When we arrived at Olive Rock the previous day to do some location scouting and get a feel for things, it was so excruciatingly hot that Anli had decided to move all of the wedding’s flowers to a cooler location for the night. And she had good reason. Not only were we all drenched in sweat, but the delicate peonies she was trying to save was truly something to behold.
In my time as wedding photographer, I’ve seen a few emotional grooms. But Rick’s reaction when he saw his bride for the first time was just too real and beautiful for me not to share. This was a guy who truly lived in the moment and I could see from his teary smile that he had engraved this memory into his heart for a lifetime.
Rick met his this girl of his dreams at a mutual friend’s birthday party. Shortly after, he challenged her to a 10km road race and in Clarise’s words, they’ve been inseparable ever since.
Their wedding day turned out perfect with overcast skies quickly blown away by the light breeze. We were even blessed with a one of a kind sunset as guests enjoyed their sundowners on the roof of the building. I’m convinced that this is the stuff fairy tales are made of!