You will have seen my dear friends Kate and Colin on these pages before, their engagement shoot featured here a little while ago. That shoot was a pleasant introduction to photographing the lovely couple, and a suitable appetizer to the main event: The Wedding.
With the ceremony at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf club, the great oak provided a stunning setting for the formalities, and the course itself plenty of space and scenery for the couple’s photographs.
An unexpected highlight (for me) of the evening was the speeches, with tremendous outpourings of adoration for Kate and Colin being the order of the day. This may seem commonplace for a wedding, but in my experience the adoration here was unprecedented. Well done to all the speakers! Colin’s own speech was a gem too, lots of humour, emotion, and a tremendous amount of detail, without a single glance at a note of any kind. Future grooms (and perhaps certain politicians): I’ll forward his number if you need lessons in how it should be done.
With all the formalities wrapped up it was time for the party, and boy did this crowd deliver. I consider my coverage of the part side of the wedding to be bit of a weak spot, but this time I feel I have a legitimate excuse: there was no space on the dance floor! Nevertheless, I hope the images do the festivities justice.
All in, it was a marvellous wedding, in a delightful setting, and a couple that fit together like Lego bricks. What more could a photographer ask for?
Kate and Colin, sincere thanks for allowing me to play a part in your wedding, and I wish for you limitless happiness, health, and advernture for the future.