Villa Castollini Wedding
Pierre & Madeleen decided on a Villa Castollini Wedding at Brenton-on-sea near Knysna in the beautiful Garden Route district.
I first met the couple on their family farm for their engagement shoot and it was soon discovered that our families grew up together. Pierre also has an avid eye for photography and we quickly eased into a relaxed shoot. Weather didn’t play along too well, so we redid a few engagement portraits when the spectacular mountain views were more visible. The early, cold morning was worth it, especially because the field and mountain views are the resting place of Madeleen’s late father.
Their wedding day was just as perfect. A heart felt celebration with their closest friends and families. There were tears, laughter, and so much fun and joy. A Villa Castollini Wedding is known for the spectacular views of the Knysna lagoon. The guests were treated to this view with live music. The harvest table is a must with a variety of home baked breads. For the couple photos, we made use of the mature forest trees on the estate as well as a beautiful sunset over the beach.
Another trademark of a Villa Castollini wedding is their food. If you want to spoil your guests with a wonderful food pallet, then this is the place. Home made ice cream (so Yami!) completed a delicious meal. A nice touch was the McDonalds burgers for that late-night snack.
Pierre & Madeleen’s Villa Castollini wedding was one for the books with so many beautiful heartfelt moments and wonderful memories!
*ps – also check out the corporate marketing styled shoot I did for Villa Castollini right after the devastating Knysna forest fire. Click Here.
Christelle Rall is a multi-award winning international wedding photographer with over 600 weddings as main photographer. Her work has been published in various publications all over the world. See more Garden Route Weddings by Christelle Rall. Click Here.