Hands up if you like good, old-fashioned, traditional South African food. Bit of a no-brainer really. It’s what makes us, us. Soetpatat, pampoenkoekies, braai, lots of geseligheid – you get my drift. That’s exactly what Niel and Cara had in mind when they planned their wedding to take place in the small Klein Karoo town of Heidelberg. And it worked like a charm. When they first told me of their intention to have their reception at a farm stall, I felt my left eye starting to twitch sporadically. Who on earth has their reception at a farm stall? I thought they’d lost the plot somewhere along the line. But as they spoke, the idea started to appeal to me quite a lot. The idea of potjie pots and a spit roast and roosterkoek and a fine melktert or two does hold an immense amount of ‘lekkerheid’ in it after all. And so the day came and their plan fell very nicely into place. The Doornboom Opstal (who aren’t a restaurant and don’t actually prepare any meals for visitors) served up some of the finest boerekos that I have ever tasted in my life. It was a culinary experience of note (and if anyone had been watching, they would have noticed me sneak 2 extra koeksusters into my mouth as I passed the desert can you buy cymbalta in mexico table). Delicious I tell you. As an aside, I can also tell you that I firmly believe that the finest biltong shop in SA is to be found in this quiet old dorp. It’s squeezed in just behind the Engen off the N2. So the next time you’re passing by, get your hard-earned cash ready – it’s well-worth a stop. Anyway, before we digress too much, after the ceremony, we went off to this farm about 5k’s or so on the outskirts of the village where Niel and Cara mingled with some perde. Then I chased the poor girl over some hay bales and farm fences for good measure before ending off with a bit of romantic ‘gefoefeling.’ I had to shoot really, really quickly because the looming rain was looking seriously ominous. It was a case of ‘kiss-kiss, hug-hug, look lovingly this way and that, swing Cara around Niel, careful of the thorns, look pretty for Warrie, don’t twist your ankle, look sexy for Warrie, let’s go, here’s the rain.’ Game over. So for once, I’m now going to break with tradition by showing you more from the couples part of the shoot than I normally do. More like a couples ‘speed shoot’ if you ask me. I hope you enjoy the result.

Heidelberg

Karoo wedding, Neil and Cara

Karoo wedding, Neil and Cara

Karoo wedding, Neil and Cara

Heidelberg wedding, Warren Williams Photography

Heidelberg wedding, Klein Karoo

Karoo wedding, Neil and Cara

Wedding decor, farmstall wedding

Opstal troue, Warren Williams Photography

Opstal troue, Warren Williams Photography

Opstal troue, Warren Williams Photography

Traditional South African food, wedding, Warren Williams Photography

Heidelberg wedding, Klein Karoo

Heidelberg, Klein Karoo wedding

Heidelberg, Klein Karoo wedding

Heidelberg, Klein Karoo wedding

Vintage car, Karoo wedding, Heidelberg

Heidelberg wedding, Warren Williams Photography

Vintage wedding, Warren Williams Photography

Heidelberg

Neil and Cara, Warren Williams Photography

Karoo wedding, Heidelberg

Warren Williams Photography

Warren Williams Photography

Neil and Cara, Heidelberg wedding

Karoo wedding, Heidelberg

Warren Williams wedding Photography

Warren Williams wedding Photography

Warren Williams wedding Photography

Bride on hay bales

 

Bride on hay bales

Bride on hay bales

Bride on hay bales

Cara

Niel and Cara wedding

Country bride, Warren Williams Photography

Haystacks wedding, wedding decor

Farm wedding, country bride

Country wedding, Warren Williams Photography

Vintage wedding car, Warren Williams Photography

Wedding farmhouse

Vintage wedding cars, Warren Williams Photography

Vintage wedding car