Swellendam – Chris Elle wedding

Carla and Hendrik

A happy bride getting ready to leave to say her I do's
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!

Groom and jumping groomsmen

You can feel the excitement in the air!

The Build-up

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.

Groom putting on his socks and shoes

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!

Johnny Walker to steady those nerves!

Groomsmen grooming the groom

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.

Girls just wanna have fun!

bridesmaids fluffing up the brides wedding dress at Rotterdam Boutique Guest Hotel

Sisters are doin it for themselves!

the Eurythmics
bridesmaid placing veil over brides face at rotterdam boutique hotel
a black and white photo of the bride with a veil on
a happy groom hugging the bride
Swellendam flower girl
Those moments!
cute flower girl moment
Father-in-law watching his new daughter!

Because every picture tells a story!

father-in-law asking new daughter to try out his new name, Pa!

Hold my hand for awhile, but hold my heart forever!

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.

Part 2 is here!

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