“We are all made of stars, and we deserve to twinkle” – Marilyn Monroe
Sean and Carli got married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the heart of the bustling Johannesburg, South Africa. The day was a fun-filled celebration of the love between these two bubbly people and we (myself and my assistant Tanya Viljoen) had the privilege to share in their day, through capturing their memories. What made this wedding so incredibly special was the amount of personal touch that went into each part of making this day possible, from the delicate flowers to the personal favour bags for the girls and the specially selected and much deliberated décor by Carli and her maid of honour Tish. The dress was from Crystal Brides, by designer David Tutera and it was absolutely incredible. The Wesley Boutique Hotel is a private location set in the city, where you still get the sense of being on a private guest lodge with its light, bright rooms and classic French Colonial interior. The service and the food was impeccable and the owners made a great deal of effort to cater for everybody’s needs.
Both families family played a vital role in setting up the décor, the music and various organisational aspects of the wedding and we all stayed at the location the night before and to me, it really added to the experience of the following day. We used the garden to set sup a small garden booth and I have added some of the images of the booth to the post below. Sean and Carli, thank you for having us, I couldn’t have asked for better subjects and it was such a pleasure working with the two of you.
I wish you a world and a lifetime of happiness, light and love for your new future together,
Photography and Layout: Karien Mulder
Assistant: Tanya Viljoen Photography
Location, Catering & Accommodation: The Wesley Hotel, Bryanston, Johannesburg
Décor: Carli Efstratiou & Leticia (Tish) Jooste
Flowers & Bouquet: Vendette Efstratiou & Lizett Jubber
Handmade Favour Bags: Santa Viljoen
Stationary: Creative Natives (Juan Jubber)
Thank You cards (postcards and emailer): Karien Mulder
Hair: Leticia (Tish) Jooste
Assistant Hair Stylist: Graham Mundel
Dress Designer: David Tutera
Bridal Boutique: Crystal Brides
A special thanks to Llewellyn Kapp for arranging transport to and from the location and Nic Mulder for your assistance with the booth.