Barend and Winette met at a braai hosted by one of her cousins. Fast forward a few months to 29 February 2012 when Barend asked her to be his “plus one” to a wedding where he thought it appropriate to ‘rescue’ her from the singles table. Winette says her life changed direction that day.
When I asked Winette how she wanted guests to remember their wedding day she knew exactly what she wanted. They wanted to eliminate all things associated with pretentiousness, formalities or uncomfortableness. And theirs was indeed a wedding where the bubbly flowed, the guests didn’t once not have a smile on their face and everyone partied the night away.
The wind tested our resolve a bit during the couple session and I felt very sorry for Winette who I could see was freezing. But in Afrikaans there is a saying: “Wie nie waag nie, wen nie.” Which roughly translates to those who don’t take risks, won’t achieve anything. And I’m over the moon with how the couple photos turned out. I hope you enjoy them too!