Yussef & Ilhaam

Yussef &  Ilhaam| Wedding @ The Table Bay Hotel

Today is a good day, a good day to be still…a day to appreciate life, to appreciate the blessings we had…today I appreciate the amazing people that crosses my path…burning beautiful memories in my book of life.

People like Ilhaam and Yussef

I knew them for such a short while as Ilhaam contacted me only somewhere in the beginning of the year for their wedding in July.

I knew by the time I will be 34 week pregnant on their wedding, but decided to still forward the necessary information. Not knowing that Ilhaam is not only looking around for a photographer but already made up her mind. So by the time she said they wanted to book I was a bit caught off guard…and I had to tell her.. I immediately thought she will not go ahead. I mean booking a pregnant Photographer after 30 weeks is a risk no bride is willing to take. So I spilled the beans and she surprised me continuing  to arrange an appointment with me…Well what is there to say other then it was confirmed I loved her guts and she said she loved my work..LOL.  Well what more do you want.

Their wedding day to me were filled with excitement, tears of joy, tears of sadness as Ilhaam chose to reside to Switzerland with Yussef, I never met Yussef before, only got to shake his hand before the ” I do’s” but the way he treated Ilhaam was really something worth noticing..so much tenderness and respect…Ilhaam you found yourself a good husband.

I would just like to thank Yussef and Ilhaam for trusting me with the great responsibility of capturing their wedding day, thank you for allowing me to be part of such an glamorous day Alida, Werner and I enjoyed it thoroughly to have met your family and friends and to be so close to all the events of the day.We felt welcome and loved- thank you so much for this.

I so hope you love your pictures.

I would like to thank Werner from Werner Traut Photography and Alida Smith from Alida Olivier Photography who assisted and acted as second shooters on the day. Your work is outstanding and what a privilege to get to know you on a personal level. Thank you so much.


Photographers: Main- Ronel Strauss Photography

2nd Shooters: Werner Traut and Alida Smith

Flowers: Botanica Flowers

DJ: DJ Dean

Brides Hair: Aneesa- Vogue Hair Design

Brides Make-up: Ilhaam Sambo

1st dress: House of silk Bridal

2nd dress: House of Silk Bridal

Venue& Food: 1st Venue Al Farquaan Mosque 2nd venue:The Table Bay Hotel


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