We left this Paternoster wedding feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. For so many reasons.
Elisabeth and Riaan live in Sweden. When they first emailed us regarding wedding photography, I felt a little pang of excitement. Someone from Sweden – going back to my roots – that was pretty cool. As time went on, the story just got better and better. Riaan’s mom and dad did a lot of the planning and venue scouting (Although Riaan has been living in Sweden for a number of years now, he is South African, and his folks live here.) They met with all of the service providers beforehand. When meeting with them, I just knew from the way they spoke about their children that they had to be two awesome people! It was also during this meeting that we actually realized we would be photographing the captain of Sweden’s National Woman’s Rugby team on her wedding day! Pang of excitement number 2!
Thirdly, a Paternoster wedding meant we would get to hang out in one of our favourite little West Coast Villages. Riaan and Elisabeth got married at the lovely Abalone House with catering done on site in Reuben’s restaurant. Who does not excited about Reuben Riffels food?!
Another really bizarre occurrence was bumping into Arno and Karolina. They are also from Sweden. We had met them at one of our previous weddings. Totally unrelated to our previous couple – the world is really small sometimes! So there we were sharing a table and stories with them again. It really felt like we belonged at this wedding.