You know when you meet someone and you immediately just 'click'? That's what it felt like when I met Mike & Lauren for their engagement shoot a few months ago. They were so relaxed, easy going, comfortable with each other and they laughed easily. I knew I was going to have a great time shooting their wedding...

I was definitely not disappointed! From the start, there was an amazing atmosphere of joy and sense of excitement amongst the guys and girls as they got ready. On one of the hottest summer days, Mr & Mrs Howell said their 'I do's' in a room packed to the brim with friends and family. From there we missioned from Cape Town to Kommetjie Beach for some photos (I found myself clambering on cars and then on some rocks to get the shot). 

Despite the blistering heat, this crowd was an absolute delight to photograph. I actually started calling Lauren 'Laughing Lauren' while editing - scroll down and you'll see why :)

What followed was some of the most touching speeches I've ever heard. I could tell this is a well-loved couple with incredible influence! And then came the party - and WHAT. A. PARTY. A picture speaks a thousand words right? Well these give a new meaning to the word celebrate! These people came to party - I don't think the dance floor was empty for one moment.

Mike & Lauren, thank you for an incredible day! Wishing you guys endless joy for your marriage! 

Venue // Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek

Dress // Robyn Roberts

Hair // Blackrabbit

Make up // Erin Esmay

Flowers & decor // DIY