Thivern & Viyani, Shepstone Gardens Wedding, Johannesburg, Gauteng

I first met Thivern & Viyani at the Johannesburg airport about a 18 months before their wedding and we immediately hit is off.  What a stunning couple! Not just on the outside but most importantly on the inside.

The couple met through a mutual passion for hiking, so for the engagement shoot we took the shortcut (via the cable cart) up Table Mountain in Cape Town which made for some breathtakingly beautiful images. The cross winds were incredibly scary, but the brave couple literally stood their ground against it without a trace of a complaint.

Almost a year later, they had a Shepstone Gardens Wedding in Johannesburg.  This is one of my personal favourite Johannesburg wedding venues and I can play there for days!  ?  Everywhere one goes on this property, there is a wonderful photographic opportunity.  The super long wedding ceremony resulted in very little natural light left to do the couple shoot in, but we improvised.  The couple is so poised and elegant and being familiar with my style and how I work from their engagement shoot, we really achieved some amazing photographs.

The reception was filled with congratulations, heartfelt speeches, dancing and some interesting rituals involving coconuts.  Thank you Thivern & Viyani for your kindness, your hospitality and for making me part of your most wonderful day!

Christelle Rall is the top award winning South Africa Wedding Photographer as per her international awards, publications and accolades.

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