To me every wedding is special and unique in its own way. But weddings such as this one is what makes me so grateful for my job. When I get to drive to a beautiful coastal town to document a love story enter a new chapter. And when I get to do that with my mom as my wing-woman, it makes it even more special.
During our stay in Keurboomstrand, we had a little house on the beach and on the morning of Roxi and Peter’s wedding, we watched a whale repeatedly jumping and playing in the water along with dolphins for probably 30 minutes. It was a joy to witness! And after a few rainy days and gloomy weather, their special day turned out to be warm and just perfect.
I couldn’t stop photographing these two. Every now and then when I looked at them they would be having a moment, sharing a smile or taking in their wedding day and they would give me so much love and emotion to photograph.
It is a privilege when this happens and you not only get to witness such a special thing but you document it for eternity and generations to remember.
Here is what Roxi had to say about how they met: “Peter opened the restaurant when I was still in High School. Our family ate there on special occasions, especially my birthday, without fail, every year. I had always had a crush on the funny and charismatic Greek, but never the courage to speak to him. I eventually started a job in the same shopping centre, and before I knew it Peter had asked me on a date along with his wonderful Swedish friends. I was captivated from that evening on. 5 years on, I get to marry this funny and charismatic Greek.”
Thank you for letting me share the day with you and capture your story. x
*Before the wedding, Roxi’s engagement ring got lost and they suspected their precious dogs might have had a hand in it. Someone however found it and surprised Roxi during the bridal portraits and she very happily replaced the ‘cheaper’ version they had bought during that week with the real deal! Yay for teary, happy moments!