My goodness, this was an elaborate wedding! Celebrity suppliers everywhere – the entertaining and real Stephen van Basten officiated, the flamboyant Zavion Kotze planned and decorated, the talented David John did the make-up, Exclusive Bridal Hair styled the hair, and lovely Con Grazia provided awesome background music. The wedding was on the same day as the Rugby World Cup Finals, which kept the guests well entertained while we played with light, though I think that Matt would much rather have been watching with his guests than posing for our cameras. It was a good thing that there was extra entertainment because by that time, poor Candice was really battling with her dress. She had to take a time-out in the bridal suite with a pair of scissors and pins to try to fix it. It was also one of those weather-gone-wild kind of days when it was sunny one minute, cloudy the next minute, then threatening a swirling dust storm which barely arrived, then raining for parts of the Reception! When the the Reception finally opened, The MC’s had everyone in stitches, distracting the guests from their disappointment at losing the Rugby Finals. Then there were tears during the highly emotional father-daughter- and brother-sister-dances. We managed to spare 3 minutes for a super quick night-shoot, and then Candice changed out of her dress into an equally beautiful dress so that she and Matt could party with their guests.
Film by Sean Williams. Photography by Leanne Williams. Assisted by Megan Calitz and Kayla Rossini.