This is some of the most fun I've had on a wedding shoot. Often I have to force myself away from the most photogenic locations when I can see the couple getting tired. But Mechiel & Monique were totally on board and lent themselves to the moment so well. It's a great thing when the people you photograph share your passion for creativity. To make things even better - Mr & Mrs Couvaras and their bridal party are good friends of mine so it was a massive pleasure to be part of their wedding day in this way!

There was so much fun and laughter between these two and their friends and family. You could see everything was a collaboration of both bride and groom - they both have very specific tastes when it comes to decor, but they made it work together perfectly and the result was a classic, romantic and rustic event. It was such a joy to document Mechiel & Monique's big day and to witness such an incredible union under the dramatic summer skies. 

Thanks to Carla Correia from Carla Likes Photos for second shooting!

Venue // The Refinery, Somerset West

Hair & Make up // Mika Lamb

Dress // JJ's House