More often than not, as a professional wedding photographer, I get to experience couples that come into my life and I get to experience them from more of a friendship perspective rather than a client only perspective. This I believe is what sets true professional wedding photographers apart from others, the personalisation and friendship relationship one can build in only a very short space of time.

Lizeri and Gideon are two such people that I consider in this same light. I have followed Gideon’s talents for years. As a photographer who covered the South African music industry over the past decade, I have always looked forward to, and loved the music of one of South Africa’s most talented bands, the December Streets, in which Gideon played a massive role. Not knowing that Gideon and Lizeri (now both studying doctors) had been following my work for many years and that they have only ever wanted me as their wedding day photographer, I was really honoured to hear that from them, and to speak frankly… very chuffed too.

Being a newbie photographer to the Western Cape, having been here for only two years, but with seventeen years experience behind me, I made a decision to only commit to two weddings per month to allow time for my wife Jaimi and I to have the lifestyle we sought here in the Fair Cape and also to allow for time for world wide travel. Lizeri and Gideon chose one of the most beautiful venues I have had the privilege of photographing at since relocation here. A venue worthy of it’s name and one that every professional photographer would love to experience at least once in their photography career.

The venue is called “Die Woud” which can be found just off of the N2 Highway, just outside of the picturesque little town of Caledon. Beautifully nestled in a small forest of Oak and Wattle trees, you will find a wonderful open air chapel where these two shared their vows for the very first time as husband and wife. A clear marque reception venue is where their celebration took place and where their festivities continued late on into the evening. A talented gypsy jazz quartet, called Manouche, set the mood for their celebrations with swing style outdoor dancing, warm fire pits blazing and a wonderful gathering of friends and family sharing stories and memories as they watched this beautiful couple dance, laugh and love all through the night.

Thank you Lizeri and Gideon for choosing me to capture your moments and memories for you. Please have a look at some of these moments and memories below and feel free to leave any comments.

Here are some of Lizeri & Gideon’s Suppliers and providers you should have a look at:

Wedding Venue - Die Woud

Flower Decor - Die Gieter & Mabel Steenkamp

Copper Broaches & Crown - Willed Buys

Wedding Dress - Magda Grove Couture

Musicians - Manouche

Make Up by Algria Ferreira

Bridesmaids Dress - Susan Jordaan

Wedding Cake & Catering - Janine from Die Woud

Getting Ready Location - The Post House Greyton

[Hair Stylist - Theresa from Greyton Hair]

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