Alex and Murray had the ultimate laid-back Karoo wedding – a relaxed and beautifully simple DIY affair (planned and arranged all the way from their base in Singapore!), on Alex’s cousin’s farm where Alex spent many of her childhood holidays over the years. And the wedding embodied all the quirks and charm that the Karoo could lay on… Show-stopping scenery, windmills, ancient farmhouses, farm animals at every turn, that special brand of Eastern Cape make-yourself-at-home hospitality, 19th Century ox-wagons, and pre-wedding photos in the most amazing backlit grapevines nature could provide. A sun-dappled ceremony under a magnanimous poplar tree, complete with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Then garden Pimms & GnTs & shishas (tequila shots for the bride) with friends & family followed by a drive with the dashing groom and his red-headed Karoo Queen to their favourite sundowner spot – and of course the never-ending breathtaking panoramas of the Karoo!
Alex and Murray – I loved every second of photographing your beautiful day and thank you for letting Matt and I share it with you! Enjoy these, a little taster of just a little part of your magic day.
Thank you to my always-creative second shooter Matt Blair for many of the “winners” herein.
Decor: DIY (recyclable) by family and friends
Venue: Whiteridge Farm, in the Karoo
Officiant: Alex’s aunt Belinda Westcott, Brahma Kumaris
Flowers: Our former Woodridge school teacher Almarie Geyer
Tent and Tables: Woodridge mate Rowland Lincoln from Rocking Rooster Events
Hair: Murray’s aunt Petra Campbell
Make-up: Yolande from Karoo Comfort Zone
DJ: Campbell family friends Devon Cressy with equipment loaned by Will Geyer
Catering including cake: Pieter and Mathilda from Milas Restaurant Cradock
Bride’s Dress and Grooms Suit: Made in Vietnam by Thoa and Van at A Dong Silk Taylors
Jewellery: Alex’s paternal great-great-great grandmother’s earrings and maternal grandmother’s bracelet.
Rings by Bell Jewellers and Lou Jewellers
Bridesmaid’s beads by A Lovely Nigerian 🙂