We first met Gideon and Aimee in April this year when we spent a weekend with them in Mozam. Aimee is a very talented make-up artist and she assisted on a wedding we were shooting at Coco Rico. It was so wonderful getting to know these two humans, they are good people and their love for each other, our planet and community is truly inspiring. We have been counting down to this wedding for months and we were so excited to capture this very special wedding day.
In addition to being a make-up artist, Aimee is also a very talented designer and photographer. She is wildly creative and her earth loving, bohemian spirit really shone through in all the beautiful details. Gideon runs his own business and he shares his wife’s free spirit and ‘earthliness’ (is that even a word).
The bride is a self-confessed DIY addict and there were so many gorgeous hand made and clever little details through out the wedding. Some of our favorites ideas were; the gold hanging prism shapes made from spray painted gold straws and fishing gut, and the collection of glass bottles in green and brown perfectly matched with eclectic perfume bottles and feathers. Instead of a formal sit down dinner, the couple opted for a build a burger bar and it really was such a fun way to eat – it also acted as a great stomach lining for those R&R’s.
A friend of the Bride’s Gran made her sensational two piece wedding dress, Aimee then had the skirt professionally dip dyed – it was amazing!
Mr & Mrs. van der Merwe, thank you for being you! Never stop loving in the fierce way that you do. You guys are genuine and humble to the core and we feel truly privileged to have captured your love story…
- Stationery + Design: Studio Against the Grain
Aimee’s dress: Connie Arendt
Dress Ombre Dye: Colour4U
Wooden Boards as Guest Favours: Sarel Mountjoy
Wooden board engraving: Mick Lamb
Bar: Jacks Barefoot Bar (Ponta Malongane)
Venue: Tartaruga (Special Thanks so Moses for making everything happen when it should!)
Aimee; “We are so blessed to have such giving people in our lives, every guest contributed in some wonderful way! Our chefs, DJ, champagne, brides maid gowns, pastor, decor…… literally everything was done by the wedding party. Thank You!”