Colin & Carike | Morgansvlei Estate
Carike met Colin, her one and only love, while teaching abroad in the UK.
Raised in South Africa, Carike made it her ultimate goal to tie the knot with Colin in Tulbagh, the most beautiful town in the Western Cape.
A beautiful gem indeed but its beauty can easily make you forget just how hot it can get in the summer, and so it proved itself to be just that on the 17th December 2016…very HOT, a blazing 36C and not even the slightest breeze.
But this did not stop anyone from making this wedding day beyond memorable. Good food, friendly guests from all over the world and a happy bridal couple, what more do you need.
Early in 2016, I met Carike and her mum when she visited South Africa in aid of planning the wedding. We had a lovely morning discussion and I could tell that she is a kind and warm-hearted person, with a mission…
As the wedding day crept closer, I received frequent emails and WhatsApp calls with very detailed and specific questions in order to go through the wedding time-plan with a fine-tooth comb…to complete this mission of hers successfully (a well organised bride I must say).
I met Colin for the first time on D-day…Oh wow…I’m sure that there is nothing in this world that could possibly upset him. He was so relaxed and did everything we requested from him.
Even wearing his traditional Scottish kilt on his wedding day, and believe me it is not a very heat friendly outfit if you may ask me…hats off to you Colin for enduring SA’s summer heat…you mastered it very well!
I quickly figured that this couple enjoyed making life fun for each other and I hope that you will see this in their wedding photos too.
Colin and Carike, thank you for the privilege we had to capture your spectacular day…it was certainly one for the books and will be remembered long after. May the memories of this day grow sweeter with your marriage and may you never lose the zest for live that bubble inside both of you.
To my Assistant/Second Shooter Elizma, one of these days…I will send you on your own.
You’re getting better and better every single day. Thanks for providing me with medication when my head wanted to explode, due to a nasty nasal/ear infection and keeping me hydrated and fed until the end of a very warm day. You certainly deserve the “Best Assistance” award but you are more than that! You are a great friend to me and your help is always very much appreciated. Ulla, thank you for letting her be my wing girl.
Second Shooter: Elizma Visser
Venue: Morgansvlei Country Estate
MAU: Hair Styling , Make-Up & Eyelash Extensions by Almari
Dress: Elizabeth Stockenstrom Wedding Gowns
Videographer: Johan Swanepoel
Flowers and Décor: Wilinda Hanekom
Catering: Ruan van Heerden
DJ: Gideon Smit