Hester & Simon {A’La Turka} | Pretoria Wedding Photographer

February 9, 2014

Imagine a wedding like no other – a beautiful free-spirited woodland girl, a hunk of a husband-to-be and a colourful  Castle setting right out of a fairy tale…  Hester and Simon tied the knot at A’La Turka in Pretoria East and I just couldn’t stop photographing the gorgeous venue – no decor even needed!!

Some weddings just grab you by the heart strings and tug to no end…this was one of those!!  The moment I met Hester and Simon I was smitten with them both – it felt like I was caught in a fairy tale.  Hester had the most amazing dress – especially made for her to fit over a horse (the idea was to enter the castle on a horse, but unfortunately the steed spooked a bit).  This did not dampen her spirits at all – accompanied by her brother and gathering her bouquet from her stunning bridesmaids (all also suitably dressed in dresses that reminded me of woodland nymphs) she was absolutely radiating!  Hester has a smile that will stop a train, and looking at Simon while he was waiting for her, I could see he realised exactly what a lucky groom he was!

I have a confession to make – I adore large wedding parties and this was my biggest to date.  Simon had a whole following of guys lining up next to him – all equally handsome with their horse pins (I’m a horse fanatic!!) and later the songs were lead by no other than Robbie Wessels – a very special occasion indeed.

As the ceremony drew to a close dark clouds rolled in and we quickly headed off for couple photos.  Under a darkening sky we captured some more fairy tale images…I am so in love with this couple!!

Thank you so much for choosing me to share your day – I left on such a high – you guys are amazing!

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