Ilse & Aleks | Weddings

My oh my, Ilse & Aleks’ wedding day was an absolute treat to photograph! There was the most amazing attention to detail and I was in absolute photography heaven shooting all the festivities! Ilse and her mother, Antoinette, did the most amazing job at putting this beautiful wedding together!

The Oaks Estate in Greyton was the perfect place for this farm-chic, victorian inspired wedding celebration and Ilse & Aleks’ guests traveled as far and wide as India and England to be there.

Ilse looked like she’d stepped straight out of a Jane Austin novel in her beautiful silk and lace Marianne Fassler wedding gown. It was also very special that she wore her grandmothers vintage veil. I had to keep my squeals of delight at bay when I laid eyed on Ilse’s Vivienne Westwood nude pumps and her bridesmaids sweet dresses were totally and utterly swoon worthy!

Homemade lemonade, pastel peonies, farm style treats, mismatched delft crockery, wheat fields, live bands and a banquet style dinner were just a few of the things that made this special day stand out!

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I did taking them..




– Service Providers –

Venue: The Oaks Estate

Dress: Marianne Fassler

Bridesmaids dresses: Marianne Fassler

Shoes: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania & Melissa

Brides accessories: Liz Loubser (necklace), La Perla (garter)

Hair & Make-up: Nandi Fourie

Rings: Sid Forman

Grooms Suit: Bespoke by Saxon&,

Grooms socks: Country Road, Grooms shoes: Rive Gauche

Flowers: Okasie

Decor & hiring: De Liefde

Stationary: Elephant Shoe

Lighting: Antoinette Events

Catering: Antoinette Events

Cake: Antoinette Events

Dessert table: Salome Froneman & Sylvia Malan:

Tent: MRent

Car hire: AAAX, Classic wheels

Videography: Vision on Fire

Live music: Leonore Bredekamp (music co-ordinator)

Bands: Manouche, Pierre-Henri Wicomb Jazz Trio, String Quartet

Wedding co-ordination: The Oaks Estate

DJ: On Cue Music

Second shooter /Assistant: Claire Nicola


28 responses to “Ilse & Aleks | Weddings”

  1. Jani B Avatar

    So gorgeous!!

  2. Nielfa Hanifa Avatar

    Beautiful… I love how wedding photos tangibly capture the LOVE with a big fat red heart!

  3. rebecca Avatar

    Beautiful! x

  4. Nadine Aucamp Avatar


  5. Claudine Avatar

    Wow, gorgeous.

    I adore your images, the colour is authentic – it does not have that over processed look, and I love the softness.

  6. Lindie Meyer Avatar

    Breathtakingly beautiful! Oh, so good!

  7. Liezel Avatar

    this is just stunning! from the very first photograph to the very last one! LOVE her dress, the shoes, and the tables…swoon!! fan-bloody-tastic!!

  8. Leonore Bredekamp (Winelands Music) Avatar
    Leonore Bredekamp (Winelands Music)

    Absolutely beautiful pics!!

  9. Janet Avatar

    Cath,So well done on your superb work, the pictures just get better and better…. such beautiful dresses!!!

  10. tabitha Avatar

    You are so super talented, Cat! Your work keeps inspiring!!

  11. Eugene Avatar

    beautiful! you make the viewer of these pics feel as if they were there as well.

  12. Doreen Avatar

    This is such a stunning wedding! I love all the dresses, just beautiful.

  13. Katherine Andjelopolj (Groom's Mom) Avatar
    Katherine Andjelopolj (Groom’s Mom)

    A little bit of heaven here on earth!

    The deep love of our radiant bride & groom, Ilse & Aleks is palpable in every image captured & reflected in the shining faces of their now one big happy family & wonderful friends.

    The awesome beauty of God’s nature from boundless blue skys, wheat fields, mountains, Inguni cows to the magnificent bridal gown, the flowers, the shinning wedding bands to scrumptious mouth watering food & the very best of wines & bubbly all combined with minute attention to detail to transport one to visions of A Victorian fantasy or The Greatest Gatsby!

    A weekend celebration never to be forgotten………

  14. Bron- [vanilla]photography Avatar

    Catherine Mac- there are no words for the beauty of your work…

    What a gorgeous wedding!! Amazing details!!

  15. Christene Avatar

    This wedding is so beautifully captured, wow! I had to look through the photographs a few times. Just amazing!

  16. Charlene Schreuder Avatar

    Oh Catherine, you talented lady – you captured every detail so well. Fantastic work! Well done xo

  17. Roberta de Lilly Avatar

    Simply gorgeous!!!

  18. Nikki du Toit - Antoinette Events Avatar

    A Truly unique wedding. What a privilege it was to be a part of such a special day to such a special couple.
    Thank you Catherine for capturing the true beauty of the area and the wedding.

  19. Ilse Lategan Andjelopolj - the bride;) Avatar
    Ilse Lategan Andjelopolj – the bride;)

    Oh how happy and proud you have made me. These pictures highlight the natural beauty of the surroundings, every last detail of the decor and the beautiful people we chose to share our special day with. I looked far and wide for a photographer that could truly capture the most special day of our life – and I found you. You are an incredible young woman with a true talent. Most definitely one of South Africa’s best – I would recommend you to anyone <3

  20. Lee-Ann Vigus Avatar
    Lee-Ann Vigus

    Awesome post Doll!!!

  21. Wayne Sylvester Avatar

    Beautifull Catherine!

  22. nikki m Avatar

    Exceptional Catherine! You really have a eye for the perfect composition! Amazing work!

  23. nastassja harvey Avatar

    Ms Mac, it baffles me that with every single wedding you do, you achieve such perfection. it is astounding! your work is always a masterpiece. I’m one of your hugest fans 🙂

  24. Lo-Mari Avatar

    Wow! What a stunning wedding! Love the the wedding and bridesmaid dresses! Awesome photos!

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