24 Feb MOLENVLIET WEDDING | ANELE + DERIUS
Molenvliet Wedding | Anele + Derius | Wedding Photographers Cape Town
Anele and Derius is the most beautiful wedding couple imaginable. Everything about Anele and Derius wedding is about luxury and elegance. I loved everything about this Molenvliet wedding.
Anele and Derius was one of the couples that supported my “Follow your Dreams campaign” for the Jose Villa Workshop in Mexico 2016. Thank you Anele and Derius for being so awesome and believing in me.
Anele and Derius made use of Sitting Pretty, to organise and manage their wedding for them. Getting married at Molenvliet, one of the top wedding venues in the world, is a huge blessing. Molenvliet wedding, is known for its amazing mountain range, good food and world class interiors.
Photographing the wedding, I was extremely grateful for the help of Shelby-Anne and Mike Mouton to assist me. I started capturing certain elements a day before the wedding, due to the fact that I knew I would need to spend more time on the day capturing guests and won’t have to much time for the styling images.
It was lovely to see Anele and Derius family partake in helping this wedding be so glamorous and very special. Deep down I love it when you see families give so much love and attention to each other.
What would a wedding be without The Bottomless coffee band. My favourite wedding band in the world. They put the jive in your soul with amazing wedding tunes.
I am also very grateful for the beautify work Okasie Flowers has done. Its always awesome when you see suppliers give you room and freedom to do wha you love, in my case its styling. We styled the dress in the wedding reception. crazy, I know!!!
After a beautiful sermon and wedding reception, the guests made there way down to the venue (a nice little stroll with balloons).
When it came to the Golden hour, one of my favourite things at a Molenvliet wedding, is the golf carts and we used them to be adventures, to drive the bridal couple to the location for the Golden hour (Couple Shoot).
The light was very harsh, so I decided to capture the bridal portraits underneath a shaded old tree lane. We incorporated Derius’s, fathers classical Merc. Decius told me during the wedding, how he love’s classical cars and how special it was for Him to use his dad car.
The speeches were very moving and heartfelt. Recently at wedding I’ve started to cry with the rest of the guests when the speeches are underway.
The evening ended with candlelight dinners and classical dancing, music and entertainment provided by none other than the legend, DJ Dean.
To Anele and Derius, thank you for a lovely Molenvliet wedding. Your family and friends love you dearly and they are a true reflection of the love you share between each other.
This wedding was definitely the Highlight of my career. Thank you for looking after me, believing in me as your wedding photographer.
May the Lord keep you, May He Bless you, may He shine His light upon you.
Love Riaan West xXx
WEDDING VENUE: Molenvliet Wine And Guest Estate
WEDDING COORDINATORS: Sitting Pretty
WEDDING FURNITURE AND FLOWERS: Okasie Flowers
STATIONARY: Blooming Wonderful Decor Hire
MUSICIANS: Bottomless Coffee Band
CATERING: Stir Food
HAIR STYLIST AND MAKEUP ARTIST: @Alicia Buckle Hair and Make-up
WEDDINg CAKE: Birdcage
ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Dean SA
DRAPING + LIGHTING: To-Nett’s Florist Hiring & Decor
SMOKE MACHINE: @Xplode
VIDEOGRAPHER: @Mense met Gesigte Photography
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER: Riaan West
ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER TO RW: Shelby Anne
ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER TO RW: Micke Mouton