Wedding Die Woud Caledon – Matt & Madelein
Wedding Die Woud Caledon
A big part of me pursued photography so that I would have the opportunity to work outside. I love the outdoors and need a regular supply of fresh air and mountains to keep me going. I must admit though, that when it comes to nature, I am not the expert. Yes, I know a few animals, flowers and plants, but when it comes to their behaviours, scientific names and the like, I am not your man. I know who to ask though …
Meet Matt Perry. He is a conservationist. In the Serengeti! Yip, that one in Tanzania, Africa! He is the real deal people; this guy knows his stuff. As I scouted for locations, I came across this pofadder. When I told him about it, his response was; “Did you take a picture? I would love to see it. I love snakes!”. Not my reaction for sure!
Another pofadder made its appearance at Madelein’s cottage as she got ready (yes, I know. We do live in Africa after all!). I knew Matt & his groomsmen were close by. So I felt safe and walked & shot freely.
Madelein looked amazing (thank you Yolande & Michelle) and made our kilted bush hero sweat by the eyes as she entered. Gareth and his bagpipes filled Die Woud (and this wee page boy’s ears- ouch!). What followed, won’t be forgotten by anyone who attended.
The place looked absolutely breathtaking! There was a sea of proteas, lights, wood and style. My words are definitely not enough, but I must congratulate the [ kraak ] and Anli Wahl & teams on doing something spectacular in conjunction with Die Woud. It looked mesmerizingly awesome!
Matt & Madelein – it was a real privilege to be your photographer on Saturday. Thank you again and again for the opportunity. I am looking forward to visiting you there in the heart of Africa! Let’s dream big!
A big thank you to service providers DJ Chopper & FJS videography for making the day so enjoyable. Always a pleasure working with you guys. Lighting by Nel Schrecker, Furniture and other Lighting by In-and-Out Events, Hiring by Goeters and the Wedding Cake by Die Woud’s own talented Janine.
Enough words for now. Enjoy!