Wiechert & Johanè's safari wedding
From the heart of Africa...
Have we ever told you about the deep appreciation we have for the wonderous adventures our clients take us on?
Because we do not just have any clients: we have the romantic adventurers. The ones that value epic locations as much as they appreciate couture gowns and Jimmy Choo’s.
Our clients do not only take us, but also their wedding guests on a journey like no other. They are the ones who want to push boundaries on their wedding day in terms of location and design, with their choice of culinary treats and floral artistry. They enchant their hand-picked guests with curious delights and custom eats.
Our clients are lovers of timeless portraiture, of imagery with an editorial edge.Their desire: for us to seamlessly join their unique romance with their fearless hearts.
They do not follow the fanfare of fleeting trends but dance to the beat of their own drums.
Wiechert & Johané were the epitome of “romantic adventurers” and photographing this once in a lifetime wedding right there in the Letaba riverbed was beyond memorable!
Wiechert & his groomsmen chose an "understated safari style" with earth toned ties & suits... Johanè on the other hand wore a breathtaking Casper Bosman Studios couture wedding dress and cape, which can most definitely not be described as understated! With intricate beaded details on both the cress and the billowing cape, Johane was an unforgettable vision in the bushveld.
Photographing Johanè amongst the grove of palms before their wedding ceremony felt like an epic editorial for a luxury bridal magazine... this graceful woman just knows how!
The day before the wedding we scouted potential photo spots and right in the middle of Letaba rest camp we found this absolute gem... a cluster of indigenous Lala palms and we were in heaven! With their silvery green leaves and majestic stature they were the perfect backdrop for the pre-wedding portraits... so all Steph and I had to do was to time it just right so that he could photograph the groom there first before I arrived at the palms with the bride.
And honestly, this series of images are all time favourites!
They resonate with us on so many levels and we cannot thank the lovely Johanè enough for trusting us... and for her "beauty team" for being on time. It was only because we had enough time on the day that we were able to do these legendary creative portraits.
On another note... who else love Lala palms and their silvery splendour?
...the ceremony location
We know without a doubt that this ceremony was a once-in-a-lifestime experience!
Set right in the dry riverbed of the Letaba river in the north of the Kruger National Park it was not only the wedding guests that attended the ceremony...as a lazy giraffe strolled past just as the couple exchanged their vows.
Photographing this wedding in the Kruger National Park felt like "home"... we figure that that going back to the bush will always feel like home to us.
And we love that when we photograph a wedding in the bush -whether at a private Reserve or a National Park- it feels like we bring something extra to the table on the day. We bring hard earned knowledge that other photographers may not have in this scenario... inside knowledge of how the industry operates, knowledge we gathered during more than a decade living in the African bush ourselves ...