A couple absolutely smitten with each other and with a sense for adventure and fun. That pretty much sums up my impression of Daniel and Franziska. I met them on one of Cape Town’s most gloriously beautiful summer days that also happened to be their wedding day. When they planned their trip to our beautiful country, they didn’t anticipate the trip would include their nuptials, but wanting to have a wedding far away from home and without too many people, the idea soon started blossoming.
Ever since moving to Cape Town many years ago, I had always dreamt of capturing an elopement. It took 5 years for it to become a reality, but it was so worth the wait. The giddy excitement that these to emanated as they legalised their union in an empty church in the heart of Cape Town was truly special to witness.
This church also happens to be the oldest working church in South Africa. And I was honoured to be a witness at a wedding for the very first time in my life!
The second part of the day involved a short beach ceremony where they recited their own vows to one another. For this they took a short walk away from the minister, Jessica and I and stood face to face on an almost empty beach. It was truly one of the most beautiful things I have witnessed. I have never seen a man kiss his wife so many times in one minute.
The wind chased us up to Signal Hill where we ended this magical day filled with once-in-a-lifetime adventure and wonder.