If you married at, or ever attended a wedding at Galagos Country Estate in Cullinan, you will know that this venue offers everything exquisite to make your wedding unforgettable.  This was where we headed to photograph Francois & Yolandi’s wedding.

Francois & Yolandi is a relaxed couple who wanted their wedding to be stylish and beautiful… but definitely not ‘stiff’.  From getting ready to (very) late at night, the couple, the bridal party and guests had fun and laughter, creating a great vibe throughout the day.  I liked the idea that Francois kept the ring design secret until the ceremony – and what a ring this is!

There were so many highlights to this wedding: the most beautiful dress, the Amarula in the bride’s dressing room, the 4 groomsmen & ladies who were quite happy to ‘play man’ and to ‘show leg’… respectively.  The rings, the special ceremony, the runner guy with biltong and snacks (one of those nice touches by Galagos), the different bride-and-groom entrance to the reception.  I think the highlight of highlights was the first dance, complimented by falling rose petals – it created the most romantic moment.

The venue offers interesting corners and hidden spots for photos.  Thank you, Francois & Yolandi for making red and purple come alive!  Even though the sun set way too early and the weather was chilly grey, your love added colour and warmth.  May you experience this throughout the years to come.

From the photos you will see that the reception was buzzing and electric.  This non-stop party was good fun to capture – and for a change the guests didn’t shy away from the camera.  Once again, thank you Francois & Yolandi for allowing us to capture these special moments in time for you.

 

 Making the day possible:

Wedding venue: Galagos Country Estate in Cullinan, Pretoria, www.galagos.co.za

Dress: Blush Weddings, Claire, www.blushweddings.co.za

Hair: Salon Pieret 012-332 5685 / 071 195 8655

Make-up: Naomi, naomijoubert@gmail.com

Suit: VIP suit rentals, 011-918 3807

DJ: Eugene from Galagos Country Estate

Décor & flowers: Flora Dora, Ronel, Ronelfloradora@gmail.com, 012-542 2733.  The rest of the décor was made by the bride, her mom and grandmother.

Invites: Red dove designs, www.reddovedesign.co.za