For a long time, I was convinced that the only classy wedding venues in South Africa are in Cape Town & Stellenbosch, but Velmore Estate near Centurion proved me oh-so-wrong – what an outstanding venue! We had everything going for us with this one – Good looking bride and groom, an amazing setting with beautiful decor and one of the best coordinators in SA, Johnny of The Aleit Group (what a good call to move the ceremony indoors!!!) The only element that truly caught us off guard was the whopper of a thunderstorm that struck just as the bridal party arrived at the ceremony – The rain poured non-stop until after dark and meant the stunning landscape and outdoor shots I had planned were all out of the window!
But we improvised… luckily the Velmore Grande Hotel boasts with stunning neo-classic furniture, modern decor and trendy little corners… it almost looks like venues in Gauteng are built with the rainy summer days in mind?
Kulani & Nkhensani, thanks for choosing us to cover your big day. We are looking forward to doing that “postponed couple shoot” with you in Cape Town at some stage! Enjoy the photos.
Photos by Marc Dryden-Schofield & Stefan Steenkamp