The Best Of: The Oyster Box Hotel Weddings

A while back the marketing ladies from The Oyster Box Hotel asked me if I would be open to them using some of my imagery on their website. This beautiful Umhlanga hotel is one of my favourite places to photograph weddings in the whole of South Africa so I was more than happy to comply! I have shot A LOT of weddings at The Oyster Box during all my many years of being a wedding photographer and whilst gathering the images together I realised it would make a fabulous celebratory blog post!

This luxury five star hotel is a prime South African wedding destination for so many reasons! It overlooks a pristine beach housing the iconic Umhlanga lighthouse, the decor in the hotel is breathtaking which for an artist like me is so inspirational, the service is through the charts, the food is absolutely delicious and the staff are all so friendly. If you are a couple who are looking for a classy wedding by the beach without the beach sand, this may be the venue for you!

I got a bit teary looking through all of these pics as I realised how many beautiful moments and special people I have photographed over the years in this gorgeous hotel. Every couple different, every couple with their own story, every couple open and willing to allow me into a momentous milestone in their life to tell their narrative with my camera. I have also worked with some amazing suppliers whom I will mention at the end of this post!

The Oyster Box has as a list of highly qualified and reputable suppliers. Some of the preferred suppliers who are recommended by the The Oyster Box are:

Wedding Planning: Ginny Eslick 0824140265

Hair and Make up stylists:
Lindsay Nixon – 082 554 3006
Charelle McAllister – 079 888 8777

Hair Stylist: Drew Christie – Drew – 082 335 4625

Décor and Floral Specialist : Sue Baxter – Sues Flowers, 083 289 7782
Website link :
Facebook : Facebook Sues Wedding Flowers Durban

DJ/Music specialist – Vivian Westergreen – 082 454 7223

Wedding Stationery and Printing:
Janet Haw of Fuchsia Designs
0767068594 |

Wedding Cake specialists:
Nicole’s Luxury Handmade Indulgences, Making Life Sweeter – 082 654 0749

Lauren Lee Cake Couture
079 544 2388

Wessel Wessels – 079 898 0392

Rev AJ Haasbroek – 082 921 6475 or

Michael Alexander – 0609975408


  1. Jean Merry on August 16, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Jacki – your photos are just so amazing! The Oyster Box is such a beautiful venue and you have created such precious memories of our special weddings there!

  2. Lilly Collins on August 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Oh my gosh these pics make me want to get married all over again at the OBH! You are a master!

  3. Tricia on October 16, 2017 at 10:01 am

    So many weddings at this special venue, and all uniquely, masterfully and individually captured. You are amazing!

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