A while ago, a gorgeous friend of mine married her fiance in the African bush. She posted the photographs on Facebook and with her permission, I asked if I could share them on the blog. I thought it was such an unusual wedding and so personal and intimate, that I really wanted to share her special day.
This happens to be my favourite image…I love the contrast between the femininity of L in the soft dress and the tumultuous clouds above, all reflected in the serenity of the water. As for the view…need I say more?
The location of the wedding was the magnificent Leopard Mountain Lodge in Zululand, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa and there are some gorgeous photos of the ceremony but the celebration was interrupted by an incident where L’s son was spat in the eyes by a cobra which caused him to go blind for a few days…seriously…only in South Africa! Unfortunately, he was the official wedding photographer ,so only a few photos on the actual day were taken. Thankfully Tyrone, L’s son recovered fully and managed to take the rest of the photos a few days later on a beach at Saldhana Bay!
Her dress was so pretty and simple….perfect for the location….
I love how her husband wore a traditional African shirt….very fitting for the traditional Zulu “kraal” or enclosure where the wedding ceremony took place.
Her lovely bridesmaids also in simple dresses with a traditional flavour…..
I think the organic background is a wonderful setting for the photographs and very personal as the bride’s family are all from Kwa Zulu Natal. I should add at this point, that L and S live in Italy, just outside Rome…..she is also an incredibly talented artist who has exhibited her work internationally.
These are the second group of photos taken a few days later at the beach….
I must say that a few of my friends elected to have some photographs taken a day or two after the wedding and some of the most exquisite wedding photos I have ever seen, have not actually been taken on the day, when everyone is tense and perhaps a little stressed, but a day or two later when the rush and craziness is over and the couple is more relaxed. It is certainly something worth thinking about when planning a wedding.
A lovely wedding…in such spectacular settings…..thank you L for allowing us a glimpse of your special day!