Love Stories

Love Cape Town : Surf, Sails & Style

Falling in Love with Cape Town with its stylish people, amazing beaches and unique flora happens fast and most people don’t ever want to leave. It is no wonder it has been voted one of the most beautiful places in the world and if you are a true Cape Tonian then its no surprise that you want to incorporate as much of this into your special day as possible.  

I met former boutique owner Lise as a fellow vendor in the wedding industry. With our shared love for style and fashion we collaborated on many creative projects before Lise asked me to  capture her & Tiaan’s wedding. For more than a year we anticipated this big day and Lise included me during the planning process with regular updates regarding style and colour palettes. It was a very emotional day to finally see it all come together so beautifully with Lise’s attention to detail & style shining through.


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The dress was a soft dove grey custom design with shimmering floral appliques and a beautiful soft tulle skirt. An elegant silhouette for the bride who values style and comfort on her wedding day.

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“The ocean is like our love. There is no beginning and no end. Timeless and ageless an eternity in its depth ”

– Sea of Love, Bill Turner

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Love is in the Details

Being a retail buyer and former boutique owner Lise has an amazing sense of style and attention to the smaller details that complete an overall look. A perfect colour palette of soft neutrals and touches of metallics was perfect for their wedding day.

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With mist rolling in from the sea and the most beautiful scenery to work with it was an absolute dream scene as Lise & Tiaan said I do. Tears were a plenty and not only from the bride but the bridal party and guests joined in as they were married  in between the boulders of Clifton Beach on a typical Cape Town day with 4 Seasons in one ♥

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Guests were hosted in style at the Royal Cape Yacht Club; in a magical reception with glittering lights from the close by V&A Waterfront, setting the scene for the night. This romantic ambiance was carried over beautifully into the hall, with the artfully placed fairy light curtain reflected in the glass fronted entrance; making  you feel surrounded by a thousand stars.

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Behind The Scenes

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Who Made It Happen:

Bridal Portrait Venue : Cape Standard 

Ceremony : Clifton Beach

Reception Venue : Royal Cape Yacht Club

Bride & Bridal Party Hair & Make Up : Marnel Toerien

Lighting Setup : Goeters

Flowers by Lise’s Aunt Erica

Second Photographer : Angelique Smith

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