Philippa and Mike have a fairytale kind of love story. They are the most wonderfully down-to-earth, warm people and I count myself very lucky to have been with them on their fabulous wedding day photographing all the love and laughter that surrounded them.
Philippa and Mike met, fell in love in the United States while Philippa was overseas for work. They planned their wedding from abroad with the help of Philippa’s amazing mother, Anne, and Theresa Lazarevic from Creation Events. Theresa did the most amazing job coorditating Philippa and Mike’s wedding, she is exceptionally good at what she does and goes above and beyond for her clients! She is such a pleasure to work with and I can highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great wedding planner!
Philippa got ready at Lavender farm in Franschhoek which is just around the corner from Holden Manz, where the reception took place. I was so thrilled she chose a place like Lavender farm to get ready as there was abundant natural light inside the room which made photographing her preparations a breeze and it also allowed us to shoot her bridal portraits in the cool (airconditioned!) indoors as it was one of those unbelievably scorching hot summer mid-day’s in Franchhoek!
Philippa and Mike, you guys are such an amazing couple and I hope to see you in New Jersey when I get around to doing my trip to New York!
Here are some of my favourites from this happy day..
Reception Venue: Holden Manz Wine Estate
Ceremony Venue: Chapel at Solms Delta Wine Estate
Guesthouse (bride got ready here): Lavender Farm
Dress: Kleinfeld, New York
Shoes: Steve Madden
Hair & Make-up: Alicia Buckle
Flowers: Paradiso Flowers
Stationary: Seven Swans (Anelle)
Catering: Holden Manz Wine Estate
Cake: Edible Art Cakes
Wedding Coordinator: Creation Events – Theresa Lazarevic
Live music: Sound Image
Assistant/Second shooter: Claire Nicola / Nicole Rich