Stefan and Linde decided to leave the Netherlands and share their wedding day here in South Africa with their closest family and friends in an intimate and very elegant outdoor wedding ceremony at the beautiful Marianne Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Valentine’s Day.
This Valentine’s Day being Jacques and my first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, we would be sharing in the romantic vibe on this spectacular wedding day.
Images courtesy of Kobus Tollig.
When we arrived at Marianne Wine estate early that morning, we were greeted by the super excited Stefan and his amazing MC, Jessica. The weather was absolutely perfect for an outdoor wedding in February and we were so eager to start filming.
With the assistance of our super talented drone pilot, we took to the sky for some stunning aerial footage of the venue and its breathtaking views.
When we arrived at the bridal suite, the gorgeous bride and her entourage were having a great morning of spoils with their hair and makeup being done by the very talented Corlé Barnard. And as you could expect, there was not a moment of silence in this bridal suite with chatter and laughter lighting up the entire room.
Fast forward to their ceremony, Stefan and Linde exchanged personal vows, in Dutch, at the open-air chapel on Marianne Estate – And yes, I cried!
While their guests enjoyed canapes and pre-drinks at the pool side, the couple shoot took place on site, where we were absolutely spoilt for choice. From magnificent mountain backdrops to enchanted forestry and a romantic sunset behind the grape vines. The only word that came to mind was WOW! And with such a stunning bridal couple too boot, our job turned out to be as easy as pie.
For their reception, Stefan and Linde opted for soft spring colours and florals. Their chosen colour scheme suited the gorgeous outdoor wedding area with its natural surroundings perfectly.
On this magical day, we got to work with Kobus Tollig from Kobus Tollig Photography again, and as always, we had a fun-filled day and learnt that Kobus could understand Dutch due to his heritage!
Kobus, Ons geniet dit altyd om saam met jou te werk. Jy sorg altyd vir n hele paar grappies, pret en n geskater lag en die manier waarop jy jou werk doen, wys jou passie vir mense en fotografie, deur en deur.
Stefan and Linde, may the road ahead be filled with love, blessings and many more amazing memories such as this magical day. Thank you both so much for allowing us to share your most beautiful day with you!