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Cape Town Anniversary Holiday

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Dennis & Mikayla.

~The 5 year Chapter.

Couple Goals.  A term we hear very often.  And this pair has 100% set the bar high and achieved all those goals and so much more.  Mikayla and Dennis from Orlando Florida, decided to make their fifth wedding anniversary one for the books by booking an adventure filled, unforgettable Cape Town Anniversary Holiday.

Half way through their visit, they also decided to work in a special photoshoot that showcases the beautiful vineyards lining the Stellenbosch mountains.  Enjoy their visual story below.

 

Chrisna & Phillip Engagement

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Chrisna & Phillip

How the Proposal went down.

One weekend I was visiting with a friend where we were invited to spend the weekend like a real bunch of farmers next to a dam.  This farm just happened to be my future husband’s farm!  When we first met, I thought this guy was a real show-off and didn’t quite like him as much.  But there was a specific photo taken that weekend which my friend really wanted, and the week after I decided to just ask him via Facebook for it.  As I was about to send Phillip a message asking for the photo, he sent me a message at the same time and that’s when we started really talking!

A week later I was meant to be someone’s date at a wedding up in Bloemfontein.  After flying up to Bloemfontein, the most humiliating experience happened as my date did not read his invite and realized at the last minute that he couldn’t bring a date.  Embarrassed and sad, I got on a plane back to Cape Town and Phillip was the one who fetched me at the airport.  He gave up his Sunday and took away all the pain and humiliation.  After a month of talking and lots of sushi dates, I started to realize what true love looked like.

In December 2017, we went to my family’s farm in the Free State for Christmas.  Phillip gave me the biggest surprise by asking me the big question on top of a little rocky hill.  He had it all carefully planned with my mom, without me suspecting a thing!

Where and When do you plan on having your Wedding?

We decided on Die Woud in Caledon.  I have always dreamed of a wedding under trees and Die Woud is just perfect for this.  They also have a beautiful glass reception area which really adds to the atmosphere.

 

How do you know your fiance loves you?

Chrisna: I can see in Phillips eyes and the way he looks at me that he truly loves me.  You can feel when someone really loves you, they don’t even have to say it.

Phillip:  I know that Chrisna loves me because she does everything to the fullest for me.  She always gives her best and tries to spoil me in some way.

 

What do you look most forward to about your new journey together?

To not being alone anymore and to have my best friend by my side for the rest of our lives.  To start a family and decorate our house.  I look forward to holidays, ups and downs together and spending life with my best friend always and forever.

HB Thom Theatre Engagement.

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H.B Thom Theatre Engagement.

~A Shakespeare Chapter.

Stellenbosch is known for a few things, but it’s University and the bustling student life is probably one of many people’s fondest memories.  Francelle and Ben met, during their days as university students in this quaint little town, more than ten years ago.
Their love for theatre and the performing arts has been one of their many shared passions.  We thought there were no better way to celebrate their engagement, than the stage of H.B Thom Theatre.  The little hub where they spent a big part of the first few years of their relationship.

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Rich Ting popped the question in Cape Town.

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Rich & Angela

Rich Ting might sound familiar to you and you might recognize him from quite a few successful drama series like NCIS and Waco.  Also from movies like Lone Survivor and SALT.
On a recent trip to South Africa to film the new drama series Warrior – a series inspired by Bruce Lee, Rich brought his darling Angela with him to Cape Town.  It was with splendid mountain and ocean views in the backdrop where Rich went down on one knee and popped the question to the unsuspecting Angela.

A few weeks later they decided to get a few portraits to celebrate this beautiful event in their lives.

 

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Cape Town Engagement – Anje & Chris

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Anje & Chris

~A Seagull’s Song.

 

At the start of a brisk and fast paced week, Anje sent me a message; “Landi, we will be in Cape Town for 2 days, can we please fit in an engagement session?”
With all my evening slots already booked for the week, I knew that we will have to make a plan.  We met at 6:15am at the V&A Waterfront.  The morning was still waking up from the crisp and cool night air.  Seagulls were circling and crying their morning hunger cries at the fishing boats.  And in the distance we could hear the city traffic starting to awake.

Anje & Chris are both extremely talented photographers themselves, and when they contacted me to be their wedding photographer, I felt insanely proud and honoured.  We had copious amounts of fun during this session. From waving good morning to the resident seals, to chasing the sun, to chasing pigeons, to trying in vane to get the attention of the ever so noisy and hungry seagulls.

I hope you enjoy their visual story below:

 

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Riaan & Mardené

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Riaan & Mardené

– A Thirsty Chapter.

It’s dry.  When the sun is not scorching the earth and licking up the last bit of moisture with its flaming tongues of thirst, it is the wind that evaporates any traces of water in to thin air.
This is what the Western Cape is currently facing.  With none of the regular lush green landscapes we are used to, we are now learning to find the beauty in what we once saw as devastation.
The dry, sandy banks of dried up reservoirs have become art.  We see the bittersweet beauty of white dust reflecting the pink sky.  A world transformed.  A reminder that love will conquer our deepest fears.  Love can florish where we plant it – we just need to believe.  Here follows a story:

 

 

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