“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins”
– 1 Peter 4:8 –
Back in 2002, I met this little redhead girl at her grandmothers home in Hartenbos while on vacation with her cousin Yvonne, one of my closest friends. We were 17 and super cool, but I remember thinking that Yvonne-Mari would grow up to be a heartbreaker, and she really did.
I have been looking forward to the wedding of Mike & Vonnie for a whole year, not only because I knew Yvonne would be the most stunning bride ever, but I was looking forward to meeting the man who stole her heart.
My first encounter with him was while he and his friends were doing a soundcheck under the big trees at Ashanti Estate where their ceremony was going to be held. The man was standing in front of a microphone with a guitar around his neck practicing a song. The song was for when Vonnie would walk down the aisle with her dad, I mean, how often do you see that? And the man CAN sing, he really can. I remember thinking, will he cry when he sees her coming, will he be able to hold his voice stable?
And he sure did –
It was the perfect day.
These two were stealing looks and kisses and smiling through the entire ceremony. It was one continuous photo opportunity. I could not put the camera down for one second because I would surely miss something. The chemistry was filling the entire estate.
Vonnie’s dad said in his speech that she is the most beautiful girl in the world & I must agree. Mike looked very dapper himself and I shed a whole bucket full of tears during their ceremony – the way they look at each other is not something you see every day.
This one is for the books.
Loved every minute of it.
Thank you Vonnie & Mike for allowing me to be part of this day. I hope you enjoy this small preview.
| Venue : Ashanti Estate | Dress : Robyn Roberts Studio | Make Up : Clarita Smit | Flowers, Cake : Blomlief | Decor : To-Netts | DJ : Music2theMax | Registrar : Ds Johan Engelbrecht | 2nd shooter : Yolane Bayards |