Shaun & Natalie ➳ Married by Abigail Smith

Natalie and Shaun committed to loving one another forever under the trees on a beautiful, warm day in May. Afterwards friends and family celebrated together at the Richards Bay yacht club.  

“Two Trees
A portion of your soul has been
entwined with mine
A gentle kind of togetherness, while
separately we stand.
As two trees deeply rooted in
separate plots of ground,
While their topmost branches
come together,
Forming a miracle of lace
against the heavens.” 
― Janet Miles

Jessica & Steffan ➳ Married by Abigail Smith

Jessica and Steffan pledged their lifelong love to one another in front of a small group of close friends and family at Ndiza Lodge overlooking the estuary and the beautiful rolling sand dunes of St Lucia. It was a very laid back, casual wedding filled with love and laughter and many celebratory hugs. Wishing them many, many happy years of love and adventure together!

Landu & Hlobi ➳ Married by Abigail Smith

The day started out with dark and moody skies. Every now and then a passing rain cloud would shower down wetting all the seats neatly aligned on the farm lawn and then merrily move along revealing the sun and along with it a stifling humidity.  But this is Empangeni, and you wouldn't expect anything less of a November day.

The farm was abuzz with activity, the wedding planner and her crew were busily setting out tables and chairs and adorning the tables with pink peonies, roses and proteas. The farmhouse kitchen was jam packed with apron clad ladies peeling, cutting, chopping, stirring and of course chatting excitedly. The heavenly aroma of a delicious stew, escaping from 3 giant pots, filled the room. Outside dogs sniffed around four more giant pots bubbling over a fire for a morsel of meat leftover from preparations or to grab a bone off the coals when the men were distracted. 

Guests arrived donning umbrellas and the ladies in their high heels carefully considered the best route through the mud to the seating. The seats were wiped off for the third time that morning and eventually the guests were seated. Hlobi arrived and as she put her foot out of the car door a passing rain cloud sent all the guests reaching for their umbrellas again or scattering under the trees for shelter. Eventually the cloud moved on and the ceremony could begin leaving in it's wake puffy white clouds, a brilliant blue sky and a hot sun that would give all the umbrellas another purpose...shade. 

The sun dried the earth and Hlobi and Landu exchanged their vows, rings and kisses under a canopy of fever trees bustling with yellow weaver birds. Then proceeded to celebrate with friends and family. 

Rob & Amie ➳ Married by Abigail Smith

Thula Thula

Rob & Amie and their closest friends and family travelled all the way from the UK to Thula Thula game reserve in the green rolling hills of KZN; home to The Elephant Whisperer's herd of Elephants, for an intimate and personal celebration under African skies.

While the day started out as one of the hottest days of the year, with the guests lounging in and around the pool or staying indoors with the air conditioners on at full blast, it ended with rain pouring down just as Rob & Amie were exchanging vows.

Rob & Amie are two of the world’s warmest and most loving people who ensured everyone at their wedding was thought of and cared for, it was truely a pleasure to capture their wedding day for them. 

Justin & Linda ➳ Married by Abigail Smith

Justin proposed to Linda at a watering hole in the Dukuduku game reserve after they'd been together for 16 years! Needless to say friends and family were ecstatic to finally witness and celebrate their wedding day at the Imvubu lodge in Richards Bay! The details of the day included bright colours, pom poms and a sweets table. They most wanted to remember the day as a wonderful celebration. There were tears of joy, plenty of laughter and it ended off with the most lively dance floor I've ever experienced! Here are a few highlights of the day