“Inspired by the beautiful
The shoot took a week of prepping, two hours of set installation and four hours of shooting in four different locations and was made possible by many talented people who live full time in the village.
Directed by Jacques Muller with the technical assistance of Justin Duckitt and their dog, Mutton, the dreamy cameos envisioned by Jacques became a reality. Talented photographer Sarina Engelbrecht captured the subtle beauty of the bridal party in various settings including “Klein Ganora” – the home of Ian & Ivonne du Plessis; “Random” – a fantasy stone castle covered in Virginia creeper built by Dusty Kenyon; a dusty backstreet of the village with the Sneeuberg mountains as backdrop; and the forest to the West of the village, bathed in luminescence as late light angled in from the West.”
The Advertiser Article – Friday 10 June 2016. Text: Bronwen Langmead
Photographs: Sarina Engelbrecht
This was truly a team effort and properly showcased the talent that abounds in tiny Nieu-Bethesda. Dirkje Louw – artist and mother from the village, donned her own wedding dress and played the perfect ethereal bride with her two tiny charges – Sophia and Alice. Lynette Olivier from Mengelmoes Flower Creations made the most of
Although they weren’t involved on the day, other Nieu-Bethesdans also often contribute to the success of weddings at Die Waenhuis: renowned caterer Liz Stern is responsible for
Nieu-Bethesda is fortunate to be home to such a group of creatives all within the confines of the valley walls.
Model: Dirkje Louw
Flower girls: Sophia & Alice
Stylist & Decor: Jacques Muller – Die Waenhuis
Flowers: Lynette Oliver – Mengelmoes Flower Creations
Props & Set Installation: Justin Duckitt
Hair & Make-up: Michelle Cilliers
Photographs: Sarina Engelbrecht Photography