When Lars talks about Sami his eyes light up, and Lars’ eyes are one of Sami’s favourite parts of him! Lars says that the last 3 and a half years of being with Sami have been the best of his life and Sami says that she never knew what real love is until meeting Lars. These two took a while to find each other and are totally smitten, but they also have that profound respect for each other that so often comes with a mature love and deep connection. Their wedding happened at the Orchards Wedding Venue in the Natal Midlands. There was lots to love about this wedding but I personally delighted in the fact that Sami wore a classic wedding dress with white trainers as it reminded me of how Lars described her in one of our initial emails. “She is slightly reserved and likes her classics but with a little bit of a modern take”
Sami is a women who absolutely adores photos and particularly loves photos of her friends and family. She goes to great lengths to make people feel valued and special, and it was wonderful to witness how cherished she is by her loved ones in return. As a result we had a crazy shot list to get through on their wedding day but they rocked their portrait session despite the threat of thunder and lightening. Luck was certainly on our side that day as the mother of all storms hit us just as everyone sat down in the reception. For the rest of the evening everyone enjoyed heartfelt speeches, happy tears, delicious food and a good boogie on the dance floor!
Sami and Lars it was so wonderful to meet you both and and capture these precious memories for you! I hope we will eventually be able to sit down and enjoy that glass of wine or cup of tea together that we have spoken about! Thanks so much for picking me!!!
And now a few words from the bride
Lars put so so much effort into our wedding (with my Mom), he built our wedding website and they held down the fort when I was back to back in meetings for 8 to 9 hours all day long… every detail was perfect!
Lars and I are older in life when we got married, but I believe it took our souls this time to find each other. I have never felt what real love is until, I met Lars. I know both of us went through so much to get to where we are today and we are both forever grateful.
Second Shooter: Charne Wesner
Wedding Website: By Lars https://koh136.wixsite.com/lars-sam-wedding
Venue: Orchards Venue, Belinda Schuil http://orchardsvenue.com – assisted by her husband Andrew, her parents Tessa and Terry and Orchard’s assistant Rene
Decor: Kerry’s Flowers and Decor cc, Kerry Dinkelman, www.kerrydinkelman.com
Flowers: Kerry’s Flowers and Decor cc, Kerry Dinkelman, kerrydinkelman.com
Food: Chef n Thyme, Laura Cole, https://www.chefnthyme.com
Bride’s Hair: The Durban Makeup Artist, Camilla Kerr, https://www.thedurbanmakeupartist.co.za
Bridesmaids Hair: Hair Ahead, Cheryl Van Der Merwe, 031 562 9534
Make up: The Durban Makeup Artist, Camilla Kerr, https://www.thedurbanmakeupartist.co.za and her assistant Savanna.
Brides Dress: Eurobride, https://eurobride.co.za/
Brides shoes: SuperDry
Bridesmaids dresses: Infinity Dress, https://www.infinitydress-southafrica.com/
Groom’s Suit: Trenery
Cake: Groovy Cookies, Elise Whitcher, https://www.facebook.com/groovycookies/
Music: Havana Gas, Doug & Storme Campbell, http://www.havanagas.co.za
Videographer: Forman Wedding Films, Dane Forman – http://formanweddingfilms.co.za
Pastor: Dennis de Stadler, firstname.lastname@example.org