Jonathan & Kelli
We would like to welcome Jonathan and Kelli to our blog tonight! This couple got married at Zimbali Lodge in Ballito. It had a bit of a Scottish flavour with Kelli’s dad wearing a kilt. This couple said their vows to each other on a private beach down near the valley of a thousand pools. The weather was sunny and hot and not a cloud was seen in the sky. The Pastor shared a great word and you could see Jonathan could not take his gaze off of Kelli. I enjoyed the intimacy of such a small gathering and everyone felt like family.
After the vows were exchanged and the first kiss given, we started the afternoon with some family photos by the dunes on the beach. I took the retinue to the Valley of a thousand pools to shoot their creative. The crowd was alot of fun and the energy was contagious. The creative felt so quick and when it came time to just be alone with Jon and Kelli on the beach a nice, cool breeze blew on us. We had some amazing moments on the beach and then headed to the reception.
The speeches and the vibe at the reception was intimate, relaxed and very friendly. Everybody knew everybody and I captured a few tears shed by Kelli’s dad and some of Jon’s friends. The speeches were well prepared and some were spoken from the heart. The vibe of the whole evening was filled with laughter and joyous celebrations. I just want to thank Jon and Kelli for entrusting their special day to us and wish them only success in their endeavours together!
Main Photographer: Wade Conway
Video: Gerrit Van Zyl
Venue: Zimbali Lodge