Wedding bliss under African skies – Mandie + Erik

Being a bit traditional when it comes to marriage, I was stoked to photograph Mandie and Erik’s renewal of their wedding vows. They couldn’t have picked a better venue either. Nambiti Hills Private Game lodge in the Nambithi Conservancy is just a magical place for these special occasions.

It was just so heartening to see two people are still very much in love fifteen years after their wedding day, and their children being there to witness their affirmation of exactly that which cannot be shaken. It must mean the world to a child to know that their parents’ love for each other is unshakable. There is just so much riding on the wedding vows that were made fifteen years ago, and to witness that the foundation laid down then is still as strong as then makes you wonder if the foundations of Earth isn’t laid on love.

Mother Africa certainly played her part in the occasion by supplying magnificent backdrops of amazing colour contrasts. Dark grey thunder cells and soft, golden grassland with a touch of summer green splashed in here and there. The age-old beauty of the land reminded me how simple life really is, and how important it is that we treasure the relationships and experiences we share with those we love. It is hard to think of a better location to celebrate the celebration of love other than the mother continent.

Venue, food and decor: Nambiti Hills, [email protected], (+27) 36 940 0085

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