Malelane/ Mpumalanga Farm Wedding – Camilla + Don

One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is that we often get to travel to places that I have never been to. Shooting in new places gets me very excited, especially when assignments involve farm weddings, family homes and pretty red heads!

Camilla and Don got married on Camilla’s family farm in Malelane in Mpumalanga which is somewhere near Nelspruit in North Eastern South Africa. I have always loved the personal touches and sense of community that seems to go hand in hand with farm weddings, and it seemed that just about everyone in the Malelane community was involved in their wedding in some way or another.

There were so many memorable moments to their big day ….. like the little flower girl and page boy who stole the show during the ceremony, the most delicious wedding cake that I have ever tasted, driving through the dusty red farm roads at top speed to chase the light and the incredible sunset! I could go on with so many more anecdotes but I speak better in pictures!

Thanks so much Camil and Don for picking me and thanks to you and all of your family for taking us into your home and lives like old friends! We so enjoyed our time with you all!!

Second Shooter: Elizabeth Donnell

Venue: Tomahawk Farm

Wedding planner: Tessa Chance and Camilla Chance (my mum and I)

Decor: My mum and I

Flowers: Friends and family

Hair: Remano

Make up: Me 🙂

Brides Dress: Maggie Sottero

Brides shoes: Europa Art and Gorgeous shoes (not sure of their brands sorry don’t have them with me)

Bridesmaids dresses: DressesUK

Groom’s Suit: Euro Suit

Cake: Lisa Rohrs and Simone Matus – decorated by Philippa and Stephan Rohrs and Simone Matus

Music: Organist- Gill Bokensha, Guitarist- Sue Du Plessis and DJ- Dave Starke

Videographer: Dan Calderwood (friend)

Priest: Roland Carle


  1. Sheugnet Christie on May 27, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Hi Jacki,
    I really don’t know how you do it! Every wedding seems fresh with lots of great and new inspiration! Each one makes me feel as if I would have loved to be there to enjoy the festivities. You really are amazing! Well done hun

  2. Vicky Mclachlan on May 27, 2014 at 11:44 am

    It is shocking how good you are! Every single shot is so calculated, filled to the brim with emotion and they each tell their own little story. How is that even possible?! I Love it so much! Where do we sign up for workshops, seriously?!

    I would consider getting re-married just so I can get you to take my pics!

  3. Roxy on May 28, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Ah Jacki, every farm wedding I see on your blog makes me remember our incredible day. And I am reminded again why we chose you to capture it. Every image you create is a work of art.
    I love the oranges!

    I was at Rhodes with Cam & Don, and this wedding looked like a wonderful and delightful celebration of their new lives together.
    Wishing the two of them a lifetime of happiness as they embark on this new adventure together <3


  4. Camilla on May 28, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Jacki and Liz you both have the most incredible eye for capturing the emotions and magic of the day! I am so bowled over by your mind blowing talent and even more grateful you were there to capture our day. No words will ever express how thankful we are and thank you for always being so calm and easy to work with in every way possible… I hope this is not the last of our meetings – as from now, no one will ever stand up against you for any other occasion we may enjoy in the future … so I hope to see you soon … till then love lots and thanks again 🙂

  5. kita birkenstock on May 28, 2014 at 10:48 am

    ah how beautiful are these photos. camil you looked absolutely beautiful. the grapefruit and farm shots bought back so many memories in the orchards of nkwaleni. what a magical childhood we had. wishing you and don all the very very best for your exciting future together. lots of love. keets. xxx

  6. Sean Kelland on May 28, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I love these!!!! beautifully captured, such awesome moments. 🙂

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