Garden Route Wedding | Jacques + Michelle | Down to Earth

Lu-zanne and I listened to our mixed CD containing 50’s hits while driving to Herold’s Bay. It was a sunny, relaxed Friday and for the first time this season I wasn’t nervous about a wedding. I’m a pretty anxious person by nature, but the moment I met Michelle & Jacques for a coffee the week before at Eden on the Bay, I knew they were different. They are so comfortable with each other with no hangups or feeling the need to conform to other’s expectations. When I asked them about their wedding cake they laughed and said they’ll most likely bake a small one the night before!

And any couple that tells me they are doing a first look without me having to convince them of this awesome concept get’s a gold star in my book!

Their day turned out to be rather overcast and Michelle’s mom quickly went to the shops to buy her eldest daughter a shawl.

This was a DIY wedding and for weeks before the wedding Michelle had sown the lace around her veil by herself in front of the tv. Their wedding car was supplied by Jacques’ uncle and was the coolest car I’ve ever seen.

This was my first visit to Herold’s Bay and I fell in love with their venue – Down to Earth Restaurant. It has the most amazing view! And being a Twilight fan, the forest surrounding us made me believe something might live inside there.. yes I’m weird :)

I enjoyed every second of photographing this wedding and I wish every wedding couple could be this relaxed and comfortable on their wedding day! I am really one of the luckiest people on earth to get to call this my job!

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  • May 17, 2013 - 6:46 am

    Lauren Kim - Your work is BEAUTIFUL!!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 6:49 am

    Alana Meyer - Amazing shots of what looks and sounds like an amazing wedding! soo gorgeous! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 7:04 am

    Carla - Stunning work so soft and romantic!ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 7:36 am

    Mathias Cederholm - Really beautiful. Calm and relaxed atmosphere. And yes, that car is really gorgeous!
    They seem to be such a sweet and easy-going couple.ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 10:04 am

    Darren Gair - Simple, elegant, beautiful, inspiring, thank you xReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 11:10 am

    Sachin Khona - Stunning portraits Yolande!ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Heathyr - Gorgeous work Yolande. Love the kiss shot :)ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 3:05 pm

    Heather J - And this is exactly why I love blog love. I don’t know how else I might have some across your work, considering you’re on a different continent, but I’m so glad I have. It’s breathtaking:)ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2013 - 3:45 am

    Rubén - Wow, again, you are one of my favs!ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Richard - Yes everyone truly looks relaxed and natural in front of the camera! Great job :)ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2013 - 7:31 am

    Lu-Zanne - Beautiful… One of the reasons I love working with you my dear friend, is all the beautiful people I meet and breathtaking places I see. Not to mention the fact that I can blossom with pride when you blog your awesome weddings and know I was there to see you make magic!ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2013 - 1:38 pm

    Mitch Arnett - What gorgeous day on the beach, captured perfectly!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2013 - 5:04 pm

    Serena Severtson - This looks amazing and I LOVE that blue car! Awesome job with these!ReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2013 - 7:07 am

    Ansie - Die emosies wat jy vasvang is hoendervleis-mooi Yolande!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    Lauren Kriedemann - Loving your work. beautiful, soft, stunning.ReplyCancel

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