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Alwyn & Jenna

May 2016

When you have to photograph a friends’ wedding, it is a bit more stressful for some reason, but also a lot of fun and an incredible honour.

Alwyn & Jenna are such sweethearts, and they compliment each other so well.

Their wedding day was filled with lots of emotion, and I loved capturing every moment.

Their engagement happened as follows in Jenna’s words:

“I was really ill for a while and had been discharged from hospital and suffering from massive cabin fever. He convinced me that if I put on clothes and make-up and went for a drive I would feel better. We drove to Franschoek and parked at probably the most beautiful Manor House and I started getting suspicious. Alwyn and I drive towards water as we both love the ocean- here we were driving away from it and to elaborate and very expensive looking venue. We parked next to a Cape Leopard Trust van and I suspected that he arranged for me to play with the cubs (we both love cats). He was very irritable and checking his watch (very “un-Alwyn” who is passive by nature).

He told me we were going to go for a relaxed walk and then insisted I be blind folded. This is when I knew something was suspect. We walked a while (him holding my hand… his hands feel uncharacteristically sweaty), and stopped suddenly. He turned me around and told me I could take off my blindfold. I was standing in front of the most beautiful waterfall and trees and flowers and I turned around to face him. There were pink roses everywhere and a bouquet (pink being my favourite color) and he handed me an envelope.

(For a while I had been sending Alwyn poems that touched my heart and explained to him how I loved poetry and missed love letters, wondering why people don’t write each other love letters anymore.) I opened it and started reading the most beautiful letter with sticky notes (our relationship thrived on sticky notes lol) attached with lyrics of songs we both loved. Yeah this is when I started “ugly crying”. The last line read… Will you marry me…. I looked down and saw him on his knee hand shaking, holding the most beautiful ring (nothing on pinterest compared to it).  I don’t recall saying yes, I recall lots of hugging and crying and that was that… all she wrote. I have been blessed with the gift of Alwyn Francois Visser as my best friend and adventure partner until death do us part. ‘

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Service providers – Second Shooter: My husband, Ruan; Venue: Bosduifklip; Decor: The Weaver birds; Hair & Make-up: Lize Neill; DJ: Jacques Barnard; Cake: Caru Greeff; Dress: Elizabeth Stockenstrom; Groom suit: C2 (C squared); Stationery: Home Made

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