Philippa + Mike | Weddings

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)

Videographer: Sweefilm

Catering: Holden Manz Wine Estate

Cake: Edible Art Cakes

Wedding Coordinator: Creation EventsTheresa Lazarevic

Live music: Sound Image

Assistant/Second shooter: Claire Nicola / Nicole Rich





11 responses to “Philippa + Mike | Weddings”

  1. Nadine Aucamp Avatar

    Love it! Very pretty!

  2. Melli Rutsch Avatar
    Melli Rutsch

    Amazing pictures and a beautiful couple!! 🙂

  3. Lauren Kim Avatar

    What a beautiful wedding

  4. Creation Events - Theresa Lazarevic Avatar

    Wow Catherine! Amazballs! You did such a good job in capturing the vibe and feeling of the day. Feels like I’m there all over again. Loving it!

  5. Julia Avatar

    What a wondeful wedding. I LOVE your work 🙂

  6. Julie Avatar

    Amazing photos. Really captured the moment.

  7. claire nicola Avatar

    i dont know which section of this post i love more … the dreamy bridal portraits or that crazy, spontaneous shot of the girls dive bombing the bouquet;)

  8. Tanya Jacobs Avatar

    There’s a gangnam style in those dance pics isn’t there?! 😀
    Gorgeous photos!

  9. […] the elegant detail on her wedding gown, and soft wavy hair. Michael is definitely one lucky groom! Catherine Mac Photography was there to capture their […]

  10. Elanie Avatar

    Lovely pics, Catherine! Playing the wedding march in the Solms Delta chapel this afternoon and so lovely to “see” the chapel inside, thanks for sharing.

  11. […] wish you guys all the best for the future and may your love go from strength to strength.   Catherine Mac was there on the day to capture all the prettiness.     By […]

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