Carla and Hendrik
A Hollywood Princess
This Chris-Elle, Swellendam wedding was definitely one for the books! Carla looked like a Hollywood movie star and Hendrik didn’t look to shabby either! This gorgeous couple tied the knot at the beginning of March at the Chris-Elle wedding venue just outside the picturesque area of Swellendam at the same time you might recognise them as the couple who I photographed in Piketberg awhile ago for their couple shoot!
The build up to this wedding has been loads of fun to watch on Instagram! Carla has had a fun time with the countdown to her special day!
The Swart sisters
I have known the gorgeous young lady since she was a young girl. Her aunt and uncle are friends and we have, on a couple of occasions spent weekends at Carla’s parents farm in Riviersonderend. Carla is the youngest of Rykie and Cansius three gorgeous daughters.
I cant totally understand those nerves Hendrik. Anyone who knows the beautiful Swart girls, knows that their father is an absolute giant. I think over the years he scared many a young man away. But the men who stuck around, soon found out that he was a gentle giant and complete putty in his daughters hands!
I met Hendrik over a year ago when I did a shoot for this young couple on his farm in Piketberg. He was such a gentleman and was a perfect match for this young lady.
Carla grew up in Riviersonderend and Hendrik grew up in Piketberg which is a fair distance from one another, however, Stellenbosch is pretty in the middle and this is where this gorgeous young couple met. It seems all relationships start in Stellenbosch!
There is just so much to see from this wedding so I have decided to rather split it into two sections.
- Wedding dress – Robyn Roberts Bridalwear
- Venue – Chris-Elle Wedding Venue
- Getting ready venue – Rotterdam Boutique Guesthouse
- Cake – Wade’s Cakes
- Make-up artist – Evelyn Francis
- Caterers – Krummelkoljander
- Wines – Nieuwedrift Wine Estate
- Videographers – Bravo & Thatcher
- Bridesmaids dresses – Tiara on Kloof
- Wedding decor – Allthingswedding
- Wedding planner – Zahn Kuyler