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Matthew & Jessica

One fine (and windy) Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago we hung out with Matt and Jess, some of the most lovely and down to earth people you’ll meet.

We chatted all about their wedding plans and then braved the crazy wind outside, in the fringe of Cape Town.

Jess braved a face full of hair and managed to rock it!

We explored the neighbourhood with it’s awesome street art and industrial walls. When the wind got too much and the light was right we popped over the mountain to the most amazing liquid gold sunset. The colours were incredible and the sea just seemed to stretch on forever.

We’re so excited to shoot their wedding in August, its gonna be one huge celebration!

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Nonki & Rabi

We had a pretty rough start to December. We had been packing down & renovating our house, setting up in Cape Town, shooting, editing and travelling through 5 provinces for different shoots in a two week period. Travelling for a wedding these days has become second nature, we do it so regularly that the roads don’t seem to be as long and the petrol bill no longer deserves a *gasp*. Waiting for us on the other side of our crazy week was an oasis of life inspiration, an “Energy giving” wedding rather than an “Energy taking” wedding. Nonki & Rabi’s wedding was an absolute privilege to be a part of, it was in a rural village outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. A place where the hills seem to roll on for days, only to be interrupted by a colourful mud hut or a herd of cattle. This is why we travel, and weddings like Nonki & Rabi’s keep us wanting to do it again and again…

Take a village full of people, rolling green hills and one gigantic roll of white fabric and you’re guaranteed to have a pretty epic celebration. But fabric, food and festivities don’t make weddings great; people do. Nonki & Rabi, their families and their friends are some of the best you can find. They seem to be able to redefine the word “community” from a noun to a verb, with a genuine love and interest for those around them.

Have a look through these pics and take it all in. If you ever bump into these two wonderful people, give them a high-five and a hug. You can’t find nicer, more genuine people around. If you like what you see, get in your car and go there! See our country, meet her people and go and make memories you’ll treasure forever. You won’t regret it.