December kicked off with a bang! Sibongile & Karabo’s wedding didn’t disappoint as well. This is the story of a couple that met each other at church, grow up together in Soweto, dated and decided to tie the knot at Oakfield farm. Oakfield is one of the popular wedding venues in Krugersdorp to young couples and the couple loved it as it suited their vintage wedding theme very well.
For the couple, it was very important for them to get ready in the house they grew up in, in Soweto. So we started the day off with Karabo and the boys at Karabo’s home, and what a loving household it was. Karabo’s parents wanted to be involved and help Karabo and the boys get ready. All we can say is the boys looked very smart, especially Karabo in his three peace classic Italian cut suit, this was definitely going to be a wonderful day.
We then herded over to Sibongile’s home, boy ooh boy the energy, and vibrancy of the people was on a different level. The bridesmaids were still putting on makeup and fixing their hair when we arrived. While Sibongile was also finishing off her makeup, we also had a chance to photograph her elegant dress and some of the singing and chants outside the house as the entire community was so excited for the family.
The next stop was at the Good Shepard Catholic church where both sibongile and Karabo worship in Protea North Soweto. Now I have to pause for a moment and talk about the church choir. Karabo is a member of the church choir and boy oh boy did they sing for him, it felt like the heavens are opening. Now back to the beautiful matrimonial ceremony, the couple’s message to each other and the father’s message to the couple was so inspiring and filled with love & hope.
After the matrimonial ceremony, we all herded to Oakfield farm. The venue has all the wedding facilities a couple can ask for, a stunning chapel, beautiful garden, and a friendly horse man. No fewer than 250 guests all splendidly dressed in the vintage attire. After the dinner and speeches, the guests partied away while we sneaked out with the couple for night shoots and ended the day in style.