Try sprinting the Comrades Marathon – backwards. That sort of gives you an idea of how Howard and Daelle’s wedding at Suikerbossie went. It was ‘on your marks, get set, marathon sprint from start to finish!’ The guys had flown in from Australia a few days before (Daelle having planned her entire wedding from those distant shores – a brave move indeed). Hats off to the girl because she got it very nicely right from thousands of miles away thank you very much. Beautiful dress, a host of very cute kids, Alicia Buckle for hair and make-up, FJS Productions for the video, Suikerbossie hospitality, Gabriel Shai doing the tunes – natty planning indeed. Oh, and a rock-solid groom in Howard to boot! We kicked off with the formal photos before the ceremony which was a bit like a John Woo action movie with thrills, spills, tears, laughter – the whole shebang thrown into a very short and intense period of time. At one stage I may have even experienced a slight eye-twitch as we raced against every milli-second to get our shots. But we made it, together with triumphant hugs and high fives before racing off to Suikerbossie. Then it was ceremony, more photos and yup, and a double Hora (alternatively known as a Super Circuit in fast forward). Exhausted? Yes. Happy? Undoubtably. Never a dull moment this wedding photography business. Then it was a day’s rest before Daelle, Howard and myself went walkabout on what can only be described as a route march as we went about their ‘Day After’ shoot. I’m still stiff.

Bridal hair and make-up, Alicia Buckle

Alicia Buckle hair and make-up

Alicia Buckle hair and make-up

Alicia Buckle hair and make-up

Alicia Buckle hair and make-up

FJS Productions

FJS Productions

Alicia Buckle hair and make-up

Howard and Daelle

Howard and Daelle

Jewish wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

FJS Productions

Traditional Jewish wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Ring ceremony Jewish wedding ceremony

Jewish wedding ceremony

First Kiss

Suikerbossie contact details

Suikerbossie Hout Bay wedding venue

Flowergirl

Groom

Groom and kids

Groom and bestmen

Howard

Daelle the bride

Daelle the bride

Daelle before the ceremony

Daelle and kids

Daelle before the ceremony

Beautiful bride

Bride posing before wedding ceremony

Classic wedding dress

Pageboy

Children at weddings

Warren Williams Photography 1

Jewish dancing, Hora

Wedding celebrations, Warren Williams Photography

Wedding celebrations, Warren Williams Photography

Wedding reception dancing

Wedding celebrations, Warren Williams Photography

Hora at Suikerbossie

Hora at Suikerbossie

Hora at Suikerbossie

Hora at Suikerbossie

Gabrielle Shai

Bride and groom first dance

First Dance