Sussi and Chuma Wedding in Zambia – Julie + Kevin

It’s not every year that one gets to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World on one’s birthday, and I have Julie and Kevin to thank for giving me this privilege this year. Yip, Julie and Kevin got married just around the corner from the Zambezi falls at the exclusive Sussi and Chuma Sanctuary Game Lodge which sits right on the shores of the Zambezi River in Zambia. Kevin told me that I am not allowed to called the Zambezi river the mighty Zambezi, so I will have to use the words magestic and magical instead to describe this enormous ever moving body of water. What I cannot quite describe is the amazing energy I felt whilst watching this body of water moving past the banks where Julie and Kevin said their vows. It was a spectacular day in a spectacular place with special people.

Their wedding day started off with the boys setting off for a spot of tiger fishing and finished with the newly weds sitting under the African stars surrounded by their closest family and friends. There were so many special moments in between; the look on Kevin’s face as Julie walked down the aisle, the pure joy emanating from the two Vickys as they said their I do’s, and whizzing over the water in speed boats to catch the golden sun are just a few memories I hold close.

A huge thanks to Julie, Kevin and family for making us feel part of something truly special.

Venue: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma,  Livingstone,  Zambia www.sanctuaryretreats.com

Hair: Hannah Patel,  Kut & Kulla

Make up: Linda Comana, family friend

Shoes: Anella Wedding Shoes, www. weddingshoes.co.za

Church flowers, bouquets and button holes: Church flowers – . Bouquets & button holes- The Floral Touch UK www.thefloraltouchuk.com

Decor/Flowers at the Venue: Decor – Floribo Zambia Ltd. & Kapwelyomba Roses arranged by Sanctuary staff

Brides Dress: San Patrick – De La Vida Bridal Couture www.delavida.co.za

Bridesmaids Dress: House of Couture, Zambia jgbworld@hotmail.co.uk

Groom’s Suit: Viyella

Cake: Lauren Coombes

Wedding Decor: Glitter & Sparkle Zambia www.glittersparkle.net

Music: Andrew Sichali

Stationary: Invitation House www.invitationhouse.co.uk

14 Comments

  1. Colin Browne on June 18, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Excellent work Jax, love that blurred boat shot. The new site is great, well done!



  2. Delia on June 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Amazing photographs as always Jax! I do, do love your work and your new site is fab!



  3. AndreaC on June 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Breathtaking!…..as always 🙂



  4. Vicki Macaulay on June 21, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Jacki, You rock! Thank you for the wonderful pics and beyond wonderful memories.



  5. Tricia on June 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

    So quientessentially African, so wonderfully elegant!



  6. Cindy Croucamp on June 23, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Stunning photographs and a Wonderful Family.



  7. Ewa Haechler on June 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Wonderful, wonderful photos! xxx



  8. Vicki Macaulay on June 24, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Jacki
    Your pictures, or works of art I feel is a better description, evoked many emotions. Thank you. At the risk of sounding boring the words “soul, spirit, essence ” spring to mind – all of which you have captured in so many different and often subtle ways. You may not know this but Mack and I have trucked around Africa for all of our married lives which is in fact forever, dragging Kevin with us from the tender age of 3 months. So, for us, you not only captured the joy of the day but found Africa at every turn, thus creating the perfect memory of our two great loves, our child and Africa. The baobab pic moved me to tears. I have hugged them, climbed up them and into them, picked their flowers from the ground, found leopards in them, sat quietly with elephants under them and indeed worshipped in their presence of greatness. They have comforted me in times of sadness, inspired me in moments of despair and have provided some of my finest experiences. The picture of Kevin and Julie alongside one on that most special of days means more to me than words can express.

    My darling Mack, who is a man of few words, looked at the pictures and his only comment after and long and quiet observation, was “mmmmmmm, that girls knows about Africa!” Fine praise from him who in his day was a damn fine photographer



  9. Jo Duguid on June 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Such lovely photos, it felt as if I were there with my beloved ex neighbours from Port Edward time! I so enjoyed looking at them, and will do quite a few time more! Well done!!



  10. Dannie Kagan on June 24, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Such memorable photographs Jacki……every moment a picture and every picture a special moment…



  11. Cara on July 1, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Oh these are beautiful, Jacki, as always!!! And your new website is fabulous! So very very slick! Congratulations! My only complaint is I haven’t the time to view it from my desktop… Not even my laptop… Only my phone. This does not do your work justice!

    Hi Jax, thanks for comment on fb. Parenting getting better every day. Pinned to chair by sleepless sleeping babe. Think of you often too. Had the wedding album out past couple weeks, lots of visitors wanting to look and see! Always enjoy looking at it. Will email… One day. In the meantime, sending love to you, your plans with your man, and Tash! XX



  12. Katie-Jayne on July 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Jackie! Life could not be more perfect than you capturing my Kev’s special day. Looking through the pictures makes me feel like I was there xxx Love you. Kev, Jules… OMG amazing!



  13. linda comana on July 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Jacki you have caught the emotion; happiness & amazing day it was for us all to share with Julie and Kevin.
    It was so special for me to help Julie on her day having known her since she was a very small girl.
    Wonderful to meet you………Amazing photo’s.



  14. cc rossler on July 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    absolutely awesome, your pics make me feel sorry for people who have to live/work/play/get married anywhere other than this fine continent.



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