A Cape Town Honeymoon Adventure

Ever since Ive watched Tonari no Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki, Ive wanted to travel to Japan. Fast forward to varsity and I was mesmerised by the designs of Toyo Ito. There is just something so inspiring looking at their landscapes and approach to design, yet life happens and I have yet to book my trip for Golden week.


You can therefore only imagine my delight when Yuri emailed me. She shared that they are a newlywed couple from Japan, choosing to honeymoon in South Africa and they would love for me to capture some epic memories of them in this 

beautiful country I call home. We met up at their colourful AirBnB and starting chatting over coffee, sharing stories of our countries and how these two first met. Yuri LOVES plants and flowers and it was rather apt that she arranged for this magical bouquet and flower crown made by Foraged to compliment her modern wedding dress and Taishi's handmade green suit - Yes he made his own suit!

Here are a few of my favourite frames from our afternoon together. Till we meet again in Japan!



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