Fort Simon Wedding
Jacky & Markal
Castles, capes and crazy weather. Those three words pretty much sum up Jacky & Markal’s Fort Simon Wedding. We met these two sweet souls over a cup of coffee months back. Time just seemed to fly by since our meeting and their wedding date crept up on us in no time.
My oh my, what a day Jacky and Markal picked for their Fort Simon Wedding. I don’t think in their wildest imaginations did they ever think it would be a day in which Cape Town would present us with some of the craziest weather the Mother City has dished up in a long time! I honestly think it’s the coldest I’ve ever been at a wedding. And guess what, this beautiful, brave couple, never even squeaked about being cold – and there I was in my down jacket. At times we literally all struggled to stay upright in the gusts of wind, but how amazing it was to brave that crazy storm with two such lovely people.
Jacky kept a little bit of tradition alive by dressing at her parent’s home. There’s always something special (and chaotic) about being in a familiar space.
You’re surrounded by family members, all fighting for some mirror space, hunting for outfits, and organizing last minute wedding things. The family cat ends up rubbing up against you, and you’re looking for a little corner to tuck yourself into to document it all.
The ceremony took place at Fort Simon in a gorgeous rustic shed. We were not permitted to take photos during the ceremony, but I am sure everyone who attended has a mental picture kept alive of the special moments.
After the ceremony, everyone was cozily tucked into the venue to enjoy some gorgeously presented canapes while we braved the elements!
What bliss it was walking into the reception after our couple shoot where it was warm and toasty!
Jacky and Markal, thank you for trusting us to capture the memories of your Fort Simon Wedding. We leave you with these words: “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. – Anthony d’Angelo