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KZN Midlands Country-style Wedding | Leon & Terri

KZN Midlands Country-style Wedding | Leon & Terri

It has been a long while since I blogged any shoots !  This colorful and happy wedding inspired me once again.  It also reminded me of these words by Kahlil Gibran ~

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

Saturday, 8th April 2017 was a very special day for these two wonderful people.  Leon Gryvie, our local GP and Terri, a beautiful and wild lass from the Eastern Cape.

A sunny day filled with joy, smiles, laughter, jokes, good company, good food and so much love…..even the Midlands weather played the game.

Congratulations Terri & Leon – here’s wishing you guys so much happiness, companionship and peace in the years to follow.  Thank you too, for giving me the opportunity to capture your wedding day xxxxx

Take a look at these gorgeous happy pix for an idea of what it means to have a real KZN Midlands Country-style Wedding!!!

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Trash-the-Dress / Wayne & Kirst

Some Trash-the-Dress lovin’

To be honest, I haven’t done many of these.  Why not you may ask!  I have no clue.  The are the BEST fun.  After the tension and high energy vibe of the wedding day, the t-the-d is such a brilliant “bring-things-down-to-earth” or soak the daylights out of them, kind of shoot.

Needless to say Kirst and Wayne embraced the trash-the-dress shoot for all it was worth.  The dress (which I’m relieved to say wasn’t really her wedding dress) was pretty trashed, well jolly dirty anyway.  Wayne , clearly a bum man, managed to cop a feel  on every single shoot  (note E-shoot and wedding day).  The fabricator (aka fascinator – and if you don’t know what it is, thats your problem) was also the subject of much humour.  Even Ruby, my Bull Mastiff princess, got in on some of the shots.  Think she was really a tad nervous that Wayne (or Kirst) was drowning especially with the lifting-up-in-the-air with copious amounts of water deluging in the face shots.

In fine form, the day ended with a yummy bottle of bubbles after huge amounts of mirth.

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KZN Weddings ~ Kirst & Wayne

Its taken me a long while to work out what I’d like to say about this wedding.  There’s so much.  I don’t want to leave stuff out but I also don’t want to ramble on :-).

When I first met Kirst & Wayne, I knew immediately that I was more than happy to shoot their wedding.  They both had such a gentle, warm vibe about them.  We went on to do their E-shoot down at the river (Mooi) and had so much fun at the time, I knew without a doubt that the wedding was going to be lovely.  Well.  It was so much more than that.  Its not always that you get two people, that you just know, deep down, are so totally meant for each other.  Who seem to just get each other and more than anything, really respect each other.  The foundation for a long lasting marriage I’m told (by my very experienced parents who’ve been married for over 50 years).

I hope I’ve managed to tell your story in the images below.  Watch how the anticipation, the nerves, the last minute details, the tears and the laughter unfold.  A lot of these images are the in-between-moments that I love so much.  For me, they speak volumes.

The ceremony, the speeches and indeed the huge party afterwards, were a magnificent testimony to the love that you two share, not only with each other, but also with your friends and family.  It was truly an honour to be a part of this and to have the opportunity to capture these memories that I hope will last you guys a life time.

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Some Supplier Love goes to:

Venue ~ The Orchards – Simply Stunning!

Food ~ Harvey’s Catering – OMG was this yummy.  I was lucky enough to fit in all 3 courses.  Totes delish.

Make-up ~ Camilla Kerr – beautiful bride and her bridesmaids speak for themselves

Brides Hair ~ Crop Hair / Donné Joubert

Decor and Flowers ~ Fields of Colour ~ flower and décor were nothing short of spectacular.

Grooms Suit ~ Dapper Avenue

Dress ~ Zita Contenté Couture

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KZN Property Photography | Lavendar Trout Farm | Balgowan

KZN Property Photography – Lavendar Trout Farm – Balgowan – R103

Its quite weird.  When we first came to the Midlands in 2012 for my sister-in-laws wedding, we really struggled to find decent accommodation.  Obviously, not knowing the area at all (I didn’t even know Nottingham Road existed prior to then), we didn’t know where to look.

Now, a few years down the line, I still cannot get over some over the amazing places there are within a fairly short radius.

Lavendar Trout Farm is beautiful.  Jo has a really classy, yet quirky and just really well constructed way of putting her rooms together.  All of them different yet they tie in so well.  I would stay here in a heart beat.

 

{From Safari Now) Lavender Trout Farm in Nottingham Road is located on the R103 on the Midlands Meander- only 3kms from Michaelhouse School and 7km from the centre of town. These 3 self-catering houses are surrounded with gorgeous views and 3 dams. All the houses are fully equipped and are provided with 100% percale linen and bath towels.

  • Lavender Trout House has 3 main bedrooms (king) on- suite and a dormitory that can sleep x6. There are also 2 extra bathrooms that lead of the lounge area. This house can sleep up to 12 people and has a big lounge with a fireplace, dining area, TV Room, DSTV, reading area, quirky bar, pizza oven, Weber braai and a big veranda.
  • Armstrong’s Cottage has 2 bedrooms on suite. (Sleeps x4 people). It has an open plan lounge with a fireplace, DSTV, dining area, kitchen, Weber braai and a front and back veranda.
  • Harvey’s House has 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms. (Sleeps x10 people). It has an open plan lounge/dining area with a fireplace, TV area with DSTV, kitchen, spacious front veranda with Weber braai.
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Harvey House – verandah with doors into main bedroom

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Interior of Harveys House

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Main Bedroom – Harveys House

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Twin beds in Armstrongs Cottage

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