Too bad I couldn’t be there…Looks like it was an awesome day 🙂

    Greetings from Malaysia.


  3. Jayne on May 21, 2014 at 1:30 am

    You all look soooo damn good. Jacki rock on sister. Out of all our family you do in fact look the best. Wawawoowawa!
    And these photos are amaaaaaaa zingggggggg. So wished Juanita and I could have been there. Really gutted. Love you.

  4. Casey on May 23, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Jacs & Richie – that was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to….the venue (and scenery); food (amazing, especially the wedding cake!); entertainment (incl. all the professional “dancers” at the end of the night), ceremony (Jackie you did a fab job), company (many special people), and so on… what a lovely experience seeing two very important and close friends to me get married 😉 thank you for a fantastic day and one to remember! xoxo

  5. Stacy Squires Photography on May 27, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    wow … stunning photos

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