I am absolutely in love with Nooitgedacht weddings. It is the perfect wedding venue for luxurious, outdoor weddings, with beautiful fairy-like trees to stir up the majestic atmosphere. Nooitgedacht Estate is rated as one of the top 10 venues for weddings in South Africa. Nooitgedacht consists of an amazing Victorian style and will fulfil any bride’s expectations.


The first time I met the Danelle and JP, I could see that their hearts feel at home when they are together. Their heartfelt relationship is the kind of relationship people right novels about. Both of them are very loveable, stylish and easy going people. They share a true Romeo and Juliet relationship.


The Manor house at the Nooitgedacht wedding was one of the areas that really grabbed my attention. The furniture in the building are perfect for photographing a classic vintage theme. The whole vintage atmosphere of the venue already gave me the feeling that this is going to be a ‘happy-ever-after’ story that I will always bear in mind.


The majestic atmosphere found at this Nooitgedacht wedding was definitely filled with romance and one can easily be seen as a fairy tale wedding. It is not likely to see Romeo and Juliet getting married in a forest environment nowadays. This made the wedding so much more magnificent.


The wedding was an outdoor wedding and the décor and furniture were provided by The Aleit Group and accompanying them was Granny The Wolf. It was the first time I worked with Granny The Wolf, which I was really impressed by. They know what they do and everything was perfectly on time, leaving the nervous bride stress-free.


The most magical and moving moment of the day that I want to point out, is the time when Danelle’s father had to give away his daughter to her husband. That just hit the spot and I was left staggered at how real and pure that moment was between father and daughter.


The wedding shoot was a success, because of the engagement shoot I did with Danelle and JP that went perfectly. Everything at the wedding was perfect for that opulent theme that I wanted to capture that day.


As the wedding came to a near end, everyone danced and celebrated the newlywed couple with all personalities shining just as bright as the fairy lights hanging above them.

Riaan West