Misty Netherwood Wedding – Martha + Sbu

Martha is a very gorgeous Canadian Pharmacist who found herself participating in a volunteer/educational program in South African some years back. One night during her stay, she went out on the town and her eyes just happened to cross paths with the very dapper Doctor Sbu. Little did they both know that this night would change their lives forever. Meeting ones soulmate in a nightclub might not be seen as being particularly romantic but this was the beginning of a long distance love affair. A love affair that went on for well over three years and landed up in a misty marriage in the KZN Midlands.

People came from near and far for this wedding and flew in from all over South Africa and the world. The sun may have hid behind a big blanket of damp mist for most of the day but the atmosphere was warm. I have never photographed a wedding at Netherwood which wasn’t a HUGE party and Martha and Sbu’s wedding was no different!

Martha and Sbu thanks so much for picking me. Besides getting stuck in the mud ….. we loved shooting your wedding! Wishing you all the best for you new life in Canada!

PS Thanks to the farm managers for rescuing us!!!

You can see their engagement shoot here …..

And now for the credits and the brides own words

A huge thank you to all the people listed below who helped our special day come together. You guys were outstanding! Your professionalism and hard work made our day so much less stressful, which allowed us to be able to enjoy ourselves and take it all in. You all went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you so much for everything.

Second Shooter: Tash Schoeman

Venue: Netherwood – Liza Kleinloog – Email: info@netherwood.co.za, Website: www.netherwood.co.za

Bridal Accommodations: Lidgett’s Grant (Netherwood) – Email: info@netherwood.co.za, Website:  www.netherwood.co.za

Hair: Drew Christie and Norm O’Brien – Email: nea.obrien@gmail.com, Contact: 082-335-4625 / 071-328-7363

Make Up: Carmen 084 437 1765

Flowers and bouquets: Functions For Africa – York Lawrence – Email: york@functionsforafrica.co.za, Website: www.functionsforafrica.co.za

Decor and furniture: Functions For Africa – York Lawrence – Email: york@functionsforafrica.co.za, Website: www.functionsforafrica.co.za

Brides Dress: Sottero & Midgley – Website: www.sotteroandmidgley.com

Brides Veil: Teri Huang (Etsy) – Website: www.etsy.com/shop/terihuang

Brides shoes: Christian Louboutin  – Website: www.christianlouboutin.com

Brides Earrings: Tejani Jewelry – Email: info@tejani.com, Website: www.tejani.com

Brides wedding band: Dave Batchelor – Email: dbdesign@mweb.co.za, Website: www.davidbatchelor.co.za

Groom’s and groomsmen’s cufflinks: Dave Batchelor –  Email: dbdesign@mweb.co.za, Website: www.davidbatchelor.co.za

Bride’s and bridesmaids’ robes: Love Ophelia – Email: letters@loveophelia.com, Website: www.loveophelia.com

Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy Collection – Website: www.dessy.com

Groom’s Suit: custom made by Henry’s Collection (Thailand) – Website: www.henryscollection.com

Groom’s wedding band: Cherry Design Jewelry – Website: www.cherrydesign.co.za

Cake and cupcakes: Sugar Coated Cakes – Sasha Naidoo – Email: thecakebaker@mweb.co.za, Website: www.sugarcoatedcakes.co.za

DJ: SilverBack Production – Jason Lawrie-Ross – Email: jason@samcopumps.com, Website: www.silverbackpro.co.za

Videographer: Beyond Measure – Mark and Carin Thompson & Cameron Smith – Email: info@bmwf@gmail.com, Website: www.beyondmeasure.co.za

Traditional Zulu Dancers: Status Productions – Email: info@status-productions.com, Website: www.status-productions.com

Caterer: CHC Catering – John Kleu and Wade Coetzer – Email: djkleu@mweb.co.za or  c.h.c.@mweb.co.za, Website: www.chccatering.co.za

Ceremony Officiant: Bruce Hughes – Olive Tree Church – Website: www.olivetreechurch.org


  1. louise | b.loved on February 27, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Wow. The way he looks at her is just true love. A real roller coaster of beautifully captured moments xo

  2. Kat Forsyth on February 27, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Hell yeah! Stunning bride & groom, gorgeous bridal party, family and friends brimming over with joy, and Jacki-talent to capture it all = perfect wedding!

  3. Christine Joy on March 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    No. 90 is definitely one for the Fearless awards;)
    Awesome photos!

  4. Liezel on March 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    This is a truimph! love it!! beautiful people!

  5. Marié Delport on March 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Wow. Love your work. And this on a rainy, misty day. Great stuff!

  6. Emma-Jane on March 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Wow! Just. Wow!!

  7. Natalie Griese on March 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I’ve been waiting for these 🙂 There is something magical about these two – ah, the way he’s looking at her at the altar – swoooooon.

  8. Kat de Sarigny on March 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I LOOOVE these photos! Brilliant and beautiful!!

  9. ROBS on March 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I absolutely love this wedding for so many reasons

  10. Leonette on March 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Absolutely awesome. Period.

  11. Delia on March 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    WOW! I know I say that all the time but seriously WOW WOW WOW!

  12. Kristopher on March 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Wow, this is my new favorite wedding. The whole event was perfectly photographed from beginning to end:-)

  13. Brenda Pratt on March 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Just breathtaking – I literally stopped breathing when i saw some of these pics. Outstanding, Jacki! You capture the beauty and magic of the event and the profundity of their love.

  14. Tricia on March 5, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Beautiful people, beautiful wedding. I adore the shot of her wedding dress.

  15. Robyn Rose on March 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Incredible photographs Jacki you captures so much and more with this wedding. Well done.

  16. Yolande Snyders on June 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Just love this wedding & gorgeous photos.

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