I am so super excited to be posting this today. If you've been following me on Instagram you may have seen some of the sneak peeks from their wedding in February, and today I get to share all the highlights from Vickie and Ziyaad's beautiful day.
After a week of rain and a downpour in the early afternoon, the weather cleared beautifully for the last wedding in the forest at Toadbury Hall.
Looking smart gents!
It was only after the wedding that Vickie told me how butterflies hold a special meaning for her. There were butterflies hidden in her bouquet and Ziyaad didn't know about the significance of the butterflies when he had the signboard made for her. Stories like this one make my heart so happy.
Ok so yes, I'm hopeless romantic and yes, I cried about as much as Vickie did at their engagement shoot...so of course I MAY have got teary-eyed when I saw Vickie in her dress!
*reaches for the tissues...
Theirs was really special ceremony - Vickie sang to Ziyaad before her dad walked her down the aisle. A prouder father in that moment would be hard to find.
They also wrote their own vows (cue more tears!) and this was definitely the first time I've seen the minister take a selfie with the bride and groom in the middle of the proceedings!
The cupcakes were delicious #justsaying and the river made the perfect backdrop for the group and family photographs.
"Once you are real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always"
The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams Bianco
These two have something so real they took MY breath away.
A traditional dance to lead the newlyweds into the reception? Check!
A dance-off instead of a bouquet toss? Check!
A dance for the longest married couple (Vickie's parents)? Check!
And "casting" the garter on a fishing line? Check!
This reception was as unique as Vickie and Ziyaad's relationship is.
Vickie and Zee, congratulations to you both.
You guys are the most awesome couple and I am truly honoured to have been part of your day.
Cheers to "New Friends"!
Bride and Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lisha Chotu Fashion Designer
Makeup: Amy Sprawson
Hair: Bianca at Legendary Hair and Beauty
Venue and co-ordinator: Melissa at Toadbury Hall Country Hotel
Photographer's Assistant/2nd Photographer: Dean Goosen (DGR Photography)
Videographer: Fire Productions
Related Post: V & Z's Engagement Session - yes, that one where he surprised her with the ring ;)
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