Alastair & Tessa
I would like to welcome Alastair & Tessa to our blog this morning. This couple got married at Lido Country Lodge in Johannesburg. I loved the chemistry between Alastair and Tessa. You could feel the excitement between them. I began the shoot at Alastair’s friend’s home where I was spoilt with all the sand textures on the walls that the house had to offer. Alastair was very photogenic and handled the Groom Prep well. The rest of the groomsmen were full of jokes and made me feel right at home. When I got to the ladies the men were busy with the bridal car as I began shooting Tessa and the bridesmaids. The girls were very excited and I managed to get some lovely images with everyone together on the bed. Tessa was also photogenic and seemed very confident in front of the lens. I loved her dress and how she interacted with the camera.
At the ceremony everyone was excited and the sun was out in full force. We had a garden wedding and the decor that was arranged had a lovely DIY feel. The ceremony was well conducted by the local Pastor as he included some POP songs to describe certain situations in Alastair’s and Tessa’s relationship. After the vows were made and the register signed we congregated outside for some family photos and refresh ourselves with canapes and drinks. I took this couple to a nearby construction site where we used the white dunes and local boilers to create a rustic creative shoot. The retinue was alot of fun and they were easy to work with. At the reception I was warmly received and I felt like family amongst the guests. The speeches were heartfelt with a few jokes thrown in between. The Dad shared how proud he was of the couple and all of Alastair’s friends held Alastair in high regard. The food was delicious and the cake was a hero of the night. I ended the shoot off with a night shot under a Pergola of vines of which Tess really wanted as part of her album. I would just like to thank Alastair and Tess for allowing me to be a part of such a special day. I wish them both success in their future together!
Minister: D.S Wessels
Photography: Conway Photography
Decor – Charmaine
Cake by Chrisleleen
Bridal Dresses : Bride & Co
Venue: Lido Country Lodge