Soooo, where does one start with a wedding like this one??
Hmmmm now let me think…maybe the beginning is the right place.
The first time I heard from Nerina was early this year, most likely in March or April only and from the start I was hoping that I would be able to do this wedding as it was going to take place in the fabled Matjiesfontein, a small train station in the Karoo. In short terms, its a one horse town and that horse died about 15 years ago. The only thing that is keeping this Matjiesfontein alive is the amazing Lord Milner Hotel! It was built many years ago by the British colonials as an outpost. Since then it has become a very prominent spot on the Cape Town – Johannesburg route, first it was the railway and now the N1 highway, and should you be traveling down this route, make sure to stop in Matjiesfontein for a cold one.
Well back to the wedding. I did Shawn and Nerina’s Engagement Shoot in that week before the wedding and then I knew they where going to make some really special images, but what we got was something I was not expecting!
The decor in the hotel is OLD, and so it added to the whole vintage theme of the wedding. The reception was held in the old Matjiesfontein car museum and to see some of these old classics was just as cool as the wedding! With a small reception, there was no need to even remove the cars from the building, so it added to the whole feel. Nerina wore this stunning Elizabeth Stockenstrom wedding dress, and it fitted her like a glove!
A little history about the couple, well they met a couple of years ago in Korea while Nerina was teaching english there, Shawn is in the US Army and he was stationed there for some time. Now they are living in Kansas in the States.
Well, to sum it up, its was an amazing wedding, and I am so happy to share this album with everyone.
So feel free to share and comment, I cant wait to read them all.
Oh and lastly, I was “assisted” by the amazing Jo-Ann Stokes, go and check out her work on her site. Thanks Jo-Ann, hopefully there will be many more and thanks for the great friendship!
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