As a photographer, I had the privilege of witnessing and documenting a truly magical and deeply personal country wedding at Welbedacht Nature Reserve in Tulbagh. From the moment I arrived, I could feel the excitementt in the air, knowing this day was going to be truly special.
Jacques and Michelle, a beautiful couple from Pretoria, chose her father’s farm as their location to say their vows and celebrate their love. They were surrounded by their loved ones, who had all gathered to rejoice in their union. The nature reserve provided a breathtaking backdrop, with rolling hills, and majestic mountains stretching as far as the eye could see. It was a scene straight out of a fairy tale.
Michelle radiated with beauty in her exquisite wedding gown, while Jacques looked dapper and confident in his navy suit.
As the ceremony approached, everyone made their way to the specially built open air forest chapel, a testament to the love and support of Michelle’s father. Once the ceremony began, the atmosphere became hushed and reverent. As the couple exchanged their heartfelt vows, their love for each other was palpable, and it enveloped every person present. The natural beauty that surrounded them seemed to amplify the emotions in the air, creating an almost ethereal backdrop for their union.
After the ceremony, we ventured into the captivating landscapes of Welbedacht for the couple’s portraits. The breathtaking mountain ranges provided a picturesque setting, enabling me to capture intimate and timeless moments between Jacques and Michelle. The love they shared was evident in every embrace, every stolen glance, and every laugh.
As the evening progressed, a sense of celebration filled the air. The reception took place in the newly built venue, designed specifically for Jacques and Michelle’s wedding. The space was filled with the sound of laughter, clinking glasses, and heartfelt speeches that brought tears to the eyes of many.
As a photographer, I was filled with a sense of privilege to capture the joy, love, and beauty that unfolded throughout the day. I knew that these images would become cherished memories, preserving every fleeting moment for Jacques and Michelle to revisit for years to come.
In the end, Jacques and Michelle’s wedding day was a true testament to their love and the beauty of nature. It was a day filled with laughter, tears, and heartfelt moments that will forever be etched in their hearts. The Welbedacht Nature Reserve in Tulbagh served as the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary celebration, adding an extra touch of magic to an already unforgettable day.
Venue : Welbedacht Nature Reserve
Videographer : Marc Wylie Production
Wedding planner : Tulbagh wedding Valley