I had the privilege, once again, to photograph a fairy tale wedding at Cathedral Peak Hotel. Small and intimate would be an understatement with this wedding. Bianca and Patrick approached the day quite differently, and the result was a good mix of the traditional with the more ‘out there’ approach. For starters, instead of the bridesmaids and groomsmen helping them get ready, they helped each other. This deviation from the traditional ‘you only see me when I come down the isle’ school of thought displayed an intimacy between the bride and groom I haven’t experienced yet.
Although deciding to photograph the official couple photos before the ceremony (the ‘first look‘ approach) is becoming more and more popular, and is common practice in places like the USA, it was my first opportunity to capture these images in this way. The result? Plenty of time to get all the shots I wanted, time to drive around and spy out great little locations, no pressure on myself or the couple to get back to their guests. Definitely something to think of for all those future brides and grooms.
I have to mention the venue. Cathedral Peak Hotel has got to be one of the best places to tie the knot. It just lends itself to fairy tale weddings. Summer, Spring, Winter and Autumn. I don’t think anyone can go wrong when choosing to get married here.
Minister: Gerhard Louw, [email protected], 083 608 2374, Winterton.
Hair: Colleen Hughes, Hair by Colleen, 031 903 3093, Amanzimtoti.