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Matt & Marelize | Wedding

Red lips and winter fur, crowned with a netted veil… that was the opening scene of this love story in what felt like chapter one of a romance novel. Big, spontaneous laughs in a warm and cozy environment set the tone for was sure to be a magnificent union between the Scotsman and his bride.

Ask Matt about his proposal, and his face will light up with impish glee, as he explains how he took Marelize to Simon’s Town with the promise to explore a few haunted places in the dark. {Nothing like comforting a scared girl we suspect.}

After dinner at Berta’s Restaurant, they left to meet up with some friends at the pier from where the adventure would begin. “I looked at my phone and as I turned around, Matt was on his knees asking me if I will marry him. Overwhelmed with emotion and excitement, I started screaming, so much so, that the local security thought I was being attacked by a stranger. And there was Matt, trying to get engaged and not get arrested.”

Marelize walked down the aisle to the sound of Highland Cathedral Bagpipes. The women pinned the Family Tartan and welcomed her to their clan and in a mix of Old Hollywood Glam meets Tartan Tradition, she married her Braveheart.

Outside, was a different story altogether. Billowing clouds were sprawled across the sky, a reminder of an imminent storm that was patiently holding back for the sake of a few memories. Fortunately, the rain came pouring down the moment the couple walked in for their reception. An event celebrated, as it symbolizes good luck and fertility.

To see more of Matt & Marelize’s wedding day, click play below! Leave them some love, if they get 25 comments on this blog post, they will receive a complimentary A4″ print of their favorite wedding day image.

VENDORS: Photos: Leanne Love Photography  |  Dress: Elrico Bellingan  |  Bridesmaid Dress: Jacoba Clothing  |  Venue: The Wild Fig Restaurant  |  Flowers: Jenny B Flowers   |  Hair & Makeup: Skoonlief |  Cake: Jack Rabbit Chocolate Studio |  DJ: Event Music Solution  |  Rings: Reverie Designs |  Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Staghorn Scottish Outfitting and Hire


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    Hello there beautiful, I'm Leanne. I'm a Cape Town based creative, irrevocably in love with photography, social media, and think Champagne is ALWAYS a good idea.

    I'm also a mom to a tiny boy-human, make an Instagram worthy pancake breakfast, and wish it could be summer all year round.



    I'm a Cape Town based creative irrevocably in love with photography, social media, and think champagne is ALWAYS a good idea.

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