Eugene & Jurizma, A Karoo Wedding, Willomore

A Karoo Wedding

A Karoo Wedding

A Karoo Wedding is every photographer’s dream.  This wedding raised the bar with vast landscapes, a gorgeous couple, and the most amazing sunset light. 

I met Eugene & Jurizma on their wedding day with our only communication prior being emails and WhatsApp messages.  I literally met Eugene doing the last few DIY elements to their stunning reception wedding venue.  And immediately you know that these are genuine, authentic ‘salt-of-the-earth’ kind of people.  Look, A Karoo wedding is already high in my books, but these two made it so much more extra special! 

The couple got married on a windy day in December in the hot semi-desert area of the greater Karoo. This wedding has so many special moments, lots of belly laughs, tears, and overwhelming joy. The details were all hand made by family and friends.  And the setting was the local farm show grounds which is very fitting for a farmer to get married in.  Everything about this Karoo Wedding was special and the personal touches really warmed my heart.  The hall and ceremony areas were dressed in freshly cut greenery typical to the area such as Karoo thorn bush.  Guest were seated on straw bales under a tin roof for the ceremony. 

A Karoo Wedding with character

A Karoo Wedding is always characterized by the people of the Karoo.  And this wedding did not disappoint.  The world-famous Karoo generosity shined throughout the day.  There was food in abundance!  From mouth-watering South African delicacies such as biltong, droe wors, homemade jams and breads, to a spit braai spread and 4 homemade cakes to choose from.  The couple shares a love for coffee (as do I).  They added a creative touch of a coffee theme with the tables named after famous coffee drink such as the Cappuccino, Late and Espresso.  And each guest also received a personalized coffee gift.

As mentioned earlier, the golden hour sunset light for a Karoo wedding is always something to get excited about.  And Willomore’s vast open landscapes was stunning. Everything just came together for this wedding with a beautiful setting, stunning couple, and amazing light.

This wedding won an Editor’s choice award as well as a ‘Wedding of the week’ award from hundreds of other weddings.  This was awarded on the immensely popular My Wed website that has over 65 000 wedding photographers from all over the world. Congratulations to the couple and thank you for choosing me to be part of your wedding day!

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