Zimbali Wedding – Courteney + Marcel

Courteney is mad about forests – she loves the lush green of trees and the sound of leaves crunching under foot. She also loves a bit of bling, flowers and a princess dress. Marcel adores everything about Courteney and watching him watching her on their wedding day had my heart skipping at beat! They are a couple who love spending time together and it’s easy to see that their friendship runs deep.

They got married in the greenery of the Zimbali Country Club and danced the night away under a sea of fairy lights. In between all of that there was alot of love, tears and hugging and somewhere near the end there were alot of crazy dance moves. I am pretty sure there were a few people who battled to get out of bed the following day!

Courteney and Marcel thank you so much for picking me to be your photographer. There was so much love on your day and this is something I so love to photograph!

And now for a few words from the bride and groom as well as the credits.

We cannot say thank you enough to all our fabulous service providers for all the amazing memories each one of you helped create for the best day of our lives. From Charelle and Clinton for making us girls (and my Dad) look beyond flawless with our hair and make-up, to the incredibly talented Grazia for bringing the dress of my dreams to life, to Dave W who made sure I had my “big moment” songs timed perfectly throughout, to Dave A for capturing our perfect day on film, to Christo at Zimbali for making sure everything ran smoothly, to Zahirah for delivering the most exquisite cake I could have ever imagined, to our very special minister Rory Dyer who blew us all away with a sermen that will stay in all of our hearts always and of course, last but certainly not least, to Jacki and Liz, whom we are so blessed to have had at our wedding, capturing on camera all the special moments we will hold close to our hearts for eternity. We are so incredibly grateful and so blessed to have made new friends in each and every one of you and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for bringing to life the wedding of our dreams.

Love Marcel and Courteney Viljoen

Venue:  ZIMBALI COUNTRY CLUB, BALLITO – Christo Van Wyk 032 538 1041





Make up: CHARELLE McALLISTER 079 888 8777

Brides Dress: GRAZIA VERONA 083 317 4557

Brides shoes: BADGLEY MISCHKA USA www.badgleymischka.com

Bridesmaids dresses:  GRAZIA VERONA 083 317 4557Groom’s Suit: SUIT YOURSELF www.suityourself.co.za

Cake: ZAHIRAH MOTALA FROM CAKES AND CANVAS www.cakesandcanvas.co.za

Music: DAVE WARD FROM TOP JOCKS www.topjocks.co.za

Videographer:  DAVE ATKINSON FROM BRAND NEW DAY www.bndimaging.co.za

Priest:  RORY DYER 083 577 1500

Stationary: Kim Walsh Ruby and The Swallow

Stretch tent and furniture – Extreme Events  Matt Bower Cell 0827777364 Website: www.extremeevents.co.za


  1. Richard McGlashan on April 25, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Jacqui, just a note to say a big thank you. I sincerely hope that you enjoyed the day as much as we did and thanks for amazing photos, and memories. We absolutely loved every minute?
    Well done.

  2. Lilly B on April 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    These pics are insane!!!!!!!! That ring shot! Those flower girls! The emotion … I actually got tears looking through these pics! I don’t know how you do it, every single time!!!

  3. Taryn Andrews on April 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    What a beautiful bride … You can see how much her husband adores her! Loved looking through these pics. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Tricia on April 26, 2016 at 5:06 am

    So much love in every image.

  5. Julie on April 26, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Incredible images! I wish you had photographed my wedding.

  6. Julie McGlashan on April 28, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Jax, what can we say?? Your talent and creativity go above and beyond! When your first child gets married, you are obviously treading a new path. When we set out to find the photographer that would capture Marcel and Courteney’s dream day, it didn’t take us long to know that you were the one. I remember Court phoning me saying “Mom, I’ve found her”. We followed your blog and knew from each and every wedding you photographed, that we were very definitely in the right hands. I guess, it’s a feeling you get of trust. For me, as the wedding planner, and Mother of the Bride, it was a massive task to take on and trust the people you have chosen to make this beautiful occasion come together, but never once did we question your reliability, your talent and your professionalism. From the McGlashan family, we thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for capturing forever, this very beautiful, emotional and love filled day.

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