A touch of vintage and a hint of classic. Then, added to this, you suffuse a mixture of mojos and Hollywood glam in the heart of an urban city and, hey presto, this was the backdrop to Sarika's and Nico's gorgeous wedding day. I realise, that nothing in life is really perfect, but honestly, this wedding was very close.
It is going to be a short post from my side as Dror has, more than eloquently, described this beautiful wedding on his blog.
Just a quick one before I post the images.
I was a little inspired by the fact that Sarika "rocked that Marilyn vibe", so before I processed their photos for the blog, I tinkered with Photoshop in an attempt to create a timeless B&W action that would match the same old starlit, glitzy Hollywood feel.
Thank you Sarika & Nico - it was awesome!
Oh, and before I forget, those that prefer FB to blogs here is the FB post.
oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache,
you want it so!
I am so overjoyed that spring is finally on its way; partly because the warmer weather's on the horizon and partly, if not mostly, because of all the beautiful blossoming trees, which, to me, is simply the epitome of new beginnings.
Last year, in a moment of ingenuity, I decided not to shoot weddings in the months of July and August, so that I would have the time to rejuvenate, catch up, tackle a few DIY projects at home and just do all the things that are usually neglected during the busy summer months.
Well, I almost managed to stick to my non-wedding agenda, but, the problem was when July and August actually arrived..... I sooooo yearned for the hustle and bustle of shooting a wedding, so much for rejuvenation ....mmmmm.
So, I circulated some emails to a few photographers, in an attempt to second shoot at couple of weddings just to get away from my everyday mundane.
One of those assignments was that of Jason's and Belle's, which I really have to thank Stella for allowing me to be her back-up lens.
Jason's and Belle's big day had so many distinctive and exceptional elements; such as Jason's walk/shimmy down the aisle, the couple's first dance, which happened to be The Swing and then the pocket watch that Belle sent through to Jason just before the nuptial formalities.
There was a wonderfully authentic and romantic feel to this wedding, which I am battling to put into words, so, without any further delay, I'll let you peek at some more of my favourite photographs instead.
Jason, just before Belle walked down the aisle, with Belle's mom.
As always you can also view this, with one extra image, on my FB Page
I saw my first spring blossom yesterday, which made my heart sing.
Yes, Yes, Yes...bring it on!
On a totally unrelated tangent; the boys theme at school this week was circus. I present you with Jake the ringmaster.
Oh. My. Gosh.
You should have seen Dani's and Wayne's wedding - it was absolutely mind-blowing!
Their marriage ceremony, a couple of weeks back, was one of Christopher Munton's esteemed assignments, in which I was fortunate enough to be the second-shooter.
It was an extravagant affair, with a profusion of colourful flowers, decor details and, to top it all off, Dani wore a beautiful Vera Wang.
One of my favoured things about photographing Jewish ceremonies, is that the dancing kicks off right from the word go; at the very beginning of the reception. The bride and groom are initially introduced and without ado, the traditional hora starts. The energy levels on the dance floor, which would put Eskom to shame, had me ducking and diving, trying to get in as close as possible without losing my camera. What a vibe!
It is late Friday afternoon, the chardonnay has been chilled and is now calling my name, cheers.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy these moments from Dani & Wayne's very special day!
How awesome is the doughnut wedding cake!
Dani working that Vera Wang!
.....and finally in an effort to get fans - sounds so strange...fans. I have uploaded a couple more images on my Facebook Page.