Simon and Mel met at his brother's wedding in the Transkei, they danced they night away, watched the sun rise and then he piggy-backed her home and rest is history. Both their roots are in the Eastern Cape and their sheer love for friends, family and good food and wine immediately resonated with me during Melissa's initial enquiry. Fast forward 25 emails later and we met for coffee which almost turned into lunch as the two of us chatted like there was no tomorrow.
They got engaged on Mel's parents farm in the Karoo under a beautiful willow tree (Does it get any better than that?) For their big day they will say I Do on their family farm along the Fish River Mouth, Eastern Cape and I cannot wait to document their African / Bush themed celebration in March, surrounded by wild life and golden light. Here's a little taster of what's to come when these beautiful souls play in front of my lens;