On the morning of Liam and Natalie’s wedding, the weather in Cape Town was very gray. Photographers never like to wake up and see ominous dark clouds waiting to unleash torrents of rain. Firstly, its never good for the equipment and the bride and groom certainly don’t like posing in the wet. As I passed into the Hugenot tunnel on my way to the church in Worcester, drops of rain were beginning to fall. On exiting the other side, it was the most perfect, hot Summers day. It seemed all Natalie’s prayers for good weather were certainly well received, even possibly too well received as the mercury was rising near 40 degrees before the service.
The wedding ceremony was held at the New Apolistic church in Worcester after which we moved onto Merwida Country Lodge just outside the town of Rawsonville. What a spectacular venue! The 50’s style colonial house was very striking and the grand marble staircase was perfect for all the group photos. It was also surrounded by vineyards which were an excellent place to take the photos of Liam and Natalie in the late afternoon.
The reception had a great social atmosphere with informal seating around the pool area and a delicious selection of cocktail snacks. It is great to see a bride and groom having time to move around and enjoy themselves, and Liam and Natalie certainly seemed to be catching up and sharing many laughs with the guests. Once the dancing started, it was clear that everyone was loving the music, especially the Grandad who was lighting up the dance-floor with his wide range of moves.
Congrats again Natalie and Liam, enjoy the photos.