I gulped down some water, looked over at Leanne and said: ‘Now listen here, seriously girl, this barbed wire is vicious hey. Touch it and your Rosenwerth dress is going to tear like rice paper.’ I wasn’t joking either. We’d reversed the Land Rover up to the fence, hoping that everyone would be able to climb across it and scramble down its ladder unscathed. ‘Don’t worry, I’ve got it’ I heard Luke, one of the groomsmen say. I turned around, and bless his little purple socks, Luke had indeed got it. The chap is a Marine – which helps when one needs to circumnavigate barbed wire. ‘Go people, go, go, go!’ And we all sort of ambled through and onto the battlefield (at this point, let me add that the barbed wire was left in mint condition). ‘Watch out for snakes guys,’ I yelled as the troops stormed across the wide open plains. I turned to my Wingman, the groom, also known Michael ‘The Dupster’ du Plessis. ‘How ya doin’ buddy?’ I said. ‘I’m strong like an ox’ he replied, jumping up onto the old ruin. And so the shooting began. It was fearsome stuff, only for the bravest of the brave, with Leanne and the girls heading up the first assault – climbing through windows, jumping across rubble and attacking with all the sexiness they could muster. Then ‘BOOM’ and it was the turn of the men as they slung jackets over their shoulders and gave it the blue steel stares. Hollywood comes to Hermanus. Mission accomplished we headed back to the reception, where I have to admit, I have never seen so many long legs in one place at one time, ever. I didn’t know where to point the camera. So to prevent myself from going completely insane, I shot the cake. Into the night we went, with great food from La Vierge, and plenty of wine. And as we all know, once the wine makes its way to our toes, we become brilliant dancers. So there was (apparently) brilliant dancing as well if you know what I mean. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this is the greatest job in the world! And with that, I think it’s time to phone my Wingman ‘The Dupster’ and his gorgeous wife Leanne for a beer and a debriefing.

Glass, mirrors, wedding decor

Wedding decor flowers

Pretty, beautiful, colorful wedding, amazing wedding flowers

Bright, clean, elegant, classy, classic wedding

Beautiful Hermanus wedding

Mirrors, glass, clean, chic wedding decor

Okasie weddings, Warren Williams Photography

Unique cheese wedding cake

Professional wedding hair and make-up

Professional wedding hair and make-up

La Vierge weddings

Sparkling bride eyes

Beautiful bridal make-up

Bride looking into make-up mirror

Bridesmaids make-up

Rosenworth wedding dress

Bridal shoes and garter

Rosenworth wedding dress, Warren Williams Photography

Bride and mom

La Vierge, Hermanus

Bridal procession

Bridesmaids walking down aisle

Bridesmaids laughing

Bride saying goodbye

Reverend Herbert Syre

Groom at alter

Colourful wedding

Reverend Herbert Syre, Cape Town, South Africa

Wedding service

Reverend Herbert Syre, Warren Williams Photography

Wedding guest with camera

Elegant wedding guests

Mother of the Bride

Beautiful bridesmaids, Warren Williams Photography

Beautiful bride, wedding vows

First Wedding Kiss

Lots of confetti

 

Bestmen, old house

Amazing, unique, creative, edgy, fun bridal party photos

 

Groom, bride, bridesmaids

Groomsmen and bridal couple

Leeanne and Michael, La Vierge, Hermanus

Bride and groom at old building

Vintage wedding couple

Romantic, rustic wedding photos

Bestman speech

Wedding speeches

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Black and white wedding reception photography

Wedding guests at wedding reception

Reception fun

Wedding guests at reception

La Vierge, Hermanus wedding

First Dance

Wedding guests dancing

Bridesmaids dancing

Throwing wedding garter

Throwing wedding bouquet