engagement at golden gate national park

These views are breathtaking and so are this beautiful couple. What a place to have an engagement shoot!

From Ian: “This engagement shoot was aimed to be romantic, simple and natural, with a beautiful green and blue mountain landscape as backdrop. We did the shoot in Golden Gate National Park, in South Africa, right after a quick summer rainstorm, leaving us with a fresh breeze and crisp colours. I let the couples’ love speak for itself in the incredible surroundings. The bride-to-be wore a beautiful flowy dress made by Silver Swallow, while Susan Brand contributed with soft watercolour painted stationery.”

Calligraphy engagement session | Photography: Ian Odendaal | Burnett's Boards South African engagement shoot | Photography: Ian Odendaal | Burnett's Boards Groom in light blue | Photography: Ian Odendaal | Burnett's Boards Beautiful South African scenery | Photography: Ian Odendaal | Burnett's Boards

Michelle the bride explains: “We met during our studies seven years ago at the North West University Potchefstroom Campus. We were both first years, I was studying Law and Estiane was studying Information Technology. Mutual friends introduced us to each other. It took Estiane four attempts to get me to go on our first date, I was convinced he was just another heartbreaker and to my surprise he was the love of my life.”

Windswept dress | Photography: Ian Odendaal | Burnett's Boards Engagement shoot South Africa | Photography: Ian Odendaal | Burnett's Boards

From Michelle: “Estiane unexpectedly flew me to the Cape for a weekend getaway. He then proposed at my favourite wine farm, Waterford Wine Estate where after we had a romantic picnic.”

Stunning floral detail | Photography: Ian Odendaal | Burnett's Boards Bride to be engagement shoot | Photography: Ian Odendaal | Burnett's Boards Windswept engagement shoot | Photography: Ian Odendaal | Burnett's Boards

We wish Michelle and Estiana all the best and look forward to seeing their wedding in White Light, Lanseria, December 2016.

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Photography: Ian Odendaal // Dress: Silver Swallow // Stationery: Susan Brand Designs // Venue: Golden Gate National Park, South Africa

About Claudette Hogan

Claudette has been in the wedding industry for over 8 years and has her own event management business, Claudette Marie Events. She loves flowers, ribbon and her daschund Frank. Follow her on Instagram and Pinterest.

Comments

  1. That watercolor sign is the cutest!

  2. So stunning! Love the sign and her dress is beautiful!

  3. Love her dress!